Country Wedding Songs - The Ultimate List

Country Weddings Songs 101

I don't know about you but when I was planning my wedding and we had our meeting with the DJ he said, "So what kind of music do you want to play?"  I sort of looked at my then fiancé and said, "Well you know, all our favorites!" Like he could read my mind! 

Coming up with a list was time consuming and stressful because I wanted to make it clear our "vibe" for the night! I compiled a list for all you lovely country brides of some of the songs new and old that I think would be awesome for a wedding right now!

So grab a pen and get ready to jot these down, from current crowd pleasers to the best good ol' country love songs that you don't want to forget to play:


First Dance Songs 

  • Luke Combs- I got away with you

"Well I got caught in Panama City trying to buy some beer for some Georgia girls
And I got wore out by my daddy for stealing cigarettes from the Smokes and More
When all my friends would get away, seems I'd get caught plane as day
I took the blame for every little thing

But I got away with you
And somehow I still ain't been found out
It's a crazy truth like I strolled out the gates of Alcatraz
And I walked in the Louvre now the Mona Lisa's hanging in my house
I bust out of Buckingham with the crown jewels, and I got away with you"

  • Grave- Thomas Rhett

"My slice of heaven on this side of the Mississippi river, baby
You're my infinity, no end to you and me come hell, fire, or rain
Baby, nothin' can change it
No, nothin' can change it
Ooh when the good lord calls me home and this life is through
I may be six feet deep, but I'll still be lovin' you
Baby, what we got won't ever die
Can't take diamonds, can't take gold
But I'll take your love with me when I go
I'm gonna take it to the grave with me
You're my destiny, you'll always be with me
Today, tomorrow, all the way to eternity, baby"

  • Holding on to you- Miranda Lambert

"I've seen the south of France
I've seen the sunset dance
Over Sunset Avenue
I've seen the Rolling Stones
Got real high on rock 'n' roll
Seen a lot of dreams come true
Ain't no moment like when I'm holding onto you
Ain't no moment like when I'm holding onto you"

  • Queen of my heart- Hank Williams Jr.

"I just wanted to tell you what I think about you
And I don't wanna leave out some important part
You know I love you and I can't live without you
You know that you are the queen of my heart"

  • We got us- Canaan Smith

"We got love, baby
It don't sound like much maybe
There ain't no way that's not enough
'Cause we got us

They say life's not a love song, I think everybody's all wrong
So far, forever sounds good to me
We've got California moonlight
Enough gas to make it to the sunrise"



Processional songs 

  • Makin' Plans- Miranda Lambert

"Cause I'm not easy to understand
But you know me like the back of your hand
I'm your girl and you're my man
And we're makin' plansWe can go on and on
Won't ever feel too long
I'll always call you home
And we'll go on and on"

(I'm Partial to this one because we played this as our bridal party walked down)

  • Forever and Always- Shania Twain 

"Cause I'm keeping you
Forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Want to wake up every
Morning to your sweet face always"

  • Cowboy take me away- Dixie Chicks

"I said, cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you"

  • Lost in this moment- Big and rich 

"Lost in this moment with you
I am completely consumed
By feelings so absolute
There's no doubt
Sealing your love with a kiss
Waited my whole life for this
Watching all my dreams come true
Lost in this moment with you"

  • Your Everything-Keith Urban 

"I want to be the wind that fills your sails
And be the hand that lifts your veil
And be the moon that moves your tide
The sun coming up in your eyes
Be the wheel that never rusts
And be the spark that lights you up
All that you've been dreaming of and more, so much more
I want to be your everything"



Recessional Songs 

  • Jackson- Johnny Cash 

"We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson
Ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town."

  • Great day to be alive- Travis Tritt

"And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good"

  • Shotgun Rider- Tim McGraw

"I don’t ever want to wake up
Lookin’ into someone else’s eyes
Another Voice calling me baby
On the other end of the phone
A new girl puttin’ on her makeup
Before dinner on Friday night
No I don’t ever wanna know, oh oh
No other shotgun rider, beside me, singin’ to the radio"

  • Love grows wild- Dierks Bentley

"You give me the sweetest love
You must be straight from above
And you're so good at loving me
You're so fine, it's plain to see
This was surely meant to be

Wild things grow on less than a little
And darling I know it'll be
You and me right down in the middle
Where love grows wild"

  • I'd Say thats right- Clay Walker

"I'd say that's right on the money
Sure as the summer in Florida's sunny
I'd say that's right down the middle
Ain't no doubt, not even a little
Will I love you for the rest of my life
I'd say that's right"



Father- Daughter Dance 

  • The keeper of the stars- Tracy Byrd

"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

I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin'
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I've got all I'll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars"

  • Kenny Chesney- There goes my life 

"Momma's waiting to tuck her in
As she stumbles up those stairs
She smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls

He smiles
There goes my life
There goes my future my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
There goes my life"

  • Cowgirls don't cry- Brooks & Dunn

"Her daddy gave her, her first pony
Then taught her to ride
She climbed high in that saddle
Fell I don't know how many times
He taught her a lesson that she learned
Maybe a little too well

Cowgirls don't cry, ride, baby, ride
Lessons in life are gonna show you in time
Soon enough you gonna know why
It's gonna hurt every now and then
If you fall get back on again
Cowgirls don't cry"

  • You are my Sunshine - Chris & Morgane Stapleton 

Ya'll know this song but you gotta hear the sing they put on it! 

  • I'l be there- Josh Turner 

"I'll be a heart mender
A prayer sender
A hoper and believer, when it's all up in the air
A strong and steady shoulder, I'll be a secret holder
Anytime, anything, anywhere
I'll be there 

If you need a frown turned to a grin
Or you need a hand just to hold your hand
Need a daddy or you just need a friend
I'll be there"



Mother- Son Dance 

  • Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can."

  • Angels- Randy Travis

"Are you telling me that you've never seen an angel?
Never felt the presence of one standing by?
No robe of white
No halo in site
Well you missed the most obvious thing
Aw man, are you blind?
Just look in your mothers eyes

Aw man, are you blind?
Just look in your mothers eyes
That's right"

  • Never Alone- Lady Antebellum 

"May the angels protect you
Trouble neglect you
And heaven accept you when it's time to go home
May you always have plenty
The glass never empty
Know in your belly
You're never alone

May your tears come from laughing
You find friends worth having
As every year passes
They mean more than gold
May you win and stay humble
Smile more than grumble
And know when you stumble
You're never alone"

  • Through the years- Kenny Rogers 

"Through the years
You've never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
I've never been afraid
I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed
Right here with you
Through the years"

  • I hope you dance- Lee ann Womack

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance"


I hope that you enjoyed this list and had some fun on youtube listening! Your wedding should be a reflection of you as a couple and when you find the right songs they will just click! Stay tuned for more music lists in the future!





Ps. Dont stress about it too much, most people are really just there for the wedding cake! 






Samantha McPherrin