Country Father Daughter Dance Songs for a Memorable Moment

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.

Discover a list of 25 popular country father-and-daughter dance songs to play on your Big Day.

country father daughter dance songs

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of country songs for fathers and daughters. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples.

Father and Daughter Songs for Girls

Good Hands – Kylie Morgan

Released in 2022 on the album Songs To Say I Do

A song was specifically written by a daughter for her dance with her dad and lyrics support their relationship

Lyrics to know:

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

A song from the perspective of the daughter loving her daddy and how lucky she is to have him

Lyrics to know:

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

A special song of a daughter appreciating her dad and the love he gave her

Lyrics to know:

Lookin’ back now it’s easy to see that
You’re the reason I am, and have always been in
Good hands

Half the Man – Jennifer Smestad

Released in 2020 released as a single

A song from the daughter’s view that she better find a man who is half as good as her daddy

Lyrics to know:

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

Dads and Daughters – MaRynn Taylor

Released in 2020 as a single

A song from the daughter’s view and a special bond between dads and daughters

Lyrics to know:

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
There’s nothing
stronger than a love
between dads and daughters

Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires

Released in 2016 on the album My Universe

The title says it all. A daughter wrapped around her daddy’s finger – forever

Lyrics to know:

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

A song from the daughter’s view that she found her life partner and told her daddy about her lover

Lyrics to know:

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

A song telling a story about a daughter always loving her daddy and never letting go

Lyrics to know:

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

You Can Let Go – Crystal Shawanda

Released in 2008 on the album Dawn Of A New Day

A song about a daughter who has grown up and getting married and that it’s time to let go

Lyrics to know:

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

A song reminding each other that you will always be there for them.

Lyrics to know:

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 for Dads

You’ll Always Be My Baby (Written for Daughters’ Weddings) – Alan Jackson

Released in 2021 on the album Where Have You Gone

A song that Jackson wrote specifically for his daughters’ weddings and how each will always be the love of his life.

Lyrics to know:

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

A song from the view of an outsider telling a story about a daughter and father-loving relationship.

Lyrics to know:

She’s somebody’s daughter
She’s somebody’s everything
She’s somebody’s little girl

Prettiest Girl in the World – Logan Mize

Released in 2020 on the album Still That Kid

A song describing a love of a father and his daughter.

Lyrics to know:

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

A dedication song from a dad to his daughter that he will always love her.

Lyrics to know:

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

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.

Lyrics to know:

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

A song made for a father and daughter to dance and be happy for their special dance together.

Lyrics to know:

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

I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter) – Zac Brown Band

Released in 2015 on the album JEKYLL + HYDE

A cha cha style song from a dad wishing his daughter well but realizing that he will always be there for her.

Lyrics to know:

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

A song describing getting through growing pains and how you will get through the tough times from a dad to his daughter.

Lyrics to know:

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

A song featured on Hannah Montana about a daughter leaving home but her dad is happy to see her grow up but is sad at the same time.

Lyrics to know:

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

A love story of a dad raising his daughter and stealing a special dance with his daughter.

Lyrics to know:

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

I Loved Her First – Heartland

Released in 2006 on the album I Loved Her First

A song from a dad’s perspective that even though the groom loves his new wife, her daddy loved her first and always.

Lyrics to know:

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

“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.

Lyrics to know:

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

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.

Lyrics to know:

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

A song about a father seeing his daughter growing up and then becoming her own woman.

Lyrics to know:

Draggin’ that teddy bear, sleep tight
Blue eyes and bouncin’ curls
He smiles
There goes my life

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Released in 2000 on the album I Hope You Dance

A song about a parent hoping that their child lived out their dreams and reaches their goals.

Lyrics to know:

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.


If you are looking for father and daughter-themed songs in different genres, see a list of daddy daughter dance songs.


You can select any of your wedding songs from our country wedding song playlist. For specific wedding moments, see upbeat country entrance songs and country ceremony favorites to walk down the aisle to.


The most important dance during a reception is the first dance as a married couple. See our list of the newlywed country first dance playlist.


If your dad has passed on or you wish for someone else to fill, check out these song lists: Country mom and daughter songs, country songs about a brother and sister, and Country songs to dedicate to your sister.


Another popular parent dance during a reception is the groom and his mom. See a list of country mom and son dance songs.

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