Millions love country music & if you're one of them, here are some country wedding songs for your consideration.
Having said that, there are country wedding songs that have a spiritual side while others are, well, just plain country!
Paying attention to the lyrics can help decide if a song would be better suited for the wedding ceremony or the reception.
All Of The Above
Music by TCarter, this newer country wedding song is worth considering. Hear the words.
From Lonestar's 1999 album Lonely Grill, it is probably their biggest hit. And while it has been used extensively, it nonetheless is still used and has become a classic, especially as a first dance wedding song.
Yes, I know.....composed in 1973, it's a real "oldie"! I get that, but the lyrics make for a nice first dance & I've been asked to perform it as part of reception music while the guests were eating.
Composed by singer/songwriter, Coffey Anderson, this song is from his album Southern Man released in 2008.
Could I Have This Dance
From the 1980 Urban Cowboy film soundtrack, yes, it's another "oldie"! But just listen to the lyrics and the mellow voice of Anne Murray & you'll find the lyrics are still great for a first dance.
Country Wedding Dress
A new country song by Dave Fenley with decent lyrics.
Forever And Ever, Amen
Released in 1987, this song was a huge hit for Randy Travis. As you can see from this video published in 2016, it is still used as a first dance at some country flavored wedding receptions.
It's Your Love
Released in 1997 & performed by Tim McGraw & wife Faith Hill, it obviously became a big hit. Another song to consider for a first wedding dance. However, as the video below shows, if the lyrics are not wanted, it can just as easily be performed on the keyboard
Jesus And You
Looking for a country and Christian song wrapped together? This could be it. Listen to the lyrics.
Keeper Of The Stars
Recorded & released in 1995 by country music star Tracy Byrd, it didn't take too long for this country ballad soon became a favorite on the Billboard. It even received the accolade of being named Song of the Year by the Country Music Academy. A solid choice for the first dance.
Promise To Love Her
For country music lovers, Blane Howard's song with its lyrics may well become a wedding classic over time.
Take My Hand
Around 2012, Emily Hackett wrote this song in response to being asked to sing at a longstanding friend's wedding. The lyrics accompany this video (that also features Will Anderson) so you can determine if it's for you.
The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True To You)
In my opinion, you've gotta take about 4 minutes and watch this touching video with this song and recorded by being sung at a real-life wedding. Released in 1989 and recorded by Kenny Rogers, the lyrics of this country song are very suitable for the wedding ceremony & not just the dance floor!
This Is It
10th season American Idol winner, Scotty McCreary, co-wrote and recorded this 2018 (now certified platinum) song a couple of weeks before proposing marriage to his now wife & this video features some real-life footage of his wedding...and obviously his singing!
When You Say Nothing At All
You Needed Me
Because of the lyrics & the gentle melody, I just couldn't resist including this song from 1978 recorded by Anne Murray. Its composer Randy Goodrum said it was about "unconditional undeserved love". Apparently the pop band, Boyzone, thought it was worth re-recording and did so in 1999. They must've been correct as it hit No.1 on the UK Singles Chart.