The 50 Best Country Love Songs Of All Time

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Falling in love is best done to the soundtrack of your favorite country love songs.

No other genre captures romance quite like the musical soundings of the Dolly Partons and Kenny Rogers of the music industry. These talented artists have a way of expressing all those mushy feelings better than any of us ever could.

And since so many country icons have amazing love stories of their own (Yes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, we mean you), they really know how to capture love in its purest form.

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Whether you need some inspiration for your first dance on your wedding day, a romantic playlist for date night or you just want to bask in your emotions alone in your room, these songs are sure to pull at your guitar and heartstrings all at once.

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 U.S. in 1998.

You're still the one I run to / The one that I belong to

You're still the one I want for life

2. “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton

You might best recognize this song in the astounding vocals of Whitney Houston, but country music icon Dolly Parton originally recorded this song.

I wish you joy / And I wish you happiness

But above all this / I wish you love

3. “Marry Me” by Thomas Rhett

Sampling the chorus of Taylor Swift’s “Style," Rhett heartbreakingly imagines watching his love marry someone else.

I'll try to make it through without crying so nobody sees

Yeah, she wanna get married / But she don't wanna marry me

4. "I Need You” by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married since the 90s and share 3 children together, giving them all the authority anyone could need to sing about true love.

I wanna get lost in some corner booth / Cantina, Mexico

I wanna dance to the static of an AM radio

I wanna wrap the moon around us / Lay beside you, skin on skin

Make love 'til the sun comes up / 'Til 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 3 Grammy Awards in 1983.

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

I guess I never told you / I am so happy that you're mine

6. “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash

Cash wrote his first number 1 hit backstage at one of his 1956 concerts shortly after marrying his first wife, Vivian Liberto.

You've got a way to keep me on your side / You give me cause for love that 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. “When You Say Nothing At All” 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 that you need me

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

A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever 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 a long-lasting love that survives even the greatest challenges.

You've kissed my tears away / As long as it's okay

I'll stay with you / Through the years

9. “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves

When Musgraves fell in love with her ex-husband, Ruston Kelly, she wrote all the songs she could to commemorate the early stages of their relationship. One of which is this feel-good tune about falling in love.

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

Stealing my heart / Instead of stealing my crown

Untangled all the strings / 'Round my wings that were tied

10. “All This Time” by Reba McEntire

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

All this time / We held on to each other

We knew we had to be strong

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11. "The Chair” by George Strait

“‘The Chair” was written in just 20 minutes at the end of a night-long songwriting binge by country music songwriters, Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon. It reflects on the first meeting between two potential lovers.

Oh you're welcome / Well I don't think I caught your name

Are you waiting for someone to meet you here?

Well that makes two of us / Glad you came

12. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

It’s hard to conclude if this is a love song or heartbreak song, but it brings a tear to our eyes either way. Parton is so hopelessly in love with her partner that she begs his mistress to leave them in peace.

You could have your choice of men / But I could never love again

He's the only one for me, Jolene

13. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift

Swift was just 19 when she recorded one of her most successful singles to date. Mimicking the plot of "Romeo and Juliet," Swift tells a story of forbidden love and star-crossed lovers.

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

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

Baby, just say yes

14. “Waitin On A Woman” by Brad Paisley

Next time your man complains about having to accompany you when you’re shopping, play him this song. The lyrics tell the story of two men who meet while waiting for their wives on a bench. The older man says he never minds waiting for his love and will do so even in heaven if he has to.

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

I'll find myself a bench, if they've got any / I hope she takes her time

'Cause I don't mind

15. “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

Showing off their impressive vocal range across two octaves in this song, Clarkson and Aldean reflect on the difficulty of finding and maintaining love.

Don't you wanna stay here a little while / Don't you wanna hold each other tight

Don't you wanna fall asleep with me tonight

16. “The Keeper Of The Stars” by Tracy Byrd

Sometimes loving someone is such a rare, unique feeling that it can feel as though some supernatural power must have brought you together.

I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars / He sure knew what he was doin'

When he joined these two hearts

17. “Lost In The Feeling” by Conway Twitty

True love is captivating and unstoppable. Twitty perfectly describes how it feels to get carried away with love in this song.

No words are spoken / That don't need to be said

You and the music / Have gone to my head

18. “I Swear” by John Micheal Montgomery

This song was released as the lead single for Montgomery’s album "Kickin It Up" and narrates a promise between two lovers to stick together no matter what. Aww’s all around, really!

'Cause I'll stand beside you through the years / You'll only cry those happy tears

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

19. “Your Man” by Josh Turner

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

Baby, lock the doors and turn the lights down low / Put some music on that's soft and slow

Baby, we ain't got no place to go

20. “Me & You” by Kenny Chesney

Country music 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

Suited perfectly for eternity Me and you

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21. "When I Say I Do” by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black

Another husband and wife musical duo, Clint and Lisa Black reaffirm their wedding vows by pledging to stay together forever.

Here by your side or a million miles away / Nothin' is ever gonna change the way I feel

The way it is, is the way that it was

22. “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton

Shelton was so moved after hearing this song on a Gospel radio station that he felt compelled to rerecord it in his own country style.

There's more here than what we're seeing / A divine conspiracy

That you, an angel lovely

23. “Fit To Be Tied Down” by Sammy Kershaw

Sure, the chase in a new relationship is exciting, but there comes a time when all games must stop and you’re ready to be tied down.

I've lost at love, got some bruises / But the heart that don't give up

Never really loses / Since I met you

24. “Breathe” by Faith Hill

Hill swayed from her usual country style into more of a pop influence with this power ballad. Love can take your breath away, but you can bask in the moment by staying calm and enjoying every sensation.

