Who doesn’t love dreamy country love songs? Country love songs have their own particular style. Singers and songwriters in the country genre have a talent for writing comforting songs that depict challenging situations. While love songs may be found in any genre of music, country music is unique.
The simplicity and sweetness of the words are what make a country song so captivating. These lovely tunes have definitely warmed our hearts.
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day playlist, something emotional to listen to on your next road trip, or you’re simply in the mood to listen to feel-good country songs that will remind you of your first love sit back and relax. We’ve already curated the perfect playlist for you!
1. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
June Carter co-wrote “Ring of Fire” about her marriage to Johnny Cash. She got the idea for the song after reading a poem that had the words “Love is like a flaming ring of fire” underlined. The ballad charted at No. 1 on the 1963 US Hot Country Singles list.
2. “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery
In 1993, country singer John Michael Montgomery had a smash with “I Swear” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Singles chart before moving over to pop radio.
The song is a ballad in which a guy pledges to his girlfriend that he would always adore her. “Like the shadow by your side, I vow, For better or worse. I’ll be there, We will be together till death do us part. I’ll love you with all of my heart. And I swear.” the song continues.
“I Swear” has been in a number of films and television series since its first release.
3. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
Several country music performers have recorded “Bless the Broken Road” with Rascal Flatts’ version being the most successful. Their performance of the ballad reached the top of the Billboard US Hot Country Songs charts in 2005, earning the composers a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
Expert Tip: The song describes how the road of healing from the heartache and disappointment of a previous relationship may finally lead to the discovery of one’s true love. “‘Bless the Broken Road’ talks about all the numerous paths one walks down to discover their true love.”
Melodies Crittenden, a country singer who released her version in 1998, explained. “When I was lonely and upset while waiting for my spouse. I constantly attempted to remind myself of one very crucial thing.” God is in charge! He’s always been there and will always be there. I’m so glad I gave God the reins because I knew I’d be on the right track with Him.”
4. “You and I” by Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbitt
This delightful duet of Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbitt celebrates the bond of love between a man and woman who foresees the future with nothing but pleasure and resilience.
Amazingly, Gayle and Rabbitt’s voices complimented each other that they received such an overwhelming response from the listening public. The song became a big country-pop crossover hit for the two singers.
5. “I’ll Still Be Loving you” by Restless Heart
Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbitt’s lovely duet praises the love link between a man and woman who sees the future with nothing but joy and perseverance. Surprisingly, Gayle and Rabbitt’s voices complimented each other on receiving such a positive response from the listening audience.
For the two vocalists, the song became a tremendous country-pop crossover smash.
6. “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis
This is one of sixteen chart-topping singles country music icons Randy Travis has earned through his glorious career. It also helped Travis earn multiple awards, including both an Academy of Country Music and a Country Music Association Awards for Single of the Year in 1987.
“Forever and Ever, Amen” was actually written by two Nashville luminaries, Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. The song’s title is credited to Schlitz’s son, who would often say good night to his mother with “Mommy I love you forever and ever, amen.”
7. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
“You’re Still The One” was Shania Twain’s first top 10 success in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and it even reached No. 1 in Australia. Twain’s most successful single was released on the Billboard Hot 100, the song spent nine weeks at No. 2.
The lovely song even took home two Grammy Awards in 1998, for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
8. “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers
“That was one of those tunes that I never anticipated to get recorded” one of the songwriters. Bob Morrison, stated “When Debbie and I finished it, several people asked ‘Decorated?'” “Come on, dude. It’s odd in terms of that word.”
As a result, the song wound up at the bottom of a stack of recordings. But after a year, Rogers gave in and the effect was nothing short of remarkable.
9. “Amazed” by Lonestar
“Amazed” by Lonestar is without a doubt one of the dreamiest country songs of all time, which is why it has become the most requested wedding first dance. This song was written by three Nashville composers, two of whom are married couples: Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo. Lindsey and Mayo found inspiration in their budding romance.
10. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Keith Whitley
The song was written by Nashville legends Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz at the end of a really useless day. They came up empty-handed while playing their guitars, trying to come up with their next tune.
