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25 Love Songs by Opry Members for Your Valentine’s Day Listening

If there’s one type of story that the genre which gave us “Ring of Fire” knows how to tell best, it’s a love story. Cozy up with your better half, light the candles, and listen to this curated playlist of romantic songs by Opry members, many of whom found a love to call their own on the Opry stage.  

“Who I Am with You” | Chris Young

The line we love: “And when I’m holdin’ you/It feels like I’ve got the world in my hands/Yeah, a better man is who I am with you”

“How Do I Live” | Trisha Yearwood

The line we love: “Oh now, I need you in my arms, need you to hold/You’re my world, my heart, my soul”

“I Do (Cherish You)” | Mark Wills

The line we love: “From the depths of my soul/It’s beyond my control/I’ve waited so long to say this to you/If you’re asking do I love you this much/I do”

“Making Memories of Us” | Keith Urban

The line we love: “I wanna stand out in a crowd for you/A man among men/I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been”

“Heartbeat” | Carrie Underwood

The line we love: “Saying everything without making a sound/A cricket choir in the background, underneath a harvest moon/Standing on your shoes in my bare feet/Dancing to the rhythm of your heartbeat”

“I Wouldn’t Be a Man” | Josh Turner

The line we love: “I’d have to be from another planet/Where love doesn’t exist/I wouldn’t be a man if I didn’t feel like this”

“She’s Everything” | Brad Paisley

The line we love: “She’s the giver I wish I could be/And the stealer of the covers/She’s a picture in my wallet/Of my unborn children’s mother”

“Woman, Amen” | Dierks Bentley

The line we love: “This world has a way of shaking your faith/I’ve been broken again and again/But I need all the cracks in my shattered heart/’Cause that’s where her love gets in”

“Valentine” | Martina McBride and Jim Brickman

The line we love: “And even if the sun refused to shine/Even if romance ran out of rhyme/You would still have my heart/Until the end of time”

“Whenever You Come Around” | Vince Gill

The line we love: “And when you smile that smile/The whole world turns upside down/Whenever you come around/Whenever you come around”

“Beautiful Crazy” | Luke Combs

The line we love: “Beautiful, crazy, she can’t help but amaze me/The way that she dances, ain’t afraid to take chances/And wears her heart on her sleeve/Yeah, she’s crazy but her crazy’s beautiful to me”

“I Hate Love Songs” | Kelsea Ballerini

The line we love: “And I’ll always love you but I don’t have to sing it/‘For worse or for better’ don’t rhyme/They say I got the right one so now I should write one/But I’d rather just show you tonight”

“Remember When” | Alan Jackson

The line we love: “Remember when we said when we turned gray/When the children grow up and move away/We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad/For all the life we’ve had/And we’ll remember when”

“Forever and Ever, Amen” | Randy Travis

The line we love: “As long as old men sit and talk about the weather/As long as old women sit and talk about old men/If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful/I’ll be happy to tell you again/I’m gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen”

“God Gave Me You” | Blake Shelton

The line we love: “You’ll always be love’s great martyr/And I’ll be the flattered fool/And I need you, yeah”

“When I Said I Do” | Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

The line we love: “I know there’s a lonely heart/In every lost and found/But forever you and I will be the ones/Who found out what forever means”

“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” | Charley Pride

The line we love: “Well people may try to guess, the secret of my happiness/But some of them never learn it’s a simple thing/The secret I’m speaking of, is a woman and a man in love”

“I Will Always Love You” | Dolly Parton

The line we love: “I wish you joy/And I wish you happiness/But above all this/I wish you love”

“Love Can’t Ever Get Better Than This” | Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White

The line we love: “Love can’t ever get better than this/I made a lot of money but it didn’t buy me dreams/Thought that I was rich but I was only in between/You were somethin’ darling I just couldn’t resist”

“Make My Life with You” | The Oak Ridge Boys

The line we love: “Some people say it’s a dangerous game/I’ll take my chances just the same/If love is a game and you are the prize/You standing here is no surprise”

“Bless the Broken Road” | Rascal Flatts

The line we love: “Every long lost dream led me to where you are/And others who broke my heart they were like northern stars/Pointing me on my way into your loving arms/This much I know it’s true/That God blessed the broken road/That led me straight to you”

“When You Say Nothing at All” | Alison Krauss & Union Station

The line we love: “The smile on your face lets me know that you need me/There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me/A touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall/Now you say it best when you say nothing at all”

“Forever Love” | Reba McEntire

The line we love: “Minutes and hours and years may go by/But my heart knows nothing of time/So don’t cry, just keep me right there/In your dreams/And hold on to these words of mine”

“If I Told You” | Darius Rucker

The line we love: “If I told you the mess that I can be/When there’s no one there to see/Could you look the other way?/Could you love me anyway?”

“Holdin’ Her” | Chris Janson

The line we love: “Love’s the only thing, yeah that I feel/When she’s in my arms/No matter where, no matter where we are/I’m right at home when I’m holdin’ her”