The 50 Greatest Country Love Songs of All Time (2023)

The best way to fall in love is to the soundtrack of your favorite country love songs.

No other genre captures romance like musical sounds.des Dolly Let's goand Kenny Rogers from the music industry. These talented artists can express all those delicate feelings better than any of us.

And because so many country icons have their own incredible love stories (yes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, we mean you), they really know how to capture love at its purest.

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If you need inspiration for yourfirst dance on your wedding day, a romantic date night playlist or just enjoying your emotions alone in your bedroom, these songs will hit your guitar and your heart at the same time.

The 50 best country love songs

1. "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain

Written and recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain, this song became Twain's first Top 10 hit in the United States in 1998.

You're still who I run to / belong to

You are still what I want in life

2. "I'll Always Love You" by Dolly Parton

You might recognize this song best by Whitney Houston's amazing voice, but country music icon Dolly Parton originally recorded this song.

I wish you joy / And I wish you happiness

But most of all I wish you love

3. "Marry Me" by Thomas Rhett

With samples of Taylor Swift's "Style" chorus, Rhett painfully imagines watching his love marry someone else.

I'll try to get through without crying so no one sees

Yes, she wants to get married / but she doesn't want to marry me

4. „I Need You“ von Faith Hill und Tim McGraw

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married since the '90s and have three children together, giving them the authority they need to sing about true love.

I want to get lost in a corner booth / Cantina, Mexico

I want to dance to the hum of an AM radio

I want to wrap the moon around us / Lay skin to skin next to you

Make love until the sun comes up / until the sun goes down again

5. "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson's rendition of Gwen McCrae's original song earned him three Grammy Awards in 1983.

And maybe I didn't hold you / All these lonely, lonely times

Guess I never told you / I'm so glad you're mine

6. „I Walk the Line“ von Johnny Cash

Moneywrote his first number 1 behind the scenesat one of his concerts in 1956, shortly after he married his first wife, Vivian Liberto.

You have a way of keeping me by your side / You give me a reason to love I can't hide

For you, I know I'd even try to turn the tide / Because you're mine, I walk the line

7. "If You Say Nothing" by Alison Krauss

In love, actions speak louder than words. This song celebrates the little moments that make love great.

The smile on your face lets me know you need me

There's a truth in your eyes that says you'll never leave me

A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if I fall

8. "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers

Relationships have their ups and downs, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. This song celebrates an enduring love that survives even the greatest of challenges.

You kissed away my tears / As long as I'm fine

I stay with you / Through the years

9. „Gurgling“ von Kacey Musgraves

IfMusgraves fell in love with her ex-husband, Ruston Kelly, he wrote as many songs as he could to commemorate the early stages of their relationship. One of them is this happy song about falling in love.

Now you're picking me up / Instead of holding me down

Steal my heart / Instead of stealing my crown

I unraveled all the ropes / 'Around my wings that were tied

10. "All the Time" by Reba McEntire

Country singer and actress Reba McEntire has released an impressive 33 albums in her lifetime. This song from their 23rd release has to be one of their most romantic songs.

All the time / We held on to each other

We knew we had to be strong

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11. "La silla" by George Strait

"The Chair" was written in just 20 minutes at the end of a late night binge by country songwriters Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon. Think about the first meeting between two potential lovers.

Oh, you're welcome / Well I think I misunderstood your name

Are you waiting for someone to find you here?

Well, there are two of us / I'm glad you came.

12. „Jolene“ von Dolly Parton

It's hard to tell if this is a love song.the broken heart song, but still brings tears to our eyes. Parton is so madly in love with her partner that she begs her lover to leave her alone.

You could choose your men / But I could never love again

He's the one for me, Jolene

13. „Love Story“ von Taylor Swift

Swift was just 19 when she recorded one of her most successful singles to date. Based on the storyline of Romeo and Juliet, Swift tells a story of forbidden love and unhappy lovers.

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone / I'll wait for you, all there's left to do is run

You will be the prince and I will be the princess / It's a love story

baby just say yes

14. "Waiting for a Woman" by Brad Paisley

Next time your husband complains about having to accompany you to the grocery store, play him this song. The text tells the story of two men who meet while waiting for their wife on a bench. The old man says he doesn't mind waiting for his love and if he has to, he will even in heaven.

So when my time finally comes / And I make it to the other side

I'll find a bank if they have one. I hope you take the time

because I don't care

15. "You Don't Want to Stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson and Aldean showcase their impressive two-octave vocal range in this song, reflecting on the difficulty of finding and keeping love.

