Welcome to Part Three of our series on Cocktail Hour Wedding Music. We’re using Rockin Out DJ Service’s Spotify playlist to help brides find the right music choices for their cocktail hour and wedding receptions. Thus far we covered Part One, which was Jazz and Standards and Part Two, which was Alternative and Coffee House. Now we’re onto Part Three, Country.
As with Part Two, the secret to this section is to mix it with other artists, who, while not country, do have a similar style to them. Artists like The Eagles, James Taylor, The Avett Brothers and Boyce Avenue certainly fit the bill for this Cocktail Hour Wedding Music style. The basic thought of including one artist for every three country, is again two fold. One, you appeal to all tastes across your wedding guest list. Two, you want to keep the energy lively. But a seldom thought of reason is that you might want to use some of the better ones for your formal dance choices. This way you won’t blow through all of them, or at least not play the good ones all during cocktail hour. Most of our brides and grooms over the years have skewed predominantly country in their Formal Dance song choices.
Alot of wedding DJs in the area, get their country music from a subscription service which just sends them a CD of 20 songs that they just stick in a CD player, and then they go hit on the bridesmaids during dinner. Not us. We actually care about what you and your guests hear. So the way we pick our music is thru past brides choices. We also are a member of several country music groups on Facebook. Plus we actually listen to The Horizon on Sirius/XM radio and play the popular songs from their lists. So we take our time with every genre to ensure we’re playing the classics you love but the new and up and coming hit makers of Nashville as well.
So whether you’re listening to this just for some good, eclectic new and classic country music, or really need some song choices for Cocktail Hour Wedding Music, enjoy.
Spotify Playlist | Cocktail Hour Wedding Music | Country