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Underwood, Combs, Church, Bryan, & Rhett to Open ACM Awards Show

Exclusively announced with Billboard earlier today, the 55th Annual ACM Awards unveiled what will be an epic start to the special show. 2020 Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show announced the winners of a few early awards. Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Previously, the awards show also confirmed the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Hillary Lindsey Take Home Early ACM Awards

Ahead of the 55th Annual ACM Awards set to take place this Wednesday, September 16th, three early winners were revealed.

Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Announced earlier today (Sept. 14), The awards show also unveiled a surprise performance opening the show; each of the Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show recently announced the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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2020 ACM Awards: What You Need to Know

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards is ready to take on Nashville, for the first time in its history, this Wednesday night, September 16th, for its annual show that will honor the greats of country music.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it’ll now air with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also means a new host. Keith Urban will be hosting for the first time following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

With performances by Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, there is something for every country music fan.

When are the 2020 ACM Awards: Wednesday, September 16th at 8PM – 11PM ET

Where to watch the 2020 ACM Awards: CBS, live from Nashville

WHO’S PERFORMING AT THE 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
Trisha Yearwood
Jimmie Allen
Kelsea Ballerini
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Riley Green
Mickey Guyton
Miranda Lambert
Tim McGraw
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi
Tenille Townes
Morgan Wallen

WHO’S PRESENTING AT THE 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Lauren Alaina
Lily Aldridge
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black
Bobby Bones
CAM
Darius Rucker
Runaway June

WHO’S NOMINATED FOR 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Entertainer of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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BREAKING: Taylor Swift To Perform Worldwide Premiere of “betty” at ACM Awards

Announced today (Sept. 13), Taylor Swift has been confirmed to return to the ACM Awards show stage for the worldwide premiere performance of “betty” off her latest album, Folklore. This marks Swift’s first performance from the album as well as her first ACM Awards performance in seven years.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and More Added to ACM Awards List of Performers

 

Just when we thought the upcoming 2020 ACM Awards show couldn’t get any better, even more superstar artists have been added to the epic line-up. Announced earlier this week, the show revealed that fans can also look forward to performances from Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

Up for Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood will take the stage from the iconic Grand Ole Opry and will honor powerhouse female Opry members with a medley of hit songs from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.  honor trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Trisha Yearwood joins the show to perform her classic hit “I’ll Carry You Home” from her album Every Girl, while Shelton and Stefani will perform their current single “Happy Anywhere”.

Recently, in addition to the first leg of performers being announced, as well as the second leg, we also shared the news that two of our former Swag Sessions artists, Riley Green and Tenille Townes won their perspective ACM New Artists of the Year categories and will be performing at the special show.

On September 16th, the rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air on CBS, hosted by superstar Keith Urban. This time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This marks the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history.

Superstar artists like Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, and Mickey Guyton were recently added to the line-up. Each will perform their hits coming live from Nashville at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

Church is set to play his current single “Stick That In Your Country Song”, while the boys of Florida Georgia Line will perform their latest and 17th #1, “I Love My Country”. Bryan will perform his recent hit and song of the summer, “One Margarita”. Dan + Shay will take the stage to perform “I Should Probably Go to Bed”, Brown will sing “Worldwide Beautiful”, Wallen is set to perform “Whiskey Glasses” and Guyton will perform “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”.

In addition, previously announced artists like Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, and Jon Pardi will all perform from the Ryman Auditorium, while Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, and Tim McGraw will give their performances from the Bluebird Cafe. Fans can look forward to a medley of hits performed by Old Dominion, while Rhett and Pardi will sing their duet “Beer Can’t Fix.”

Of course, the ladies of the night cannot be outshined, as Ballerini will be singing her new single “Hole in the Bottle,” newly pregnant Barrett will share her smash hit, “I Hope,” and Morris will perform her new single “To Hell & Back.” Lambert is also slated to share the stage with her friends and fellow songwriters Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, singing her mesmerizing number one hit, “Bluebird,” which is sure to be a performance to watch.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the Nashville community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Release Collaboration “Happy Anywhere”

Blake Shelton Gwen Stefani

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are back to release a new, old collaboration that they’ve kept in their pocket since before recording their latest Platinum-certified duet “Nobody But You”. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard country charts in December after nearly 30 weeks of climbing to the top. And, their first partner project “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” from Shelton’s 2016 If I’m Being Honest album, hit #2 on the same chart in May 2016.

Now, the Oklahoma-native and newly settled Oklahoman, Stefani, seemed to have been inspired by their unexpected, socially distanced vacation to finally let the world hear this resilient love story that could not have been better equipped for the couple of five years.

“Happy Anywhere” takes a different spin on Kane Brown’s #1 Billboard hit “Homesick”. Rather than not being together, Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins, and Ross Copperman narrate a story in which home is wherever the other person is. And, wherever one is, the other follows.

