Country songs are very popular choices for father daughter wedding dance songs. The lyrics are generally heartfelt, and the melody is often slow enough for a slow dance. Here are 10 country father daughter wedding dance songs that you may want to take into consideration.
1. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
This is a very beautiful (and sappy) country father daughter song. It’s in the perspective of a dad who talks about his memories of his daughter, from her as a freckle-faced kid to the first time he met her new husband. He says, “I prayed that she’d find you some day/ But it’s still hard to give her away/ I loved her first.”
2. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw did this song for the movie Flicka. It is a very sweet country father daughter song, but less sappy. Tim McGraw sings, “Go on, take on this whole world/ But to me you know you’ll always be my little girl.”
3. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
This can be an ideal choice if you’re looking for a song to play simultaneously as a father daughter and mother son wedding dance song because it doesn’t mention dads. The Rascal Flatts sing, “I hope you never look back, but you never forget/ All the ones who love you in the place you left.”
4. “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
Though this country father daughter song also doesn’t mention dads, it is very suiting. It is from the movie Pearl Harbor. It can also be a great song to play in memorial of a parent. Faith Hill sings, “I’ll keep a part of you with me and everywhere I am/ There you’ll be.”
5. “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks
This father daughter song has a unique twist because it’s in the point of view of the husband-to-be. He talks about going to ask her father for her hand. He realizes that to her father, she is still a kid playing princess and he’s just some fellow riding in, “stealing Cinderella.”
6. “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray
This is a father daughter country duet which can be an ideal choice. The song is about a daughter who is getting ready to leave home and a father who doesn’t really want her to go. It is an ideal choice for a father daughter song.
7. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
While this is another country song that doesn’t mention a father-daughter relationship, it can be an ideal choice. Lee Ann Womack compares dancing to living, and hopes that the person will make the most of their life.
8. “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney
This is a very popular country father daughter song. The song starts with a guy who finds out he is going to be a dad, and thinks “there goes my life.” When she leaves home, he ironically thinks the same thing.
9. “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins
In this country father daughter song, the daughter can’t wait to grow up and the father tells her to slow down because she’s going to miss this. It can be an ideal choice for almost any father and daughter!
10. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride
Though this song is actually through the perspective of a mother, it is a suitable choice for a father daughter dance. Martina McBride sings about how she is so strong and heroic in her daughter’s eyes, but that her daughter was sent to rescue her.