A Full List of the Best Country Love Songs of the 2000s

Faith Hill, Shania Twain and Brad Paisley Are Just a Few on the List

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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.​

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Emerson Drive: 'Fall Into Me'

Dreamworks Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From their self-titled debut album

19
of 20

Shania Twain: 'Forever and for Always'

Shania Twain - 'Up!'
Mercury Nashville


Shania Twain sings about spending "Forever and for Always in the arms of the guy she loves.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album "Up!"

18
of 20

Faith Hill: 'Breathe'

Faith Hill - 'Breathe'
Warner Nashville


In Faith Hill's "Breathe," she sings about how it seems the world just stops whenever she's in her guy's arms.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album "Breathe"

17
of 20

Andy Griggs: 'She's More'

Andy Griggs - 'You Won't Ever Be Lonely'
RCA Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"No, it wasn't at first sight, but the moment I looked twice, I saw the woman I was born to love."

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From the Album ​"You Won't Ever Be Lonely"

16
of 20

Brad Paisley: 'She's Everything'

Brad Paisley - 'Time Well Wasted'
Arista Nashville


Brad Paisley tells about his lady, saying that "She's Everything" he ever wanted in a woman.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Time Well Wasted"

15
of 20

Dixie Chicks: 'Cowboy Take Me Away'

Dixie Chicks - 'Fly'
Monument


The Dixie Chicks sing about a woman that wants to be carried away by the love of her cowboy in "Cowboy Take Me Away."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Fly"

14
of 20

Dierks Bentley: 'Feel That Fire'

Dierks Bentley - 'Feel That Fire'
Capitol Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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?"

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13
of 20

Taylor Swift: 'Love Story'

Taylor Swift - Fearless
Big Machine Records


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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.'"

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From the Album ​"Fearless"

12
of 20

James Otto: 'Just Got Started Lovin' You'

James Otto - Sunset Man
Warner Nashville


James Otto tells a 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."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album " Sunset Man"

11
of 20

Chris Cagle: 'I Breathe In, I Breathe Out'

Chris Cagle - 'Play It Loud'
Capitol Nashville


Chris Cagle sings a song of 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."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Play It Loud"

10
of 20

Pat Green: 'Let Me'

Pat Green - 'What I'm For'
BNA Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album "What I'm For"

09
of 20

Heartland: 'I Loved Her First'

Heartland - I Loved Her First
Lofton Creek


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."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

Download/Purchase From the Album "I Loved Her First"

08
of 20

Gary Allan: 'The One'

Gary Allan - 'Alright Guy'
MCA Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Alright Guy"

07
of 20

Keith Urban: 'Raining on Sunday'

Keith Urban - 'Golden Road'
Capitol Nashville


Keith Urban sings a song about making the most of a rainy day with the one you love in "Raining on Sunday."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album "Golden Road"

06
of 20

Billy Currington: 'Must Be Doin' Something Right'

Billy Currington - 'Doin' Somethin' Right'
Mercury Nashville


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."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Doin' Somethin' Right"

05
of 20

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman-Black: 'When I Said I Do'

Clint Black - 'Greatest Hits II'
RCA Nashville


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.

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From Clint Black's ​"Greatest Hits II" Album

04
of 20

Keith Urban: 'Making Memories of Us'

Be Here - Keith Urban
Capitol Nashville


Keith Urban sings to his lady about loving her like no one else has loved her in "Making Memories of Us."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album ​"Be Here"

03
of 20

Josh Turner: 'Your Man'

Josh Turner - Your Man
MCA Nashville


Josh Turner sings about a man that's been waiting all day to spend some intimate time with his special lady in "Your Man."

Romantic Lyric:
"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."

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From the Album "Your Man"

02
of 20

Dierks Bentley: 'Come a Little Closer'

Dierks Bentley - 'Modern Day Drifter'
Capitol Nashville


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!

Romantic Lyric:
"If there's still a chance, then take my hand, and we'll steal away off into the night until we make things right."

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From the Album ​"Modern Day Drifter"

01
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Big & Rich: 'Lost in This Moment'

Big & Rich - Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace
Warner Nashville


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."

Romantic Lyric:
"Lost in this moment with you. I am completely consumed. My feelings so absolute, there's no doubt. Sealing our love with a kiss."

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From the Album ​"Between Raising Hell & Amazing Grace"

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