30 Best Country Love Songs: The Ultimate Playlist for a Romantic Night In

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Last updated on June 1st, 2023 at 09:28 pm

From love to heartache, from parties on Saturday night to church on Sunday morning, country music has always touched on the entire spectrum of human emotion. 

Some of the best and most emotional country songs deal with romantic love with all its highs and lows.

Here’s our list of the 30 best country love songs to complete any romantic date night.


30. “Feels So Right” – Alabama

Alabama’s “Feels So Right” gives us a more mellow feel to our list of the best country love songs. Lead singer and songwriter Randy Owen’s bold lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of being beside the one you love.

This romantic classic, released in 1981, proved a fourth-straight number-one single for the legendary country group, so it just “feels so right,” adding it to our list.

Related: 13 Best Alabama Songs that Defined 80s and 90s Country Music


29. “When You Say Nothing at All” – Keith Whitley

Being able to show your partner how much you love them without saying a word, now that’s love.

Keith Whitley captures this sentiment perfectly in his 1988 single, “When You Say Nothing at All.”

You add this number one song to your best country love songs playlist for a romantic night with your significant other, and you won’t have to say nothing at all, either.


28. “Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban

All anybody wants is that commitment that the one we love will love us better than anyone else ever could, just as Keith Urban does in his 2005 single “Making Memories of Us.”

Urban may not have been the first to record the tune, but when Urban released the accompanying black-and-white music video to accompany the single, our hands were tied. 

His version is one of the best country love songs ever.


27. “Little Moments” – Brad Paisley

Love isn’t perfect, so we love Brad Paisley’s 2003 single, “Little Moments.”

Inspired by his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, this funny country song has us thinking about all the quirky, cute moments in our relationships with our significant others. 

And we “live for little moments like that,” too.


26. “Your Man” – Josh Turner

If anything, that deep bass voice that Josh Turner possesses will make us swoon and vote for any song he throws at us as one of the best country love songs. 

Your Man,” released in 2005, has to be the best of them all.


25. “Inside Your Heaven” – Carrie Underwood

“Inside Your Heaven” is the song that kickstarted Carrie Underwood’s career when she won American Idol in 2005, and the world of country music was made all the better for it.

The instant classic debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts upon its release. 


24. “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton

What woman wouldn’t be flattered to be compared to alcohol? Honestly, we never thought we would until Chris Stapleton released “Tennessee Whiskey” in 2015.

This David Allan Coe cover, which was also recorded by George Jones in 1983, tells the story of a man who used only to find love with alcohol, but upon meeting that right person, that all changed.

We stay stoned on this song all time!

Related: 11 Fun Chris Stapleton Facts About the Country Music Superstar


23. “Lost in the Feeling” – Conway Twitty

There’s nothing like a good song to get you “Lost in the Feeling,” and that’s what Conway Twitty does in this 1983 single.

We’ll swirl around the dance floor and get lost in this chart-topping love song any day.


22. “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton

Here’s an upbeat country love song for your listening pleasure.

In this Dave Barnes cover song, Blake Shelton reminds us just how much of a blessing it is when God brings us those special people who help us through life’s ups and downs.

Released in 2011 as the second single from his Red River Blue album, “God Gave Me You” will always be one of our favorite country love songs.

Related: Blake Shelton’s Net Worth: The Wealth of a Country Superstar


21. “Amazed” – Lonestar

Anyone wants to know that they have a partner who simply adores them and lets them know it.

Lonestar’s 1999 single “Amazed” makes us swoon and is one of our absolute favorites on this list of best country love songs.

The band’s longest-running number-one single, we can’t help but be “Amazed” by it every time we hear it.


20. “Crazy” – Patsy Cline

Backed by two legendary country artists, it’s no wonder “Crazy” has become the love song that it has.

Written by Willie Nelson and popularized by the late, great Patsy Cline in 1961, while it might not be as uplifting as some of the other country love songs on our list, you can’t deny the feeling it brings. 

