175 Amazing Country Love Songs

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Finding the perfect songs for your wedding is no easy task. After all, your wedding day is one you’ll remember for the rest of your life — and that makes choosing the right music pretty important.

Whether you’re having a country wedding or you’re simply a fan of country music, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of 175 amazing country love songs will help you find romantic ballads for your ceremony and first dance as well as upbeat tracks to get your guests on the dance floor. We’ve even included all of the best songs for line dancing.

Our guide truly has something for every taste. From Loretta Lynn to Shania Twain to Carrie Underwood, we’ve got all of the best love songs the ladies of country have to offer. And we haven’t forgotten the men. With songs from the likes of Charlie Pride, Tim McGraw and Josh Turner, you’ll have a ton of tracks to choose from.

So, whether you’re a country purist or prefer a more pop-country sound, we’ve got songs you’re sure to love. 

Top 30 Country Love Songs

To help you in your search for the perfect love song for your special day, let’s take a look at our top 30 love song recommendations — 10 modern, 10 classic and 10 duets.

Top 10 modern country love songs

1. “Amazed” — by Lonestar

Their longest-lasting No. 1 single and biggest hit ever, this award-winning country ballad from Lonestar was a massive hit in 1999. And, with its listener-friendly, pop-country sound and lyrics that express a man’s devotion to the woman he loves, it’s no wonder this remains a popular choice at weddings.

2. “You’re Still The One” — by Shania Twain

This Grammy-winning song from the Canadian recording artist was everywhere in 1997 and was one of Twain’s many crossover hits. With her signature vocals and romantic lyrics, this song gives you the best of both the country and pop worlds.

3. “Bless the Broken Road” — by Rascal Flatts

This inspirational song about life and love has been recorded by a number of different artists, but it was Rascal Flatts’ rendition that was the most successful. A No. 1 hit on the country charts, it also made the Top 40 on the Hot 100.

4. “I Need You” — by LeAnn Rimes

This 2011 track from pop-country chanteuse LeAnn Rimes spent 25 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The hit single has everything you could possibly want from a love song: romantic lyrics and powerful, heartfelt vocals that are perfect for your ceremony or first dance.

5. “Then” — by Brad Paisley

This love ballad went double platinum for baritone Brad Paisley in 2009. The lyrics talk about how love grows and expands in a devoted relationship and the melody is perfect for slow dancing at your reception.

6. “I Do (Cherish You)” — by Mark Wills

The title pretty much says it all, for this sentimental love ballad. A top 10 hit in 1998, the lyrics talk about having life-long love and devotion for one special person.

7. I Cross My Heart” — by George Strait

Released in 1992, the sentimental and sincere “I Cross My Heart” was the lead single on the soundtrack for “Pure Country,” a movie that had Strait in the starring role. While the movie was only moderately successful, the song was a No. 1 hit and the soundtrack was Strait’s most successful album.

8. “I Do” — by Paul Brandt

A No. 1 hit in Canada and No. 2 hit in the U.S., Brandt uses this country ballad to express his love for his wife in the form of marriage vows. Combine the sweet lyrics with the Canadian singer’s beautiful baritone and you’ve got a great song for your ceremony or first dance.

9. “When You Say Nothing At All” — by Keith Whitley

This 1988 No. 1 hit from Whitley was ranked 12th among CMT’s 100 Greatest Love Songs in 2004. Covered in later years by Alison Krauss and Ronan Keating, Whitley’s heartfelt version has become a country classic.

10. “Breathe” — by Faith Hill

This gorgeous ballad from Hill spent six weeks at No. 1 on the country charts and was also named the top pop single of 2000. Hill’s rich mezzo soprano voice and passionate performance continue to make this a great choice for a first dance at your wedding.

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Top 10 classic country love songs

1. “Could I Have This Dance” — by Anne Murray

Released in 1980, the single became Murray’s fifth No. 1 country hit as a solo artist and her 10th Top 40 hit on the U.S. pop charts. The title track for the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy,” the song is full of nostalgia and longing, making it a perfect first dance song for your wedding.

2. “Lady” — by Kenny Rogers

Written by Lionel Richie, “Lady” was a huge hit for Rogers. In fact, it was the first record of the ’80s to appear on all of Billboard’s singles charts: country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and soul singles. The romantic lyrics and passionate delivery by Rogers make this a natural choice for your wedding.

3. “​​My Only Love” — by The Statler Brothers

The final single from their 1984 album “Atlanta Blue,” it hit No. 1 on the country charts in 1985. The song, which features the Brothers’ signature harmonies, is a song about marrying one’s true love.

