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24 Great Country Songs for Your Wedding Reception

24 Great Country Songs for Your Wedding Reception (Updated July 2020)

Country music is a must for any rustic or western-themed wedding. That means your guests are expecting a reception full of line dancing and two-stepping. Here are our top picks for great country reception music.

Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

He may not be part of Hootie & the Blowfish anymore, but Darius Rucker still has pipes. He’s been singing soulful country music since 2008.

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Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by Big & Rich

The name of the song says it all. Your guests will love dancing to this fun country song, and the photos will be priceless—guaranteed.

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I Loved Her First by Heartland

This song is a classic pick for the father-daughter dance. I guarantee your dear old dad will try to hold back tears (just like mine did) while dancing with his not-so-little girl.

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God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton

Blake has a way with words. He wrote this song for his own bride-to-be at the time (Miranda Lambert). It’s a great choice for a first dance!

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Man! I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain

This list can’t forget about the queen of country—Shania Twain. Grab your girlfriends and dance into the night with this country hit. Or, use it during the bouquet toss like I did!

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Loving You Easy by Zac Brown Band

If you’re looking for an easy and upbeat slow slong, this country hit by Zac Brown Band is perfect! If you don’t know how to dance, this song is fun to just sway back and forth to.

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Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex

When this country song hits the DJ stand, the crowd goes wild! It’s a fast-paced line dancing song and definitely a crowd favorite.

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Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

This sweet song is all about loving who you’re with and that nothing else matters. It’s become a classic first (or last) dance option for country-loving couples.

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Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Brooks & Dunn

This song is the epitome of country line dancing. Gather your friends and start two-stepping to this 1991 classic.

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She’s Everything by Brad Paisley

Need the perfect first dance or slow song for your reception? Look no further than heartthrob Brad Paisley.

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Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

The king of country had so many good songs to choose from, but nothing beats a song you can sing and dance to with your best friends. If you’re lucky, your dance floor will turn into a karaoke club.

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I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

A total tear-jerker but with a sweet message. It’s a great reminder about living life to the fullest. What a great reminder as you start married life!

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 I Like It, I Love It by Tim McGraw

Kick off married life with sweet seducing from Tim McGraw. Trust us—your guests will like it, love it and want some more of it.

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From This Moment On by Shania Twain

Shania Twain has so many romantic classics that she had to reappear on this list. Step into married life with this truly sweet song and try not to cry while you’re at it.

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Speechless by Dan + Shay

Let the perfect duo of Dan + Shay serenade you and your spouse to what’s been dubbed a new wedding classic. (Tip: watch the music video! It definitely helps you visualize your own wedding day.)

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Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd

From the album “No Ordinary Man”, this is no ordinary country song. This song goes back to the mid-nineties and is the perfect excuse for finding a dance partner.

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Somebody Like You by Keith Urban

Every wedding reception needs a fun country song to dance to! If you didn’t already fall in love with this song during “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days”, you will now.

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Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi

Head over heels in love with your spouse? This is the perfect song to show how much you love each other!

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Country Girl (Shake it for Me) by Luke Bryan

Kick off a night of dancing with a song that makes you want to move! Shake, strut, two-step and twirl to this upbeat, party favorite.

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It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

The most powerful country couple of all time sings this love ballad. Let them serenade you straight into a happy, healthy marriage of your own.

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Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

It’s not a party without country-rock singer Jimmy Buffett. This song goes great with or without alcohol for your wedding reception!

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My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Fathers everywhere can relate to this song. It’s all about a father’s wish for his daughter to have everything she wants, with the man of her dreams.

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Your Man by Josh Turner

After a long night of dancing, take one last slow dance with your now-husband. It’s a great send off into some well deserved alone time.

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This Is It by Scotty McCreery

He may be a newer name for country music, but Scotty brings old school country romance to life. This sweet song is perfect as a first dance.

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Little White Church by Little Big Town

This song is perfect for getting your wedding guests on their feet. Have everyone line up and stomp or clap as couples dance down the line together!

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