“I’m running wide open / I was born with my feet in motion / But since I met you, I swear / I could be happy anywhere / Any map dot location / You’re always my destination / You’re the only thing that I’m chained to / I could be happy anywhere / I could be happy anywhere with you”

This song marks their fourth collaboration together, counting Stefani’s 2018 Christmas album You Make It Feel Like Christmas that involved Shelton in the title track; which peaked at #3 on the Hot100 Billboard chart. And, because of the positive response of their successful musical partnerships, there’s bound to be more after this one. This certainly won’t be the last.

Directed by Todd Stefani, the music video includes a series of videos that Shelton and Stefani recorded themselves during their time in California and Oklahoma. It’s a truly entertaining watch that involves sweet moments from the couple as well as Shelton’s well-known humor in addition to snippets of a relaxed, casual performance of the song itself.

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“Happy Anywhere” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani to Perform at the GRAMMY Awards

Announced this morning was the first round of performers for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, taking place Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, and broadcasting live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. First time nominees Lizzo and Billie Eilish will make their GRAMMY stage debuts as well as music icon and legend, Aerosmith.

 

As far as the country genre, Blake Shelton will take the stage with girlfriend and pop sensation Gwen Stefani to perform their single “Nobody But You”, the duet that is featured on Shelton’s latest record Fully Loaded: God’s Country. 

Shelton is nominated this year for Best Country Solo Performance for his 2019 track, “God’s Country.” For the full list of nominees in the country music genre click here. 

We will continue to update as more performers are announced in the future weeks.

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Blake Shelton Releases Album Details & New Song “Jesus Got A Tight Grip”

Blake Shelton Jesus Got A Tight Grip

 

With less than two months until the December 13 release of Blake Shelton’s Fully Loaded: God’s Country, the country superstar and The Voice coach has released a new song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip.” Co-written by Shelton, Rhett Akins, Jessi Alexander, and Chase McGill, the track is one of the five new tracks on Shelton’s forthcoming release. It will also feature seven of Shelton’s biggest hits, including “I’ll Name the Dogs,” “She’s Got a Way with Words,” and “I Lived It.”

The new track celebrates Shelton’s spiritual side while embracing his rebellious side. “I might have a little rust on my halo,” Shelton sings, “But when I’m gone, I know where I’ll go, ‘Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul.” He continues to admit that he’s “a little more cold beer than holy water” and “more Saturday night on an old bar stool than a Sunday morning pew.” The song is quintessential Shelton, combining cleverly humorous lyrics with a mid-tempo country melody that is sure to become an anthem for fans who have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.

In addition to releasing Fully Loaded: God’s Country, Shelton is currently appearing on the 17th season of The Voice, as the sole remaining judge from the show’s first season. It was recently announced that he’ll return for season 18, alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and newcomer Nick Jonas.

He’ll also hit the road next year on an arena tour, titled “Friends and Heroes 2020,” that will include appearances by Lauren Alaina, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, and Trace Adkins. Visit www.blakeshelton.com for more information on ticket sales and exclusive VIP packages.

Blake Shelton’s FULLY LOADED: GOD’S COUNTRY TRACK LISTING
1. God’s Country
2. Hell Right (feat. Trace Adkins)
3. Nobody But You
4. Came Here to Forget
5. She’s Got a Way with Words
6. A Guy With a Girl
7. Every Time I Hear That Song
8. I’ll Name the Dogs
9. I Lived It
10. Turnin’ Me On
11. Jesus Got a Tight Grip
12. Tequila Sheila

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“Jesus Got a Tight Grip” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins Together Again on “Hell Right”

Blake Shelton Trace Adkins

Blake Shelton has already had quite the year. With his new songs “God’s Country” hitting Number 1 and “Dive Bar,” with Garth Brooks, Shelton has already had a lot of success on the charts. You may remember one of the Oklahoma native’s older Number 1 songs, “Hillbilly Bone” with Trace Adkins from 2009. Well, the guys are back at it again with their newest single off Shelton’s upcoming album, “Hell Right”.

The new tune, which features vocals from Adkins, was written by David Garcia, Brett Tyler, and Hardy. “The first time I ever heard ‘Hell Right,’ [producer] Scott Hendricks sent it over to me—and we had pretty much decided that we were finished recording for a while, and I wasn’t even thinking about it,” says Shelton in a recent press release. “About three-quarters of the way through the song, I decided, ‘Oh, my God, I’m not done recording. I’ve gotta go cut this song. It’s just so much fun and just so infectious.” Just like that, Shelton and Adkins were back in the studio again together recording another hit single.

We got to listen to the first part of the song before it was released and it had us on our toes wanting to hear the rest. Between the opening crickets, Adkins deep southern drawl, and Shelton’s ability to tell a great story, this song is sure to climb the charts.

