Happy Monday everybody! I am actually about to leave Texas and make my way back to Seattle, so I wanted to do a Music Monday dedicated to my sweet southern roots. These songs can be used for a myriad of reasons–first dances, exit songs, party songs, whatever you could want! Some are fun from start to finish, some tug at your heartstrings, and some will make you want to fall in love.
Here are 15 of my favorite country love songs:
Livin’ The Dream by Drake White
I love this song. The melody is so fun, it’s great to dance to, and it’s a sweet song about starting a life with someone. It’s the perfect soundtrack to the start of your forever.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Big blue sky, green, green grass//Ain’t doing half bad for a half full glass
From The Ground Up by Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay are some of my favorite artists on country radio right now. All of their love songs are incredible, their voices are flawless, and they’re so kind to their fans. This is a beautiful song about finding and building that forever love with someone.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Someday we’ll wake up with thousands of pictures of 65 years in this little house
Hard To Love by Lee Brice
I love the way this song addresses some of the things we don’t like to talk about in relationships–namely, our own flaws. It’s an important reminder that we need to both acknowledge our flaws, and celebrate the way our partners love us through them.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: You’re like a Sunday morning, full of grace and full of Jesus//I wish that I could be more like you
There’s A Girl by Trent Harmon
Trent Harmon won the final season of American Idol, and he is taking the country world by storm. This is a great humorous tune about what exactly happens to a boy when he falls in love with a girl.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Why does any man do anything in the whole damn world?//’Cause there’s a girl
Just To See You Smile by Tim McGraw
This song is a little different than all the others, because ~technically~ it’s a breakup song masked in an upbeat melody, but it’s still full of love and romance, and it’s a great song to two-step to!
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Just to see you smile, I’d do anything that you wanted me to
She’s Like Texas by Josh Abbott Band
Josh Abbott is a through-and-through Texas artist, and I love him to bits. I always daydream about finding a sweet Texas guy who loves me as a much as he loves Texas (which, if you know anything about Texan pride, is a LOT). Texas is beautiful, this song is beautiful, love is beautiful. The end.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: She’s like Texas, and she likes me.
Somebody’s Heartbreak by Hunter Hayes
This title is misleading, but the lyrics are so cute! I love the idea of being so in love that the heartbreak is worth the risk. This song would be the perfect opportunity for a romantic couple’s dance.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: I guess that all I’m tryin’ to tell ya//Is a minute with you is better than two without
Beat of The Music by Brett Eldredge
This is one of the first songs I ever danced to at a country bar and I’ve loved it ever since. It’s a super fun tune, and a great lighthearted love song to have playing at your wedding.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: You got my heart racing like there’s nothing to it//Falling in love to the beat of the music
Lovin’ You Is Fun by Easton Corbin
This song is a blast! In a world where love seems so heavy and serious and dramatic, it’s nice to be reminded that love can be and is supposed to be fun!
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: My heart’s never smiled so hard, baby, loving you is fun
Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore
This song is such a beautiful story of a romance. I love that it paints a picture of love, marriage and starting a family–everything you’re hoping and dreaming about when you plan your wedding.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Hey pretty girl, let’s build some dreams//And a house on a piece of land
No Place Like You by Maddie and Tae
Maddie and Tae are relatively new to the world of country music–their first album was released in 2015. But this album, and specifically this song, is one of my favorites!
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: I’d trade a first-class seat in for your arms
Makin’ Plans by Miranda Lambert
Fun fact for you, this used to be the ringtone I had set for when my college boyfriend would call me. (LOL) I feel like I was hard pressed to find a love song written by a female country artist, but as usual, Miranda never lets me down. This is a sweet song about the future, and it’s perfect for a wedding.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: ‘Cause I’m not easy to understand //But you know me like the back of your hand
Like Jesus Does by Eric Church
One time a boy told me this song made him think of me and I don’t think I’ve ever cried harder in my life. Even though it didn’t work out between us, this song is always going to hold a special place in my heart (not to mention it’s one of the sweetest songs ever written).
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: But she carries me when my sins make me heavy,//And loves me like Jesus does.
Write This Down by George Strait
There’s no way this Texas girl could make a country playlist without paying homage to King George. This is an iconic love song, and I always turn my radio up a little louder when it comes on.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Take my words, read ’em every day, keep ’em close by, don’t you let ’em fade away,//So you’ll remember what I forgot to say, write this down.
Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood
My mom is my favorite person on planet earth. I know Father/Daughter dances are the norm, but I absolutely want to have a dance with my mama at my wedding someday. This song makes me teary-eyed when I think about my own relationship with my mom, and what it’s going to be like when I fall in love.
Lyric that makes my heart swoon: Mama, there’s no way you’ll ever lose me.//Giving me away is not goodbye.
I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do, even if country music isn’t your cup of tea.
Cheers, and have a great week! -Abigail