Top 20 Country Love Songs of the 2000s
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Country music in the 2000s saw more of a country-pop mixture, with artists like Shania Twain and Faith Hill, but you can still find great traditional music from that decade as well. Check out these top 20 for a playlist of the best of country love in the first decade of the 21st century.
Fall Into Me
In “Fall Into Me,” Emerson Drive sings about a girl who has been hurt by a previous romance and a guy that is trying to tell her to trust him and his love for her. This song is from their self-titled debut album.
“I’ll follow any road anywhere to get to you. I’ll open up my soul if that’s what you need me to do. But now baby, it’s your move. All you’ve got to do is believe in love, just believe in us now.”
Forever and for Always
Shania Twain sings about spending “Forever and for Always” in the arms of the guy she loves in this song from the album “Up!”
“In your arms, I can still feel the way you want me when you hold me. I can still hear the words you whispered when you told me I can stay right here, forever in your arms.”
In Faith Hill’s “Breathe,” she sings about how it seems the world just stops whenever she’s in her guy’s arms.
“All my thoughts just seem to settle on the breeze when I’m lying wrapped up in your arms. The whole world just fades away. The only thing I hear is the beating of your heart.”
Andy Griggs sings about how his special lady doesn’t fit the picture he originally thought his perfect woman would be like. But he says that “She’s More” than he could have ever dreamed.
“No, it wasn’t at first sight, but the moment I looked twice, I saw the woman I was born to love.”
Brad Paisley tells about his lady, saying that “She’s Everything” he ever wanted in a woman. This song is from the album “Time Well Wasted.”
“She’s a warm conversation that I wouldn’t miss for nothing. She’s a fighter when she’s mad, and she’s a lover when she’s loving.”
Cowboy Take Me Away
The Dixie Chicks sing about a woman that wants to be carried away by the love of her cowboy in “Cowboy Take Me Away” from the album “Fly.”
“Cowboy take me away. Fly this girl as high as you can, into the wild blue. Set me free, oh I pray. Closer to heaven above and closer to you. Closer to you.”
Feel That Fire
In “Feel That Fire,” Dierks Bentley sings about giving the woman in his life anything and everything. He wants to make sure she knows that she’s everything to him, and he’ll give her anything she needs.
“She needs to feel that fire. The one that lets her know for sure she’s everything I want and more. A real desire, does she know I’d walk alone out on the wire to make her feel that fire?”
Taylor Swift sings of the perfect “Love Story,” where the parents may not approve, but unlike Romeo and Juliet, this couple does end up with a happy ever after. From the album ”Fearless.”
“And I said, ‘Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone. I’ll be waiting; all there’s left to do is run. You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess. It’s a love story — baby just say ‘Yes.'”
Just Got Started Lovin’ You
James Otto tells the story of a couple who feel that a weekend just isn’t enough time for lovin’. The guy tells the woman that she should call in sick so they could continue where they left off in “Just Got Started Loving You” from the Album ” Sunset Man.”
“What can I say I’ve never felt this way. Girl, you’re like a dream come true. After all the love we’ve made, it sure would be a shame if we let this moment end so soon.”
I Breathe In, I Breathe Out
Chris Cagle sings a song about a man who is having a hard time with a relationship that ended badly. About all he can do is breathe in and out, and take each day at a time. But he still hopes that maybe someday she will realize that she wants him back again in “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out” from the album ”Play It Loud.”
“I breathe in. I breathe out. Put one foot in front of the other, take one day at a time. ‘Til you find I’m that someone you can’t live without. Until then, I breathe in and breathe out.”
In “Let Me,” Pat Green sings a song about a guy who asks his lady to let him be the one to show her his everlasting love. From the album “What I’m For.”
“Let me be the one who sets your feet up on a road where you’ve never been. Oh, and baby then you can let me take these arms and wrap you up inside a night that will never end. I want to be that man if you let me.”
I Loved Her First
Heartland sings this beautiful song as told by a father talking to the man that is marrying his daughter, telling him, “I Loved Her First” from the album “I Loved Her First.”
“But I loved her first, and I held her first, and a place in my heart will always be hers. From the first breath, she breathed, when she first smiled at me, I knew the love of a father runs deep. And I prayed that she’d find you someday. But it still hard to give her away. I loved her first.”
Gary Allan: ‘The One’
Gary Allan sings to his lady love that he wants to prove to her that he is “The One” that she’s been looking for. From the Album ”Alright Guy.”
“I’ll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I’ll walk a step behind, in the shadows, so you shine.”
Raining on Sunday
Keith Urban sings a song about making the most of a rainy day with the one you love in “Raining on Sunday” from the album “Golden Road.”
“Pray that it’s raining on Sunday. Stormin’ like crazy. We’ll hide under the covers all afternoon. Baby, whatever comes Monday, can take care of itself. ‘Cause we got better things that we could do when it’s raining on Sunday.”
Must Be Doin’ Something Right
Billy Currington realizes he’s doing something right with his lady, just from the way she leans into him when they kiss, in “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” from the album ”Doin’ Somethin’ Right.”
“Tonight’s about givin’ you what you want. Whatever it takes. Girl, I hope I’m on the right road, judgin’ by the smile on your face.”
When I Said I Do
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman-Black sing this beautiful song of promise as a couple says their vows at their wedding, promising to be faithful and true for eternity. From Clint Black’s ”Greatest Hits II” album.
“When I said I do, I meant that I will, ’til the end of all time, be faithful and true, devoted to you. That’s what I had in mind when I said I do.”
Making Memories of Us
Keith Urban sings to his lady about loving her like no one else has loved her in “Making Memories of Us” from the album “Be Here.”
“And I’m gonna make you a promise if there’s life after this. I’m gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss.”
Josh Turner sings about a man that’s been waiting all day to spend some intimate time with his special lady in “Your Man” from the album of the same title.
“I’ve been thinking ’bout this all day long. Never felt a feeling quite this strong. I can’t believe how much it turns me on. Just to be your man.”
Come a Little Closer
Dierks Bentley sings this sexy song to his lucky lady, telling her to just “Come a Little Closer” and find out what he’s got on his mind. Whew! From the album “Modern Day Drifter.”
“If there’s still a chance, then take my hand, and we’ll steal away off into the night until we make things right.”
Lost in This Moment
Big & Rich sing about that perfect moment at a wedding where the bride is walking down the aisle and the man is just “Lost in This Moment.” From the album ”Between Raising Hell & Amazing Grace”
“Lost in this moment with you. I am completely consumed. My feelings so absolute, there’s no doubt. Sealing our love with a kiss.”