To Me, Country Music Is… Love


October is Country Music Month and we here at WYCD are asking you the question, “To Me, Country Music Is… what?” For me, that is simple, Country Music is LOVE! Some of the greatest love songs from the past couple of decades are country songs, great country songs. Country music epitomizes love. Whether it is love for your girl or guy, love for your country, your truck, fishing or your dog, country music is love. Plus, Look at the country couples out there in love. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tim McGraw[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Faith Hill[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Garth Brooks[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trisha Yearwood[/lastfm]. So, I thought I would run down, in no particular order, my Top 10 Country Love Songs.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] – “Love Song”

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From People Magazine's Country Music Special October 2011

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm], for me, really helped me in the love department this year. With her help, I proposed to my girlfriend Kelli in Grand Rapids and it was awesome, it even made People Magazine!

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Another great new love song in country music is from one of the funniest people who I ever met, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm]. Blake is married to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] and you can tell they are in love in a big way and Blake sure loves to show it off. Especially with his new video for his latest song, “God Gave Me You.” Before they were married a video “leaked” on the internet of Miranda sharing a very intimate moment with Blake about how much she loves him. Blake put her video on the beginning of his music video, check it out and you really get to see how in love these two really are.

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Kelli, James Otto and myself

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Otto[/lastfm] – “Just Got Started Loving You”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Holy[/lastfm] – “Good Morning Beautiful”

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Kelli and I in NYC on Top of the Rock

When I was younger, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]All 4 One[/lastfm] had the song “I Swear” and I loved it. What I didn’t know at that time was that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Michael Montgomery[/lastfm] actually recorded this song first. This is another great example of amazing Country Love Songs.

[cmt]http://www.cmt.com/videos/john-michael-montgomery/96243/i-swear.jhtml?artist=506550[/cmt]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Currington[/lastfm] – “Must Be Doing Something Right”

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Keith Urban and myself

When I think of love in country music, I would be remiss if I didn’t include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm]’s music helps make babies, plain and simple. Keith embodies love in country music, with his love for his wife Nicole Kidman and his daughters Sunday Rose and Faith, Keith makes some of the most heartfelt songs about love in any genre. One of my favorite [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm] songs happens to be one of the best country love songs as well, “Making Memories Of Us.”

Being new to the country scene is nothing new to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thompson Square[/lastfm], but they are not new to the game of love. Keifer and Shawna Thompson are one of country music’s married couples and I love their song, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” because the song is great and it just happens to be Kelli’s ringtone for me on her phone. Awww, isn’t that special?

I’ve been talking about love and I think I would never hear the end of it if I didn’t put a couple of my fiance’s favorite artists in here, and to be honest with you, these are two of my more favorite songs when I think of love in country music.

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First, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Josh Gracin[/lastfm], “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)”

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Second, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Michael Carroll[/lastfm]’s “Living Our Love Song.”

Well I hope you enjoyed my take on what country music is to me and I hope that you would agree that these are pretty awesome country love songs. What is your favorite country love song? Leave a comment below or on our Facebook Page!

Keep It Country! – 300
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  1. Jamie Walker says:

    Very nice list. I can add a ton more, as I’m sure most of us can. Here are a few that always come to my mind when I think about, love.

    Kenny Chesney – Me & You
    Tracy Byrd – The Keeper Of The Stars
    Alabama – There’s No Way
    Dierks Bentley – Come a Little Closer
    Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl

  2. My favorite love song is “Living Our Love Song” by Jason Michael Carroll!! My husband sings it to me everyday , It’s also the ring tones on our phones! We turn them both up loud and we can always find each other in a crowd or out shopping…Country music is love in this house for sure!!

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