The country genre may have a lot of male vocalists, but these superstar female country artists have also shown us the beauty of the female voice in the backdrop of country music. Below are some country songs by female artists that you can sing to your man.
Martina McBride – Valentine
Let’s start off with a more pop-like country song from Martina McBride. This was originally performed and co-written Jim Brickman, though the version by Martina McBride has become iconic in its own right too. It’s a simple, romantic love song about a woman who considers her man to be her Valentine all the time.
Sweet lyrics for him: 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
‘Cause all I need is you, my Valentine
You’re all I need, my love, my Valentine
Faith Hill – This Kiss
Next up on this list is a song by country powerhouse Faith Hill. It topped the charts in the US and Canada, while being a mainstay in the charts in countries like Australia and UK. This Kiss was also nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Performance and Best Country Song. This upbeat song is all about experiencing the joy of falling in love because of a lover’s kiss.
Sweet lyrics for him: It’s the way you love me
It’s a feeling like this
It’s centrifugal motion
It’s perpetual bliss
It’s that pivotal moment
This kiss, this kiss, unstoppable
This kiss, this kiss
Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
Now here’s a song for a man who’s not too big on words. It was originally recorded by country artist Keith Whitley back in 1987, though it also received worldwide acclaim when it was covered by Alison Krauss in 1995. When You Say Nothing At All is a song about having a special connection with someone that goes beyond just talking. It’s the perfect song for couples who may be quiet, but are still very much in love.
Sweet lyrics for him: The smile on your face let’s me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if wherever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all
LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
If you’ve seen Con Air, then you definitely know this song. Yes, we know it’s an odd choice for an action flick. How Do I Live is literally a song wherein the protagonist asks her man how she could possibly live without him. And it resonated so well with people that it was in the Billboard Hot 100 for 69 weeks, bested only in 2009 by Jason Mraz’ “I’m Yours.”
Sweet lyrics for him: How do I get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kinda life would that be
Oh I need you in my arms, need you to hold
You are my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby you would take away
Everything good in my life
And tell me now
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Yes, Taylor Swift may currently be considered a pop princess, but her rise to stardom started when she was just a teenager singing country songs as she strums her guitar. One of her most famous country hits is Love Story, which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with a guy whom her parents don’t like. She likens their relationship to that of Romeo and Juliet, but with a much happier ending.
Sweet lyrics for him: And I said Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess
It’s a love story baby just say yes
Romeo save me, they’re trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it’s real
Don’t be afraid, we’ll make it out of this mess
It’s a love story, baby just say “Yes”
Crystal Gayle – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
For those of you who aren’t too well-versed in the world of country music, Crystal Gayle is the younger sister of Loretta Lynn. Lynn wrote a song called “I’ve Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes,” which is the prequel to Gayle’s song. This sad song is a plea to her man about to not leave her because it would make her brown eyes sad and blue.
Sad lyrics for him: Don’t know when I’ve been so blue
Don’t know what’s come over you
You’ve found someone new and
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue
Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
While this song may not be explicitly for men, it’s is a song about a woman telling other women what to do about a philandering man. Yes, it sounds nuts, but keep in mind that this was written in the 1960s, a time when women learned to just quietly accept their husbands’ indiscretion. This song, instead, gave the women of the time a bit of advice, and perhaps a positive take on the whole situation. Naturally, a song like this won’t sit well in this decade.
Sad lyrics for her about him: Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
You’ll have bad times
And he’ll have good times,
Doin’ things that you don’t understand
Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much
This popular pop song is about a woman who refuses to be impressed by the typical things guys think would impress women. It namechecks both Elvis and Brad Pitt. At the time, Brad Pitt wasn’t as big of a star as he is today. But Shania explains that the reference came about during the time when photos of a naked Brad Pitt were circulating the media. Her thoughts? “That don’t impress me much.”
Unimpressed lyrics for him: Okay, so you’re Brad Pitt
That don’t impress me much
So you got the looks but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much
Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
The Whitney Houston may be the more popular one, but the original version by Dolly Parton really highlighted the sweetness and the sadness of this song. It may not have been written to be a love song (as it was written for her mentor), but it has been interpreted as a goodbye song for lovers. Dolly Parton says, “I wrote that song to say, ‘Here’s how I feel. I will always love you, but I have to go.’”
Sweet but sad lyrics for him: I hope life treats you kind
And I hope that you have all that you ever dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness.
But above all of this, I wish you love
And I will always love you
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw – It’s Your Love
What better way to cap off this list than with a song by husband and wife duo, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw? There’s just something so heartwarming about knowing that a beautiful song was sung by two people who were and still are madly in love!
Sweet lyrics for him: It’s your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
Oh it’s your love
Which of these country songs will you be singing for your man tonight?