After listening to a few songs by country star Kenny Chesney, you’ll be shocked to know the first person to criticize his music was a girlfriend. Chesney must have taken that rejection in his stride because he’s now one of the biggest selling country artists of all time!
With a penchant for romance and a knack for writing the ultimate love songs, even couples who don’t like country music end up including a few of Kenney’s songs at their wedding
Want to know which are the most popular? Carry on reading…
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Kenny Chesney wedding songs for both the intimate and feel-good moments that make up your special day.
“How Forever Feels”
Lyrics you’ll love: “I’ve done some living, yeah I’ve had fun, but there is one thing that I haven’t done I wanna know how forever feels.”
Released in 1998, the Country Music Association considers “How Forever Feels” one of Chesney’s most timeless creations. It has an easygoing tune ideal for fun wedding moments. In our opinion, it’s a great song to play as the bride and groom wave their goodbyes.
“You Had Me From Hello”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Well, you had me from hello, I felt love start to grow the moment I looked into your eyes, you won me, it was over from the start.”
The passion in Chesney’s voice throughout this sweet ballad makes it perfect for the first dance. The popular song proved itself wedding-worthy when the RIAA certified it as gold in 2008.
“Me And You”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Ordinary no, really don’t think so, not a love this true, common destiny, we were meant to be, me and you.”
Chesney’s strong, yet calming voice accompanies slow and passionate instrumentals that make the song best for the most intimate moments. Play “Me and You” as the bride walks down the aisle or, as a first dance.
“When I Close My Eyes”
Lyrics you’ll love: “When I close my eyes, you’re all I see, in the dark of night, you’re in my dreams.”
Chesney’s original and acoustic rendition of Keith Palmer’s, “When I Close My Eyes” adds a classy edge to the pleading love song. It’s from the point of view of someone who misses their ex-lover, so it’s not the best first dance song, but perfect for guests to dance to.
“All I Need to Know”
Lyrics you’ll love: “In a world where most things come and go, I’ll always have you to hold, and that’s all I need to know.”
The title track of Chesney’s second album, All I Need to Know, is a slow-paced melody that highlights that at the end of the day, all we need is true love. The heartwarming lyrics are an excellent choice for the bride and groom’s first dance.
“Fall In Love”
Lyrics you’ll love: “White lace dress and a red bouquet, just married written on a blue Chevrolet, don’t that make you want to fall in love.”
This pop-country song is from Chesney’s, All I Need to Know album, released in 1995. The song’s energetic beat is ideal for fun wedding moments like the bouquet and garter toss.
“I Lost It”
Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s like a curse, that is the cure, better or worse, one thing’s for sure, it’s real love, and I don’t know what I’d do if I lost it.”
One of Chesney’s better-known singles, “I Lost It” is from his five-time multi-platinum award-winning album, Greatest Hits. The heartwarming ballad discloses a timeline of true love, making it one of the best first dance songs that a bride and groom could choose.
“For The First Time”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Together we learned how to love, for the first time, lovin’ blind we dove right in.”
Another favorite from Chesney’s Greatest Hits album, “For the First Time” is a fun song to include on your reception playlist. It’s an excellent tune for guests to dance to alongside the bride and groom.
“I’d Love To Change Your Name”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Ain’t nothin’ else about you I’d ever want to change, honey, I’d sure love to change your name.”
Released in 1994 on Chesney’s, In My Wildest Dreams album, “I’d Love To Change Your Name” is an upbeat song best for high-energy moments like the reception dance, when the bride and groom enter the reception, or even for the bouquet or garter toss.
“You Save Me”
Lyrics you’ll love: “No matter where my reckless soul takes me, baby, you save me.”
Released in 2005, “You Save Me” might be one of the most popular country music love songs of all time. The slow tempo song details how true love is the cure to this crazy world, making it a popular choice for the first dance.
“Everywhere We Go”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Seems like everywhere we go baby, love goes, everywhere, every time our hearts meet, love is all around us.”
The title track of Chesney’s fifth album, Everywhere We Go, details the way a man feels when he’s by his partner’s side. It’s a medium-paced song ideal for personal moments between the bride and groom, like a first dance or cake cutting.
“Always Gonna Be You”
Lyrics you’ll love: “I could sail the seven oceans, til I crawl up on some long-forgotten shore, but it’s always gonna be you, always gonna be you, I’m looking for.”
“Always Gonna Be You” is about a couple that finds acceptance and peace in one another. It is a slow-paced song, best for emotional moments like when the bride walks down the aisle.
“When She Calls Me Baby”
Lyrics you’ll love: “With her arms around me, I can’t leave the world behind when she calls me baby, well, I know what’s on her mind.”
Released in 1994, “When She Calls Me Baby” is a slow love song that looks at the intimacy between a couple. Its themes of love are best for a first dance, but it makes a great song for the couples on your guest list to dance to as well.