Caught up in the touch / Slow and steady rush

Baby, isn't that the way that love's supposed to be

25. “Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash

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

Love is a burning thing / And it makes a fiery ring

Bound by wild desire

26. “Anymore” by Travis Tritt

Tell someone you love them before it’s too late. This song is all about grabbing love by the reigns and confessing your feelings to your crush.

A small voice keeps repeating / Deep inside my soul

It says I can't keep pretending / I don't love you anymore

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

Pop country trio, The Chicks, derived the title of this love song from a famous slogan used in commercials for Calgon bath and beauty products.

I said, cowboy take me away / Fly this girl as high as you can into 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 unconditional in this song, doing whatever he can to make his lover happy.

When you said time was all you really needed / I walked away and let you have your space

Cause leavin' didn't hurt me near as badly / As the tears I saw rollin' down your face

29. “All We’d Ever Need” by Lady A

This is the first song that country trio, originally known as Lady Antebellum, ever wrote together and, according to Dave Haywood who plays piano in this track, is their favorite tune to perform together.

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

That I kept inside of me and maybe / You could have made me believe

That what we had was all we ever need

30. “Remind Me” by Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

Inspired in part by the Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty duet “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” this song is a question and answer between a husband and wife rekindling their love.

Now we keep saying that we're okay / But I don't want to settle for good not great

I miss the way that it felt back then / I wanna feel that way again

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31. “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette

No one shows devotion quite like a Southern wife. Wynette reminds us to forgive when our husbands let us down. After all, he is “just a man.”

When nights are cold and lonely / Stand by your man

And show the world you love him

32. "To Learn Her” by Miranda Lambert

If Tammy Wynette is singing in defense of men, Lambert sings this one to stand up for the ladies, telling men everywhere that to love a woman you must understand one.

Hold her when she hurts / She'll be happy, you'll be sorry

Well, that's just how it works

33. “I Love The Way You Love Me” by John Micheal Montgomery

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

And I could list a million things / I love to like about you

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

34. “Amazed” by Lonestar

This power ballad is Lonestar’s biggest hit and longest-lasting number one, spending eight weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart.

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” by Rascal Flatts

Kenny Chesney wrote this song about meeting someone who has their guard up and the desire to get to know this person. He felt the song wasn’t meant for him and passed it on to the country band, Rascal Flatts.

There's a place in your heart nobody'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 turned it down because it was “a girl’s song.” Thankfully, Patsy Cline was able to give the complex melody the success it deserved with her unique vocals.

I'm crazy for trying / And crazy for crying

And I'm crazy for loving you

37. “Remember When” by Alan Jackson

Jackson looks back on his life and love with his wife from their first meeting through raising children.

Remember when the sound of little feet / Was the music we danced to week to week

Brought back the love, we found trust / Vowed we'd never give it up

38. “End Up With You” by Carrie Underwood

When you’re in love, even the dullest days are brightened by spending time with the one you love.

Get home and we're locked out / Middle of the backyard laying down

Last thing that I'd worry 'bout / 'Cause all I wanna do is end up with you

39. “You Decorated My Heart” by Kenny Rogers

Rogers sings about a love that makes everything in his life more filled with joy.

And you decorated my life / Created a world

Where dreams are a part

40. “Forever And Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis

Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz were inspired to write this sentimental song thanks to Schlitz's son, who, after saying his nightly prayers, would often remark to his mother, “Mommy, I love you forever and ever, amen.”

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

41. “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes

Rimes’ version of this powerful love song was a huge commercial success, setting a record for 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 Be Loving You” by Restless Heart

According to guitarist Greg Jennings, the original demo of this tune was much more upbeat and synthesized, but the band felt the song's lyrics deserved a much more stripped back, acoustic sound.

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

'Till time stands still / Until the winds don't blow

43. “You And I” by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle

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

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

And we'll be alright, just you and I

44. “We Danced” by Brad Paisley

This narrative-style song tells the story of a bar owner closing up late at night when a girl comes into the bar looking for her lost purse. Like the start of a romance movie, this song sets the scene perfectly for a romantic love story.

Like no one else had ever danced before / I can't explain what happened on that floor

But the music played/ We held each other close

45. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait

Imagine swaying to this tune with the love of your life on your wedding day. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

I cross my heart / And promise to

Give all I've got to give / To make all your dreams come true

46. “Making Memories Of Us” by Keith Urban

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

I'm gonna be here for you from now on / This you know somehow

You've been stretched to the limits but it's alright now

47. “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery

The only thing more romantic than this song is the story behind it. Scotty McCreery wrote this tune weeks after proposing to his girlfriend and performed it for her on their wedding day. The music video features real footage from their adorable wedding.

This is it, this is now / This is what I've been talkin' 'bout

Lookin' out, can't you see forever?

48. “Need You Now” by Lady A

If only all of our drunk calls to our lovers were as eloquent as these lyrics.

It's a quarter after one / I'm all alone and I need you now

Said I wouldn't call / But I lost all control and I need you now

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

49. “Greatest Love Story” by LANCO

Sometimes it takes a breakup to make you realize you had already found the one you were looking for. Just 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 between

We were gonna be the greatest love story this town had ever seen

50. “The Rest of Our Life” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran penned this song for McGraw and Hill to record. Hill fell in love with the track upon first hearing a demo because it immediately reminded her of meeting and falling for McGraw.

If one gray hair shows, I'll be fine / If my waistline grows, I'll be fine

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

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