215 Best Country First Dance Songs

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Best Country First Dance Songs

It is widely acknowledged that the first dance as a couple holds great significance. This is the moment to reaffirm your love and commitment to one another.

To set the mood, it’s always best to pick an emotional and catchy song that embodies your experience/journey as a couple.

Country songs are famous for being raw and honest in their lyrics.

The combination of these soulful tunes and country twang is sure to make that first dance extra special for the country-loving couple.

We’ve compiled 215 of the best country songs in this post. These songs are soulful, honest, beautifully written, and of course, romantic.

They’re sure to leave you blushing and your guests teary-eyed at the end of the dance.

Old But Gold Country First Dance Songs 

Most popular first dance wedding songs

The 1960s to the 1990s sure was a great time for country music.

We’ve compiled the best country love songs of that era in this list. Crowd favorites that are perfect for your first dance with the love of your life. 

  1. Amazed by Lonestar
  2. That’s Why I Love You Like I Do by Sonny James
  3. I Do (Cherish You) by Mark Wills 
  4. This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing by Trace Adkins
  5. Love Is The Foundation by Loretta Lynn
  6. There’s No Way by Alabama 
  7. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
  8. Darlin’ Companion by Johnny Cash
  9. My Love by Little Texas
  10. Woman (Sensuous Woman) by Don Gibson
  11. You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  12. The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known) by Juice Newton
  13. You Won’t Ever Be Lonely by Andy Griggs
  14. To Be Loved By You by Wyonna Judd
  15. My Only Love by Statler Brothers
  16. You Decorated My Life by Kenny Rogers
  17. Only You Can Love Me This Way by Keith Urban
  18. Something Like That by Tim McGraw
  19. Deeper Than The Holler by Randy Travis
  20. The Next Step Is Love by Elvis Presley
  21. Carrying Your Love With Me by George Strait
  22. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Kenny Rogers
  23. The Keeper of The Stars by Tracy Byrd
  24. Where The Green Grass Grows by Tim McGraw
  25. From The Ground Up by Dan and Shay
  26. You had me from hello by Kenny Chesney
  27. Fall In Love Again by Anne Murray 
  28. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife by Marty Robbins
  29. Sunday Kind Of Love by Reba McEntire
  30. I’d Love You All Over Again by Alan Jackson 
  31. If I Didn’t Have You by Randy Travis
  32. Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
  33. This Kiss by Faith Hill
  34. You Look So Good In Love by George Strait
  35. Don’t Know Much by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
  36. I Can Love You Like That by John Michael Montgomery 
  37. If Tomorrow Never comes by Garth Brooks
  38. From Here To Eternity by Micheal Peterson
  39. From This Moment on by Shania Twain (feat Bryan White)
  40. I’ll Still Be Loving You by Restless Heart
  41. Only One Love In My Life by Ronnie Milsap
  42. Hard To Love by Lee Brice
  43. How Do I Live by Trisha Yearwood
  44. I Love The Way You Love Me by John Michael Montgomery
  45. The Best Part of Me by Dale Watson
  46. All I Ever Need Is You by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
  47. So Help Me Girl by Joe Diffie
  48. Don’t Take The Girl by Tim McGraw
  49. Look At Us by Vince Gill
  50. I Fell In Love Again Last Night by Forester Sisters
  51. When Love Finds You by Vince Gill
  52. Love Of My Life by Sammy Kershaw
  53. Your Love Amazes Me by John Berry
  54. You’re No Place That Far by Sara Evans
  55. Pure Love by Ronnie Milsap
  56. You And I by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle
  57. Something That We Do by Clint Black
  58. Must be Doin’ Something Right by Billy Currington
  59. Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich
  60. I Cross My Heart by George Strait
  61. You’ve Got A Way by Shania Twain
  62. My Best Friend by Tim McGraw
  63. I Believe In You by Don Williams
  64. Your Everything by Keith Urban
  65. Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter
  66. Not A Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw
  67. Lady by Kenny Rogers
  68. Cowboys And Angels by Dustin Lynch
  69. You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me by Ray Price
  70. To make you feel my love by Garth Brooks
  71. Could I Have This Dance by Amy Grant and Anne Murray
  72. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses by Kathy Mattea
  73. Young Love by The Judds
  74. It Must Be Love by Don Williams 
  75. When you say nothing at all by Keith Whitley
  76. Still The One by Shania Twain  
  77. The Closer You Get by Alabama 
  78. Love, Me by Collin Raye
  79. I Swear by John Michael Montgomery 
  80. Me And You by Kenny Chesney
  81. Timber, I’m Falling In Love By Patty Loveless
  82. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
  83. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin by Charley Pride
  84. Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson
  85. It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  86. We Danced by Brad Paisley
  87. Whisper My Name by Randy Travis
  88. Thinkin’ About You by Trisha Yearwood

