The first dance song at your wedding needs to be perfect, and if you're a country fan, then it likely needs to be one of these 40 hit songs.

Contemporary love songs from Brett Young, Blake Shelton and Luke Combs are ranked along with traditional hits by Tracy Byrd, Anne Murray and Randy Travis. We looked beyond Top 40 country to find great first dance choices by Tyler Childers and Brothers Osborne as well.

Related: The Ultimate Country Wedding Songs Guide

Fan opinion definitely matters on this list. A few songs seem to make every list of the best wedding songs for the first dance (looking at you, Lonestar), but we tried to update our list to benefit couples getting married today, 2024. That's good news for modern country singers and not so good news for legends.

To help ease the stress of that big day, Taste of Country has compiled a list of the Top 40 Wedding Songs for the First Dance. From classics including Anne Murray’s "Could I Have This Dance" to George Strait's "I Cross My Heart," these songs are the perfect way express your feelings and start your life together on your wedding day.

Each of the below photos includes a link to the actual song if you'd like to test drive one ahead of time.

40 First Dance Songs For a Country Fan's Wedding

The first dance song at your wedding is the most important song of your life and marriage. Choose wisely.

Here are 40 great country songs for a bride and groom's first dance, including love songs by legends like Vince Gill and Randy Travis, and contemporary stars like Brett Young and Luke Combs.

This list has been updated to feature four popular love songs released in 2022 and 2023.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

30 Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs That Country Fans Will Love

A mother needs her moment at her son's wedding. Find 30 great mother-son dance country songs on this list of hits from Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and more. There are also lesser-known artists who struck the right tone: Click a link and try a few before deciding on the perfect wedding song for mom to say her goodbyes to her son.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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