Won't you stay here for a while / Won't you hold on?

Won't you sleep with me tonight?

16. „Star Guardian“ von Tracy Byrd

Sometimes loving someone is such a rare and unique feeling that it can feel like a supernatural force has brought you together.

Kudos to Star Guardian / He really knew what he was doing

As he brought these two hearts together

17. „Lost in the Feeling“ von Conway Twitty

True love is captivating and unstoppable.. Twitty perfectly describes what it's like to be carried away by love in this song.

No words spoken / It doesn't need to be said

You and the music / They've gone to my head

18. "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery

Released as the lead single from Montgomery's Kickin It Up album, this song chronicles a promise between two lovers to stay together no matter what. Aww is everywhere, seriously!

'Cause I'll be by your side through the years / You'll only cry those tears of joy

And though I make mistakes / I'll never break your heart

19. „Your Man“ von Josh Turner

Turner's unique country draw delivers one of country music's most recognizable openings, celebrating love and lust in this catchy song.

Baby, lock the doors and dim the lights / Play soft slow music

Baby there's nowhere to go

20. "You and Me" by Kenny Chesney

Country fans love this song so much that Kenny Chesney included it on not one but two of his studio albums.

Like a perfect scene from a movie screen / Where every dream comes true

Perfect for eternity you and me

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21. „When I Say I Do“ von Clint Black und Lisa Hartman Black

Clint and Lisa Black, another musical couple, are reaffirming their wedding vows by promising to be together forever.

Here by your side or a million miles away / Nothing will change the way I feel

As it is, so it was

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22. "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton

Shelton was so touched after hearing this song on a gospel radio station that he felt compelled to re-record it in his own country style.

There's More Here Than We See / A Divine Conspiracy

That you, a beautiful angel

23. "Fit To Be Knotted" von Sammy Kershaw

Of course theThe hunt for a new relationship is exciting., but there comes a time when all games must stop and you're ready to get hooked.

I've lost myself in love, I've got a few bruises / But the heart that won't give up

He never really loses / Ever since I met you

24. "Breathe" by Faith Hill

Hill moved from her usual country style to a pop influence with this power ballad. Love can take your breath away, but you can enjoy the moment by staying calm and savoring every sensation.

Caught in contact / slow and steady speed

Baby, isn't that how love should be?

25. „Ring of Fire“ von Johnny Cash

June Carter Cash wrote this song about falling in love with her husband Johnny, whom she met while he was playing with her and her family's band. Cash later recorded a version of the song written about him, making it one of his most famous releases.

Love is a thing on fire / And it makes a ring of fire

bound by wild desire

26. "But" by Travis Tritt

Tell someone you love them before it's too late. This song is about taking the reins of love and admitting your feelings to the person you love.

A small voice repeats / Deep in my soul

He says I can't pretend I don't love you anymore

27. "Cowboy Come Take Me Away" by The Chicks

Country-pop trio The Chicks derived the title of this love song from a famous catchphrase used in commercials for Calgon bath and beauty products.

I said cowboy take me away / Fly that girl as high as you can in the wild blue

Set me free, oh I pray

28. "Just To See You Smile" by Tim McGraw

True love is selfless. McGraw's devotion is uncompromising on this song and will do anything to make his beloved happy.

When you said time is all you really need / I walked away and gave you your space

Because leaving didn't hurt like the tears I saw rolling down your face

29. „All Wed Ever Need“ von Lady A

This is the first song of this sertanejo trio,originally known as Lady Antebellum, they once wrote together, and according to Dave Haywood, who plays piano on this song, it's his favorite song to play together.

That you were all that mattered to me / You should have said everything

That I stayed inside and maybe / you could have made me believe

What we had was all we needed

30. „Remember Me“ von Brad Paisley und Carrie Underwood

Partly inspired by the Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty duet "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man," this song is a question and answer between a man and woman as they rekindle their love.

Now we keep saying we're fine / But I don't wanna settle for the good, the good

I miss how it was then / I want to feel like that again

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31. "Stand By Your Man" von Tammy Wynette

No one shows as much devotion as a southern woman. Wynette reminds us to forgive when our husbands let us down. After all, he was "just a man".

When the nights are cold and lonely / Stay with your man

And show the world that you love him.

32. „To Learn“ von Miranda Lambert

When Tammy Wynette sings in defense of men, Lambert sings in defense of women, telling men everywhere that they must understand a woman in order to love her.

Hug her when it hurts / She will be happy, you will be sorry

well that's how it works

33. "I Love The Way You Love Me" by John Michael Montgomery

Montgomery included this song on his debut album, making it his first number one single.

