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200+ Of The Best Of Country Wedding Songs For Your 2019 Playlist

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Even if you’re not working with a rustic wedding theme, country wedding songs are an absolute must for any modern wedding. Country and Western has come a long way from it’s Southern US origins spanning and mashing with today’s most popular music. It really does have a little something for everyone. We have plenty of country wedding songs examples: from country songs to walk down the aisle to and first dance songs, to after party country hits. Check the post and make your wedding playlist complete!

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Country Wedding Songs 2019 To Play Before the Ceremony

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Make sure to have a range of country music styles as you build your wedding songs playlist.
Here are a few to consider.

  1. This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line ft Luke Bryan
  2. Blake Shelton – Sure Be Cool If You Did
  3. Keith Urban – Little Bit Of Everything
  4. George Strait – Cowboys Like Us
  5. The Judds – Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me
  6. Faith Hill – Breathe
  7. Brad Paisley – Little Moments
  8. Taylor Swift – Fearless
  9. Maren Morris – 80s Mercedes
  10. Taylor Swift – Our Song
  11. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
  12. Dixie Chicks – Ready to Run
  13. Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – Don’t Rush
  14. Brett Eldredge – Wanna Be That Song
  15. Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man
  16. Martina McBride – This One’s for the Girls
  17. Keith Urban – Making Memories of Us
  18. Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl
  19. Vince Gill – When Love Finds You
  20. Taylor Swift – Love Story
  21. Rhett Akins – She Said Yes
  22. Collin Raye – Love, Me
  23. Eric Church – Like Jesus Does
  24. Trisha Yearwood – She’s In Love With The Boy
  25. Andy Griggs – She Thinks She Needs Me
  26. Darius Rucker – History In The Making
  27. Chad Brock – Yes!
  28. Train and Martina McBride – Marry Me
  29. Billy Currington – Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right
  30. Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
  31. Jordan Davis – Singles You Up
  32. Dustin Lynch – Good Girl
  33. Carrie Underwood – End Up With You
  34. Dan + Shay – All To Myself

How To Choose Upbeat Country Songs

  • Country songs have a tendency to be themed around heartbreak. Make sure this does NOT make an appearance on the list. Not a great time to be reminded of your ex.
  • Many country songs talk about drinking. Don’t follow the advice of the lyrics, you need a good clean head for the rest of the day’s events.
  • Choose a few that you love to sing along to, and a few that you haven’t heard yet. When you hear the song again, later on, it’ll remind you of your big day. Sweet right?

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Country Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

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Every ounce of the following playlist screams “until death does us part” and embodies what it means to be in love.

  1. Luke Bryan – First Love Song
  2. Garth Brooks – Make You Feel My Love
  3. Emily Hackett featuring Will Anderson – Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)
  4. Reba McEntire – I Keep on Lovin’ You
  5. Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
  6. Paul Brandt – I Do
  7. Patsy Cline and The Jordanaires – Always
  8. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old Along With Me
  9. Carrie Underwood – Look at Me
  10. Phil Vassar – Love Is A Beautiful Thing
  11. Emmylou Harris – A Love That Will Never Grow Old
  12. Conway Twitty – The Rose
  13. Shania Twain – From This Moment On
  14. Faith Hill & Tim McGraw – Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me
  15. Jessie James Decker – I Do
  16. Dolly Parton – Here You Come Again
  17. Johnny Cash and June Carter – ‘Cause I Love You
  18. Lady Antebellum – Our Kind of Love
  19. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
  20. Tammy Wynette and George Jones – Golden Ring
  21. Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line
  22. Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
  23. Keith Urban – Somebody Like You
  24. Ernest Tubb – I Love You Because
  25. George Jones – Walk Through This World With Me
  26. Martina McBride – Valentine
  27. Hayley & Michaels – Giving it all to You
  28. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
  29. Kenny Chesney – Me And You
  30. Sammy Kershaw – You are the love of my life
  31. Ashley McBryde – Andy (I Can’t Live Without You)
  32. Keith Urban – Parallel Line

How To Choose Country Wedding Entrance Songs

  • Choose a song that’s dear to your heart. Let the lyrics soak in as you walk down the aisle. Do the same for him. Seeing his eyes well up a little will look you’ll always remember.
  • Choose a tempo that matches your natural walking pace. You don’t want to appear rushed or clumsy.
  • Read the room. Your guests should enjoy the song as well, and something super modern may not hit home with older relatives.

