Dan + Shay often share heartwarming videos on their social media channels of couples dancing on their wedding days. It “means the world” to the beloved country duo that many brides and grooms select “You” and other romantic songs for their first dance. Dan + Shay recently shared that “we are so grateful for this. For our music to be a part of one of the biggest moments of someone’s life will absolutely never be lost on us.”
The entire genre is packed with swoon-worthy love songs, often inspired by significant others. Some husband-and-wife duos even team up, including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd.
Since it’s wedding season, it’s the perfect time to listen to some of the most romantic songs in country music that might inspire a selection for a first dance. Here’s a list of 33 of the sweetest songs, with lyrics that will make your heart melt:
1. "It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
"Better than I was, more than I am/And all of this happened by takin' your hand"
2. "Making Memories of Us" - Keith Urban
"I wanna honor your mother/And I wanna learn from your pa/I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw/And I wanna stand out in a crowd for you/A man among men/I wanna make your world better than it's ever been"
3. "You" Dan + Shay
"Hey, look what a hello from a stranger turned into/Caught up in a moment like it's just us in this room/All the right words at the right time and you know 'em 'cause you know me/Better than anyone else, we don't need anyone else"
4. "My Best Friend" - Tim McGraw
"You stand by me, and you believe in me/Like nobody ever has/When my world goes crazy, you're right there to save me/You make me see how much I have"
5. "Pledging My Love" - Emmylou Harris
"Forever, my darling, my love will be true/Always and forever I'll love just you
6. "Bless The Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts
"Every long lost dream led me to where you are/Others who broke my heart, they were like Northern stars/Pointing me on my way into your loving arms/This much I know is true/That God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you"
7. "From This Moment On" - Shania Twain
"From this moment, life has begun/From this moment, you are the one/Right beside you is where I belong/From this moment on"
8. "Little Moments" - Brad Paisley
"It's the sudden change in plans/When she misreads the directions/And we're lost but holding hands/Yeah I live for little moments like that"
9. "Forever After All" - Luke Combs
"They say nothing lasts forever/But they ain't seen us together"
10. "This Is It" - Scotty McCreery
"This is a moment we won't forget/On top of the world, here, together/If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss, this is it"
11. "In Case You Didn't Know" - Brett Young
"In case you didn't know/Baby, I'm crazy bout you/And I would be lying if I said/That I could live this life without you"
12. "My Last Name" - Dierks Bentley
"So darling if you're wondering why I've got you here tonight/I want to be your husband, I want you to be my wife/I ain't got much to give you but what I've got means everything/It's my last name, oh, it's my last name"
13. "Butterflies" - Kacey Musgraves
"Cloud Nine was always out of reach/Now, I remember what it feels like to fly/You give me butterflies"
14. "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis
"If you wonder how long I'll be faithful/I'll be happy to tell you again/I'm gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, Amen"
15. "I Cross My Heart" - George Strait
"I cross my heart and promise to/Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true/In all the world you'll never find/A love as true as mine"
16. "When Love Finds You" - Vince Gill
"When it finally hits you, you won't know what to doThere's nothin' you can say, when love finds you"
17. "Anywhere With You" - Jake Owen
"I travel light and my bags are packed/Just as long as I'm where you're at/I'm gonna have a real good view/I'll go anywhere, anywhere with you"
18. "Me and You" - Kenny Chesney
"Suited perfectly/For eternity/Me and you"
19. "Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett
"And I know that I can't ever tell you enough/That all I need in this life is your crazy love"
20. "Could I Have This Dance" - Anne Murray
"Could I have this dance/For the rest of my life"
21. "If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square
"You are my heart, every breath I breathe/And I'm safe in your arms, you rescue me"
22. "Then" - Brad Paisley
"Like a river meets the sea/Stronger than it’s ever been/We've come so far since that day/And I thought I loved you then"
23. "How Do I Live" - LeAnn Rimes
"Without you, there'd be no sun in my sky/There would be no love in my life"
24. "You Are" - Dolly Parton
"Sometimes I try to count the ways and reasons that I love you/But I can't ever seem to count that far"
25. "The Vows Go Unbroken" - Kenny Rogers
"From the moment I met you/You made my life complete/This wave of pure devotion/Has swept me off my feet"
26. "I Do" - Paul Brandt
"I've seen the storm clouds in your past/But rest assured 'cause you are safe/At home at last"
27. "Stubborn Pride" - Zac Brown Band
"You're a most unlikely angel/That saved me from myself/Heaven knows I need you, baby/Can't get high on nothing else"
28. "Can't Have Mine" - Dylan Scott
"Thank God she loves me/God knows I got so lucky"
29. "The Bones" - Maren Morris
"Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, butWe built this right, so nothing's ever gonna move it"
30. "Diamonds or Twine" - Ryan Hurd
"When I look at you now/I see all I ever wanted/You make me wanna hang around/And hold your hand, we're a hundred/You make love feel so real"
31. "I Do" - Jessie James Decker
"You found me in the darkest night/You're my angel/You saved my life/I can't believe we're standing here"
32. "Best Shot" - Jimmie Allen
"I'm not sayin' that I'm perfect oh, 'cause girl you know I'm not/But I'll love you, with everything I've got/Girl, I'll give you my best shot"
33. "Pushing Up Daisies" - Brothers Osborne
"We'll go on 'til we're pushin' up daisies/We'll grow old and wild and I'll still be callin' you baby/We'll never get enough/We'll be livin' it up right down to the day we die/No, we ain't gettin' out of this love alive"