The summer of weddings is officially here, and nothing gets wedding guests in the mood to party like a perfectly curated playlist. And if there’s one music genre that has something for everyone, it’s country music.
From the romantic ballads of Dan + Shay to Shania Twain’s genre-bending hits, there’s an endless array of wedding-worthy country songs to choose from. Thankfully, Spotify has done the work for us by enlisting country superstars—and adorable husband and wife duo—Ryan Hurd and Marren Morris to curate the ultimate country playlist. They’re taking over Spotify’s popular Country Wedding playlist and featuring some of the tracks they played at their 2018 wedding, including the very song that soundtracked their first dance.
“Trying to get a little outside the box, Ashley Monroe’s ‘Has Anybody Ever Told You’ was the song for our first dance at our wedding,” says the couple. For the rest of the playlist, the pair searched for songs that are unique and not overplayed, yet beloved by everyone in order to bring guests to their feet.
“We felt like we needed to hear ‘Mustang Sally’ at every wedding we’d go to, and after that we’d take all the Bruno Mars they can stand to jam," they said. "Clearly Percy and Prince are other first dance options, and Ed Sheeran has a way of making it into every wedding playlist ever made since 2015.”
Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris's Wedding Playlist:
- “Has Anybody Ever Told You” - Ashley Monroe
- “Diamond or Twine” - Ryan Hurd
- "Speechless” - Dan+Shay
- “Yours” - Russell Dickerson
- “Then” - Brad Paisley
- “Love Song” - Miranda Lambert
- “Mustang Sally” - Wilson Pickett
- “Thinking Out Loud" or "Dive” - Ed Sheeran
- “When A Man Loves A Woman” - Percy Sledge
- “Nothing Compares 2 U” - Prince
- "Anything" - Bruno Mars
Along with Hurd and Morris’s selections, the Country Wedding playlist includes classics from artists like Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Lee Ann Womack, and some new popular hits from Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Gabby Barrett, and more.
In keeping with the country wedding theme, Spotify has also curated a Backyard Wedding playlist featuring more acoustic and folk-leaning tracks. It includes bluegrass hits from artists like Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Alison Krauss, as well as folk-centric music from artists including Ray LaMontagne, Langhorne Slim, The Avett Brothers, and John Mayer.
Even if an entire wedding playlist devoted to country music isn't quite your style, you can still sprinkle some twang into your playlist. In fact, over 405 million user-generated wedding playlists include at least one country song, according to Spotify. Plus, the platform says that the top father-daughter dance song is “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, while Dan + Shay are behind two of the five most popular first dance songs (“Speechless” and “From the Ground Up”).
For more inspiration, see below to discover the most popular country artists and songs on Spotify and start downloading your favorites for the big day.
Top 5 Most Popular New Country Wedding Songs of 2021
- Spencer Crandall, “My Person (Wedding Version)”
- Kane Brown, “Worship You”
- Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
- Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, “Happy Anywhere”
- Brandon Chase, “I'll Say I Do”
Top 5 First Dance Songs in User-Generated Country Wedding Playlists
- Lonestar, “Amazed”
- Dan + Shay, “From the Ground Up”
- Brad Paisley, “Then”
- Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
- Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
Top 5 Streamed Songs on Spotify’s Country Wedding Playlist
- Dan + Shay, “From the Ground Up”
- Carrie Underwood, “Mama’s Song”
- Jordan Davis, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot”
- LANCO, “Greatest Love Story”
- Scott McCreery, “This Is It”
Top 5 Streamed Artists on Spotify’s Country Wedding Playlist
- Dan + Shay
- Blake Shelton
- Faith Hill
- Carrie Underwood
- Florida Georgia Line