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Best Country Love Songs During The Ceremony

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If you’re dreaming of a soundtrack to accompany your wedding ceremony, look no further than country songs about love.

  1. Tim McGraw – When the Stars Go Blue
  2. Lonestar – Amazed
  3. Hank Williams – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  4. Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina – Danny’s Song
  5. Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton – Rockin’ Years
  6. Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black – When I Said I Do
  7. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw – It’s Your Love
  8. George Strait – I Cross My Heart I Cross My Heart
  9. Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton – Rockin’ Years
  10. Vince Gill – Look at Us
  11. Ray Price – Roses and Love Songs
  12. Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance 1980
  13. Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
  14. Crystal Gayle – Eddie Rabbitt – duet – you and I
  15. Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance
  16. Dierks Bentley – Come A Little Closer
  17. Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road
  18. Eric Church – Love Your Love The Most
  19. Heidi Newfield – Johnny And June
  20. Mark Wills – I Do (Cherish You)
  21. Jimmy Wayne – You Are
  22. Kenny Rogers – Lady
  23. Restless Heart – Till I Loved You
  24. Kenny Rogers – All My Life
  25. Blackhawk Always Have, Always Will
  26. Brad Paisley – Then
  27. Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
  28. John Michael Montgomery – I swear
  29. Emerson Drive – Belongs To You
  30. Eric Church – You Make It Look So Easy
  31. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  • Make sure to include the groom in the music planning. It’s nice to get your way, but this day is all about two lives becoming one.
  • Don’t pick songs that are so popular that everyone will get distracted and sing along, but also don’t choose songs that no one knows. Find that sweet spot.
  • Fun and silly have their place, but your vows are solemn. Choose songs that fit the description.

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Country First Dance Songs 2019

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Whether it’s an undying passion or ‘screaming from the mountaintops’ joy that you want to meet your new world with, country music has plenty of options for you.

  1. Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
  2. Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  3. Garth Brooks – The Dance
  4. Eric Church – Like Jesus Does
  5. Kenny Chesney – Me and You
  6. Reba McEntire – You’re Gonna Be
  7. Kenny Rogers – Through the Years
  8. Shania Twain – From This Moment On
  9. Josh Turner – I’ll Be There
  10. Reba McEntire – I’ll Be
  11. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – It’s Your Love
  12. Jim Brickman and Lady Antebellum – Never Alone
  13. Jamie O’Neal – Somebody’s Hero
  14. Glen Campbell and Steve Wariner – The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  15. Roger Miller – But I Love You More
  16. Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
  17. Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road
  18. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  19. Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
  20. George Jones – The Love In Your Eyes
  21. Keith Urban – Making Memories of Us
  22. Trace Adkins – Just Fishin’
  23. Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella
  24. Lonestar – Amazed
  25. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  26. Faith Hill – This Kiss
  27. Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink
  28. Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy
  29. Garth Brooks – To Make You Feel My Love
  30. Randy Travis – Deeper than the Holler
  31. Brett Young – Change Your Name
  32. Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies
  33. Dan + Shay – Speechless
  34. Caleb Lee Hutchinson – Johnny Cash Heart

How To Choose Songs For The First Dance

  • Since it’s your first dance as a married couple, try to find one that fits your narrative or best represents ‘your story’.
  • If you’re going for upbeat, try a fusion. Best country wedding songs mixed with pop or rock really gets the people going!
  • Choose country slow dance songs if you want to keep with tradition. Many modern weddings try to surprise guests with an upbeat choreographed number, but nothing beats a good old romantic slow dance.

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Best Country Wedding Songs For Parent Dance

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Choose a song that lets your parents know how grateful you are for raising you and preparing you for the rest of your life.

