It’s that time–wedding bells aplenty are ringing all around and happy couples are exchanging vows to become one. Ah, we can smell the romance and perfectly put-together ceremony bouquets in the air! While brides and grooms have a lot to plan for the special day, there’s a lot of pressure that hangs on the first dance song selection. It could make or break the whole celebration entirely…well, maybe not, but it sets the mood nonetheless!
Here are a few options for the romantic tradition to make all of the guests go ‘aw’ or even shed a tear. Check out our first dance country songs below:
What’s better than a happily married couple of 20 years singing a gorgeous love song with one another? Representing true #relationshipgoals, this duet by the two lovebirds could make even the coldest hearts melt.
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Now used as inspiration for an upcoming movie, this Rascal Flatts mega-hit changed the game when it came to first dance songs. Not only is it romantic in its nature, but also touches on being grateful for finding such a strong love.
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Cue the dramatic acoustic guitar because Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On” is about as sappy as one could get. And yet a love song so serious still makes us believe that true love is indeed real.
Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Written for his wife, Lauren, Thomas Rhett couldn’t have given a better gift for his childhood sweetheart. The critics agree: “Die a Happy Man” has won numerous awards and spent six weeks at the top of the country radio charts.
Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi
Jon Pardi may not say it just like Beyonce did, but he knows if you like it, then you should put a ring on it. His traditional twang adds a little more kick to the first dance number, perfect for those folks who spend their special day out on the farm or in the barn.
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Let’s face it: brides end up doing most of the wedding planning because the grooms are just not into all the little details. Lee Brice takes the role as the skeptic-turned-romantic after a girl changes his mind and makes him believe that there’s nothing wrong with a slow dance or two.
Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore
If a boy writes you a song about your future together, that’s when you know it’s real. This Kip Moore hit sounds like the ultimate dream between a man and his lady, even as time slowly moves forward. What a classic!
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Is it really a wedding until this song is played? The sweet tune became the hit first dance song of the season when Blake Shelton released it to the masses. This song may remain a staple in the wedding department for decades to come.
She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
In the end, it’s all the little things that make a person who they are. Brad Paisley recognizes this in his lovey-dovey song, “She’s Everything.” Sometimes remembering the small stuff goes far in a relationship and Paisley defines true love as he defines his woman with what he loves best about her.
Amazed – Lonestar
Another classic first dance song! The country group sings their hearts out in declaration of loving someone. Just like exchanging vows during a ceremony, “Amazed” could be a continuation of those promises in song form.
From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
Making us get all the feels, Dan + Shay! Inspired by their grandparents’ love story, this track is what all couples tying the knot should to for their future. But actually, a first dance to “From the Ground Up” would be the ultimate way to solidify the ‘I dos.’
Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban
Keith Urban could also be known as the king of recording the cutest country love songs if we’re honest. He has a huge catalogue full of the perfect first dance songs, but this one seems to be a favorite among many newlyweds.
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes knows how to say exactly what girls are dying to hear, especially in his hit single, “Wanted.” If there is any confusion on why this would be the best first dance song, give it a listen and those sweet piano-filled notes could make any girl swoon.
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