Country First Dance Songs

Are you looking for that perfect Country First Dance Song? Decide if you want to have something classic or perhaps a song that is a little bit more modern.

If you and your spouse-to-be are both fans of country music, then having your first dance from this genre makes perfect sense. There really is something special about the way country songs express love and emotion.

30 Country First Dance Songs

Even if you are not a great fan of this genre, but you are still looking for that perfect opening dance as husband and wife, it is worth it to have a listen to some of the songs suggested below as it might just be the perfect song you were looking for.

It would also be a great idea to choose a country first dance song if you are marrying somebody who is crazy about this kind of music. As long as you find something that speaks to you as well.



If you are having a full on western themed wedding then choosing a song from this music style would not only be appropriate but would really compliment your chosen theme.

There are literally thousands of songs you could choose from, but below are our favorites for your Country First Dance:


Country First Dance Choices

Some of the songs below are classics and some are quite new. Have a listen and find your perfect country first dance song:

1.  Wanted - Hunter Hayes

One of the newer country first dance songs:

"You know I'd fall apart without you
I don't know how you do what you do
'Cause everything that don't make sense about me
Makes sense when I'm with you
Like everything that's green, girl I need you
But it's more than one and one makes two
Put aside the math and the logic of it
You gotta know you're wanted too"

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2.  Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You

A really great song for a couple who have been through some ups and downs and come through stronger on the other side:

"God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you"

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3.  Go There With You - Steven Curtis Chapman

Some of the key lyrics to this beautiful country first dance song:

"I know you've heard me say these words before

But every time I say I love you the words mean something more

I spoke them as a promise right from the start

I said death would be the only thing that could tear us apart

And now that you are standing on the edge of the unknown

I love you means I'll be with you wherever you must go"


4.  I Do - Paul Brandt

Great for a couple who have been through some trials and tribulations and come out stronger together:

"I know the questions in your mind
But go ahead and ask me one more time
You'll find the answer's still the same
It won't change from day to day
for worse or better"

5.  I Love The Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery

Just beautiful:

"And I like the way your eyes dance when you laugh
And how you enjoy your two hour bath
And how you convinced me to dance in the rain
With everyone watching like we were insane

But I love the way you love me
Strong and wild
Slow and easy
Heart and soul
So completely
I love the way you love me"

6.  Keeper Of The Stars - Tracy Byrd

A lovely little song that makes a great processional for the ceremony too.

"It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can't believe you're in my life
Heaven's smilin' down on me
As I look at you tonight"

7.  All I Need To Know - Kenny Chesney

Some of the lyrics of this song:

"But rain or shine you'll be mine tonight
That's all I need to know
In a world where most things come and go
I'll always have you to hold
And that's all I need to know"

8.  Amazed - Lonestar

Another song that is perfect for your country first dance:

"Girl, you are to me, all that a woman should be,
And I dedicate my life to you always.
A love like yours is rare,
It must have been sent from up above
And I know you'll stay this way, for always"

9.  Annie's Song - John Denver

This is a truly beautiful song that does not mention the name Annie in the lyrics but it is true poetry:

"Come let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come let me love you
Come love me again"

10.  From This Moment - Shania Twain

This song has become a classic for weddings and also makes a great ceremony processional:

"From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on"

11.  I Need You- Faith Hill ft Tim Mcgraw

This is a great little tune if you like duets and it is nice and slow, so if one or both of you are not great dancers, this one is perfect to just sway with.

12.  My Best Friend - Tim McGraw

Is your fiance your best friend? Then this could be the perfect song for you:

"You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend
You're my best friend, oh yeah"

13.  In This Life - Collin Raye

Does this sound like you country first dance song:

"Let the world stop turnin'
Let the sun stop burnin'
Let them tell me love's not worth going through
If it all falls apart
I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true
In this life, I was loved by you"

14.  Forever and Ever Amen - Randy Travis

Some of the key lyrics of this classic country first dance song:

"Oh baby I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
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.  When I Said I Do - Clint Black

Another perfect song that was written for a wedding:

"When I said I do, I meant that I will 'til the end of all time
Be faithful and true, devoted to you
That's what I had in mind when I said I do"

16.  One Friend - Dan Seals

A really lovely little song about having your spouse be your best friend:

"Cause when we were together,
It made the dream come true.
If I had only one friend left,
I'd want it to be you."

17.  Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church

A lighthearted little song for a true man's man:

"Yes I love good cold beer
And mustard on my fries
I love a good loud honkey tonk that rocks on friday night
And hell yes I love my truck but I want you to know
Honey I love your love the most"

18.  Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts

A lovely little song that talks about the trials before finding true love. Also great if you are Christian as it mentions God:

"Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you"

19.  Me and You – Kenny Chesney

"Ordinary, no
Really don't think so
Not a love this true
Common destiny
We were meant to be
Me and you"

20.  Sunshine - Steve Azar

Pure poetry. If only all men would talk to their women like this:

"Baby, you're my sunshine, first light

Find your way to places that only know lies

Failed tries and bruised skies

With hardly time to hold on or be strong, now I'm strong

'Cos like the dawn you push it all away"

21.  Cowboys and Angels - Dustin Lynch

A nice song about the contrasts between him an her and how they fit perfectly together.

22.  Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray

If ever there was a perfect country first dance song, this would probably be it. The words are just perfect:

"Could I have this dance for the rest of my life
Would you be my partner every night
When we're together it feels so right
Could I have this dance for the rest of my life"

23.  Then - Brad Paisley

This is a very sweet little song that tells the story of a couple's love from the moment they met. Some of the poetry:

"Now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe
The way I feel about you girl"

24.  I’ve Always Loved You - Aaron Watson

A little repetitive at times, but sometimes simplicity is what you need to say some of the most important things. Have a look:

"Greater love has not a man than the one who gives his life to prove
That he would do anything
And that's what I'm gonna do for you"

25.  Love of my life - Sammy Kershaw

Some of the words:

"You are the love of my life
And you are the reason I'm alive"

26.  I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery

"I love you this big

Eyes have never seen this big

No one's ever dreamed this big

And I'll spend the rest of my life

Explaining what words cannot describe but I'll try I

love you this big"

27.  Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum

Key Lyrics:

"I know that if we give this a little time

It'll only bring us closer to the love we wanna find

It's never felt so real, no, it's never felt so right"

28.  Unbelievable - Josh Gracin

Key lyrics:

"Undeniable, so incredible

Simply wonderful, you're beautiful

Everything I am, and I wanna be

You see in me"



29. I Cross My Heart - George Strait

Ok, the majority has voted! This is definitely the song from the king of Country that should be on a list of Country First Dance Songs. I honestly don't know how I missed it.

Below is the lyric video:

30. History in the Making - Darius Rucker 

And this is the second song that was suggested and voted for by you. Some lovely lyrics, I must agree:

Care to add a song?

Originally I had 28 songs on this list of songs and asked my visitors to comment below to vote for the last two songs that they thought should be on this list.  I have now added the two most popular of the voted songs.

But I know there are so many lovely songs out there (and new ones being released), and I think it merits another list of songs! So soon I will add another page with some more country first dance song suggestions.

What songs would you recommend we add to this list? Add your comment below and if the song is appropriate we will soon add it to the new list. Thanks in advance!



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