Father & Daughter Dance

  1. John Denver – Take me home, country roads
  2. Loretta Lynn – Coal miner’s daughter
  3. Tim McGraw – My little Girl
  4. Josh Turner – I’ll be there
  5. Jamie O’ Neal – Somebody’s Hero
  6. Jim Brickman and lady Antebellum – Never alone
  7. Martina McBride – In my daughter’s eyes
  8. Heartland – I loved her first
  9. Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella
  10. Krystal Keith – Daddy dance with me
  11. Holly Dunn – Daddy’s hands
  12. Reba McEntire – Daddy
  13. Reba McEntire – I’ll be
  14. Kenny Rogers – Through the years
  15. George Jones – The Love In Your Eyes
  16. Dillon Carmichael – Dancing Away with My Heart

The Father daughter wedding dance is one of the most sentimental moments of the event.

Each song in this category is chock-full of emotion and sure to tug on dad’s heartstrings. As an added bonus, most of these are nice and slow which may be perfect for dad’s dance skills.

Mother & Son Dance

  1. Glenn Campbell and Steve Wariner – The hands that rock the cradle
  2. Blake Shelton – The baby
  3. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  4. Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
  5. George Jones – The Love In Your Eyes
  6. Garth Brooks – The dance
  7. Trace Adkins – Just Fishin’
  8. Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella
  9. Billy Dean – Let Them Be Little
  10. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  11. Willie Nelson – My Mothers eyes
  12. Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink
  13. Lauren Alaina – Like My Mother Does
  14. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song
  15. Lee Ann Womack – I hope you dance
  16. Scotty McCreery – This Is It

Choose a mother-son wedding dance playlist that’ll put her at ease and let her know her son loves her just as much. Willie Nelson’s “my mother’s eyes” is a beautiful start, and we know you’ll love the rest.

Country Music Playlist 2019 For Your Reception

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This category lets you choose the best of classic country and western, pop and rock mashups, modern ballads, and the top country songs in 2019 which keep our toes tapping.

  1. Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel
  2. John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy
  3. Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
  4. Eric Church – Drink In My Hand
  5. Sugarland – All I Want to Do
  6. I Rascal Flatts – Me and My Gang
  7. Alabama – Mountain Music
  8. Kenny Chesney – Young
  9. Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance
  10. Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
  11. Taylor Swift – Ours
  12. Chris Young – Who I Am with You
  13. Dan + Shay – Tequila
  14. Lewis Brice – Blessed
  15. Kane Brown – Lose It
  16. Dierks Bentley – Woman, Amen
  17. Brett Kissel – Love Them A Little
  18. Aaron Pritchett – Better When I Do
  19. Aaron Kessler – Still Looking
  20. Hunter Hayes – Wanted
  21. Big & Rich – Look At You
  22. Jake Owen – Don’t Think I Can’t Love You
  23. Randy Travis – Forever And Ever, Amen
  24. Justin Moore – Till My Last Day
  25. Keith Urban – It’s A Love Thing
  26. Daryle Singletary – Amen kind of love
  27. Scotty McCreery – I Love You This Big
  28. Ty Herndon – Living In A Moment
  29. Darius Rucker – True Believers
  30. Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
  31. Old Fashioned Love – Asleep At The Wheel
  32. Sara Evans – I Could Not Ask For More
  33. Chris Cagle – What A Beautiful Day
  34. Jeff Bates – Long, Slow Kisses
  35. Cyndi Thomson – I Always Liked That Best
  36. The Judds – Love Is Alive
  37. Andy Griggs – You Won’t Ever Be Lonely

How To Choose Top Country Songs 2019

  • If you can, hire a professional to teach and lead a proper square dance. If you’ve never tried you’re in for a treat!
  • Involve the groom, your bridal party, and the DJ so that you have a well-rounded mix of country wedding songs.
  • Your audience range at different age brackets, so include some new country songs 2019 and some blasts from the past, so that everyone can relate.
  • Arrange for a few cowboy hats for the kids to wear. Country music is a little bit of an acquired taste and a little dress-up will help them get into it.

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Amazing Country Wedding Songs 2019 For Last Dance

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Your guests are sure to remember every special moment throughout the event, but the one they’ll be talking about on the way home is the send-off dance. As a bride and groom, witnessing your entire guest list singing along and dancing is a very rewarding way to close out the evening.

