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Tanya Tucker sure knows how to make an entrance.   The country icon made Grand Ole Opry history by riding a horse onto the stage. This happened Friday night at the country music institution. Tanya kicked off her scheduled performance by entering on horseback.

The Boot says Tanya was on hand to perform songs from her new album, ‘Sweet Western Sound,’ which dropped Friday. Opry historians believe her dramatic entrance marked the first time anyone has ridden a horse onstage at the Opry during the 97-year history of the institution.

This is classic Tanya Tucker. If anybody is going to saddle up and ride out on the Opry stage, it’s Tanya Tucker. She is getting ready for a big honor soon. Tanya is among the artists who are set for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2023.

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Big thanks to Mike Terry for the photos


25 Best Country First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

The bells are ringing, it’s wedding season! There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, picking the venue, finding the dress, deciding on your wedding party, choosing flowers, the list goes on and on. And you can’t forget the music! It’s a big deal to decide what song will soundtrack your first dance as a married couple.

According to The Knot couples want to give guests a celebration to remember and spend on average $266 per guest. You want the first dance to be memorable! Choosing a song can be tough. If you and your future spouse love country music choosing a song from the genre is a perfect way to commemorate your big day.  As country fans, we can all agree the genre knows how to melt your heart with a love song.

From classics from Dolly Parton and George Strait to newer hits from Luke Combs and Dan + Shay we’ve compiled a list of 25 romantic songs that would make any country fan swoon. So if you’re getting married this year or know someone who is check out these country songs to use for your first dance.

  • "Speechless" Dan + Shay

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

  • "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

    Thomas 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 the past twelve months in 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 Combs’ “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 sings about a love everybody deserves in “Forever To 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” is a perfect song who has trouble finding words to express their feelings.

  • "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

    The Jason Isbell cover 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 thank you.

  • "Bless The Broken Road" Rascal Flatts

    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.

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