When you’re in the romantic mood, nothing will bring you closer to your loved one than the magic of a good country love song. These sweet, tender tunes will carry you both away, whether you prefer classic 70s songs like Kenny Rogers’ “You Decorated My Life”, 80s songs like Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen”, or more modern tubes. like Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road.”
When it comes to duets, you’ll be instantly charmed by the chemistry between artists like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (“Islands in the Stream”) and real-life couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (“It’s Your Love”).
Most of these hit country songs can be described as feel-good or happy songs about the magic of falling in love, but as we all know, love doesn’t always turn out the way we want it to. There are also country love songs for those heartbreaking moments, like LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” (or Trisha Yearwood – take your pick and you can’t go wrong!), or “Need You Now” by Lady A. Click through this collection of country love songs to find your favorites or create a playlist of all these classics for a romantic evening with your loved one.
Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”
Romeo and Juliet finally get their happy ending in Taylor Swift’s sweet hit song about star-crossed lovers.
“Breathe” by Faith Hill
This powerful ballad will have you and your loved one feeling the magic floating through the air.
“Amazed” by Lonestar
This powerful pop ballad captures the feeling of awe that comes with truly loving someone. It’s also a romantic way to say to someone special, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side, forever and ever.”
“How Can I Live” door LeAnn Rimes
This moving pop ballad is for anyone who knows the pain of having loved and lost. The “country” version of Trisha Yearwood is also not to be missed!
“You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
Shania Twain’s heartfelt classic about eternal love won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1999.
“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
We all remember Whitney Houston’s powerful rendition of the ballad written by Dolly Parton. The original version of Dolly is much softer but still beautiful.
“Crazy” by Patsy Cline
Willie Nelson wrote it and Patsy Cline made it the country music standard it is today. In 1996, it became the most played song of all time on jukeboxes in the United States, but it will sound just as good in your living room.
“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
Love is a hot thing, and no one knows that better than Johnny Cash. Widely considered one of the greatest songs of all time, period, this legendary hit is also an unexpected love song.
“Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson
Ten years after Elvis Presley found belated success with “Always on My Mind,” Willie Nelson won a Grammy for his recording of the heartbreaking ballad about love, loss and regret.
“I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery
Pledge your love and devotion to your partner with this heartfelt ballad about being there, for better or for worse, until death do you part.
“Feels So Good” by Alabama
This sultry ballad will make you want to hold your loved one a little closer because, well, it feels so good.
“Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis
This sweet ballad about growing old with your loved one won a Grammy for best country and western song in 1988.
“I Will Always Love You” by Restless Heart
This classic country ballad transcended genre to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and become one of the top 40 singles of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“You and Me” by Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbitt
Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbitt’s sweet duet about a couple building their dreams together will blow you away every time.
“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
This Grammy-winning ballad will touch anyone who’s ever braved a broken heart or two to finally find their true love.
“Need You Now” door Lady A
This heartbreaking song about lost love will have you reaching for the tissues! Play it on a lonely night when you want to wallow.
“It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Superstar country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have shared their first No. 1 hit with this passionate duo.
“You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers
Kenny Roger’s 1979 ballad about the depth and meaning that love can bring to your life is so romantic that many couples of the era chose it as their wedding song.
“To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks would do anything to make his sweetheart feel his love in this moving cover of the classic Bob Dylan song.
“Islands in the Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s chemistry is more compelling than ever on this uplifting track about two lovers who can always count on each other.
“She’s in Love with the Boy” by Trisha Yearwood
This feel-good hit is about a young girl who falls in love with a boy despite her father’s disapproval. Fortunately, everything works out at the end of the song!
“When You Say Nothing At All” by Keith Whitley
Sometimes love doesn’t need words. But the sweet ones sung here by Keith Whitley will make your heart swell nonetheless.
“I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
George Strait’s tribute to unconditional love is still one of country music’s most requested wedding songs.
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks
This sweet song about getting away from it all with the one you love was written by the trio’s Martie Maguire for her sister’s wedding.
“Whenever You Come” by Vince Gill
Be inspired by this touching song about unrequited love and find the courage to tell the object of your affection how you feel.
Tierney McAfee Tierney McAfee is a freelance writer and contributor to Country Living and The Pioneer Woman covering entertainment, vacations and entertainment, food and drink, design ideas, DIY and more.
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