4. “I Love You Because” — by Jim Reeves

Written in 1949, Reeves’ 1964 cover was a hit in the U.K., and enjoyed a spike in popularity in the U.S. in 1976 when it was the title track of a posthumous Jim Reeves album. It features Reeves’ signature smooth baritone and sweetly sentimental lyrics.

5. “Love is the Foundation” — by Loretta Lynn

A No. 1 hit on the country charts, this is a love ballad delivered in Lynn’s distinctively bright and twangy mezzo soprano. A song about passionate love, this is a great selection for a first dance.

6. “Lost In The Feeling” — by Conway Twitty

Twitty’s first single and title track from his album of the same name, this Top 10 hit from 1983 is all about getting lost in the moment with that one special person in your life. What could be more perfect for a first dance?

7. “Pledging My Love” — by Emmylou Harris

Originally written as a Blues song back in 1954, Harris scored a top 10 hit with “Pledging My Love” on the country charts in 1983. Her light mezzo soprano vocal features a mixture of longing and passion for the one she loves, making this an easy song to listen and dance to.

8. “My Eyes Can Only See as Far as You” — by Charley Pride

Pride’s 16th No. 1 hit on the country charts, this ballad from 1976 is about love and devotion for one special person. Combined with Pride’s smooth baritone, it’s perfect for a first dance.

9. “Walk Through This World With Me” — by George Jones

This sentimental song from 1967 became Jones’ fourth No. 1 hit single. Surprisingly, he resisted recording the song for his album and was later surprised by its success. If you’re looking for a classic country love ballad, you can’t go wrong with this track.

10. “You Needed Me” — by Anne Murray

Canadian country singer Anne Murray picked up her sixth Grammy Award for this 1978 hit single. The song’s sweet lyrics about unconditional love combined with Murray’s warm, contralto vocals make this a natural choice for your ceremony or your first dance.

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Top 10 country duet love songs

1. “It’s Your Love” — by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw 

When you think of country duets about love, McGraw and Hill are always the first duo to come to mind. One of their best, “It’s Your Love” hit the No. 1 spot in 1997 and stayed there for six weeks. The husband and wife won four ACM awards for this beautiful ballad about true love.

2. “From This Moment On” – by Shania Twain ft. Bryan White

Twain’s duet with fellow country star Bryan White was a success with the love ballad reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary, and No. 6 on the Hot Country Songs chart. This song is perfect for your ceremony or as a first dance.

3. “I Need You” — by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw 

Another popular collaboration from these married country superstars,  the twice Grammy-nominated “I Need You” was a Top 10 hit on country charts in 2007. This beautiful duet is perfect for your first dance as husband and wife.

4. “Islands In the Stream” — by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Written by the Bee Gees, this song was a crossover hit for Parton and Rogers, hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. The mid-tempo tune is great for a grand reception entrance or to get people up and dancing.

5. “Nobody But You” — by Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani

A Top 10 hit on country charts and a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Top 100 in 2019, this husband and wife duet mixed Shelton’s country with Stefani’s pop-rock sound that was a hit with critics and fans alike. If you’re looking for a raw and honest song about love, this is the one for you.

6. “When I Said I Do”  by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

Released in 1999, this was Black’s last No. 1 hit on the country charts in the ’90s. Sung with his wife, actress Lisa Hartman Black, the song is like a marriage vow — a promise to stay together for life.

7. “God, Your Mama and Me” — by Florida Georgia Line ft. Backstreet Boys

This Top 10 hit saw the country duo team up with pop boy band the Backstreet Boys for a collaboration that is equal parts pop and country. The song is all about how no one will ever love their wives quite as much as they do — except for God and, perhaps, their moms.

8. “I Wanna Remember” — NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Carrie Underwood 

Christian rock group NEEDTOBREATHE recruited Underwood for this heartfelt track from the group’s 2021 album “Into The Mystery.” This nostalgic ballad is all about remembering some of the sweetest times you’ve shared with your love.

9. “Rockin’ Years” — by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton

This No. 1 hit sees the pair take on the personas of a married couple who are promising to love each other until they are old and sitting in rocking chairs together. This would be a great song for an old-fashioned waltz at your reception.

10. “I Do” — by Aloe Blacc and LeAnn Rimes

This may not be the first time the pair has sung together, but this 2021 duet is their first collaboration since competing against one another on season four of The Masked Singer. The song expresses the viewpoint of someone who has finally fallen in love.

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Other Romantic Country Love Songs to Consider

While these songs didn’t make our top 10 lists of best modern and classic country songs, as well as best duets, these are all amazing choices for your wedding reception.

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