If you are planning your wedding playlist and your heart is set on country wedding songs, then consider this to be your lucky day. We’ve got 12 of the best songs to capture the love and magic you will feel on your big day.
Whether you are searching for the perfect country song for the first dance, the mother and son dance, or songs for your reception, this list is complete with the sentimental country twang you love.
Check it out below!
12. “Heaven” by Kane Brown
When Kane Brown got down on one knee to propose to his then-fiancée, now wife, Katelyn Jae – he knew she was his angel on earth.
“Heaven,” which is a fusion of R&B and country, features a romantic, sentimental lyric that everyone can relate to. Billboard describes it as a “romantic slow jam.” The first time Kane Brown heard it during a writer’s retreat, he related to it immediately.
“It really made me think about my fiancée,” the singer said. “So I was like, ‘There’s got to be other people that can relate to this song.'”
Indeed, the moment you find the right person, it can quickly turn into a spiritual experience, and it’s just pure euphoria. Sometimes, real-life with the right someone can send you above the clouds, and “Heaven” is just the perfect song for that moment.
11. “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean
Strap on those dancing shoes because this song just got all kinds of gushy you will need for your first dance. It’s one of the country wedding songs you can dedicate to twirl a blushing bride around.
“You Make It Easy” is one of the few romantic ballads recorded by Jason Aldean. The song was penned by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen in 2017.
The idea of the song came when Hubbard imagined what it must be like for his wife Hayley, with the challenges of him being on the road all the time.
“Tyler said that he had looked at Hayley and how he figured, you know, it was kind of hard with his job and everything that he has to do — how it might be hard to love me,” Wallen revealed. “He just told her that she makes it easy, so we all just kind of like, ‘Damn, well that sounds like a song right there, man, why don’t we just write that?”
10. “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
If you see your partner as a gift straight from God above, “God Gave Me You” has all the lyrics for it. This love song about budding romance was written and originally recorded by American Christian singer Dave Barnes.
“God Gave Me You’ is a song that I wrote for my wife, just kind of a thank you not only to her but to God for putting us together,” Barnes said.
Blake Shelton came across the song during a difficult patch in his relationship with Miranda Lambert before they got married. The moment he heard, he knew he needed to record it. “I felt like I was hearing that song at that moment for a reason,” Shelton said.
9. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
It’s already been more than 20 years since Shania Twain debuted the song, and it remained to be one of the best country wedding songs to date. Everyone loves how the song can warm the ceremony or how it can make the guest teary-eyed, especially when it is playing during the first dance.
When Twain and then-husband, Robert Lange, became romantically involved in the mid-1990s, there was criticism of their relationship. People were claiming that Twain was solely using him to further her career and that the age difference was extreme. The country star disagreed with these criticisms and tried to address them in public, which led to her writing, “You’re Still the One.”
8. “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves
The butterflies in your stomach when you finally walk down the aisle, looking at the love of your life may be the best part of your big day. And Kacey Musgraves definitely understands this feeling. This one special track Musgraves penned just weeks after meeting her husband.
She successfully channeled that fluttering feeling right back into the sweet lyrics. “Everything from the lyrics down to the production really represents this floaty, dreamy feeling that I got as soon as he came into my life,” the singer admitted.
7. “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” by Carrie Underwood
For the mother and son dance, what a better way to connect than Carrie Underwood‘s “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted.” It’s an absolute tear-jerker, with its lyrics that say, “Never pictured myself singing lullabies / Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night / In the quiet, in the dark / You’re stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy’s eyes / What a sweet surprise.”
6. “Parallel Line” by Keith Urban
Keith Urban boasts his skills in the romance department in this country wedding song that can set the mood of your reception just right. With lyrics such as, “Take a little bit of my heart tonight / No, baby be mine now / Baby, be mine now / Maybe it’s time we put our hearts in a parallel line,” your guests will be swooning.
The sweet little love song reflects upon his devotion to falling in love. And just like Keith Urban’s other songs, the singer was able to exude sexy yet emotional vocal that makes infatuation toward the subject at hand.
5. “Nobody but You” by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
This list of country wedding songs will never be complete without a song from a real-life couple. “Nobody but You” by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani is a beautiful song that would perfectly fit any aspect of the wedding.
The mixes of Shelton’s Oklahoma drawl with Stefani’s crisp Californian cool – well, this is definitely what country music was made for. “This was one of those songs where the more I heard it, the more I fell in love with it,” Shelton said.
Shelton said he immediately connected with the song and called it “as important of a song as I’ve ever recorded.” Though Shelton admits that he’s recorded a few love songs that have been a glut of too-cheesy, “Nobody But You” is the opposite.
“This song really cuts to the honesty of how these two feel about each other, and in a real-life situation,” he said. “It’s as honest as you can be in a country song and something that will make you stop your car.”
4. “Love Someone” by Brett Eldredge
Brett Eldredge definitely knows the way to our hearts. What makes “Love Someone” among the most beautiful country wedding songs is how it was able to express how it sure feels good to love someone.”
Eldredge poured his heart in this track as he playfully teases many romantic thoughts from searching the world for someone to knock you off his feet and fall head over heels with, to the innocence of love and the breeziness of relationship.
3. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
Entrance songs to get the party started needs to be meticulously chosen. It is a momentous moment at a wedding reception as all eyes, and the spotlight is on both of you. And no better classic George Strait song fits the love shared between a bride and groom than “I Cross My Heart.”
I Cross My Heart” is the King of Country Music’s most memorable track that was released back in 1992. It is filled with undying love and one that is also unconditional. The way the narrator in the song tells his lover that he truly loves her is something you would night find in many love songs.
2. “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
If there’s one country couple’s marriage to emulate, it’s definitely Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s! The palpable chemistry between Hill and McGraw in the swelling harmonies on “It’s Your Love” is the first of many collaborations that the couple has recorded together.
Today, “It’s Your Love” remained to be the most successful single of both McGraw and Hill’s careers. This slow, soulful ballad is undeniably one of the greatest country wedding songs of all time. Its harmonies encompass everything a romantic union should, ideally, be.
1. “Forever and Ever, Amen,” by Randy Travis
Because the person you will marry is one that will last forever and ever.
This is another Randy Travis classic that features a mix of rhythm and melody, along with a perfectly-written lyric about undying love. Take note that this song won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song, and an ACM Award for Song of the Year.
Indeed, country music has something for every part of your celebration, from the ride to the ceremony to the after-party dance floor. Be ready to fall in love and dance the night away to one of these romantic tunes.