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25+ Country Wedding Song Ideas for Your First Dance

From the classics to new hits, these country wedding songs are perfect for swaying with your sweetheart.

If you're still hunting for that perfect melody – and you happen to love country music – we have 14 options for you!

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If you're planning your wedding, chances are, you already have a pretty good idea of what song you and your new spouse will sway to during your first dance as husband and wife. Many couples choose a song that has had special meaning throughout their relationship, or a tune that signifies their growth as a pair.

Others choose first dance songs from movies, unique wedding songs that haven't been played at many nuptials, and a number of other sentimental reasons for first dance wedding songs. If you already have a first dance song in mind, congratulations! You have one less item on your to-do list to check off. However, if you're still hunting for that perfect melody – and you happen to love country music – we have over 25 options for you!

Even if you're not a fan of country music, it's hard not to accept that country musicians pour their hearts and souls into their songwriting, which creates tunes that are both romantic and meaningful – perfect for a first dance! There are a number of country song ideas about love, marriage, finding The One, and so much more; couples are bound to discover a country song that truly represents them as a pair.

From romantic country songs by classic country crooners, to some of the best country songs that are actually duets by real-life couples, to new stars in the country music scene, listen to the country wedding music playlist below to find your perfect match. 

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The Best Country Wedding Songs for Country Music Lovers

From upbeat country songs to romantic country songs, take a look at some of the best country wedding songs for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception! Your favorite country wedding songs may even be the perfect fit for your special dance songs, such as the father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and your first dance. Find inspiration below!

"Butterflies" - Kacey Musgraves

Couples looking for nearly new country songs to add to their wedding playlist will love "Butterlies" by Kacey Musgraves. The romantic lyrics highlight the feelings you have when you first meet someone and start to fall in love, making it a great option for a celebration of love.

"Amazed" - Lone Star

"Amazed" by Lone Star is often on lists of the greatest wedding songs, and it's played at so many weddings for a reason. The song is all about wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone, which is of course a great sentiment for your wedding day.

"From the Ground Up" - Dan + Shay

One of the newer country love songs is "From the Ground Up" by Dan + Shay, which shares lyrics about finding true love and building a life together. This Dan + Shay song is a great option for your wedding ceremony processional and it's also one of the top first dance songs.

"It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Why not choose a song by a real-life husband and wife for your playlist of top country wedding songs? "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill is a duet including the famous Tim McGraw lyrics and Faith Hill lyrics of "It's your love, it just does something to me, it sends a shock right through me."

"I Love the Way You Love Me" - John Michael Montgomery

For lovers of more classic country wedding songs, "I Love the Way You Love Me" by John Michael Montgomery is an excellent choice for one of those first dance songs that guests of all ages will love to watch.

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"Born to Give My Love to You" - Martina McBride

If you and your spouse-to-be always say you were born to be together, "Born to Give My Love to You" by Martina McBride may be the perfect fit for one of your country wedding songs. It's also a great option for your walk down the aisle or wedding ceremony music.

"A Woman Like You" - Lee Brice

If you're looking for more upbeat country wedding songs, "A Woman Like You" by Lee Brice has adorable lyrics that will even bring a smile to the faces of guests who don't like country music.

"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes

A newer song that is often on the list of the best country wedding songs, "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes is one of those upbeat country wedding songs that's also beautifully romantic. Hunter Hayes' lyrics "I want to make you feel wanted" and "You're all I ever wanted" say it all.

"Darlin' Companion" - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

Even people who don't like country music can appreciate music from Johnny Cash. Consider adding "Darlin' Companion" by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to your list of wedding songs to play during cocktail hour or even your welcome party.

"God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton

While this song was originally recorded by Christian music singer Dave Barnes, "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton was made even more popular by country singer Blake Shelton – lyrics include: "God gave me you for the ups and downs," which is exactly what marriage is all about.

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"You're Still the One" - Shania Twain

This is one of the most iconic country songs for couples getting married. "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain is sweet, sentimental, and one of those romantic upbeat country songs everyone loves. Shania Twain lyrics include, "You're still the one I want for life."

