While country music is widely known for its drinkin’, Cheatin’ and religious songs, love songs have a highly prominent place in the genre as well. In fact, I argue that country music is the home of the best love songs of all time.
What got me thinking about this topic is that Bill and I celebrate our 4-year anniversary today! I realize that it’s completely self indulgent, but I’d like to know your favorite country love songs.
Some of mine are:
- Kathy Mattea, “Where’ve You Been?”
- Martina McBride, “All The Things We’ve Never Done”
- Randy Travis, “Forever And Ever Amen” & “Deeper Than The Holler”
- Vince Gill, “Look At Us”
- Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, “It Takes One To Know Me”
- John Denver, “Annie’s Song” (I may like John Berry’s version even better)
- Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Grow Old With Me”
- Josh Turner, “Angels Fall Sometimes”
- George Strait, “Any Old Love Won’t Do”
Of course, that’s just the beginning of my list to get the conversation started.
Love, Me – Collin Raye
Not That Different – Collin Raye
Your Love Amazes Me – John Berry
My Infinite Love – George Strait/Billy Yates(the writer)
Bless The Broken Road – Marcus Hummon (I will always like this version the best)
Lady – Kenny Rogers (It was my mom and step dad’s wedding song years ago)
That’s what I can think of right now…
Oh, I just figured out why my name is back to “MattoB.” I posted in my blog so I am ‘logged in’ there and here now because of ‘word press.’ :D
your everything, making memories of us, once in a life time, baisically all of keith
soulmate- josh turner
she’s everything- brad paisley
i cross me heart- george strait
soon as you can- dierks bentley
real fine place- sara evans
i walk the line- johnny cash
the good stuff- kenny chesney (my favorite song by him)
unanswered prayers- garth brooks
perfect love- trisha yearwood
my best friend- tim mcgraw
keeper of the stars- tracy byrd
i forgot possibly my favorite: living in a moment- ty herndon
Several already named and too many too name by George Strait….
Now that I found You – Terri Clark
Just the Same – Terri Clark
Bobby Darwin’s daughter – Tracy Lawrence
Just Let me be in love – tracy byrd
Come Home Soon – SheDaisy
Forgot my wedding dance – cliche I know and it dates me but
Amazed – Lonestar
As a big fan of 90s country:
it must be love by Ty Herndon
Check Yes or No by George Strait
Don’t take the girl by Tim McGraw
Its Your Love by Tim and Faith McGraw
They don’t make them like that anymore by Boy Howdy
I can love you like that by John Michael Montgomery
My Baby love me by Martina McBride
Good Morning Beautiful by Steve Holy
99..9% sure by Brian McCommas
I like it, I love it by Tim McGraw
I do by Paul Brandt
Todays Country Favorites:
Livin’ Our Love Song – Jason Michael Carrol
Long Slow Beautiful Dance – Rascal Flatts (one of the best non-radio songs)
You Scare Me – Kenny Chesney
Something about a woman – Jake Owen
Just got started loving you by james otto
Even if I wanted to by Jason Aldean (one of my favorite)
Austin by Blake Shelton
My Favorite artist Chris Cagle:
Look What I found
What a beautiful day
Are you ever gonna love me (Jimmy Wayne did it but I like chris’s version better)
Keep me from loving you
All Keith Urban songs too!
I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
You Look So Good In Love- George Strait
Don’t Take the Girl – Tim McGraw
It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty
I Believe in Love – Don Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
I gotta million of them….just can’t think right now!!
I’m guessing you mean song about love between a couple but, I’m including some about other kind of relationships. Also only posting those not already mentioned.
It Would Be You – Gary Allan
Helplessly, Hopelessly – Jessica Andrews
I Wanna Make You Cry – Jeff Bates
We Danced Anyway – Deana Carter
Beautiful Mess – Diamond Rio
Without You – Dixie Chicks
Say Yes – Dusty Drake
I’ll Die Trying – Emerson Drive
I Want To Love You – Shelly Fairchild
Fell Right Into You – Jessie Farrell
Again – Radney Foster (or Brooks & Dunn)
No One’ll Ever Love Me – Rebecca Lynn Howard
Like Red On A Rose – Alan Jakcson
Complicated – Carolyn Dawn Johnson
I Don’t Want You To Go – Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Simple Love – Alison Krauss
Fix Anything – Jason McCoy
Still – Jason McCoy
I Don’t Want To – Ashley Monroe & Ronnie Dunn
I Can’t Love You Anymore – Gary Nichols
Shiver – Jamie O’Neal
When I Think About Angels – Jamie O’Neal
Kiss You On The Mouth – Danielle Peck
Day Like This – Rachel Proctor
Easy Lovin’ You – Chalee Tennison
I Always Liked That Best – Cyndi Thomson
I Can’t Sleep – Clay Walker
It Was – Chely Wright
What about ‘This is me you are talking to’ and ‘I’ll Still Love You More’ by Trisha Yearwood?
My favorite country singer ever — Faron Young!!
Best love songs — “Stop & Take the Time” by guess who, Faron Young!
I read a great bio about him. What a life he lived! It’s Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story by Diane Diekman. Check it out. We should honor this great musician more.
What was your wedding dance song Leeann?
Oddly, a lot of my favorite songs about love seem to be the leaving kind. ;) However, there are some great ones listed above (I won’t repeat them). Some others (some non-traditional):
“Remember When” – Alan Jackson
“He Didn’t Have to Be” – Brad Paisley
“Lullaby”, “Easy Silence”, “I Believe In Love”, “More Love” – Dixie Chicks
“Jacob’s Ladder” – Mark Wills
“Whenever You Come Around” – Vince Gill
“Love Without End, Amen” – George Strait
“Anything But Mine” – Kenny Chesney
“Maybe It Was Memphis” – Pam Tillis
“I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today” – Gretchen Wilson (the song, not the performance)
“Cowboy in Me” – Tim McGraw
“If You Get There Before I Do” – Collin Raye
“That Summer” – Garth Brooks
it was already mentioned above by Jordan, but “Like Red On A Rose” by Alan Jackson
i love love love this love song!
Some of my faves are:
All the things we’ve never done – Martina McBride
I’ll still be me – Martina McBride
Love you with all my heart – Sara Evans
I give in – Sara Evans
I believe in love – Dixie Chicks
Easy Silence – Dixie Chicks
I need you – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Bill and I actually don’t have a song. We’d never be able to agree on one.:) He’s not really into love songs, especially country love songs. Also, neither of us would dance in front of people. We had a small wedding with just family at my parents’ house (poor college students then).
He just reminded me that if we had actually chosen a song, it probably would have been “At Last”, because we both do like that one.
Awesome love song choices, Guys!
I should say, if I haven’t already, that I’ve had to break Bill into country music.:) His perception of it wasn’t too positive when we first met. So, while he has not been as converted as we’d all like, he’s come a long way.
I think Shania Twain does some of the best love songs!
My favorite Shania love songs are: From This Moment On, Forever & Always, & Your Still The One.
“Only Love” by Wynonna
Guilty as charged! While there is enough stuff I enjoy, and I likely listen to more country than Leeann listens to other genres (which she does, just not often), I wouldn’t be able to be classified as a fan.
More specifically, I am honestly just (from my own view and the view of others) a snob when it comes to music. One of those people who find that the “most country” songs never make it on the radio. Bluegrass influenced country, older country, stuff that is stripped down is my taste in the genre–with occasional exceptions that is about it.