Country and Western Wedding First Dance Songs

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Country Wedding First Dance Songs for 2024

Choosing the song for your first dance as a married couple is sometimes not as easy as you’d think.

We really struggled choosing one when it was our wedding back in 2010. It’s wasn’t that we didn’t have a song or two that we classed as “our song” but we just didn’t feel like they fit a wedding first dance.

There are a list of classic oldies and in recent years, it felt like every song Ed Sheeran released was a wedding song, that you’d often see used as a couples first song. Lewis Capaldi has a few that could be added to that list as well.

We’re not sure if we’re just late to the party but in the last year or two in particular, Country and Western Music seems to be making a revival here in Scotland and one artist in particular who we are binge-listening to at the moment is Luke Combs – who’s popularity is soaring. You’ll know this if you tried to get tickets to his Glasgow stop of his world tour (which we’re gutted to have missed out on).  This is definitely an appreciation post but we really love the songs below and thought it would be worth sharing with you in case any of them jump out at you!

Our number 1 Luke Combs song is actually from his 2017 debut album named “This One’s for You” but we only happened across it from listening to his new album and our music app playing other songs by him.

#1 – Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy

This song is slow, sweet and the lyrics will probably strike a chord with a lot of couples.
The pace is really nice for a slow dance where you can simply hold each other close and rock side-to-side - so is perfect if you don’t feel comfortable with an upbeat song or dance routine! And as a fun fact that we found out after writing this blog – this is the song that Luke and his wife Nicole danced to as their first wedding dance song too!

The studio recording video has been watched a whopping 374 million on YouTube and we hope you love it as much as we do:

Lyrics:

Her day starts with a coffee
And ends with a wine
Takes forever gettin' ready
So she's never on time for anything

When she gets that come-get-me look in her eyes
Well, it kinda scares me
The way that she drives me wild
And she drives me wild

Beautiful, crazy
She can't help but amaze me
The way that she dances
Ain't afraid to take chances
And wears her heart on her sleeve
Yeah, she's crazy
But her crazy's beautiful to me

She makes plans for the weekend
Can't wait to go out
Till she changes her mind
And says, "Let's stay on the couch and watch TV"
And she falls asleep

Beautiful, crazy
She can't help but amaze me
The way that she dances
Ain't afraid to take chances
And wears her heart on her sleeve
Yeah, she's crazy
But her crazy's beautiful to me

She's unpredictable, unforgettable
It's unusual, unbelievable
How I'm such a fool
Yeah, I'm such a fool for her

Beautiful, crazy
She can't help but amaze me
The way that she dances
Ain't afraid to take chances
And wears her heart on her sleeve
Yeah, she's crazy

She's crazy
She's crazy
But her crazy's beautiful to me
Her crazy's beautiful to me

#2 – Luke Combs – 5 Leaf Clover

At number 2 we have this lovely song from Luke Combs recently released album called ‘Gettin’ Old’. The song is called 5 Leaf Clover and rather than being a song ENTIRELY about your significant other, it’s ALSO about coming of age, loving where your life is at in this moment, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what. It’s also about being thankful for your family and friends – so it’s a really nice song, especially if you consider who you are surrounded by when you will be dancing to this. Like #1 (above) its nice and slow and an easy side-stepper song if you don’t want to have to have a dance routine or anything too upbeat. It’s a new release, so expect it to grow in popularity once people hear it - the video has already had over 1.1m views on YouTube!

Lyrics

I go to work every Monday
And get to do something I love
I make it home every evening
To an angel God sent from above
I got an 8 point on camera from last year
That this season looks like a 10
I got a barn with a fridge full of cold beer
And on the weekend it’s full of good friends

I know I’m a lucky man
But I ain’t sure why I am
‘Cause it ain’t like anyone deserves
The world in the palm of their hand
I’ve hit my knees thankful as can be
But the one thing I can’t get over
Is how’d a guy like me who’d a been fine with 3
Wind up with a 5 leaf clover

I got a half ton that’s parked in the driveway
That my dog wags his tail when he hears
I grew up in a good place to be from
My folks still got a bunch of good years

