Popular country songs that work well at weddings include Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind" and Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen." Although the songs span decades, they are still commonly ranked among the best country love songs of all time as of 2016.
Dolly Parton wrote "I Will Always Love You" when she left the cast of "The Porter Wagoner Show" in 1974, and it immediately reached No. 1 on country charts. Whitney Houston's 1992 rendition of the song for the soundtrack of "The Bodyguard" garnered Parton sizable royalties, selling more than 17 million copies and holding a spot on radio airplay charts for several months.
“Always on My Mind,” recorded by many artists including Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, chronicles the thoughts of a person who is reflecting back on how he could have made himself more available as a companion, and how doing so would have changed the outcome of his relationship. This song is often used at weddings of couples who have parted ways, but found their way back to one another. Nelson's 1982 version won three Grammy Awards, including Best Country Song and and Song of the Year.