95 Best Country Wedding Songs For Your 2024 Playlist

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Music plays a crucial role in weddings, setting the mood and highlighting special moments. Country music, with its heartfelt lyrics and melodies, is a popular choice for many couples. This article aims to highlight the top country wedding songs to make your special day unforgettable.

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Best Country Wedding Songs

Timeless Classics vs. New Hits: Balance your playlist with a mix of timeless country classics and the latest hits to keep the music fresh and engaging.

  1. 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
  2. The Bones – Maren Morris
  3. Speechless – Dan + Shay
  4. Nobody But You – Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
  5. Good Time – Niko Moon
  6. Forever After All – Luke Combs
  7. Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
  8. More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress
  9. Home Sweet – Russell Dickerson
  10. Hell of a View – Eric Church

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Top Country Songs for the Wedding Ceremony

Processional Songs

Pro Tip: Choose songs with a slow to moderate tempo and heartfelt lyrics that reflect the emotional significance of the moment when the bride walks down the aisle.

  1. Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road
  2. Dan + Shay – Speechless
  3. Train – Marry Me
  4. Dan + Shay – From the Ground Up
  5. Keith Urban – Making Memories of Us

Songs for the Vows or Ring Exchange

Pro Tip: Select songs with intimate and meaningful lyrics that speak to your personal journey as a couple, enhancing the emotional impact of exchanging vows and rings.

  1. George Strait – I Cross My Heart
  2. Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello
  3. Randy Travis – Forever and Ever, Amen
  4. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – It’s Your Love
  5. Brad Paisley – Then

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Recessional Songs

Pro Tip: Opt for upbeat and joyful songs to celebrate the newlyweds’ exit, signaling the start of their life together with a festive and uplifting tone.

  1. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
  2. Taylor Swift – Love Story
  3. Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
  4. Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel
  5. Tom Cochrane (covered by Rascal Flatts) – Life is a Highway

Country First Dance Songs

Pro tip: 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.

  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 – This Moment On
  9. Josh Turner – I’ll Be There
  10. Reba McEntire – I’ll Be

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Best Country Wedding Songs For Parent Dance

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 a bonus, most of these are nice and slow which may be perfect for Dad’s dance skills.

Father-Daughter Wedding Songs Country

  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

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Mother-Son Wedding Songs Country

Choose mother-son dances songs for weddings 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.

  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

Country Music Playlist For Your Reception

Pro tip: 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.

  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

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Country Dance Songs

Country wedding songs aren’t always all moody and reflecting, but there are good country songs to dance to. The best country wedding line dance songs can be soulful, lively, fun, sensual and happy. This depends on who’s gracing the dance floor. And every dance has the perfect country dance songs to match.

  1. Old Town Road (Remix) – Lil Nas
  2. The Git Up – Blanco Brown
  3. Way Too Pretty for Prison – Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris
  4. God’s Country – Blake Shelton
  5. Speechless – Dan + Shay
  6. Beer Never Broke My Heart – Luke Combs
  7. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  8. Knockin’ Boots – Luke Bryan
  9. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  10. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

Country Wedding Songs For Last Dance

Pro tip: 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.

  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

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Country Love Songs for Weddings

Consider Your Personal Story: Choose love wedding songs that resonate with your experiences and reflect your unique love story. Whether it’s the song that played during your first date, lyrics that capture your feelings, or a melody that makes you both smile, personal connections to the music will make your wedding day even more memorable.

  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  • Then – Brad Paisley
  • I Cross My Heart – George Strait
  • From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay

Old Country Wedding Songs

Old Country Wedding Songs offer timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics, perfect for creating a romantic and nostalgic atmosphere on your special day.

  1. George Strait – I Cross My Heart
  2. Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing at All
  3. Randy Travis – Forever and Ever, Amen
  4. John Michael Montgomery – I Swear
  5. Lonestar – Amazed
  6. Faith Hill – Breathe
  7. Shania Twain – From This Moment On
  8. Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
  9. Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance
  10. Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

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

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 the 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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the number 1 wedding song ever?

The number 1 wedding song ever is “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton.

What is the best country song for the wedding entrance?

The best country song for the wedding entrance is “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain.

What country songs do bridesmaids walk down the aisle to?

Bridesmaids often often choose “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait or “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flattsfor country wedding songs to walk down the aisle.

Having come to the end of this post for country wedding songs 2024, 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!

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