Chris Stapleton has produced some of the most memorable country songs of the modern era. His work can be a great choice for any couple that wants modern music at their wedding. Here is a list of the best Chris Stapleton wedding songs and love songs.
About Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton burst onto the American music scene in 2015 with the release of Traveller. It went on to become one of the biggest-selling albums of the year due to its traditional country vibe and Stapleton’s cover of “Tennessee Whiskey” alongside his original material.
Stapleton has maintained his status as a top star in country music, winning the 2021 CMA award for Male Vocalist of the Year. In his recent work, Stapleton has embarked upon a series of duets with his wife to create memorable love songs that seem likely to stand the test of time.
Chris Stapleton Love Songs
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time
This is the song that launched Chris Stapleton into the mainstream music spotlight, and it remains the top wedding song for fans of the long-haired country singer. The song was a huge hit for George Jones, but Stapleton put his own unique spin on it to create something modern and original that your wedding guests will not forget.
Joy of My Life
2020, Starting Over
She takes me by the hand
I am the luckiest man alive
Did I tell you, baby
You are the joy of my life
This song was originally recorded by John Fogerty in 1997 before Chris Stapleton sent it back to the charts with inclusion on his award-winning album, Starting Over. There is a simplicity and tenderness to the lyrics which make the song a good choice for many parts of your wedding ceremony, but many couples make it part of the processional.
2017, From A Room: Volume 2
I got a woman with eyes that shine
Down deep as a diamond mine
She’s my treasure so very rare
She’s made me a millionaire
Many modern brides have walked down the aisle to the sounds of this Stapleton classic, a breakout hit from the album From A Room: Volume 2 released in 2017. Chris sings of how true love is more valuable than money, and the pacing of the song is just right for an alternative bridal march that will create memories.
2017, From A Room: Volume 1
Angels come down from the heavens
Just to help us on our way
Come to teach us, then they leave us
And they find some other soul to save
The road to true love can be hard for some, and that is the essence of this country ballad from 2017. The song has been used as the soundtrack for a first dance between the happy couple, but it can also be played at the reception as something most romantic partners can relate to.
Without Your Love
2017, From A Room: Volume 1
Without your love
The sky is grey
Without your love
I’m waiting on the sun to shine
One of the things that people seem to appreciate about the music of Chris Stapleton is its simplicity, and this song is one of those that gets right to the heart of the matter. It should be used as a dedication from one partner to another on your wedding day, or you can play it as the unity candle is being lit.
I Want Love
2018, Restoration: The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin
But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won’t break me down
Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
Most of us long for true love, and finding it on one’s own terms is the theme behind this Stapleton ballad. Like most songs from the 2021 CMA Entertainer of the Year, “I Want Love” has the soft approach that most couples want to have in their wedding playlist selections.
It don’t matter to me
Wherever we are is where I wanna be
And, honey, for once in our life
Let’s take our chances and roll the dice
There are many possible applications for this lively love song from Stapleton’s 2020 studio album of the same name. It has been used by couples that are renewing their vows, and it is also a good song to play if your wedding is an intimate affair that is celebrated before a few family members and friends.
More Of You
From the moment you wake me up
‘Till you kiss me goodnight
Everything that you do
It makes me want more of you
So many country songs are driven by the theme of longing, and this hit is no exception to that classic model. A lot of couples like to enter the reception to this song, but it can also find a place in the music that you choose to play as your wedding guests are being seated.
2020 Starting Over
And she loved to chase squirrels
And playing out in the snow
She’d take off like a bullet
Man, you should have seen her go
While this song may not specifically address the topic of love between a couple, it does have an emotional impact that plays well on your wedding day. Couples that share a special pet often like to play the song as a reminder of their animal friend, and it makes for a suitable inclusion to any wedding reception playlist.
When I’m with You
2020, Starting Over
But when I’m with you
I feel like a dreamer
That’s had all his dreams come true
Like my skies are all blue
When I’m with you
If you are building a large portion of your wedding music around the theme of commitment and togetherness, try adding this for a spotlight dance between the happy newlyweds. It also works well as a song that can be played while the wedding party is taking up their positions at the altar.
You Are My Sunshine with Morgane Stapleton
2016, Southern Family
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
Adding classics to your wedding day selection of music can be a great way to honor the tastes of all your guests, and Chris Stapleton nails his take on this traditional country tune. It will be a song that has broad appeal, so try using it at the reception when everyone is in a happy mood and ready to dance.
But you know and I know
That I’ll always come back for more
Your love might be my damnation
But I’ll cry to my grave
There is a place in wedding ceremonies for songs that are upbeat and lively, and this song can fill that spot. Try adding it to the festivities after the wedding speeches are made and the wedding cake is cut, or you can slip in into the music played before the ceremony begins.
Sun comes up and goes back down
And falling feels like flying ’til you hit the ground
Say the word and I’ll be there for you
Baby, I will be your parachute
This hit from Chris Stapleton is a standout from his 2015 breakthrough album, Traveller. It has a different lyrical perspective than many popular wedding songs chosen today, but the song has the potential to create a swell of emotion that can soften the hearts of all your guests.
If It Hadn’t Been For Love (The Steeldrivers)
2019, The SteelDrivers
Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn’t be wishing I was free
If it hadn’t been
If it hadn’t been for love
Without love, many of us would find our lives incomplete, and we often want to convey that message to the person we have chosen to spend our life with on the day wedding vows are spoken. Have this song played as a pause once you and your partner have joined hands at the altar.
What Are You Listening To?
2013, What Are You Listening To?
Cause you’re hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to?
This Stapleton song can be a perfect way to conclude the wedding day activities, perhaps as a final dance before the couple departs for their honeymoon. It will remind you of that special period of falling in love, a memory that has culminated in the promise of for better or worse.
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Chris Stapleton Highest-Ranking Songs – US Country
- #1 “Starting Over”, 2020
- #4 “Millionaire”, 2018
- #5 “Broken Halos”, 2017
- #5 “You Should Probably Leave”, 2021
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