"Making Memories Of Us" - Keith Urban

"Making Memories Of Us" by Keith Urban lyrics include, "I'm gonna love you, like nobody loves you. And I'll earn your trust, makin' memories of us." Keith Urban is on many a wedding playlist – and for good reason!

"Cowboy Take Me Away" - Dixie Chicks

Now known as The Chicks, The Dixie Chicks' hit "Cowboy Take Me Away" by The Dixie Chicks is an upbeat country song for your first dance – especially if the groom is a cowboy. The Dixie Chicks' lyrics include: "I wanna be the only one for miles and miles, except for maybe you and your simple smile."

"Then" - Brad Paisley

Slowly stroll to the dance floor with your beloved as “Then” - Brad Paisley starts to play for your first dance. Your guests will get chills as you sway to his lyrics: "I hadn't told you yet, but I thought I loved you then. And now you're my whole life, now you're my whole world."


"Grow Old" - Florida Georgia Line

If you're looking for country songs for your wedding that are romantic, yet upbeat, you'll love "Grow Old" by Florida Georgia Line. It's a sweet song about life and growing old with the love of your life – perfect for your wedding day.

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"Bless the Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts

While "Bless the Broken Road" is an option for your first dance song, many couples choose to use it as a processional song as you walk down the aisle. If Rascal Flatts' lyrics "This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you" are fitting for your love story, it's a perfect choice.

"Holding On to You" - Miranda Lambert

"Holding On to You" by Miranda Lambert lyrics include: "Baby you're above the years, I've been moved to tears, by the wonders of this old world. One of God's mysteries, it never fails to get to me, is the moment when I'm holding onto you."

"Loving You Easy" - Zac Brown Band

Another one of most couples' favorite country wedding songs, "Loving You Easy" by Zac Brown Band makes a great upbeat option for your wedding day. Whether used as a first dance, implemented into the cocktail hour playlist, or a wedding reception song, it's a crowd-pleaser.

"Check Yes or No" - George Strait

This country song is especially perfect for couples who met in elementary school – and maybe even passed notes to one another. "Check Yes or No" by George Strait lyrics include, "Now we're grown up and she's my wife. Still like two kids with stars in our eyes."

"Forever Love" - Reba McEntire

Couples who love more classic country songs and sounds, "Forever Love" – released in 1998 – is a great option for those who love '90s music. Reba McEntire lyrics include: "Love is the road to our destiny. Nothing can change what is meant to be. Forever love."

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"When I Said I Do" - Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

Another song by a real-life married couple, "When I Said I Do" is a late '90s song that will be loved by guests of all ages. Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black lyrics include: "When I said I do, I meant that I will 'til the end of all time, be faithful and true, devoted to you."

"Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis

"Forever and Ever, Amen" by Randy Travis was released in 1987 and the lyrics still hold true for the country wedding songs of today. Notable lyrics include: "Oh, baby, I'm gonna love you forever. Forever and ever amen... If you wonder how long I'll be faithful, I'll be happy and tell you again. I'm gonna love you forever and ever, forever and ever amen."

"Love Your Love the Most" - Eric Church

One of the newer country songs, "Love Your Love the Most" by Eric Church was released in the 2000s and continues to be on the list of the best country wedding songs. The title says it all, and the song's lyrics follow through with the things he loves but sharing that he loves his beloved's love the most.

"All Of It" - Cole Swindell

Released in 2018, "All Of It" by Cole Swindell has a great melody perfect for one of your country wedding songs. Cole Swindell lyrics include: "Bring on all the good with all the bad, I'm all about it. Anything and everything, baby you could never bring enough of it. I want all of it."

"Drunk On You" - Luke Bryan

Another one of the most popular country wedding songs, "Drunk On You" is an upbeat option for first dance songs and wedding songs in general. Luke Bryan lyrics include the well-known and easy to sing to lyrics: "Girl you make my speakers go boom boom, dancin' on the tailgate in a full moon"

"Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett

Since "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett came out in 2015, it's been on many lists sharing the best country wedding songs – including ours! Romantic first dance song lyrics include: "If I never get to see the Northern Lights, or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night. Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand, baby, I could die a happy man."

For more ideas, take a look at this curated playlist of Ingrid Michaelson's favorite first dance songs.

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