Country Songs for Father-Daughter Dances at Weddings

There is no more special moment at a wedding than when the bride and her father dance together during the reception. Every daughter dreams of that moment when she transitions formally from your daughter to her husband's wife. Some brides-to-​be want a formal setting for a reception and for a daddy-daughter dance, while others feel more comfortable with a country setting and sequined cowboy boots beneath her wedding dress. If your daughter having a country themed wedding, or if you both just...MORE like country music, you might want to have a country song for your father-daughter wedding dance. Here is a list of all-time favorite country wedding dance songs to which you and your daughter can dance at the reception.

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    Bob Carlisle, Butterfly Kisses
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    Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses is one of the all-time favorite wedding dance songs available and has a sweet country-swing beat. It reminds us of the times we spent with our daughters at bedtime or just in close quarters as they were little. The message is loved by dads and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Heartland, I Loved Her First
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    What a great song for a father-daughter wedding dance! By the country/pop group Heartland, this song will melt the heart of daughter, father, and every onlooker. It is a great reminder for both of you about your relationship as she grew up. As dads, we really did "love her first."  Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Yours, Mine, & Ours
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    The consummate wedding dance song that is sung from the father's perspective, Steve Kirwan's My Little Girl is a gentle, sweet song with a dad reflecting on his experiences as his little girl's daddy. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Chuck Wicks, Starting Now
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    Stealing Cinderella is one of the newer country songs that makes a great father-daughter wedding dance song, Chuck Wicks' top country song is a real winner. Fun beat, slow enough to dance to together and memorable lyrics make this one a favorite of dads and daughters alike. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Tim McGraw, Number One Hits
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    Tim McGraw is one of my favorite country artists and this ballad will be a favorite for anyone who likes country music. And the tempo is such that it is a pretty easy wedding dance song for dancing to and for sharing a special time holding your daughter for a dance one last time at her reception. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    LeeAnn Womack, I Hope You Dance
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    A slow, rich country ballad that speaks to a father's inspiration for his daughter's success, Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance will melt the heart of many wedding goers. This is another wedding dance song that is slow and easy to dance. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Kippi Brannon, I'd Be With You
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    Another ballad-like song from Kippi Brannon, this piece is rich and emotional, reminiscing about the bride's growing up years with her dad and the time they spent together. Daddy's Little Girl is wedding dance song that will tug at the heartstrings. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Holly Dunn, Greatest Hits
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    Holly Dunn performs this wedding dance song that walks down Memory Lane with a dad as she grew up on the farm. This is a great song for rural dads and daughters who rode, milked or planted and harvested together. Listen to this song on YouTube.

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    Loxsen Morre, Wedding Songs For The Bride
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    This is a fun country wedding dance song performed by Loxsen Morre. It is an easy country waltz and the lyrics are sweet and tender.

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    Red Sovine, 20 All-Time Greatest Hits
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    Red Sovine was a country singer back when "country was." Think Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty. If you like the twang of classic country, then you might want to consider this one for the reception. It's a little more upbeat than most of these other country songs, so dancing might take a little more skill and energy but it is a fun one. Listen to this song on YouTube.