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  • Derrick Heydon

6 Father-Daughter Dance Songs if you love 90s Country Music

Updated: Jan 20



The Father-Daughter Dance will be the second most important moment of your wedding day to your dad and he is deserving of a song that honors the significant role he played in your life. If he's a fan of 1990s country music, there are plenty of great songs for you to choose from.


Instead of sharing a massive list, we narrowed it down to our 6 favorite country music songs from the 1990s for your Father-Daughter Dance on your wedding night.


#1 "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle

Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses" may not have been a major hit in the country music scene, but it has been a huge success at country weddings over the last 25 years. The song is about a father reflecting on his daughter's life, from childhood to the day she gets married and takes on a new last name. It's considered a classic wedding song.


#2 "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" is suitable for many events. It's also a perfect choice for mother-daughter dance songs, too. The lyrics convey a message that every father wishes to impart to his daughter as she gets married. Even if nothing else, the song's beautiful vocals will be appreciated by all the wedding guests in their own way.


#3 "I Loved Her First" by Heartland

The one-hit wonder, Heartland is known for their hit "I Loved Her First". The song expresses a father's emotions as he reminds the groom that he loved his daughter first and he's giving her away. It captures the sentiment of a father's struggle in giving away his daughter, which is a feeling rarely explored in father-daughter dance songs. It's a realistic and fitting song for a father-daughter dance at a country-themed wedding. Even though this song was released in 2006, it still has that 90s feel to it.


#4 "Then They Do" by Trace Adkins

Here's the perfect song that can make just about any father cry, especially if this is his last youngest child. It explores the bittersweet emotions of a father watching his daughter grow up and get married. It is personal for Adkins as he is a father to daughters himself and is often listed in the Top 10 of father-daughter dance songs list.


#5 "Daddy's Hands" by Holly Dunn

Here's underrated song that your father will appreciate. "Daddy's Hands" by Holly Dunn tells the story of a beautiful relationship between a father and daughter through the imagery of the father's strong grip and callouses. The lyrics of the song express the singer's regret of not valuing the love she received from her father and the importance of cherishing it.


#6 "You'll Always Be My Baby (Written for Daughters' Weddings)" by Alan Jackson

Even though this song was released in 2021, we can all agree that this song belongs on this list because Alan Jackson wrote the ultimate song for a father-daughter dance. Its popularity is due to its authentic country sound and the fact that it was composed by one of the most renowned artists in history of the genre. This song will be a favorite for father-daughter dances for many years to come.

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