“I decided it would be great to have Trace Adkins on this [song] just because he’s got that low, deep, big voice and he’s so great at the ad-lib stuff,” says Blake. “He just brings a certain quality to any recording that nobody else can touch.” We agree with Shelton, the depth that these two artists bring to this song is unlike any single we have seen released this year. Shelton is expected to release a full album but has said that he is really enjoying releasing singles to the fans one at a time and watching the reaction that comes with each one individually.

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“Hell Right” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Country Songs For Your First Dance At Your Wedding

Country music accommodates a soundtrack for all occasions. Heartbreak, falling in love for the first time, and, of course, the stereotypical feel good drinking song. Planning your wedding? We’ve got you covered with our top 11 picks for country music first dance songs.

 

“Only You Can Love Me This Way” – Keith Urban

Keith Urban has a number of love songs under his belt and this older, little less known down-home country classic is a perfect choice to slow things down and show the person you love that they will forever be the only one. “That you’re always in my heart // You’re always on my mind // But when it all becomes too much, you’re never far behind // And there’s no one that comes close to you, could ever take your place // ‘Cause only you can love me this way”

 

“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay have even made a few pop-up appearances performing their famed love song live at couple’s weddings. The duo have even released an acoustic version to specifically be played at weddings: “I’m speechless // Staring at you, standing there in that dress // What it’s doing to me, ain’t a secret // ‘Cause watching you is all that I can do // And I’m speechless // You already know that you’re my weakness // After all this time I’m just as nervous // Every time you walk into the room // I’m speechless”

 

“Good As You”- Kane Brown

Considering Brown’s music video for his single depicts his very own wedding, this short and sweet ditty is absolute when picking a feel-good upbeat song to get the audience up and swaying during your first dance. “I just wanna wake up everyday here in this bed // Never leave ‘I love you’ left unsaid // It might take a hundred lifetimes to do // But baby, I just wanna be good as you”

 

“Come A Little Closer” – Dierks Bentley

One of Bentley’s most recognizable songs. It’s stripped-down, literally, romantic and slow-tempo. Everything that sums up a perfect first dance selection: “Come a little closer baby // I feel like lettin’ go // Of everything that stands between us // And the love we used to know // I want to touch you like a cleansin’ rain // And let it wash all the hurt away // So come a little closer baby // I feel like lettin’ go”

 

“Where You Are” – Tenille Townes

Although this may not be a popular choice yet, this acoustic, heartfelt-ballad tells truth of everywhere you would go to be with your loved one: “I’d stand in any ticket line // Any mountain I would climb // Just to find my way to where you are // I would swim across the sea // I would cut down any tree // Leave a trail through a forest in the dark // Pave a path to get back to where you are”

 

“Mean To Me” – Brett Eldredge

“I wanted to write a song telling someone, ‘If I could mean half as much as you mean to me, that would be amazing,'” Eldredge said about the song. If that doesn’t classify as true love, what does? “Standing here // Watching you // Turning every head in this crowded room // The lights down low // Dancin slow // Oh, if falling’s how you feel // And perfect is what you see // Then I’d be what you mean to me.”

 

“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice

Lee Brice confessing about his inability to dance just makes it that much more romantic. It’s not just about your ability to dance, but your willingness to do it anyway for the one that you love. “I don’t dance // But here I am // Spinning you ’round // And ’round in circles // It ain’t my style // But I don’t care // I’d do anything // With you anywhere // Guess you got me // In the palm of your hand // ‘Cause I don’t dance”

 

“God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton

This is one of Shelton’s top love songs originally written by Dave Barnes and is great for couples who are looking for a slower-tempo. Did you know that our Managing Editor, Christina picked this one as her first dance song at her own wedding?! “God gave me you for the ups and downs // God gave me you for the days of doubt // For when I think I’ve lost my way // There are no words here left to say, it’s true // God gave me you”

 

“Then” – Brad Paisley

This song declaring the growth of love is enough to bring tears to anyone’s eyes: “And now you’re my whole life // Now you’re my whole world // I just can’t believe the way I feel about you, girl // Like a river meets the sea // Stronger than it’s ever been // We’ve come so far since that day // And I thought I loved you then”

 

“From The Ground Up” – Dan + Shay

To be honest, Dan + Shay should be the soundtrack for all weddings. This generational filled love song is the perfect foundation for a new, beginning love story: “And we’ll build this love from the ground up // For worse or for better // And I will be all you need // Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad // We’ll give all that we have // And we’ll build this love from the ground up”

 

“Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves

Different from the last couple of piano ballads, “Butterflies” provides a uniqueness to your first dance choice. It’s like feeling that spark for the first time all over again: “Now you’re lifting me up, instead of holding me down // Stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown // Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied // I didn’t know him and I didn’t know me // Cloud nine was always out of reach // Now I remember what it feels like to fly // You give me butterflies”

 

We hope that this list provides perfect insight and inspiration in choosing the right first dance song for your special day.

 

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