The Top 20 Country Father Daughter Dance Songs


1 Butterfly Fly Away – by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus

This magnificent song is about the joys of father and daughter being together. It also talks about how they will always be close no matter what happens in their lives, and that they have a beautiful bond with each other.

Sample Lyrics: You tucked me in, turned out the lights/ Kept me safe and sound at night / Little girls depend on things like that


2 Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith

Daddy Dance With Me by Krystal Keith is a great father daughter dance song. It is a very emotional slow song that is great to dance to. Krystal Keith has an amazing voice and this song will make it memorable and fun for both you and your father.

Sample lyrics: I know what you see when you look at me/ As we walk down the aisle/Little pink tutu, bows and tennis shoes/In the wide eyes of your child / Those are all the memories you will cherish and you’ll carry / No matter how much time has come and gone / Daddy dance with me / I want you to see the woman I’ve become.


3 It Won’t Be Like This for Long – Darius Rucker

It Won’t Be Like This for Long by Darius Rucker is a touching father daughter dance song. It’s about the daddy and daughter knowing that they’re not going to be together as much because the daughter is growing up and her life will leave home. The lyrics are very emotional and heartwarming.

Sample lyrics: One day soon that little girl is gonna be / All grown up and gone / Yeah this phase is gonna fly by / He’s trying to hold on / It won’t be like this for long


4 Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks

Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks tells a story of a groom asking for the bride’s hand in marriage. The emotional song evokes memories of the little girl who became a woman and end with the couple getting married.

Sample lyrics: She was playing Cinderella / She was riding her first bike /Bouncing on the bed and looking for a pillow fight / Running through the sprinkler with a big popsicle grin / Dancing with her dad, looking up at him / In her eyes I’m Prince Charming / But to him I’m just some fella / Riding in and stealing Cinderella


5 There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney

This exceptional country song tells the story of a young father who raises a daughter and sees her leave home while he remains crying. This touching song is guaranteed to put the tears in your eyes and all your wedding guests.

Sample lyrics: He checked the oil, slammed the hoodSaid, /”You’re good to go” / She hugged ’em both /And headed off to the West Coast/ And he cried /”There goes my life /There goes my future, my everything /I love you, Baby, goodbye”


6 I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

The song “I Hope You Dance” performed by Lee Ann Womack was written by Tia Sillers and Mark Sanders. This is a meaningful song that talks about the courage of embarking on a new adventure and was released in 2000 on the album “I Hope You Dance.” This is among the greatest country father daughter dance songs for weddings and sold over 2 million copies.

Sample lyrics: I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, / Never settle for the path of least resistance, / Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’, / Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’.


7 I Loved Her First – Heartland

“I Loved Her First” is a song written and performed by Heartland. This was first released in 2006 and it topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This shows how popular this country father daughter dance songs is.

Sample lyrics: I was enough for her not long ago/ I was her number one, she told me so / And she still means the world to me, just so you know / So be careful when you hold my girl.


8 My Wish – Rascal Flatts

“My Wish” is a popular country father daughter dance songs. It was first released in 2006 by Rascal Flatts as part of the album Me and My Gang. The song reached #1 on the country charts.

Sample lyrics: I hope you never look back, but ya never forget / All the ones who love you, in the place you left / I hope you always forgive, and you never regret / And you help somebody every chance you get.


9 My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

This is a touching song that Tim McGraw sang during the movie “Flicka” which was released in 2006. In this song, the father tells his girl the story of her life and shares his love for her.

Sample lyrics: You’re beautiful, baby, from the outside in (outside in) / Chase your dreams, but always know the road / That’ll lead you home again / Go on, take on this whole world / But to me you know you’ll always be / My little girl


10 Just Fishin’ – Trace Adkins

“Just Fishin'” is a popular country song first released in 2011 and talks about the memories of the time when daddy and his daughter were spending a lot of time together. The song was performed by Trace Adkins and is about more than just fishing. It is about the deep connection between the daughter and her father.

Sample lyrics: She’s already pretty, like her mama is/ Gonna drive the boys all crazy / Give her daddy fits /And I better do this every chance I get / ‘Cause time is tickin’.