Classic Country First Dance Songs 

Most played first dance songs

If you’re a millennial baby or a fan of the 2000s to 2012, we’ve something for you as well.

The 2000s to 2011 also recorded some of the best country love songs like “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton and “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban.

We’re sure you’ll find some of your favorites here. 

  1. I Do by Paul Brandt
  2. To Know Love by Little Big Town
  3. Then by Brad Paisley
  4. Fall Into Me by Emerson Drive
  5. Don’t Happen Twice by Kenny Chesney
  6. Makin’ Plans by Mirander Lambert
  7. Breathe by Faith Hill
  8. I Need You by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  9. Point At You by Justin Moore 
  10. I Keep On Lovin’ You by Reba McEntire 
  11. Somebody Like You by Keith Urban 
  12. Cowboy Take Me Away by Dixie Chicks
  13. When I Said I Do  by Clint Black ft Lisa Hartman Black
  14. Forever And For Always by Shania Twain
  15. Better Today by Coffey Anderson 
  16. She’s More by Andy Griggs
  17. Come A Little Closer by Dierks Bantley
  18. Crazier by Taylor Swift
  19. Your Man by Josh Turner
  20. When The Stars Go Blue by Tim McGraw
  21. Heartbeat by Carrie Underwood 
  22. Ain’t Nothing Bout You by Brooks & Dunn
  23. I’d Find You by Chris Cagle 
  24. Let Me by Pat Green
  25. Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
  26. Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum 
  27. Remember When by Alan Jackson
  28. Fall Into Me by Brantley Gilbert
  29. Nobody But You by Blake Shelton (feat Gwen Steffani) 
  30. The One by Gary Allan
  31. Lost In This Moment by Big & Rich
  32. I Melt by Rascal Flatts 
  33. I Just Call You Mine by Martina McBride 
  34. Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood 
  35. Let’s Make Love by Tim McGraw
  36. God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
  37. Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
  38. Smile by Uncle Kracker
  39. Feels So Right by Alabama
  40. Little Moments by Brad Paisley
  41. Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner
  42. Remind Me by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
  43. Gentle On My Mind by Glen Campbell
  44. When You Got A Good Thing by Lady Antebellum 
  45. Crazy Girl by Eli Young Band

Modern Country Wedding First Dance To Dance To 

Good country songs for a wedding

Music might have evolved, but these songs from the last decade still have the rawness and rhythm that’s synonymous with good ‘ol country music. 

