Country music has an abundance of songs about falling in love and hoping it lasts. But what about the tunes that celebrate relationships that go the distance? True love is one of life's greatest anchors, and it has been the subject of some of the greatest country songs of all time. From traditional classics to more contemporary fare, and covering the gamut from happy and upbeat to more reflective and introspective, The Boot counts down the Top 10 Country Love Songs. Taking a realistic view on love, McEntire acknowledges that relationships take work.
"I Keep on Lovin' You"
Country music, however, originated in the southern part of the United States. Find your country inspiration below! In general, classic country love songs include hits from mainstream country and western music over time.
"When I Said I Do"
Everyone likes to get a little mushy sometimes—especially your favorite country artists—so these best country love songs of all time will have you feeling sentimental in a heartbeat. Country music has a rich history of romantic music—with tracks about falling in and out of love. The industry also has plenty of cute couples who make beautiful music together, and consequently make our hearts swoon. So it's safe to say country singers know a thing or two about love—and what makes a good love song, of course. Of course, we had to make room for new music too. Whether you're in a new relationship, have been in love for years, or maybe you're single at the moment, you'll still enjoy listening to these romantic song lyrics. No matter what you're in the mood for, whether it's a ballad or something a bit more upbeat, this best-of list has plenty of songs you'll love. Check out our best Valentine's Day songs too for more love-filled tunes. We'll be honest—it was tough to pick just a handful of songs to be deemed the best.
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 if that 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. So we narrowed it down for you, to our Top Well, top ish. We said narrowing down was a hard job. 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. 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.