If there's one topic that songwriters return to again and again, it's love — understandably, because when you fall in love, it makes your heart sing. And, in the sad event that a new romance falls apart, you need music to help you wallow in it. And while there are love songs of every stripe, in every genre of music, you have to hand it to the country artists out there: Country love songs have been a bread-and-butter staple of the genre going back to the '40s, if not earlier. If you’re pining after a new person, celebrating that first blush of love, or devastated that your feelings are unrequited, there’s probably a country love song that’s put what you’re going through into words.
There have been so many great songs that have come out that it’s hard to pick a favorite. So we narrowed it down for you, to our Top 60. Whether you’re looking for timeless tunes from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, more recent songs to add to your Spotify playlist, a possible first dance for your wedding, or something that’ll help you get over a breakup, chances are you’ll find a country love song on this list that fits the bill.
Classic Country Love Songs
These songs were recorded decades ago, and yet they still feel like the could've been released yesterday. There's something universal about them — the moods they evoke, the lyrics — that helped them stand the test of time. It's no wonder that some of the best country songs of all time are included in these tracks.
Recent Country Love Songs
If you're not into the music of the '60s and '70s, there are still plenty of songs floating around country music radio that can give you the feels. These songs, which have all been released in the '00s or later, prove that the genre is in good hands right now.
Funny Country Love Songs
Things don't have to be so darn serious all the time. These songs show how you can fall in love, nurse a crush, or look back on a happy relationship — and still keep a sense of humor about yourself. (Note: There are lots of songs about impressing a significant other with a big car/tractor/truck. It goes with the territory.)
Country Love Songs You May Have Forgotten About
Or maybe you've been playing them on a loop since the 1999. Still, these songs, released in the '80s and '90s, are too new to be old and too old to be new. If you dig out your old cassette mixtapes from that time, these tracks are probably written in gel pen on the case.
Country Love Songs That Are Actually About Breakups
Things don't always work out, and, if you're nursing a heartbreak, throw one of these on repeat until you feel better.
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