I know I’m a lucky man
But I ain’t sure why I am
‘Cause it ain’t like anyone deserves
The world in the palm of their hand
I’ve hit my knees thankful as can be
But the one thing I can’t get over
Is how’d a guy like me who’d a been fine with 3
Wind up with a 5 leaf clover

I know I’m a lucky man
But I ain’t sure why I am
‘Cause it ain’t like anyone deserves
The world in the palm of their hand
I’ve hit my knees thankful as can be
But the one thing I can’t get over Is how’d a guy like me who’d a been fine with 3
Wind up with a 5 leaf clover

How’d a guy like me who coulda wound up with weeds
Wind up with a 5 leaf clover

#3 – Luke Combs – Forever After All

A very sweet love song, featuring some lovely footage from his own wedding and released soon after – from his 2021 Album ‘What You See Aint Always What You Get’. It’s a song written about his wife and will resonate with a lot of couples out there. Beautiful words and another great song to consider.

Lyrics:

A cold beer's got 12 ounces
A good truck's got maybe three hundred thousand
You only get so much until it's gone
Duracells in a Maglite
A needle drop on a 45
Are the kinda things that only last so long
When the new wears off, and they get to getting old
Sooner or later, time's gonna take its toll

They say nothing lasts forever
But they ain't seen us together
Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes
Just a t-shirt in the kitchen
With no make-up and a million
Other things that I could look at my whole life
A love like that makes a man have second thoughts
Maybe some things last forever after all

FM station on the outskirts
Blue jeans after years of shift work
All fading out like I always knew they would
The strings on this guitar
The first love lost on a young heart
Those things are gonna break after the getting's good
'Cause the new wears off, and they get to getting old
Yeah, sooner or later, time's gonna take its toll

They say nothing lasts forever
But they ain't seen us together
Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes
Just a t-shirt in the kitchen
With no make-up and a million
Other things that I could look at my whole life
A love like that makes a man have second thoughts
Maybe some things last forever after all

They say nothing lasts forever
But they ain't seen us together
Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes
And I know there'll be that moment
The good Lord calls one of us home and
One won't have the other by their side
But heaven knows that that won't last too long
Maybe some things last forever after all

#4 – Luke Combs - The Kind of Love We Make

Ok so this definitely isn’t a traditional wedding first dance song, so is very much a curveball BUT it’s so good and catchy that’s it’s worth including as an add on. The song is about the passion between you and your significant other!
If you are bold enough to put together a dance routine for your guests – this is much more upbeat and could be perfect for you both. If you love the song but its not for you for the first dance, just move it onto your Wedding DJ’s playlist to dance to later!

Lyrics

We've been burnin' both ends
Keepin' the lights on
So I've been thinkin' we need
A little time alone

So whatcha say we cancel our plans?
Tonight, I'm only gonna be your man

Let's get some candles burnin'
And some records turnin'
All the lights down low
Take it nice and slow
The way your body's movin'
Keep doin' what you're doin'
To me all night long
Writin' our love song
Girl, I want it, gotta have it
Let the passion take us to a higher place
Makin' the kind of love we make

Well, there ain't no way, baby
To get me out this house
When you look this good
What could I even think about? Oh
Besides turnin' round and lockin' the door
Watchin' your red dress fall to the floor

Let's get some candles burnin'
And some records turnin'
All the lights down low
Take it nice and slow
The way your body's movin'
Keep doin' what you're doin'
To me all night long
Writin' our love song
Girl, I want it, gotta have it
Let the passion take us to a higher place
Makin' the kind of love we make
Kind of love we make

So whatcha say we cancel our plans?
Tonight, I'm only gonna be your man

Let's get some candles burnin'
Some records turnin'
All the lights down low
Take it nice and slow
The way your body's movin'
Keep doin' what you're doin'
To me all night long
Writin' our love song
Girl, I want it, gotta have it
Let the passion take us to a higher place
Girl, I want it, gotta have it
Let the passion take us to a higher place
Makin' the kind of love we make
Kind of love we make
Makin' the kind of love we make

We hope you enjoyed listening to these and we'd love to know if you choose or chose any of these for your wedding first dance. 

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