After all, love isn’t always easy, and it can hurt sometimes.

Related: Willie Nelson’s Net Worth and Other Essential Facts 


19. “Lost in This Moment” – Big & Rich

Looking for that perfect wedding song? Look no further than “Lost in This Moment” by country duo Big & Rich.

This song poetically describes a couple’s feelings as they experience the moments of their wedding day with eyes only for each other. 

Relive that moment with your spouse and dance together to this tune on your date night.


18. “I Run to You” – Lady Antebellum

We all need that one person we can run to when the world is falling apart.

Lady Antebellum gave us this mid-tempo ballad at just the right time with a message that still reigns today as the world’s prejudices seem to overtake every minute of every day. 

“I Run to You” gives us that escape, and it’s much appreciated.


17. “Speechless” – Dan + Shay

Every girl wants to render her man “Speechless” when she walks into the room because of her breathtaking beauty. 

Dan + Shay fulfills that fantasy for us if we have yet to experience it in real life.

We love everything about this signature ballad that earned the country duo a number-one hit on the country charts. It has undoubtedly earned its spot in our hearts.


16. “There You Are” – Martina McBride

There were arguably other songs we could’ve chosen for our best country love songs list by Martina McBride, ones that have even had a better play on the country charts, but “There You Are” just gives us a feeling that the others don’t.

In this powerful country ballad, McBride shows off her stunning vocals that capture us every time the song has us thinking about that one person that is our brightest star, keeping us safe.

The only thing that made us love this song more was when it was the soundtrack of the moment we’d all been waiting for at the end of the 2000 film, Where the Heart Is, when Novalee (Natalie Portman) and Forney (James Frain) finally got it right.


15. “If Tomorrow Never Comes” – Garth Brooks

No one ever wants to think about death, but Garth Brooks isn’t wrong to want to make sure that the person he loves knows precisely how he feels about them, should that ever be the case. 

That’s why it is probably one of the more romantic country love songs we’ve ever heard.

Released in 1989, “If Tomorrow Never Comes” shatters our hearts with every listen, but it also reminds us never to take time for granted or assume that the people we love know it.

Related: Garth Brooks Net Worth: How Did the Legendary Country Artist Make His Millions?


14. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts

Sometimes it’s just as much about the journey as it is the result, which is why we love Rascal Flatts’ version of “Bless the Broken Road.”

Written by Marcus Hummon and originally released by the Nitty Gritty Band in 1994, Rascal Flatts gave the song new life ten years later, soaring into its highest popularity status as it reached number-one on the country charts.


13. “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the beloved power couple of the country music world, and they have no problem channeling their natural chemistry into some of the best country love songs. “It’s Your Love” stands highest of them all.

Released in May 1997, it has become one of the most successful duets in the history of the country music genre, topping the Hot Country Songs Chart and remaining there for six weeks.

Related: Best Tim McGraw Songs: Our Top 25 Hits from the Country Superstar


12. “Breathe” – Faith Hill

Faith Hill solidified herself even more in country music with this critically acclaimed classic power ballad that we would be remiss not to mention our best country love songs list.

“Breathe,” released in 1999, turned a “country gal into a Mississippi queen,” according to Blender, and we couldn’t agree more.

Hill pulls out all the stops for this chart-topping classic that makes us melt with her sensual yet powerful vocals with every single listen.  


11. “When I Said I Do” – Clint Black

“When I Said I Do” by Clint Black, featuring his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, is the perfect duet that can be added not just to any romantic date night playlist (and perhaps the wedding playlist, too).

As the real-life couple sings of their vow to stay together until death, it only inspires us to remain faithful, true, and devoted to this song for all time.


10. “The Keeper of the Stars” – Tracy Byrd

Not the first of the best country love songs on our list to attribute the work of God in bringing two people together, but it is one of the earliest, and that’s part of the reason why we love “The Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd so much.