11. “Look at Us” by Vince Gill
When Vince Gill released “Look At Us” in 1991, it quickly became one of the most requested anniversary songs. The song narrates the story of a couple who have been in love and married for a long time.
Expert Tip: When you listen to it. you’ll undoubtedly recall the first time you fell in love with your significant other or link it with real-life couples, such as your parents.
12. “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks
“Make You Feel My Love” written by Bob Dylan, is one of the singer-less songwriter’s complicated or symbolic compositions. And for those reasons, the song became one of his most covered, with Garth Brooks’ version being the most popular. Brooks’ performance was used in the drama film Hope Floats, which was released in 1998.
During the 41 st Grammy Awards, it was also nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
13. “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Garth Brooks
Here’s another one from Garth Brooks that you’ll undoubtedly enjoy. This country superstar certainly knows how to touch our hearts. This song was released as the second single from Brooks’ self-titled album in 1989 and it immediately became one of Brooks’ hallmark songs.
It is also the country singer’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Country Singles list. The song was voted Favorite Country Single at the American Music Awards in 1991.
14. “Take Me There” by Rascal Flatts
“Take Me There” by Rascal Flatts was really co-written by country superstar Kenny Chesney.
“I came up with the concept for the song some years ago and wrote it down on a scrap of paper in a notepad.” ’I was reading through some stuff and saw where I had written something down and had forgotten about it” Chesney explained.
15. “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
With their romantic duet “It’s Your Love” issued from McGraw’s 1997 album everywhere, the power couple rocketed to the top of the charts. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill began dating in the same year. McGraw stated that he knew he had to record the song with Hill the instant he heard it despite the fact that it was not initially intended to be a duet.
And they were delighted they did since the Grammy Award-nominated single remained at No. 1 for six weeks, sold over two million records, and won multiple honors, including Vocal Event of the Year at both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
16. “From the Ground Up” by Dan and Shay
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, a country music duet, composed “From the Ground Up” in celebration of their grandparents’ long-lasting love, hoping that they. too. could develop relationships that would survive the test of time. Smyers feels the song, which was released as a single from their second studio album. Obsessed, shows a lot about who they are.
17. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
“Tennessee Whiskey” continues to dominate country music. The ballad was initially recorded by David Allan Coe in 1981 and it was later covered by George Jones, who took it to No. 2 on the country chart in 1983.
Of course, there’s Chris Stapleton’s chart-topping 2015 version, which was certified six-times platinum. It is indeed, a country tune that fans can’t get enough of.
18. “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” by Charley Pride
“Kiss an Angel Good Morning” is one of Charley Pride’s most well-known songs. The country superstar released the song as the lead single from his album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs, and it quickly rose to the top of the US Billboard Hot Country Singles list.
It was also Pride’s first crossover success, landing at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
19. “Together Again” by Buck Owens
“Together Again” one of country music’s favorite songs was recorded by country great Buck Owens in 1964 as the “B” side of his hit “My Heart Skips A Beat.” Several famous vocalists would cover the song over the next few decades.
20. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
When George Jones released “I Cross My Heart” as the first single from his album Pure Country in 1992, it gave birth to one of the most beautiful love songs ever to touch the radio. It totally shook the radio waves and shook the nation’s emotions.
The passionate love ballad went on to become a wedding standard, with couples dancing and celebrating their eternal love for it.
21. “Little Moments” by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley first heard his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, curse after causing a ding on his truck. “That’s how I came up with the first line. Til never forget the first time I heard/that gorgeous mouth pronounce that terrible word.” Paisley explained. Kimberly also starred in the song video, which featured the couple experiencing romantic moments.
22. “You’re Man” by Josh Turner
“Your Man” by Josh Turner is one of the steamiest country songs out now wonderfully highlighting the country crooner’s deep voice. With lines, it becomes Turner’s first No. 1 success on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in the United States.
23. “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett’s song “Die A Happy Man” was written for his wife, Lauren. It peaked at No. 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100, his highest-charting single on that chart.
24. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers
This gorgeous song was written by the one-and-only Lionel Richie, and it has never stopped making every lady swoon throughout the years. That’s no wonder given the incredibly well-written narrative of unending love and Kenny Rogers’ silky voice.
Rogers released the song in 1980 as part of his album Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits, becoming a music industry pioneer since it had contributions from both the R&B genre that Richie promoted and Rogers’ major country influence.
25. “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain
Shania Twain, a country music hitmaker, stated that the song was created as a love ballad between her and her then-husband after a soccer game in Italy. We were in Italy for a soccer match. My hubby is a sports fanatic. “Because I didn’t know the game very well, my thoughts wandered and I began writing,” she explained.
Twain and Lange married in 1994 but divorced in 2008.
26. “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton’s interpretation of “God Gave Me You” catapulted the song to No. 1 on the US Hot Country Songs chart and earned the song a Grammy award for Best Country Song.
27. “I Need You” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
This love song’s calm, acoustic music provides a lovely backdrop for its amorous lyrics, which go: “I want to sip that shot of whiskey. I want to light up the cigarette. Some cowboys, like me, go out like that. So, I require your assistance.”
28. “Remember When” by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson’s sensitive and true reference to country music. “Remember When” remains one of the singer’s most tender and truthful allusions to country music. It’s actually Jackson’s way of reflecting on his life with his wife, from their first date to raising their three children. Jackson shared his feelings about himself and his wife in the song.
29. “I Love the Way You Love Me” by John Michael Montgomery
“I Love the Way You Love Me” is a song by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery that appears on his debut album, Life’s a Dance (1992). It was written by Victoria Shaw and Chuck Cannon and released as the album’s second single in March 1993.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks list in the United States.
30. “Waiting’ On a Woman” by Brad Paisley
“Waiting on a Woman” is a song written by Don Sampson and Wynn Verbal that has been recorded three times by Brad Paisley, an American country music performer. His first recording of the song was released in 2005 on his album Time Well Wasted. Paisley re-recorded the song three years later for inclusion on a re-issue of his 2007 album 5th Gear.
31. “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban
Rodney Crowell’s “Making Memories of Us” has been recorded by several artists. The first version was recorded by Tracy Byrd and featured on his 2003 album Truth About Men. Keith Urban’s version reached number one on the U.S Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
32. “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
The song was written in 2016 during a working trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Young co-wrote the song at the retreat with Tyler Reeve, Kyle Schlienger, and Trent Tomlinson. In 2017, Young released a duet version of the song with Irish singer Una Healy.
33. “Breathe” by Faith Hill
Breathe is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released on November 9, 1999, via Warner Bros Records. Breathe is one of the most successful countries/pop albums to date.
It has been certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA for shipping eight million copies in the US. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 a career first for Hill.
34. “The Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd
“The Keeper of the Stars” is a song written by Dickey Lee. Danny Mayo and Karen Staley, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Byrd.
It was released in February 1995 as the fourth and last single from his album No Ordinary Man, it went on to reach a peak of #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, behind “I Can Love You Like That” by John Michael Montgomery.
A year after its release, it was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
35. “Buy Me A Rose” by Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers’ “Buy Me a Rose” was released in October 1999 as the third single from his album She Rides Wild Horses. Upon reaching Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in May 2000, the song made Rogers (who was 61 years old at the time) the oldest country singer to have a Number One hit.
Expert Tip: Alison Krauss and Billy Dean received chart credit for performing background vocals on the song. It was also Rogers’ only Number One for his personal label. Dream catcher Records.
36. “The Chair” by George Strait
George Strait’s “The Chair” reached number one on the country music charts in both the United States and Canada in 1985. The song was named by CMT as one of the Top 100 country songs of all time, posting at number 24 on that list. It has no refrain or chorus – only the basic melody repeats throughout the song.
37. “Don’t You Want to Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
“Don’t You Want to Stay”, is a duet recorded by American singers Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. It was released as the second single from Aldean’s fourth studio album My Kind of Party.
