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200+ Of The Best Of Country Wedding Songs For Your 2018 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.

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.

Best Country Wedding Songs Of All Time

Check the top 10 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

Country Wedding Songs To Play Before the Ceremony

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The buildup to the ceremony is packed with emotions and a million little tasks to tend to. This deserves an amped up playlist, and there’s no better option than a little southern flavor. The top country songs 2018 – like Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey” or Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” – are full of emotion and will carry you through all the ups and downs of the big stress.

You’re bound to go through a wave of feelings as you do your hair, get your makeup done, and don your wedding gown. It’s never a bad idea to pop on an upbeat country song and dance a little with your bridesmaids to keep the energy level high.

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

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?

Country Wedding Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

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Some of today’s top trending country songs are a little too upbeat to walk down the aisle to. You wouldn’t want to skip down the aisle. But, there are a handful of country songs from the ’90s and earlier that seem to be tailor-made for your iconic bridal march.

Songs like Shania Twain’s “From This Moment” have the perfect beat, rhythm, and sentimental lyrics to accompany you down the aisle.
And there’s more. 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

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.

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. Light background music is highly appropriate to keep your guest’s attention and enthusiasm, and an entertaining segue between events.

Some of the best country love songs like “I Do” by Paul Brandt have the uncanny ability to capture the entire room’s hearts within a few seconds. This is the perfect way to set the tone for your vows, or the perfect backdrop to signing your marriage certificate.

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. Lady- Kenny Rogers

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

  • 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.

Country First Dance Songs

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The ceremony is the meaningful part, but the reception is where all the action is! This all begins with your first dance wedding songs. Lone Star’s “amazed” is a fine example of country first dance songs that embody the emotions you two are going through as a brand new husband and wife.
The nice thing about country music is how many moods it fits. You can go from sad, to happy, to country party song without missing a beat.
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

28. Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy

29. Garth Brooks – To Make You Feel My Love

30. Randy Travis – Deeper than the Holler

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. Country music 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.

Parent Dance Country Songs

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Country music has been popular for decades which means there’s no shortage of retro country songs to choose from for the parent dance. There’s bound to be more than a few that you heard on the radio growing up or witnessed your parents dancing to at family reunions or other parties.

You’ll have to be particularly choosy when selecting the best country song for your parents to dance to. Although they’re gaining a new son, it often feels like they’re also losing a daughter. It’s a very emotional day for them. Choose a song that lets them 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

The Father daughter wedding dance is one of the most sentimental moments of the event. It’s when the man who first loved you symbolically passes the torch to your husband, and there’s no better soundtrack to the moment than a country music ballad like Heartland’s “I loved her first”.

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

16. Glenn Campbell and Steve Wariner – The hands that rock the cradle

17. Blake Shelton – The baby

18. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

19. Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

20. George Jones – The Love In Your Eyes

21. Garth Brooks – The dance

22. Trace Adkins – Just Fishin’

23. Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella

24. Billy Dean – Let Them Be Little

25. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn

26. Willie Nelson – My Mothers eyes

28. Lauren Alaina – Like My Mother Does

29. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song

30. Lee Ann Womack – I hope you dance

It’s hard to imagine something stronger than a mother’s love for her son, and there are plenty of mother-son country songs that reflect this. She’s the one who taught him how a woman should be treated and she’s the one who’s worried that he may not be fine on his own.

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 2018 For Your Reception

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The wedding reception is where the real country music playlist kicks in. A night of dancing is ahead of you, and you’ll need a killer assortment of fast and slow songs for your guests of all ages to enjoy. There will be food, speeches, toasts, and tons of socializing which country music is the perfect backdrop.

This category lets you choose the best of classic country and western, pop and rock mashups, modern ballads, and the top country songs in 2018 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. Hunter Hayes – Wanted

14. Big & Rich – Look At You

15. Jake Owen – Don’t Think I Can’t Love You

16. Randy Travis – Forever And Ever, Amen

17. Justin Moore – Till My Last Day

18. Keith Urban – It’s A Love Thing

19. Daryle Singletary – Amen kind of love

20. Scotty McCreery – I Love You This Big

21. Ty Herndon – Living In A Moment

22. Darius Rucker – True Believers

23. Shania Twain – You’re Still The One

24. Old Fashioned Love – Asleep At The Wheel

25. Sara Evans – I Could Not Ask For More

26. Chris Cagle – What A Beautiful Day

27. Jeff Bates – Long, Slow Kisses

28. Cyndi Thomson – I Always Liked That Best

29. The Judds – Love Is Alive

30. Andy Griggs – You Won’t Ever Be Lonely

How To Choose Top Country Songs 2018

  • 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 2018 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.

Amazing Country Wedding Songs 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. You can choose a slow country wedding song that leaves your guests in the mood for love. You can choose a country dance song that leaves them enthusiastic and full of energy. But, if we’re being honest, we prefer to choose a song that everyone knows the lyrics to. 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. Miranda Lambert – To Love Her

10. Josh Turner – Would You Go With Me

11. Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello

12. Tracy Byrd – The Keeper Of The Stars

13. The Warren Brothers – Better Man

14. Lady Antebellum – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

15. Garth Brooks – To Make You Feel My Love

16. Dan + Shay – From the Ground Up

17. John Berry – Your Love Amazes Me

18. Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man

19. Jerrod Niemann – God Made a Woman

20. Taylor Swift – Everything Has Changed

21. Bryan Adams feat. Jason Aldean – Heaven

22. Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – It’s Your Love

23. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend

24. Garth Brooks – Make You Feel My Love

25. Luke Bryan – To The Moon And Back

26. Dolly Parton – Forever Love

27. Carrie Underwood – Inside Your Heaven

28. Lee Brice – Love Like Crazy

29. Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

30. 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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Ok, so we mislead you a little bit. The “last dance” is the end of the formal event when a lot of your friends and family depart. But, it’s also the signal for the Party to begin with your closest people. All the responsibilities are the offer and the ceremony was a success, it’s time to cut loose!

You can ignore all the advice we gave you before about avoiding songs that cater to older guests or mention alcohol or vulgar language. Some older country and western songs are absolutely fantastic to party to, but we find that new country like Lee Brice’s “friends we never forget” is full of energy and fun lyrics. To end your night right, this is your country music party playlist.

1. Tim McGraw – I Like It I Love It

2. Lee Brice – Friends We Won’t Forget

3. Kenny Chesney – American Kids

4. Josh Turner – Firecracker

5. Keith Urban – Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me

6. I Don’t Want This Night to End – Luke Bryan

7. Homegrown Honey – Darius Rucker

8. Kelsea Ballerini – Yeah Boy

9. Luke Bryan – Fast

10. Taylor Swift – Love Story

11. Blake Shelton – Honey Bee

12. Canaan Smith – Love You Like That

13. Jericho Woods – Better Now

14. Dan + Shay – Nothin’ Like You

15. Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

16. Jason Aldean – She’s Country

17. Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan – Cruise

18. James Barker Band – Chills

19. Luke Bryan – Fast

20. Brett Eldridge – Something I’m Good At

21. April Kry – While We’re Young

22. Big & Rich – Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

23. Don Williams – Fever

24. Luke Bryan – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

25. Boo Ray – Red Neck Rock & Roll

26. Hunter Hayes – Young Blood

27. Patsy Cline – Sweet Dreams

28. Brett Eldredge – Mean To Me

29. Lady Antebellum – When You’ve Got A Good Thing

30. 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.

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, 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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