  1. I Always Get Lucky With You by George Jones
  2. Forever After All by Luke Combs 
  3. Sweetheart by Thomas Rhett
  4. The Bones by Marren Morris and Hozier 
  5. Love Someone by Brett Eldredge
  6. Grow Old by Florida Georgia Line 
  7. Mean To Me by Brett Eldredge
  8. Glad You Exist by Dan and Shay
  9. Dance Real Slow by Easton Corbin
  10. Good As You by Kane Brown 
  11. 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber 
  12. This Is It by Scotty McCreery 
  13. What I Never Knew I Always Wanted by Carrie Underwood 
  14. Live Forever by Kane Brown
  15. Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
  16. Just The Way by Parmalee and Blanco Brown
  17. Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran 
  18. All Of It by Cole Swindell
  19. Change Your Name by Brett Young
  20. Heart’s Desire by Kip Moore
  21. Spin You Around by Morgan Wallen
  22. Big, Big Plans by Chris Lane
  23. Slow Dance In A Parking Lot by Jordan Davis
  24. To The Moon And Back by Luke Bryan
  25. Heaven by Kane Brown
  26. You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean
  27. 90s Country by Walker Hayes 
  28. Speechless by Dan and Shay
  29. Yours (Wedding Edition) by Russel Dickerson
  30. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves 
  31. H.O.L.Y by Florida Georgia Line
  32. She’s Mine by Kip Moore
  33. Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton 
  34. I Think I Fell In Love Today by Kelsea Ballerini
  35. Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves 
  36. From The Ground Up by Dan & Shay
  37. Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs
  38. Knockin Boots by Luke Bryan
  39. Take Back Home Girl by Chris Lane feat Tori Kelly 
  40. Wanted by Hunter Hayes
  41. Mine Would You Be by Blake Shelton 
  42. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
  43. Old Love Song by Zac Brown Band
  44. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  45. Take My Hand by Emily Hackett
  46. Greatest Love Story by Lanco
  47. Forever And Ever, Amen by Randy Travis
  48. Diamonds or Twine by Ryan Hurd 
  49. Steal My Love by Dan and Shay
  50. You’re The Reason I Come Home by Ron Pope 
  51. I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice
  52. Go Out Dancing by Boy Named Banjo
  53. Sittin’ Pretty by Florida Georgia Line
  54. That’s My Kind Of Woman by George Strait 
  55. Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore
  56. Snapback by Old Dominion
  57. God Whispered Your Name by Keith Urban
  58. It Just Comes Natural by George Strait
  59. She’s Everything by Brad Paisley 
  60. Take My Name by Parmalee

Other Great Country Love Songs To Play At Your Wedding

Greatest country love songs to play at weddings
  1. (Kissed You) Good Night by Gloriana
  2. Passenger’s Seat by SHeDAISY
  3. Maybe This Time by Michael Martin Murphey 
  4. Forever To Go by Chase Rice 
  5. All That Heaven Will Allow by The Mavericks 
  6. How Forever Feels by Kenny Chesney
  7. Down To One by Luke Bryan 
  8. I Don’t Know About You by Chris Lane 
  9. Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt 
  10. All This Time by Rebecca McEntire
  11. It’s A Love Thing by Keith Urban
  12. Feel That Fire by Dierks Bentley
  13. Love The World Away by Kenny Rogers 
  14. Closer To You by Carly Pearce
  15. My Weakness by Jason Aldean
  16. One Of Them Girls by Lee Brice 
  17. Small Town Boy by Dustin Lynch
  18. Our World by Smithfield
  19. This Is Us by Noah Cyrus, Jamie Allen
  20. I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes
  21. Love Story by Taylor Swift
  22. My Girl by Dylan Scott 

Frequently Asked Questions About The First Dance 

How do you pick the song for the first dance?

The first step to picking your wedding song is settling on a genre that you both love. 

The next step is looking for a song within that genre that best describes your love story.

Were you high school sweethearts? Did you meet in college? There’s a song out there that fully expresses your story. 

The final step is making sure you both feel comfortable dancing to it.

If your song of choice happens to be too fast or too slow for your taste, you should consider asking your DJ to make a mix that’s more to your liking, or if you’re hiring a band, ask the band to sing it to your taste.

Does the first dance have to be slow?

The pace of your first dance is entirely up to you. While some couples go for a slow song they can waltz or sway to, others decide to go for an upbeat song and even take dance classes and perform a full-blown choreography.

In all, what’s most important is that your first dance suits your personality.

How long should your first dance last?

Your first dance should last somewhere between 2 to 3 minutes.

Anything longer, and you might feel awkward (unless, of course, you’re a professional dancer who’s used to dancing in front of people).

Final Thoughts

The difference between a love song and “The Love Song”  s its ability to perfectly describe the connection you and your partner share. We tried to make this list as diverse as possible.

Hope you found “The Song” on this list. Cheers!