Best Country Music for Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Updated on December 6, 2016

Country Music for Your Wedding Ceremony

Are you planning a wedding with a country theme? A country-style wedding can be a lot of fun. Finding the right music can be a challenge sometimes. The song you choose for your wedding ceremony will set the mood of the wedding. Finding the perfect country song to walk down the aisle to can be the most time consuming part of your wedding plan. To help save you some time, I have compiled a list of some of the best love songs that country music has to offer.

You should choose a song with your partner, one that speaks to both of you and the kind of relationship that you have.

Processional Ceremony Music

  1. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do
  2. Carrie Underwood - Look at Me
  3. Carrie Underwood - Because You Love Me
  4. Clint Black Lisa Hartman - When I Said I Do
  5. George Strait - I Cross My Heart
  6. Hunter Hayes - Wanted
  7. John Michael Montgomery - I Love the Way You Love Me
  8. Kenny Chesney - You Had Me From Hello
  9. Lady Antebellum - When You Got A Good Thing
  10. Rascal Flatts - Bless The Broken Road
  11. Sammy Kershaw - You Are The Love of My Life
  12. Sara Evans - I Could Not Ask For More
  13. Shania Twain - From This Moment On
  14. Shania Twain - You've Got a Way
  15. Tracy Byrd - Keeper of the Stars

Fun Music for Your Wedding Recessional

Choosing music for the recessional after your wedding ceremony is probably the most challenging part of selecting the music. Everyone is probably a little emotional after the ceremony they have just witnessed. It's time to get the party started, so you may find playing something a little more upbeat is appropriate for the celebration that is about to begin.

If your wedding party is a fun-loving group, you can have a great time dancing back down the isle to something a little crazy.

I have listed some songs that are fun, as well as appropriate, for that dance back down the isle. Have fun!

Wedding Recessional Music

  1. Dixie Chicks - Cowboy Take Me Away
  2. Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
  3. Hunter Hayes - I Want Crazy
  4. Kenny Chesney - How Forever Feels
  5. Josh Turner - Would You Go With Me
  6. Josh Turner - Why Don't We Just Dance
  7. Keith Urban - Better Life
  8. Keith Urban - I Wanna Love Somebody Like You
  9. Lady Antebellum - Our Kind Of Love
  10. Sara Evans - Suds In The Bucket
  11. Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue
  12. Taylor Swift - Love Story
  13. Taylor Swift - Our Song
  14. Tim McGraw - I Like It I Love It
  15. Tim McGraw - Just To See You Smile
  16. Wynonna Judd - Testify To Love

Perfect Music for Your First Dance

The first dance as married partners is so special; the song that you dance to should be special as well. The lyrics should be something that speaks to both of you. If you already have a special song that you share, that would be an obvious choice.

Years from now you will look back and remember the song you danced to at your wedding reception. Make sure you choose something that really means something to you.

If you are still searching for just the right song, and nothing has quite caught your attention yet, I have listed some of the best country love songs I could find.

You will know when you hear it if it is "the one," so don't settle for just any song. Make it count.

First Dance Songs

  1. Bryan White - God Gave Me You
  2. Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
  3. Brad Paisley - She's Everything
  4. Brad Paisley - Then
  5. Brad Paisley - We Danced
  6. Eric Church - Like Jesus Does
  7. George Strait - I Cross My Heart
  8. John Michael Montgomery - I Swear
  9. Josh Turner - Soulmate
  10. Josh Turner - To Be Loved By You
  11. Justin Moore - Til My Last Day
  12. Keith Urban - Making Memories of Us
  13. Keith Urban - Only You Can Love Me This Way
  14. Keith Urban - Your Everything
  15. Kenny Chesney - Me and You
  16. Kip Moore - Hey Pretty Girl
  17. Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance
  18. Lonestar - Amazed
  19. Paul Brandt - I Do
  20. Randy Travis - Forever and Ever Amen
  21. Rascal Flatts - The Day Before You
  22. Scotty McCreery - I Love You This Big
  23. Thompson Square - Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not
  24. Tim McGraw Faith Hill - It's Your Love
  25. Tim McGraw - My Best Friend
  26. Zac Brown Band - Whatever It Is

Learn To Line Dance

The wedding reception is the best part of the wedding. It can be so much fun to let loose and do some dancing. I don't know about you, but I we don't get to dance a whole lot anymore, so I've forgotten how to do a lot of the dances we used to do when we went to country western clubs. When my daughter was getting married, we decided to practice some of the line dances that I knew the DJ would have us do. It sure helped, and we had a blast at the reception.

You can find a lot of "How To" videos at Youtube. I have posted a couple below to get you started. Have fun with it.

Alan Jackson Line Dance Tutorial

Line Dance How-To

Music for the Father/Daughter Dance

The father/daughter dance is a very emotional part of your wedding reception. Finding just the right song for this important moment is not always easy. Your father has protected and loved you since the day you were born, and now he's giving you up to another man. The songs I have found talk about the special relationship you have had with your father as you were growing up. Listen to the words, and find just the right one that speaks to the relationship you and your father have.

A father has a hard time giving up his little girl to someone else. I have always felt like this is the real point during the wedding, that your father actually lets you go. I hope you can find a song among the list that I have provided. There are some very beautiful choices. Enjoy listening.

Songs for the Father Daughter Dance

  1. Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
  2. Chris Cagle - Dance Baby Dance
  3. Chuck Wicks - Stealing Cinderella
  4. Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long
  5. Heartland - I Loved Her First
  6. Kenny Rogers - Handprints on the Wall
  7. Krystal Keith - Daddy Dance With Me
  8. Rascal Flatts - My Wish For You
  9. Stephen Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
  10. T Carter - Daddy's Little Angel
  11. Tim McGraw - My Little Girl


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