2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day (Source)
That is a lot of weddings.
It’s obvious that people are falling in love every day. And those people like to confirm their lifetime love for each other by getting married. It’s a beautiful thing to see two people fall completely in love at a wonderful ceremony and reception.
Being that falling in love and getting married is so common, it’s no surprise that many great country songs have been written specifically with the emotions created at weddings: Love, Joy, Passion, Fun, Laughter, and Excitement.
Love and its spin-off emotions are the most popular topics for country songwriters and artists. There are so many different ways to express love so there is no limit to the number of great country wedding songs that will be released.
When it comes to planning your wedding, finding the right songs to help celebrate the day can be frustrating. Yet it’s important to find the right songs to help you show your family, friends, and of course the person your marrying just how you feel.
Here are 50 songs gathered for your wedding.
Let’s get right into it…
Country Wedding Songs
50) When Love Finds You – Vince Gill
Blessed with the perfect voice for a love song, Vince Gill has released multiple classic weddings songs. When Loves Finds You came out in 1995. It was the third single from the album of the same name. It peaked at #3 on the country singles charts and became a staple at weddings since. With soaring vocals and beautiful music, When Love Finds You brings out all the emotions you feel when you fall in love. For the first dance with your new husband or wife, it’s great to have those feelings rush through you. Vince Gill opens himself up and lets out all his passion and meaning with this song. It’s perfect for bringing smiles to you and your guests at your own wedding.
49) Meant To Be – Sammy Kershaw
In 1996, Sammy Kershaw kicked off his Politics, Religion, and Her album with the single Meant To Be. The song became a top five smash hit that same year and Sammy had himself another classic love song. Meant To Be is about a couple that falls in love as they keep running into each other. The two realize that their future love must be meant to be since they can’t get away from each other. Coincidence and circumstance often play a role in how our lives happen. When it comes to love there is no greater realization that getting smacked in the head with obvious signs that tell you that this person is the one. Sammy’s tune captured that feeling and it’s been a classic country wedding song ever since.
48) The Dance – Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks had to do a little extra convincing to get his record label to release The Dance. The song has a simple lyric and sentiment: live life to the fullest and don’t be afraid to take some chances. The song fits the story of a wedding perfectly. Even two people that are perfect for each other will find things that bother them about their lover. They may even find a few things that make them angry. But we can’t give up all the of the great stuff that comes along with being with the person you love forever because of a few disagreements or imperfections. The song launched Garth’s career into a new level and he would later become one of the biggest stars in music history. The Dance remains a great reflection song about life and there is no place to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going than your wedding.
47) Meet In The Middle – Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio started out their career in a big way with their debut single Meet In The Middle. The song skyrocketed up the charts during 1991 and became one of the biggest songs of the decade. The song is a story about a young couple that had to meet between their houses at a Georgia Pine tree. They took the meet in the middle mantra through the rest of their lives together including arguments and found a way to make things work. The song remains a popular tune on radio and playlists because it’s ultra-catchy. You can catch people tapping their fingers on the wheel of their trucks and singing along each time Meet In The Middle comes on the radio. It’s a great song for many situations and it’s one that’s a surefire hit for the dance at your wedding reception.
46) Our Song – Taylor Swift
Even though she was an early teen when she released the song Taylor Swift still captured the emotions that come with falling in love. Our Song became the song for tons of high school sweethearts all over the country as Taylor captured the feeling teens get when they are spending time with their first love. Many high school sweethearts make it all the way and sometimes they’re lucky enough to have a song that holds a special place in their hearts. And as Taylor shares with Our Song, sometimes people make their own music and that can be their song. For your wedding be sure to have this one on the playlist.
45) Love Is A Beautiful Thing – Phil Vassar
The 2nd single from Phil Vassar‘s Prayer Of A Common Man album was a huge hit at radio. Love Is A Beautiful Thing was catchy, uptempo and perfect for weddings. The tune climbed the charts finally peaking in the #2 spot. A simple song with feel good lyrics, Love Is A Beautiful Thing is actually one of the few songs Phil didn’t have a hand in writing. Two Nashville songwriting vets did write the song – Jeffrey Steele and Craig Wiseman. The song’s video included a wedding scene as Phil and the director recognized the song’s obvious imagery. It’s a great song that would make a great addition to any wedding playlist.
44) Livin’ Our Love Song – Jason Michael Carroll
Jason Michael Carroll’s career took off like a shot when he released Alissa Lies. The song touched on subject matter that’s not common enough on today’s country radio. The song peaked at #5 and Jason was an overnight start. His second single almost didn’t make the album. Carroll co-wrote the song towards the tail end of his recording sessions and his label was preparing to go into production when Carroll played the song Livin’ Our Love Song for them. The label immediately knew the song was a hit and included it on the album. The song reached the top ten and went gold. The song is about a couple living their love song. Sometimes all that’s needed for passionate, lifelong love are the simple things like loving your baby’s blue eyes, movements, and kisses. And for all those that said it couldn’t be done you get to smile as you live your dream.
43) This Kiss – Faith Hill
To kick off her third album, Faith Hill released the catchy tune This Kiss. The song catapulted to #1 on the charts and became one of Faith’s biggest hits. For Faith the song was a bit of a dip into pop-country, but all kinds of fans were loving it. The song is about how an innocent kiss can take a relationship to a new level. For each couple out there that makes it to their wedding day and beyond there is always that moment, that first kiss that each person remembers. That memory and emotion was captured in the song This Kiss. Faith nailed the performance and the song remains a staple at weddings and it’s a must have if you’re planning your own ceremony and reception.
42) You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney
Before Kenny Chesney became everybody’s favorite island singer and high school singing buddy he was singing about falling in love. You Had Me From Hello was a song Kenny wrote after watching the popular movie Jerry Maguire. In the movie, star Renee Zellwegger proclaims her love for Tom Cruise by saying, “You had me from hello…” Oddly enough Renee and Kenny would marry for a brief time years after the movie and song came out. You Had Me From Hello is a way to tell the person you love most that you fell for them since first meeting. It gives the everyone a great feeling to know that true love came instantly for the two people getting married.
41) Livin’ On Love – Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is one of country music’s best storytellers. Back in 1994 he put out a classic story song with Livin’ On Love. The song tells the story of a couple falling in love and living life solely on the power of their love for each other. When falling in love and deciding to get married it seems important to know that each person is in it simply because they love the other person. Nothing material should be the reason. Alan Jackson told the story of a couple getting by on the power of their love and at the same time he expressed the happiness the couple felt throughout their lives without having tons of fancy things. A great way to express the love you have for each other at your wedding is to play a song like Livin’ On Love. The song gives everyone the feeling of true love and what it means to get married.