Country Wedding Song Ideas for Your First Dance

From the classics to new hits, these country tunes 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 14 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 songs about love, marriage, finding The One, and so much more; couples are bound to discover a tune that truly represents them as a pair. From romantic songs by classic country crooners, to duets by real-life couples, to new stars, listen to the playlist below to find your first dance match. 

close up of bride and groom sharing their first dance, country songs for your first dance
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"Butterlies" - Kacey Musgraves

"Amazed" - Lone Star

"From the Ground Up" - Dan + Shay

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

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

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

"A Woman Like You" - Lee Brice

"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes

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

"God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton

"You're Still the One" - Shania Twain

"Making Memories Of Us" - Keith Urban

"Cowboy Take Me Away" - Dixie Chicks

“Then” - Brad Paisley

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