The song was met with generally favorable reviews by critics who considered it “a classic power ballad. It was also included in the deluxe edition of Clarkson’s fifth studio album Stronger (2011).
38. “Rocking’ Years” by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton
“Rocking’ Years” is a duet between Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton. It was released in 1991 as the lead-off single to Parton’s album Eagle When She Flies and Shelton’s album Back roads. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.
39. “When We Make Love” by Alabama
“When We Make Love” is a song written by Troy Seals and Mentor Williams that was recorded by Alabama, an American country music band. The love ballad was released in April 1984 as the second single from the band’s album Roll-On and it became the band’s 13th consecutive No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in June.
40. “Lost In the Feeling” by Conway Twitty
“Lost in the Feeling” is a song written by Lewis Anderson and recorded by Conway Twitty. an American country music performer. It was released as the first single and title track from the album Lost in the Feeling in May 1983. The song peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks list.
41. “Make My Life with You” by Oak Ridge Boys
“Make My Life with You” is a song written by Gary Burr and recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys, an American country music group. It was released as the second single from their Greatest Hits 2 compilation album in November 1984.
Expert Tip: The song became The Oak Ridge Boys’ eleventh number one hit on the country charts. The record reached number one for one week and stayed there for a total of fourteen weeks.
42. “Living in a Moment” by Ty Herndon
“Living in a Moment” is a song written by Pat Bunch and Doug Johnson and recorded by Ty Herndon, an American country music performer. It was released as the first single and title tune from his album of the same name in June 1996. It became his second Number One hit in October of that year (see 1996 in country music).
43. “She’s in Love with the Boy” by Trisha Yearwood
“She’s in Love with the Boy” is Trisha Yearwood’s debut single as an American country music singer. It was composed by Jon Ims and released in March 1991 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard U.S Hot Country Singles & Tracks list, becoming Yearwood’s first of five number one on the country chart.
44. “I’d Love to Lay you Down” by Conway Twitty
The song was released in January 1980 as the first single from the album Heart & Soul. It was Conway Twitty’s 24th number one on the country chart. The song has sold 300,000 digital copies since becoming available for download. In 2002, Daryle Singletary released a remake, which went to number 43 on the same chart.
45. “My Favorite Memory” by Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard’s twenty-fifth number one hit is “My Favorite Memory” a song written and sung by the American country music musician. It was released as the first single from the album Big City in September 1981. The single remained at number one for one week and spent 10 weeks on the national chart.
46. “A Woman Like You” by Lee Brice
“A Woman Like You” was released in October 2011 as the first single from Brice’s album Hard 2 Love. The song is about the singer being questioned by his wife about what he would’ve done with his life had he not fallen in love with her.
It was certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and single Platinum by Music Canada for selling over a number of units.
47. “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney
“Somewhere with you” is a song written by Shane McNally and J.T Harding and recorded by Kenny Chesney, an American country music performer. It was released as the second single from Chesney’s 2010 album Hemingway’s Whiskey in November 2010.
Expert Tip: The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in the United States in January-February 2011 where it remained for three weeks.
48. “Anymore” by Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt is an American country music performer who co-wrote and recorded the song “Anymore.” It was released as the second single from his album It’s All About to Change in September 1991. It reached number one in both the United States and Canada, earning its second number-one hit in the US and fourth in Canada.
49. “Feels So Right” by Alabama
Feels So Right is the fifth studio album by the American country band Alabama. It was their first #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. On the all-genre Billboard 200, the album peaked at #16 and stayed for more than three years. The album was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
50. “I Love You” by Martina McBride
Martina McBride recorded “I Love You” for the soundtrack to the 1999 film Runaway Bride. The song was released in July 1999 as the first single from her album Emotion. It is one of the top 10 most popular songs of all time.
This playlist of the greatest country love songs features some of the most romantic, endearing, satisfying, and passionate songs from hitmakers of every generation. Toby Keith, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Chris Young sit next to tender, reassuring vocalists like Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, and Carrie Underwood.