  1. Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road
  2. Charley Pride – Kiss an Angel Good Morning
  3. Kenny Chesney – I Go Back
  4. Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
  5. Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill – I Need You
  6. Brad Paisley – Then
  7. Keith Urban – Little Bit of Everything
  8. Kenny Chesney featuring Pink – Setting the World on Fire
  9. Morgan Davis – Dance With Me
  10. Morgan Evans – Things That We Drink To
  11. Clare Dunn – More
  12. Jake Owen – Made For You
  13. Miranda Lambert – To Love Her
  14. Josh Turner – Would You Go With Me
  15. Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello
  16. Tracy Byrd – The Keeper Of The Stars
  17. The Warren Brothers – Better Man
  18. Lady Antebellum – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  19. Garth Brooks – To Make You Feel My Love
  20. Dan + Shay – From the Ground Up
  21. John Berry – Your Love Amazes Me
  22. Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man
  23. Jerrod Niemann – God Made a Woman
  24. Taylor Swift – Everything Has Changed
  25. Bryan Adams feat. Jason Aldean – Heaven
  26. Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – It’s Your Love
  27. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
  28. Garth Brooks – Make You Feel My Love
  29. Luke Bryan – To The Moon And Back
  30. Dolly Parton – Forever Love
  31. Carrie Underwood – Inside Your Heaven
  32. Lee Brice – Love Like Crazy
  33. Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
  34. Zac Brown Band – Loving You Easy

How To Choose Classic Country Love Songs For Your Dance

  • First and foremost, choose something familiar. Even if they aren’t singing along, having a connection with the song makes it more meaningful for the entire party.
  • Avoid country songs that sing about booze. By now your guests have already had a few drinks and you don’t want to encourage them to get drunk just before you send them home.
  • Choose a song that is personal for you and your groom. You’re just about to set off on your honeymoon which is the perfect time to lose yourself in each other’s arms.

After-Party Country Wedding Dance Songs

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To end your night right, this is your country music party playlist.

  1. Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy
  2. Brett Eldredge – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  3. Lee Brice – Friends We Won’t Forget
  4. Kenny Chesney – American Kids
  5. Josh Turner – Firecracker
  6. Keith Urban – Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me
  7. I Don’t Want This Night to End – Luke Bryan
  8. Homegrown Honey – Darius Rucker
  9. Kelsea Ballerini – Yeah Boy
  10. Luke Bryan – Fast
  11. Taylor Swift – Love Story
  12. Blake Shelton – Honey Bee
  13. Canaan Smith – Love You Like That
  14. Jericho Woods – Better Now
  15. Dan + Shay – Nothin’ Like You
  16. Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
  17. Jason Aldean – She’s Country
  18. Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan – Cruise
  19. James Barker Band – Chills
  20. Luke Bryan – Fast
  21. Brett Eldridge – Something I’m Good At
  22. April Kry – While We’re Young
  23. Big & Rich – Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
  24. Don Williams – Fever
  25. Luke Bryan – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
  26. Boo Ray – Red Neck Rock & Roll
  27. Hunter Hayes – Young Blood
  28. Patsy Cline – Sweet Dreams
  29. Brett Eldredge – Mean To Me
  30. Lady Antebellum – When You’ve Got A Good Thing
  31. Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

How To Make The Perfect Playlist?

  • Ask your DJ/MC which country songs are blazing up the clubs right now.
  • Plan to preview the songs at a pre-wedding event so that you get familiar with each song and can screen it for anything undesirable.
  • Involve your whole team. There’s always music out there that you haven’t heard yet, or maybe have forgotten about.

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Upbeat Country Wedding Songs That Fit Each Reception Moment

Check the top 15 country wedding songs of all time to play at your wedding!

