25 Country Father Daughter Dance Songs With Special Meaning
Dancing with your father on your wedding day is not only a special moment for you but for him as well.
Country songs are very popular wedding songs because many tell a story.
Here is a list of 25 popular country father-and-daughter dance songs to play on your Big Day. They are broken down into 2 groups:
- Father and Daughter songs from the Daughter’s Viewpoint
- Father and Daughter songs from the Father’s Viewpoint
Father and Daughter Songs from the Daughter’s Viewpoint
Good Hands – Kylie Morgan
Released in 2022 on the album Songs To Say I Do
Why Play: A song specifically written by a daughter for her dance with her dad and lyrics that support their relationship.
And he only sees the best in me, even when it’s hard to find
He’s a good man
I’m in good hands
When God Made You My Father – Riley Roth
Released in 2022 released as a single
Why Play: A song from the perspective of the daughter loving her daddy and how lucky she is to have him.
No place where I don’t feel your love
You say I’m the gift that heaven gave you
But daddy I’m the lucky one
Good Hands – Johnny and Heidi
Released in 2022 released as a single
Why Play: A special song of a daughter appreciating her dad and the love he gave her.
Lookin’ back now it’s easy to see that
You’re the reason I am, and have always been in
Half the Man – Jennifer Smestad
Released in 2020 released as a single
Why Play: A song from the daughter’s view that she better find a man that is half as good as her daddy.
Daddy set the bar real high
Showed me what a real man looks like
It’s gonna take one to fill those shoes
In his eyes, nothing less will do
If you are looking for father and daughter themed songs in different genres, see our list of 100 dad and daughter dance songs.
Dads and Daughters – MaRynn Taylor
Released in 2020 as a single
Why Play: A song from the daughter’s view and a special bond between dads and daughters.
Like boats and water, they’re meant for each other
Through wind and the waves, they’ll sail away from the storm
And make it to shore
stronger than a love
between dads and daughters
Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires
Released in 2016 on the album My Universe
Why Play: The title says it all. A daughter wrapped around her daddy’s finger – forever.
He said, “You can be anything you want to in this great big world”
But I’m always gonna be daddy’s little girl
Daddy – Abby Anderson
Released in 2014 released as a single
Why Play: A song from the daughter’s view that she found her life partner and told her daddy about her lover.
He’s my shoulder to cry on, he’s my best friend
Oh, and daddy, he loves me just like you
Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith
Released in 2013 on the album Whiskey & Lace
Why Play: A song telling a story about a daughter always loving her daddy and never letting go.
Daddy dance with me
I want you to see the woman I’ve become
Daddy don’t let go
I want you to know I’ll always need your love
If you have a stepdad, see our list of stepdad and stepdaughter songs.
You Can Let Go – Crystal Shawanda
Released in 2008 on the album Dawn Of A New Day
Why Play: A song about a daughter that has grown up and getting married and that it’s time to let go.
It’s still a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I’ll be ok now, daddy
You can let go
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Released in 2001 on the album There You’ll Be
Why Play: A song reminding each other that you will always be there for them.
For all my life
I’ll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you’ll be
Father and Daughter Songs from the Dad’s Viewpoint
You’ll Always Be My Baby (Written for Daughters’ Weddings) – Alan Jackson
Released in 2021 on the album Where Have You Gone
Why Play: A song that Jackson wrote specifically for his daughters’ weddings and how each will always be the love of his life.
No matter where you are
You’ll always be my baby
Forever in my heart
She’s Somebody’s Daughter (The Wedding Version) – Drew Baldridge
Released in 2021 released as a single
Why Play: A song from the view of an outsider telling a story about a daughter and father loving relationship.
She’s somebody’s daughter
She’s somebody’s everything
She’s somebody’s little girl
Another popular parent dance during a reception is the groom and his mom. See a list of country mom and son dance songs.
Prettiest Girl in the World – Logan Mize
Released in 2020 on the album Still That Kid
Why Play: A song describing a love of a father and his daughter.
In my wildest dreams I’d never’ve guessed
I’d be the one holdin’ the prettiest girl in the world
The Man Who Loves You the Most – Zac Brown Band
Released in 2020 released as a single
Why Play: A dedication song from a dad to his daughter that he will always love her.
On your wedding night, I’ll raise a toast
Hope he understands
I’ll always be the man who loves you the most
For My Daughter – Kane Brown
Released in 2019 on the album Experiment Extended
Why Play: A song from a father’s perspective who didn’t have a good relationship with his dad but will be sure to be there for his child.
Well, I guess that’s up to me
Yeah, I grew up without a dad
I’m gonna be the best one I can be
Dance With My Daughter – Jason Blaine
Released in 2016 on the album Country Side
Why Play: A song made for a father and daughter to dance and be happy for their special dance together.
Gonna dance with my daughter
Spin her around under the lights
‘Cause I’m just a father
Making the most of this moment in time
If your dad has passed on or you wish for someone else to fill, check out these song lists: Mom and daughter songs, sister and brother songs, and songs about sisters.
I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter) – Zac Brown Band
Released in 2015 on the album JEKYLL + HYDE
Why Play: A cha cha style song from a dad wishing his daughter well but realizing that he will always be there for her.
There was a time when I thought I knew love
Until you came into this world
Time keeps on flying
But you’re always gonna be my baby girl
It Won’t Be Like This For Long – Darius Rucker
Released in 2008 on the album Learn To Live
Why Play: A song describing getting through growing pains and how you will get through the tough times from a dad to his daughter.
One day soon we’ll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It won’t be like this for long
Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Miley Cyrus
Released in 2007 on the album Home At Last
Why Play: A song featured on Hannah Montana about a daughter leaving home but her dad s happy to see her grow up but is sad at the same time.
She’s waitin’ on my blessings
Before she hits that open road
But baby get ready, get set, don’t go
Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
Released in 2007 on the album Starting Now
Why Play: A love story of a dad raising his daughter and stealing a special dance with his daughter.
Dancing with her dad and looking up at him
If he gives me a hard time
I can’t blame the fella
I’m the one who’s stealing Cinderella
The most important dance during a reception is the first dance as a married couple. See our list of the newlywed country first dance songs.
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Released in 2006 on the album I Loved Her First
Why Play: A song from a dad’s perspective that even though the groom loves his new wife, her daddy loved her first and always.
And I prayed that she’d find you someday
But it’s still hard to give her away
I loved her first
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Released in 2006 on the album Me And My Gang
Why Play: “My Wish” is a very popular song selected for the father-daughter dance because a Dad can offer a special dedication to his daughter wishing that all of her dreams come true.
I hope you never look back, but ya never forget
All the ones who love you, in the place you left
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret
And you help somebody every chance you get
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
Released in 2006 on the album Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Why Play: The most popular dance song on the list! A song about a dad letting his daughter go to her new life but to him, she will always be his little girl.
Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you’ll always be
My little girl
There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
Released in 2003 on the album When The Sun Goes Down
Why Play: A song about a father seeing his daughter growing up and then becoming her own woman.
Draggin’ that teddy bear, sleep tight
Blue eyes and bouncin’ curls
There goes my life
You can select many of your wedding songs from our country wedding song playlist. For specific wedding moments, see country entrance songs and country songs for walking down the aisle.
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Released in 2000 on the album I Hope You Dance
Why Play: A song about a parent hoping that their child lived out their dreams and reaches their goals.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
If you have a favorite country dad and daughter dance song, please share it below and why it is special to you.