(Closed) Balance between country music and non-country

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think 50/50 is good.  I also think, people tend to hate slow country songs, you know the ones where the singer loses his house, wife, car and dog?  So stay away from those.  Keep most of your country upbeat and fast-paced and you really shouldn’t have a problem.

Post # 4
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree, 50/50 is a good mix. And like the other post said, stick to upbeat country songs. Hubs & I love Texas Country but most of our friends don’t really care for it…well it was our wedding so we played it and stuck to upbeat, fast, twirl the girl around songs 🙂

Post # 5
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not sure I could put a number on it, but I think what is most important is thinking about what people can dance to.  I’m not a country music fan, and when we met with our dj he said that country music is one of the hardest genres to get people to dance to.  So whatever songs you pick, try dancing to them in your house (both with your Fiance and by yourself, since you’ll have couples and single people there) and try to pick that way.  Remember, it’s not necessarily about playing all your favorite songs, its about playing the stuff that will keep the party going.

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee

There is a lot to consider.  50/50 is a good start.  But I agree there is a lot to do with which songs are selected.  But I was actually thinking country has morphed quite a bit and there are so many songs/artists that crossover between country and pop.   So if your country preferences are more along this line, you could get away with it.   But if you like some of the old country type stuff, some guests might not like it.

What about having a lot of the slow songs be country?  You know, as long as they’re happy love songs, not sad ones.


Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is us as well.  I think it also depends on how you define county.  For example, I consider Friends in Low Places and Watermelon Crawl country, but they are also songs that are going to get our crowd up and dancing even if they don’t like country. 

I think you shuld be more concerned about having a good mix of fast/slow songs.

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