  1. Shania Twain – From This Moment On
  2. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  3. Hunter Hayes – Wanted
  4. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  5. Luke Bryan – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
  6. Zac Brown Band – Whatever It Is
  7. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old With Me
  8. Coffey Anderson – Better Today
  9. Alan Jackson – Remember When
  10. Little Big Town – Little White Church
  11. Dolly Parton feat. Sia – Here I Am
  12. Day Drunk – Morgan Evans
  13. Florida Georgia Line – Simple
  14. Chris Lane – I Don’t Know About You
  15. Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy

Country music is known to be very lyrically driven, with many of most our favorites being of the county love songs variety. Passionate lyrics and rhythmic beats make country music an extremely popular choice for first dances, walks down the aisle, and getting ready before the ceremony.

But love songs aren’t all country music has to offer. Thanks to a few stars like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift, country music has exploded onto Pop Top 40 lists around the world. All throughout the night, you’ll find a fitting spot for your favorite country song.

For Your Inspiration: What Country Wedding Music Real Couples Used For Their First Dance?

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Looks like we’re not getting off the emotional train anytime soon. Country songs have a way of making people addicted to them. They are soothing with their lyrics and instrumentals. They get couples so emotional and drive some to the point of tears.

Country Songs have stories behind every word. They tell tales, and in this case the story of love, effortlessly. Country songs see people through sorrow, Ill health, bad days, heartbreaks, triumphs, and new beginnings. Like we will see from the testimonials of these couples featured in this section, each of them fell in love with country music because of beautiful songs they can relate to.

Country music tells the story of how they met and how they fell in love and has the unique ability to touch the soul in a way that other music genres simply can’t. Even couples that aren’t hosting a country-themed wedding are happy to include a few country gems in their playlist due to the style’s ability to captivate the crowd.

We found some samples of a few couples who did just that. If you’re not already convinced that country music is an absolute must at your wedding, read through these is testimonials. Get your tissues ready.

Tahlia and Ronald Kirk: “Lovin’ You is Fun”

For Tahlia, the choice was easy.

“We danced to Easton Corbin’s ‘Lovin’ You Is Fun’ because it’s all about a healthy drama-free relationship, which fit us perfectly. My favorite part is the chorus: ‘Love don’t have to be a bunch of drama, a bunch of knock-down, drag-outs, cryin’ in the rain…and we’re having such a good time together, and it’s only just begun. My heart’s never smiled so hard. Baby, loving you is fun.’”

Amber and Brandon Cox: “The Best Day”

For this couple, it was the groom who had his heart set on a particular song. George Strait’s “The Best Day” meant a lot for Brandon, who had gone through a serious illness before he meant Amber. He remembered leaving the hospital and hearing “The Best Day” on the radio. When he heard it, it helped him look ahead to brighter days, and when he got better and then eventually met Amber, those brighter days became a reality.

“I had always thought it would be a great first dance song because not every day is your best day, but sometimes the thoughts and hopes of better days can be an encouragement. I always thought it would be a wonderful emotional dance to think about all the struggles that God brought me through to have a best day and embrace my best friend in a new way for the first time, and to think back about those trying times and be thankful for the good times.”

Megan and Spencer Roberts: “God Gave Me You”

Does Spencer love songs that tell a story, and what music tells greater stories than country songs? Megan, who was already a fan of the genre, introduced Spencer to country music and he was hooked. When it was time to choose a song, it was a hard decision. They did their research and eventually chose “God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton.

“We went back and forth on lots of songs, even from other bands we had seen live and settled on this song because it tells the story that mirrors traditional marriage vows,”

says Megan, who especially loved the lyrics describing God planning out a relationship to be better than the couple could have ever expected.

“My husband (who does not dance, especially in front of people) and I used a part of that precious wedding budget to take private dance lessons. Our first dance song was Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You,” and he even twirled and dipped me. Now we have a plaque in our house that says ‘God Gave Me You.’ I swapped out my heels for boots, and followed up with line dances.”

Having come to the end of this post for country wedding songs 2019, it is our desire that your country themed wedding is a blast. This is a long list of more than 100 top country songs you have ever heard. It features the greatest country artists ever from the nooks and crannies of the world. With this, we see no confusion or double guessing for you when creating your country songs playlist. That said, have a great one at your wedding, we keep rooting for you!

Check the infographic about How to choose country wedding songs for more inspiration!

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