Falling in love is a fact of life that every person can relate to. Whether it’s getting your heart broken or falling in love for the first time, it has happened to all of us. For every occasion relating to love, there is a song that reminds us of that special moment or that special someone. Every time you hear that song, you will remember. Some of the most memorable love songs are sung by a country music artist. While not every person listens to country music on the regular. Every person does have their favorite country love song. Somehow, country music just seems to truly capture the magic of love. Country music gives us that down to earth, realistic feeling of love that we all can relate too. Think about what your favorite country love song is. It might have made our list of the Top 10 Best Country Love Songs.
List of Top 10 Best Country Love Songs of All Time till in 2017
10. Love, Me by Collin Raye
Released in 1991, “Love, Me” by Collin Raye has clearly become a love song that will always be remembered. The song is a grandfather explaining to his grandson how he and his grandmother fell in love. It’s sweet, cute, charming, and romantic. The way that first loves that last forever are meant to be. It goes on to the grandmother dying and the grandfather crying, repeating these words.
“If I get there before you do, don’t give up on me,
I’ll meet you when my chores are through,
I don’t know how long I’ll be.
But I’m not gonna let you down, darling, wait and see,
And between now and then, Till I see you again,
I’ll be loving you. Love, Me.”
9. Then by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley wrote this song for his wife after the birth of their son. Another feel good country love song.
Released in 2009, “Then” has been nominated for many country music awards including Best Song of They Year and Best Country Music Single of The Year. The song is based on a man explaining his love for his wife from their first date to having a child, and so on. So romantic, it will make you cry.
“Now, you’re my whole life, now you’re my whole world.
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl.
We’ll look back someday, at this moment we are in.
And I’ll look at you and say,
And I thought I loved you then.”
8. Stay by Sugarland
Jenniffer Nettles of Sugarland sings her heart out in this sad country love song released in 2006. This song convinced the world of just how good this woman really is. “Stay” is about a woman in love with a man who is married to someone else. He keeps telling her that he will stay but he doesn’t. Then, she finally realizes that she can’t do this anymore. It is a heartbreaking song but, it hit home with many women.
“Why don’t you stay?
I’m down on my knees,
I’m so tired of being lonely.
Don’t I give you what you need?
When she calls you will go.
There is one thing you should know,
We don’t have to live this way,
Baby, why don’t you stay?”
7. When You Say Nothing At All by Keith Whitley and Allison Krauss
“When You Say Nothing At All” is a classic country love song that has withstood the test of time. A timeless country hit. First topping the charts in 1998 by Keith Whitley and then again in 1995 by Allison Krauss. This song does not need any introduction. I don’t think there is a person alive who does not know it.
“The smile on your face lets me know that you need me,
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me.
A touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if I ever fall.
Now you say it best when you say nothing at all.”
6. Love Story by Taylor Swift
This is one amongst the Top 10 Best Country Love Songs of All Time until 2017. Taylor Swift has taken the world by storm. She’s young, gorgeous, talented, and has hit after hit. Not only in the country music genre but, in the pop genre as well. “Love Story” was released in 2008 making Taylor Swift a household name and successful young woman. The song itself is a sweet Romeo and Juliet love story of girl meets boy, fall in love, and get married. A pure fairy tale that we all relate to. Your first love is someone you will never forget. Most of us move on, but we will never forget.
“And I said Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone.
I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run.
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess.
It’s a love story.
Baby, just say Yes.
5. Could I Have This Dance? by Anne Murray
Release in 1997 by Anne Murray, we all fell in love with “Could I Have This Dance?”. Much of its early success came from being the love song and hit song of the classic movie, “Urban Cowboy”. It’s a song both old and young can relate to.
“Could I have this dance?
For the rest of my life.
Would you be my partner, every night
When we’re together, it feels so right.
Could I have this dance?
For the rest of my life”
4. When I Said I Do by Clint Black
Clint Black is one of the most famous country music artists ever. Nothing compares to the magical duet of “When I Said I Do” released in 1999. Instantly a song that is a must have at weddings across the nation. Clint Black wrote this song for his wife, Lisa Hartman Black. The catch was that he wanted her to record the song with him, singing by his side. She did and it is a love song that melts our heart.
“When I Said I Do,
I meant that I will til’ the end of all time.
Be faithful and true, devoted to you.
That’s what I had in mind,
When I said I do.”
3. Baby’s Gotten Good at Goodbye by George Strait
George Strait is another country artist who everybody adores and has had his share of hits. Released in 1988, “Baby’s Gotten Good at Goodbye” is a tragic love song narrated by a man who is certain that this time the woman he loves has left him for good. A classic song of heartbreak that some of us know all too well. Sometimes the only person that we will ever love, we let get away. Due to our ignorance and unloving ways. That being said, if we have had this happen. It is something that will forever be remembered and this song couldn’t describe it any better.
“That’s why I’m sitting on the front steps,
Staring down the road,
Wondering if she’ll come back.
This time I don’t know.
After she packed, she looked b ack.
There were no tears in her eyes.
That’s got me thinking that maybe, my baby
has gotten good at goodbye.”
2. The Dance by Garth Brooks
Released in 1989, “The Dance” has won many awards including Best Country Music Song of The Year. Garth Brooks is one of the most famous country artists of all time. His songs are timeless, still sung and listened to by people everywhere. “The Dance” is a song describing a way taught we have all felt at some point in time. A sad love song yet happy. Simply, explaining that even though the relationship was hard, it was worth it. We wouldn’t have changed it for anything.
“And now, I’m glad I didn’t know,
The way it all would end, the way it al; would go.
Our lives, our better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain but,
I’ve have had to miss the dance.”
1. The Best of Intentions by Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt is well known for making multiple love song hits. It was difficult to choose the best one. “The Best of Intentions” seemed to take the cake for the best country love song of all time. Released in 2000, the song describes a man who loves a woman with all of his heart. He knows he’s far from perfect and that everyone disagrees with their love. Yet, he won’t give up. “The Best of Intentions” sends listeners the message that if you really love someone, no matter what the situation is. Keep on pushing forward. True love always triumphs. Always. This song is meant for those couples.
“So here I am asking forgiveness,
And praying that you’ll understand.
Don’t think I take you for granted,
Girl, I know just how lucky I am.
Though you deserve so much better,
You won’t find devotion more true.
Cause I’ve had the best of intentions loving you.”
There you have it. The best country love songs of all time. We all experience love. Some good, some bad, some rough, and some everlasting. Yet, it’s love. For each person that we have loved or for those memories we will never forget, there is a country love song. These love songs will make us always remember the way that we felt. Memorable and true, the Top 10 Best Country Love Songs of All Time until 2017.