Here in the Pacific Northwest, we love our country music. And with so many barns and rustic-themed venues, country is the perfect genre to feature during the cocktail hour of a wedding reception. So, I’ve designed a mid- to uptempo playlist of modern country hits and classic favorites that are perfect for socializing with family and friends over a few cold ones.
Tony’s Country Wedding Cocktail Hour Drink of Choice: I’m a simple man, so when I’m at a country bar or a country concert, I like to keep domestic, light, and cold. I designed my Country Cocktail Hour mix while drinking Bud Light from the bottle. Enjoy my selections, and as always, the full Spotify playlist is available at the end!
The 2017 Country Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist
Florida-Georiga Line – “H.O.L.Y.” | Amazon MP3 · iTunes
For most wedding ceremonies, the Recessional song will either be a mid-tempo or uptempo selection, so I like to start my Country Wedding Cocktail Hour Mix with this well-known, mid-tempo, country love song.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Fishin’ In The Dark” | Amazon MP3 · iTunes
This is one of those classic country songs that every one knows and loves. I believe a good playlist has a balance of contemporary and classic; this is one of those must-include classics.
Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk – “Setting The World On Fire” | Amazon MP3 · iTunes
If I’m building a country playlist, you can bet the farm I’m including my favorite artist, and the guy I named my bulldog after, in it at some point.
Eric Paslay – “High Class” | Amazon MP3 · iTunes
In addition to it’s extremly uptempo energy, the last lyric of the chorus is absolutely money: “Tonight we high class.” I don’t know ’bout you, but it is absolutely perfect for a country wedding.
The Country Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist, Volume One
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