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The 50 Best Country Love Songs of All Time

From Dolly to Taylor, the best country love songs ever recorded.

"Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice," Willie Nelson once said. "That's what makes the jukebox play." It's a quote that sums up the appeal of songs about heartbreak, loneliness and, yes, being in love (for better or worse). It's the kind of wisdom we've come to expect from the genius who wrote "Crazy," one of the greatest songs ever — and, it so happens, one of the most played jukebox hits in history.

But, thankfully, not all country songs about love deal in misery. Country music also has its fair share of wedding songs (Dan + Shay's "Speechless," George Strait's "I Cross My Heart"), songs about first loves (Taylor Swift's "Love Story," Trisha Yearwood's "She's in Love With the Boy") and tunes about lifelong love (Alan Jackson's "Remember When").

Whether you're looking for a tune about falling in love with your soulmate, looking back on a life with your spouse or the bittersweet feeling of learning to let go of an ex — it's all here. No matter where you are in life, there's a country love song for you. Here are the 50 best country love songs of all time.

This article was originally published in 2017. It was updated on Feb. 13, 2024.


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