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And I could list a million things / I love liking them about you

But they all boil down to one reason / I could never live without you

34. "Amazed" by Lonestar

This power ballad is Lonestar's longest-running number one hit, topping the Billboard Country chart for eight weeks.

I don't know how you do what you do / I'm so in love with you

It just keeps getting better / I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side

35. „Take Me There“ von Rascal Flatts

Kenny Chesney wrote this song about meeting someone who is on the alert and wanting to meet that person. Feeling the song wasn't for him, he passed it on to country band Rascal Flatts.

There's a place in your heart where no one's been / Take me there

Things nobody knows, not even your friends / Take me there

36. "Crazy" by Patsy Cline

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson originally wrote this ballad for Billy Walker, who rejected it because it was "a girl's song." Luckily, Patsy Cline's unique voice gave the complex melody the success it deserved.

I'm crazy to try / and crazy to cry

And I'm crazy to love you

37. „Remember When“ von Alan Jackson

Jackson looks back on his life loving his wife from the moment they met to raising their children.

Remember when the sound of little feet was the song we danced to week after week

We brought back love, we found trust / We promised we'd never leave you

38. "Done With You" by Carrie Underwood

When you are in love, even the dullest of days are brightened when you spend time with the person you love.

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He comes home and we're locked in / lying in the middle of the backyard

The last thing I would worry about / 'Cause all I wanna do is break up with you

39. "You've Adorned My Heart" by Kenny Rogers

Rogers sings of a love that makes everything in his life happier.

And you have decorated my life / You have created a world

where dreams are part

40. "Forever and Ever Amen" directed by Randy Travis

Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz were inspired to write this sentimental song by Schlitz's son, who, after saying his late-night prayers, said to his mother, "Mom, I love you forever and ever, amen."

If you want to know how long I'll be faithful to you / I'll be happy to tell you again

I will love you forever / Forever and ever, Amen

41. "How I Live" by LeAnn Rimes

Rimes' version of this powerful love song was a huge commercial success, setting a record by staying on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 69 weeks.

Without you / there would be no sun in my sky

there would be no love in my life

42. "I'll Still Love You" by Restless Heart

According to guitarist Greg Jennings, the original demo for this song was much more upbeat and synthesized, but the band felt the lyrics deserved a much more streamlined acoustic sound.

I'll be yours / Until the sun doesn't shine

Until time stands still / Until the winds no longer blow

43. "You and Me" by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle

This is for that kind of love where nothing else matters as long as you are together.

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And I know that in time / We'll build the dreams we cherish

And we'll be fine, just you and me

44. „We Dance“ von Brad Paisley

This narrative song tells the story of a bar owner who is closing late at night when a girl enters the bar looking for her lost purse.Like the beginning of a love story, this song sets the perfect stage for a romantic love story.

Like nobody's danced before / I can't explain what happened on this floor

But the music played / We hugged

45. „I Cross My Heart“ von George Strait

Imagine dancing to this song with the love of your life on your wedding day. I am not crying, you are crying!

I cross my heart / And I promise

Give everything I have to give / To make all your dreams come true

46. ​​"Making Memories of Us" von Keith Urban

Before Keith Urban became a judge on American Idol, he released this song as part of his third studio album, making it his most successful release to date.

I'll be there for you from now on / You kinda know that

You were pushed to your limit, but it's alright now

47. "This Is It" by Scotty McCreery

Only the story behind it is more romantic than this song. Scotty McCreery wrote this song weeks after he proposed to his girlfriend and sang it on their wedding day. The music video features real footage from their beautiful wedding.

That's it, that's it / That's what I was talking about

Look out, can't you see forever?

48. „I Need You Now“ von Lady A

I wish all of our drunken calls to our lovers were as eloquent as these lyrics.

It's quarter past one / I'm alone and I need you now

I said I wouldn't call / But I've lost control and I need you now

And I don't know how I can be without you / I just need you right now

49. "The Greatest Love Story" by LANCO

Sometimes it takes a breakup to realize you've already found what you've been looking for. As the title suggests, this song celebrates the joys of fighting for love.

But I was what you wanted, you were what I needed / And we could meet in the middle

We'd be the greatest love story this town has ever seen

50. "The Rest of Our Lives" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran wrote this song for McGraw and Hill to record. Hill fell in love with the track when she first heard a demo because it immediately reminded her of how she met and fell in love with McGraw.

When gray hairs appear, I'm fine / When my waist grows, I'm fine

Even if time takes its toll / We stay young for the rest of our lives


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