Everything about your upcoming wedding – from the dress to the cake to the flowers – is falling into place, but you still need to find the perfect song for your first dance. Fear not, country music fans: We have you covered. Read on for a list of 13 of the very best country songs for your first dance as husband and wife.
Country First Dance Song #1: Now That I’ve Found You. Terri Clark’s smooth wedding anthem praises the connection between a woman and her soulmate, touting the virtues of a healthy, life-changing relationship. Those are marriage-worthy words.
Country First Dance Song #2: I Do. Paul Brandt’s wedding song espouses a promise of steadfast devotion from a man to his mate, and its lyrics make it a great choice for anyone with a rocky past.
Country First Dance Song #3 and #4: One Boy, One Girl and In This Life. One of country music’s great balladeers, Collin Raye is a bona fide hit-maker when it comes to slow, romantic songs. One Boy, One Girl is a perfect choice for couples who met on a blind dates, while In This Life is an excellent selection for just about anyone committing to lifelong love.
Country First Dance Song #5: Lost in This Moment. When Big & Rich’s romantic wedding anthem came out in 2007, the soft, tender tune became something of an instant bridal classic. It tells an emotionally charged tale of devotion and praises the lifelong commitment that is marriage.
Country First Dance Song #6: Bless the Broken Road. Rascal Flatts’ sweet song puts into perspective the years of painful relationship experience that often precede marriage. Life may not always be easy, but good things can and often do arise out of less than ideal circumstances.
Country First Dance Song #7: Amazed. Lonestar’s 1999 super duper mega hit ballad Amazed accomplished a feat that hadn’t been mastered since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton did it in 1983: It topped both the Billboard Country Chart as well as the Billboard Hot 100. Oh, and it also became a wedding day staple. After all, every woman wants to be ‘amazing’.
Country First Dance Song #8: Your Everything. This one from Aussie Keith Urban is a song of devotion from a man to his lady. The title pretty much says it all: He wants to be there for her through thick, thin and everything in between.
Country First Dance Song #9: It’s Your Love. Most first dance songs tend to involve one party addressing the other, with the man singing the virtues of his bride or the woman praising her new husband’s many wonderful qualities. What makes country super couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s It’s Your Love special is it’s ‘two-way street’ quality: They address one another. It’s sweet, it’s meaningful, and it’s equal.
Country First Dance Song #10: When You Say Nothing At All. Allison Krauss & Union Station’s remake of the Keith Whitley hit song is gold standard when it comes to wedding songs. It’s about quiet understanding between two people, and praises those silent times that often hold so much meaning.
Country First Dance Song #11: Would You Go With Me. If you’re looking for an upbeat yet still meaningful first dance song, this one from deep-voiced crooner Josh Turner is a good bet.
Country First Dance Song #12: Forever and Ever, Amen. Following on the heels of Turner’s tune is an equally sunny offering from longtime country star Randy Travis. It’s all about devotion and unconditional love that spans the years.
Country First Dance Song #13: You Save Me. Kenny Chesney’s You Save Me is a classic tale of a man ‘saved’ from his own vices and faults by a loving mate’s presence and influence. It’s a tale of devotion and thankfulness that’s perfect for a couple who’s traveled a less-than-easy road to the altar.
The process of choosing a first dance song for your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful; check out the country tunes above for some inspiration. Have a blessed marriage!