I am a huge country music fan! I love the boots. I love the mud. And I love the southern drawl. But what I love most about country music is that many of the songs have underlying messages about life and love. The genre has so many pertinent lessons to offer its audience, and I’ve taken the liberty to list out a few of my favorites.
1. The Good Stuff by Kenny Chesney – Are you and your significant other having your first fight? This song offers great advice on how to deal with the situation. It will remind you why you’re in this relationship in the first place. Life is short and moments are precious. Treasure the time you have together because that’s “the good stuff.”
2. Settlin’ by Sugarland – Don’t ever settle for less! It’s not fair to you if you stay in a relationship that makes you unhappy, and its not fair to your significant other if you don’t reciprocate feelings. “Raise the bar high!”
3. Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood – No matter what tough time the two of you are facing, this song will give you comfort in knowing who is really in control.
4. This by Darius Rucker – Everything happens for a reason. Every regret, every mistake, and every broken heart will eventually lead you to the right person. It just might not be the plan you envisioned.
5. Just to See You Smile by Tim McGraw – Being selfless is one of the best expressions of love. Unfortunately, it’s not always the easiest thing to do, especially if the other person doesn’t reciprocate those feelings. This song breaks my heart every time I hear it.
6. Unanswered Prayers by Garth Brooks – We would all like to think we have the best plans for our futures. However, sometimes there’s something better in store for us. “Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs that just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”
7. Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice – Without a doubt, the refrain to this song will be proudly displayed in my future home. It effectively captivates the most basic and important framework for a relationship and marriage.
8. Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis – What more could you want than the promise of a lifetime of unending love? You’re absolutely going to need it to truly succeed.
9. I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes – Perseverance, determination, and passion are all important qualities of a successful relationship. So, “let’s be crazy.”
10. Heads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee Messina – Getting a little spontaneous will give your relationship a little extra spice. While this may advertise overly romanticized ideals, it’s the concept that counts.
11. Dust on the Bottle by David Lee Murphy – Love only gets better with time. Just because the two of you have been together forever, it doesn’t mean you’re relationship will die out. “It’s one of those things that gets sweeter with time.”
12. Someone Else’s Dream by Faith Hill – Don’t ever be in a relationship for the sake of someone else! It won’t work out. Period. This is your life, so live it!
13. Life’s a Dance by John Michael Montgomery – You won’t always have all the answers, but you don’t have to worry about it either. Don’t let chances pass by just because you don’t feel qualified to deal with them. “Life’s a dance you learn as you go.”
14. Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio – You have to find common ground if the two of you disagree on something. Having a plan of action ready when you need to deal with these situations is often crucial to finding dual consensus.
15. Never Wanted Nothin’ More by Kenny Chesney – Being content with your life and yourself are both elements of happiness. You need to have both if you’re going to build a happy life with someone else. So, “live to love and laugh a lot.”
16. Bye Bye by Jo Dee Messina – Let’s be real, break-ups suck! Don’t let the grief turn you into a crazy, clingy monster though. Have a little pride, pick up the pieces, and move on. There’s no need to look back!
17. Waitin’ on a Woman by Brad Paisley – Waiting for the love of your life to show up can be really frustrating at times. This song reminds you that it’ll all be worth it in the end.
18. Alright by Darius Rucker – This song really brings you down to earth and reminds you of what is truly important in life. All you really need are the ones you love.
19. You’re my Best Friend by Tim McGraw – Love thrives when couples have a strong friendship along with their relationship. You need to have that strong rock that can be “more than a lover.”
20. Loving you is Fun by Easton Corbin – It should be so much fun to be in love with your significant other. That’s one of the best indications that you are in a healthy relationship.
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