They say that country music is three chords and the truth, and the subject of love is one truth that singers and songwriters simply cannot ignore. The genre has a rich history of romantic melodies paired with powerful lyrics about falling in and out of love. There are the classics—think Hank Williams’s “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” or Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”—as well as today’s hits—Chris Stapleton’s “Millionaire” or Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “The Rest of Our Life.”
We attempted to do the impossible and gather the greatest country songs about love and heartbreak, whether old or new, for him or for her. Some are sad, others are happy, but all come straight from the heart.
Best Country Love Songs of All Time
There are hundreds of tracks that tackle love (lost and found), but these are the ones that top our list—from Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks and LeAnn Rimes.
New Country Love Songs
Considering love is a major theme in music, it's no surprise that with each year comes solid songs with staying power. Here are a few of our favorite fresh country love songs from 2017 and 2018.
Old Country Love Songs
Who could forget timeless tunes by the likes of Hank, Haggard, and Cline? These classic country love songs will continue to steal our hearts forever and ever, amen.
Country Love Songs for Him
Never mind all those other lyrics about lyin' and cheatin' and drinkin'. These ballads are for boyfriends and husbands worth keeping around.
Country Love Songs for Her
Good-hearted women have inspired some seriously romantic songs through the years. Here are some of our favorites for her, whether wives or girlfriends.