25 Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

I know we don’t really live in a mix-tape kind of world anymore. But I’m kind of old school like that. I just made one for my husband for Valentine’s Day, and I thought I’d share the songs with you. Because I know you all adore the love songs I love because they are all country. There’s not a single rock ’n’ roll tune on the list.

There are 25 of them, because we’ve been married 25 years. (We married very young, I swear.)

1. “My House,” Kacey Musgraves 2. “Coalmine,” Sara Evans 3. “Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark 4. “A Little More You,” Little Big Town 5. “Like Jesus Does,” Eric Church 6. “Raining on Sunday,” Keith Urban 7. “Sober,” Little Big Town
8. “Love the Lonely Out of You,” Brothers Osborne
9. “First Love Song,” Luke Bryan 10. “My Favorite Year,” Dixie Chicks 11. “I Need You,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
12. “What I’d Give,” Sugarland
13. “You Had Me From Hello,” Kenny Chesney 14. “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” Garth Brooks 15. “Walk Me Down the Middle,” The Band Perry 16. “The Mona Lisa,” Brad Paisley 17. “Next to You, Next to Me,” Shenandoah 18. “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You,” Brooks & Dunn 19. “Whatever She’s Got,” David Nail 20. “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” Brantley Gilbert 21. “Dearly Beloved,” Faith Hill 22. “Last but Not Least,” Zac Brown Band 23. “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This,” Toby Keith 24. “Paint Me a Birmingham,” Tracy Lawrence 25. “What I Need to Do,” Kenny Chesney

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.