“I Finally Found Somebody”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Well, I finally found somebody who lives to give their love to me, only me.”
Another fun song from Chesney’s In My Wildest Dreams album, “I Finally Found Somebody,” details a man’s realization of what true love is. Play it during celebratory moments like cutting the cake, the garter removal, or as the bride and groom enter or exit the reception.
“Back In My Arms Again”
Lyrics you’ll love: “I must have been a fool, I confess, to ever let you go, now I ain’t gonna rest, till your back in my arms, back in my arms again.”
Released in 1996, “Back In My Arms Again” has a lighthearted and enjoyable tune that your guests will love to dance alongside you to.
Lyrics you’ll love: “Knowing you, you’re still a tumbleweed, I only wish that you would tumble back to me.”
Released in 2020, “Knowing You” is one of Chesney’s more recent hits that expresses appreciation for a relationship you once had with someone. The sweet lyrics are perfect if you’re celebrating an event where close friends and families are unable to attend.
“The Good Stuff”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Look into those eyes, so deep in love, and drink it up, ‘cause that’s the good stuff.”
“The Good Stuff” is an award-winning song told from the perspective of an older man that has learned the true treasure in life is the ones we love. The lyrics evoke deep feelings of gratitude through time, so we recommend using it during the anniversary date game if you plan on including it.
“Whatever It Takes”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Whatever it takes to win your love, I’ll hire me an airplane, have it paint your name up in the sky above.”
Yet another brilliant song you can’t help but dance to from Chesney’s, In My Wildest Dreams album. This high-energy song fits anywhere on your playlist. Play it during the garter removal or as a song for your guests to have some fun with!
Lyrics you’ll love: “Steal a slow dance in a rainstorm, and a kiss from who you love, laugh and live with a half-full cup, yeah, happy is as happy does.”
From Chesney’s 2020 Here and Now album, “Happy Does” is a feel-good song you would expect to hear while on a holiday island, Themes about finding the good in life make it great for happy moments like when the bride and groom cut the wedding cake, or when they say their goodbyes.
“There Goes My Life”
Lyrics you’ll love: “There goes my life, there goes my future, my everything, I love you, baby goodbye.”
“There Goes My Life” held the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs for seven weeks in a row. The moving lyrics detail a father’s endless love for his daughter, making it an excellent choice for the father-daughter dance.
Lyrics you’ll love: “Don’t blink, ’cause just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap, and you wake up, and you’re twenty-five, and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.”
“Don’t Blink” is another fan favorite and reached number one faster than any of Chesney’s other singles. The song describes why it’s important to cherish every one of life’s moments, establishing it as a top choice for heartwarming moments like when the bride and groom leave their reception.
“When the Sun Goes Down”
Lyrics you’ll love: “We’ll be groovin’ when the sun goes down, we’ll be feelin’ alright.”
Chesney and Uncle Kracker teamed up to create this cheerful tune that makes everyone forget their worries. The laid-back tune is perfect for kicking off your reception dance.
“Tip of My Tongue”
Lyrics you’ll love: “I wanna tell you that I think that you’re the one, oh girl, you know when it’s all said and done, everything about you’s on the tip of my tongue.”
From Chesney’s 2020 Here and Now album, “Tip of My Tongue” is a laid-back song that communicates a man’s desire for his partner. The intimate lyrics are best for close moments between the bride and groom like the first dance, or maybe cutting the cake.
“Setting the World on Fire”
Lyrics you’ll love: “We were in a hotel singin’ in the hallway lights, we were striking the matches right down to the ashes, setting the world on fire.”
“Setting the World on Fire” is a radio hit by Chesney and pop star P!nk that received a Grammy nomination for the best country duo/group performance. A lively beat and lyrics describe the excitement that accompanies love and is ideal as a dance song for guests or at the end of a reception.
“Never Wanted Nothing More”
Lyrics you’ll love: “Her little ring was a little thing, but it was all that I could afford, now she’s mine all mine till the day I die.”
“Never Wanted Nothing More” is an entertaining ballad that tells the story of life’s most memorable moments and the feelings of joy that accompany them. Its happy-go-lucky theme fits nicely as a song for your guests to enjoy during dinner or when they hit the dance floor.
“She’s Got It All”
Lyrics you’ll love: “All of my life I spent-a-hopin’, I could give someone such devotion, every sweet memory I can recall, she got it all.”
“She’s Got It All” is Chesney’s very first number one hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs list. The upbeat song shares how a man finds everything he’s ever dreamed of in his woman, so we recommend playing it during festive moments like when the bride and groom enter their reception or have just their ‘I dos’.
“I Want To Know What Love Is”
Lyrics you’ll love: “I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me, I wanna feel what love is, I know you can show me.”
Released in 2016 on Chesney’s Cosmic Hallelujah album and communicates someone’s desire to commit to love. It has twangy instrumentals and a fast-paced chorus that make it a fun two-stepping song for guests during the reception.