Country Love Songs: Top 10 Tunes About Everlasting Love
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? In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Boot counts down our Top 10 picks for love songs that recognize commitment through the good times and bad.
Taking a realistic view on love, Reba acknowledges that relationships take work. Written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride, this love song highlights the value of sticking it out through thick and thin.
Clint wrote this for his wife and then asked for a return favor — that she sing harmony on it. Released in 1999, this chart-topper is still a staple at weddings today.
Kenny took this song all the way to the top of the Adult Contemporary charts 30 years ago, making it an instant classic. Like Reba, he sings of how relationship roller coasters only make a couple stronger.
Restless Heart promise to love “until the sun doesn’t shine” and “until the last moon is rising.” Both country and Adult Contemporary radio have shown the same love for this song, some 25 years later.
Lace up those dancing shoes and never take them off. From the ‘Urban Cowboy’ movie soundtrack, this song tells the sweet story of finding that one person to fill your dance card till the end of time.
This song is an honest glimpse into Alan‘s life with wife Denise. Covering their dating years through their life raising three daughters, and even their temporary separation, ‘Remember When’ carries the couple into the future with a promise to cherish all memories, good and bad.
Collin‘s first No. 1 hit is about a grandpa showing his grandson a love letter from Grandma, written on the day they’d planned to elope. The touching note comes full circle at her funeral, marking the end of a love story worth writing home about.
Released on Valentine’s Day 1998, this song catapulted Shania to crossover superstardom, topping both the country and AC charts and winning her two Grammys. Co-writer Mutt Lange may not be the one Shania still runs to anymore, but this song remains one of her most beloved.
Brad wrote this for wife Kimberly after the birth of their son, Jasper, to show how his love has grown for her every day. “The day before [the baby was born], I thought I loved her,” he explains. “But then 24 hours later …”
This 1988 Grammy-winning song was too country to cross over. Instead, it enticed non-country fans over to the genre with its fun, uptempo melody and universal theme of everlasting love. Randy‘s timeless classic is our pick for the best lasting love song of all time.