11 Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn

“Daddy’s Hands” is a touching song that was first sung by Holly Dunn and released in 1986 on the album “Milestones: Greatest Hits.” Holly Dunn was nominated for two Grammy Awards for this song. The song was #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles.

Sample lyrics: I remember daddy’s hands folded silently in prayer / And reachin’ out to hold me, when I had a nightmare / You could read quite a story in the callous’ and lines / Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.


12 Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus

“Ready, Set, Don’t Go” was first sung by Billy Ray Cyrus (the father of Miley Cyrus) and released in 2007 on the album “Home at Last.” The song reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 during that time. This song describe the father’s feelings upon his daughters departure. It has a lot of meaning and your dad will really love it.

Sample lyrics: Looks like she’s all ready to leave / Nothing left to pack / Ain’t no room for me in that car / Even if she asked me to tag along / God, I gotta be strong.


13 Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

This is a popular country song by the well-known artist Bob Carlisle written for his daughter Brooke’s sweet sixteen’s birthday. This beautiful song was recorded in 1995 and has over 5 million views on YouTube.

Sample lyrics: There’s two things I know for sure: /She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl. / As I drop to my knees by her bed at night / She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes / And I thank god for all of the joy in my life.


14 You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins

This song tells the story of a girl who is growing up fast, leaves home and starts a family of her own. The moral of the story is to enjoy every single moment in life, as nothing lasts forever.

Sample lyrics: Before she knows it she’s a brand new bride / In her one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by / He tells her “It’s a nice place” / She says “It’ll do for now” / Starts talking about babies and buying a house / Daddy shakes his head and says “Baby, just slow down”


15 Dance With My Daughter – Jason Blaine

As the name suggests, this is a song that describes the father’s joy of dancing with his daughter on her wedding day. It also speaks of happiness going through their lives and how lucky they are to have each other.

Sample lyrics: Before she lets me go, I’ll hold her close / Caught in this race against time / Right now all I want is to dance with my daughter tonight.


16 Lady – Brett Young

This is a very popular song that people sing at weddings. It is about a father’s joy of having his daughter marry her true love. This is a touching song that describes how a father feels having his daughter as the most important part of his life. It emphasizes how much he loves her and will always love her and will always be there for her.

Sample lyrics: I remember when I first heard your heartbeat / It had only been eight weeks / Standing there, starin’ at that screen was the / First time you ever scared me.


17 Tough Little Boys – Gary Allan

This is a perfect song for a bride who’s father is a military man as it talks about soldiers who love their little girls and become emotional when talking about their little girls.

Sample Lyrics: “Scared me to death/ When you took your first steps / And I’d fall every time you fell down/ Your first day of school, I cried like a fool / And I followed your school bus to town / Well I didn’t cry, when Old Yeller died / At least not in front of my friends / But when tough little boys grow up to be dads / They turn into big babies again”


18 For My Daughter – Kane Brown

This song is more about a father’s love for his daughter and his efforts to be the best dad in the world. This is still a great song to dance with your dad to at your wedding.

Sample lyrics: Someone to scare the monsters, when it’s dark in your room / Someone to put their foot down when you want a tattoo / And not just say I love you, but show you what it means / Yeah, I grew up without a dad / I’m gonna be the best one I can be.


19 Dads and Daughters – MaRynn Taylor

This song is about the strong bond between a father and his daughter. Also, the song looks at how a father views his daughter, and how he feels there are not words to describe his love for her. He will always be there for her and will never leave her side.

Sample lyrics: He’ll try not to cry / When he sees her in white / Gives her to another man / I hope he understands.


20 Dance Baby Dance – Chris Cagle

This is a song about the love of a father for his daughter and how he wants to spend his entire life along with her. It is also about how much it hurts him knowing that he will lose her to another man when she gets married. It says that he would like to keep her for himself all the time, and that he wishes she was still a little girl.

Sample lyrics: And one day she’ll pack up to leave / She’ll kiss her mom and then kiss me / And say “Goodbye, Dad, are you alright?” / I’ll just smile and tell her “yes” / And try to hide this big old mess / Inside my heart as she starts the car / That’s why I wish this song would last forever


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