Most of today’s popular music deals with relationships at one point or another. Few of these songs really are about love in a word. True love songs are diamonds in the rough. But when you’re able to connect your feelings to the lyrics in music, it makes the song and moment that much sweeter.
Why don’t you country up your Valentine’s Day with a country music Valentine’s Day playlist? While you get ready for Valentine’s Day, possibly driven into quarantine by the coronavirus pandemic, we want to help you set the mood for you and your date.
Here are eight staples for a country music valentine playlist from the country music fans at Sheplers.
“It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
The famous married couple co-wrote this song about the inexplicable wonder that comes from being loved by the right person, just the right way. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been married for 25 years as their love grows each day.
“Amazed” – Lonestar
“Amazed” shares a similar sentiment with “It’s Your Love,” exclaiming the amazement one finds from their love. This soulful song for the perfect country music Valentine’s Day playlist was released in 1999 and spent eight weeks atop Billboard’s country charts.
“I Swear” – John Michael Montgomery
This ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers found fame through the vows professed and recorded by John Michael Montgomery. “I Swear” became an R&B hit from the group All-4-One one year after Montgomery released his version.
“I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
Playing off of the old children’s oath, “I Cross My Heart” is a familiar vow to love someone for the rest of their life. It was the best-performing song from the movie soundtrack to Strait’s major acting debut, Pure Country.
“Your Man” – Josh Turner
“Your Man” is a perfect song for a night in with that special someone. Turner’s low baritone voice will set the mood for a candlelit evening at home on Valentine’s Day.
“Valentine” – Martina McBride
“Valentine” is a country-pop number that lives up to its name. It placed on the Billboard Hot 100, but didn’t chart on the Hot Country Chart until a year after the release. It then made its way up to No. 9.
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
One of the newer songs on this list, Hunter Hayes broke the Billboard with “Wanted.” Going 4x Platinum, it is the second best-selling single by a male solo country singer in the US. Hayes was just 21 when he wrote this impactful, piano-led ballad.
“You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
The featured single on one of the best-selling albums of all time, Shania Twain swings for the moon and reaches the stars with this excellent Valentine’s Day country song. After everything they’ve gone through, the person she comes home to at night is “still the one.”