Released in 1995, Byrd’s perfect vocals on the country ballad make us hope that we can find that person that makes us feel like we’ve got all we’ll ever need, too, “thanks to the keeper of the stars.”


9. “Islands in the Stream” – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers teamed up a lot over the years, but “Islands in the Stream” is hands down their best.

This upbeat, classic duet is the perfect sentiment of two lovers sailing through life together, and it is easily one of our favorite country loves songs.


8. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

It was described as the love song of the year by Taste of Country in 2015, and we couldn’t be more in sync with that analysis.

Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” narrates the story of a man who knows exactly what he has in the woman in his life and is perfectly content with it. 


7. “Remember When” – Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson has gifted us with some fantastic love ballads throughout his career, but there is no question that his 2003 single, “Remember When,” is the best of them all.

In this beautifully written song, Jackson intimately paints the picture of his relationship with his wife, Denise, which makes us melt every time. It only takes one listen for us to truly believe love is real.


6. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain

“You’re Still the One” wasn’t the only love song by country-pop sensation Shania Twain that we had to choose from, but it no doubt had to be the one that won out in the end for our list of the best country love songs.

In this 1997 Grammy Award-winning song, Twain captivates us with sensual spoken word that immediately lets us know we’re about to hear something special.

“You’re Still the One” is the perfect anthem for those couples that have stayed together against all the odds, and we root for them just like we’ll always root for this song.

Related: Shania Twain’s Net Worth: How the Popular Country Pop Singer Made Her Millions


5. “I Swear” – John Michael Montgomery

There is nothing more romantic than that huge proclamation of love when your significant other promises themselves to you. John Michael Montgomery paints that beautiful scenario in his 1993 single, “I Swear.”

This number-one hit song has the most beautiful lyrics we’ve ever heard, and we love more than anything how it plays on those same traditional promises that couples exchange during their wedding.

For better or worse, til death do us part, we’ll love this song with every beat of our hearts. We swear!


4. “I Cross My Heart” – George Strait

When George Strait sang “I Cross My Heart” for the finale of the 1992 film Pure Country our hearts immediately fell in love, and who couldn’t see why?

With lyrics like “you will always be the miracle that makes my life complete” and “I cross my heart and promise to give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true,” there’s no question that the King of Country Music is also the King of Country love songs, too.


3. “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis

Once again, the promise of the lifetime commitment reigns supreme when it comes to the best country love songs because that’s what unconditional love is supposed to be, right?

Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen” is one of the more classic country love songs to make that point, and no matter how many artists cover it, his will always be the best we’ve ever heard.


2. “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash

It’s the song that became one of the biggest hits of the Man in Black’s career, and we don’t have to question why.

Written by his second wife, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s deep vocals on this classic tune flawlessly talk about the “Ring of Fire” trap of love that awaits us when we find that person that has us “bound by wild desire.”

If that weren’t enough, finding out that adding the mariachi-style horns to his version of the song, which he said he had dreamed of months earlier when the song initially didn’t get any headway from June’s sister Anita Carter.

We’re glad Cash went with his gut and cut the song his way because it gave us one of the best country love songs ever recorded.

Related: Johnny Cash’s Complete Story of Life and Death


1. “I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton

We better not hear anyone say, isn’t that a Whitney Houston song?

Whitney Houston may have given the song new life when she released it in 1992, but make no mistake, “I Will Always Love You” is Dolly Parton’s song first and foremost. After all, she didn’t just sing it first; she wrote the beautiful love ballad.

Written as a farewell to Porter Wagoner when Parton decided to part from their multi-year partnership, how many other songs can say they’ve topped the Billboard Hot Country singles chart twice? 

It’s all thanks to her rendition of the song to Burt Reynold’s character in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas film, and it only made us love it and Parton even more.

Deservingly taking the top spot on our best country love songs list, this song has us forever proclaiming, Dolly, we will always love you, too!

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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