Brett Young got into country music for the love of making music and not to be a rich man. Although he loves the fact that he gets to do what he does and make a great living at it to support his wife and daughters.

When asked recently about his career goals for the new year, he said that he’s hit so many of his goals. He told us, “In terms of country music, it’s never been about wealth, that’s for sure. So, for me to be able to wake up and be excited about going to work every day and have that work, and that job – whatever that may be – support my family, that feels successful to me.” He added, “And so, I’m blessed to wake up and enjoy my job every day and to put food on the table for the family, and that feels like success to me. ”

Last year, Young told us that sometimes he sits in his driveway to cry over a sad song. Brett believes that most people are also a sucker for a good sad song. He offered, “I think that that’s what people connect with the most, matters of the heart, right? You can write all the party songs in the world; we need those too. But I don’t think people are deeply invested in those. I think that’s when they like wanna turn up or kinda turn their brain off.” Young adds, “I think for me, if I’m listening to something, even right now I’m happily married with two beautiful little girls, and I hear a new sad song that I think is well written that I can relate to, I’ll still sit in my driveway and cry to it all by myself.”

25 Best Country First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

  • "Speechless" Dan + Shay

    Dan + Shay released “Speechless” in 2018 after both got married to their wives and were inspired by the big day.

  • "Forever After All" Luke Combs

    Luke Combs was inspired to write “Forever After All” after he and his wife moved into their home in Tennessee.

  • "I Will Always Love You" Dolly Parton

    “I Will Always Love You” was written and originally recorded in 1973 by Dolly Parton and was later recorded by Whitney Houston in 1992 for the film The Bodyguard.

  • "Die A Happy Man" Thomas Rhett

    omas Rhett pens a love song to his wife Lauren with this 2016 hit.

  • "I Don't Dance" Lee Brice

    Lee Brice wrote “I Don’t Dance” for his wedding to perform for his wife.

  • "Take My Name" Parmalee

    “Take My Name” is a song about finding your person and is a sweet sentiment to the love of your life on your big day.

  • "Made For You" Jake Owen

    The Jake Owen ballad was written for his one and only and tells the story of falling in love with your soulmate.

  • "Beautiful, Crazy" Luke Combs

    According to Country Aircheck, Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” was the most-played song of 2019.

  • "God Whispered Your Name" Keith Urban

    “God Whispered Your Name” tells the story of a being lost and meeting your true love who helps you find your way.

  • "You" Dan + Shay

    When Dan + Shay wrote “You” they didn’t initially think of it as a wedding song but it has become a popular pick.

  • "Better Together" Luke Combs

    Luke Comb’s “Better Together” is a love letter to his wife, Nicole.

  • "In Case You Didn't Know" Brett Young

    “In Case You Didn’t Know” was inspired by one of Young’s cowriter’s moms who would always tell him in case you didn’t now, I love you.

  • "Forever To Go" Chace Rice

    Chase Rice’s song, “Forever To Go,” is especially appropriate for weddings: it’s about a long lasting relationship. “Our song never gets old,” he sings. “The honeymoon phase/And butterflies fade/But I’ll never let you go.” 

  • "You're Still The One" Shania Twain

    “You’re Still The One” was inspired by her marriage to former husband Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

  • "To The Moon And Back" Luke Bryan

    “To The Moon And Back” also looks at a long-lasting relationship. “Until our song is over/Til the stars all fade to black/I’m gonna love you/To the ends of the Earth/To the moon and back.”

  • "10,000 Hours" Dan + Shay

    Co-writer Jessie Jo Dillon told us about writing the song. “Dan had the title ‘10,000 Hours’; he liked the way it looked. And we just started talking about the adage of how you’ve mastered something if you’ve done it for 10,000 hours. I was just like, this needs to be a simple song. ‘Keep it simple, stupid!'” 

  • "Joy Of My Life" Chris Stapleton

    Stapleton reinterprets the John Fogerty song from 1997.

  • "Carrying Your Love With Me" George Strait

    The 1997 classic will have your guests in their feels.

  • "Amazed" Lonestar

    Since it’s debut “Amazed” has been a popular wedding song for many couples.

  • "Cover Me Up" Morgan Wallen

    This cover of Jason Isbell’s song tells the story of two lovers reuniting.

  • "Change Your Name" Chase Bryant

    This Chase Bryant song has sweet lyrics fitting for a big day.

  • "H.O.L.Y." Florida Georgia Line

    Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y” is a love song with inspiration from their musical roots and singing in church.

  • "God Gave Me You" Blake Shelton

    The song recorded by Blake Shelton was written as a love song and as a thank you.

  • "Bless The Broken Road" Rascal Flatts"Wanted" Hunter Hayes

    The 2004 song was penned after a conversation about the roads life takes us on before we find our person.

  • "Wanted" Hunter Hayes

    Written as a love letter, Hunter Hayes “Wanted” helped him find the words he couldn’t say.