Country music is a combination of ballads, folk songs and commonly portrays deep emotions. Everything from culture to the past, happiness to deep sadness, love to heartbreak, country singers most often come up with the content of the songs’ storylines from actual experiences.
Some of these love songs, and sometimes even break-up tunes, came from their real-life relationships. We’ve compiled a list of well-known country music power couples to give you a glimpse of the lives of those who made an impact on the industry.
Johnny Cash & June Carter (Past)
Johnny Cash, the country crooner, first met June Carter in 1956 at the Grand Ole Opry. At the time of their meeting, both of them were already married to different people. They remained with their spouses until 1966 and 1967, when each finalized the divorce with their respective partners.
Initially, they were cautious of each other, as Carter shared in a Rolling Stone interview, saying she was terrified of his way of life. At the London Ice House in February 1968, Cash asked Carter to marry him in front of a large crowd, and the two got married shortly after.
Johnny Cash & June Carter (Passed Away in 2003)
Cash and Carter had other kids from their previous marriages, and they had one kid together in 1970 named John Carter Cash. Both Cash and Carter overcame personal issues of addiction and harmful habits that threatened their ability to spend a lifetime together.
Cash credits his wife for his successful journey to get sober. Carter also overcame habit struggles. For Carter’s 65th birthday, Cash wrote that he was fortunate to spend his life with her. They remained together until Carter died in May 2003, with Cash also passing away in September of that year.
Alan Jackson & Denise Jackson (Past)
Alan Jackson owes his country music success to his wife, Denise Jackson. Denise was the person who introduced Alan to Glen Campbell. She had seen Campbell at the airport in their first years of marriage, where she went and spoke to him to help her husband realize his music dream.
Campbell’s music publisher, Marty Gamblin, went on to become Alan’s manager. Alan and Denise knew each other as teenagers in Newnan, Georgia, and started dating in high school. Their wedding was on December 15, 1979. When they got married, Alan was 22, and Denise was only 20.
Alan Jackson & Denise Jackson (Present)
Despite Denise playing a crucial role in Jackson’s growth to stardom, pressure from his music took a toll on their marriage, and they separated for numerous months in 1997. In her 2007 memoir, “It’s All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life,” Denise disclosed that her husband had been unfaithful.
Luckily, they got back together and rebuilt their trusting relationship, in what both believe is a perfect marriage. From a union that has lasted for more than forty years, the two have three daughters, Alexandra, Dani, and Mattie.
Big Kenny & Christiev Carothers (Past)
Kenny Alphin, famously known as “Big Kenny,” was on a music video set for the song “Redneck Woman” when he first met Christiev Carothers. He invited her to grab some lunch with him. She ended up agreeing, and they continued dating for nine months.
On January 23, 2005, they got married on top of a mountain in Deadwood. This wedding so exclusive that the couple didn’t even invite Kenny’s mom. At the time, she said that she hadn’t understood how serious Kenny and Christiev were until days after the wedding.
Big Kenny & Christiev Carothers (Present)
Christiev came into Kenny’s life with two kids from a previous marriage, Christopher and Cameron. Soon after their wedding, the couple had one more kid together, Lincoln. In 2010, a bit later in their marriage, they adopted a boy named Dakota.
Outside of music, Kenny has numerous charitable engagements with full support from his wife. He gushes that his wife is the most amazing woman ever. Plus, it just so happens that they both adore bright colors, unique ensembles, and hats, which make them a perfectly unique couple.
John Denver & Cassandra Delaney (Past)
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., most well-known by his stage name John Denver, first saw Cassandra Delaney in 1985. She was performing her music at the Sebel Town House in Sydney when Denver walked into the venue. Instantly, he was captivated by her beauty and melodic voice.
They soon began a romantic relationship that led to their wedding in 1988. They held their ceremony at an exciting venue on the top of Aspen Mountain in the state of Colorado. Cassandra once shared that when she met Denver, she felt that she was the luckiest woman in the world.
John Denver & Cassandra Delaney (Present)
Soon after their wedding, they gave birth to their baby in May of 1988, Jesse Belle. Soon, they ran into marital problems, with Cassandra once disclosing that she had dealt with Denver’s bad habits and depressing behavior until she couldn’t bear it anymore.
After only six years of marriage, Denver asked Cassandra for a divorce and requested joint custody of Jesse. Tragically, in October 1997, Denver passed away when his airplane crashed, leaving all of his assets to Belle, as he was single when he died.
Josh Kelley & Katherine Heigl (Past)
Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl met in 2005 on the music video set for his song, “Only You.” Katherine was one of the actresses, so it’s no surprise that he stuck out in the group. After a year, they got engaged, and their wedding was on December 23, 2007.
Their intimate wedding ceremony was held at the Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah, and officiated by Tom Goldsmith, a Unitarian minister. When Katherine walked down the aisle, the background music chosen was a song written by Kelley himself.
Josh Kelley & Katherine Heigl (Present)
They went ahead and adopted a daughter, Nancy Leigh, from South Korea just after their wedding in 2007. Another adoption in 2012, they welcomed Adalaide Marie Hope. In 2016, Kelly and Katherine gave birth to a biological son, Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr.
For their 12th wedding anniversary, Katherine posted on social media to express her gratitude to Kelly for his constant love, loyalty, and making her feel safe. Additionally, she shared that she was madly in love with Kelly, a good sign that their marriage is a good one.
Dean Martin & Jeanne Biegger (Past)
Dean Martin and Jeanne Biegger fell in love while he was at the high point of his fame during a 1949 show on New Year’s Eve. A week after finalizing his divorce from his first wife, Dean married Jeanne, and the two began their glitzy romance.
At one point, they were among the most photographed couples in the industry. The couple had three kids: Ricci Dean, Gina Martin, and Dean Paul Martin, whom they raised along with Jeanne’s four other kids from her marriage before Dean.
Dean Martin & Jeanne Biegger (Present)
For about twenty years, Dean and Jeanne looked like the happiest couple in Hollywood. However, in December 1969, Jeanne announced that the couple was separating. Their divorce was only finalized after four years and a 24-year marriage.
Dean went on to marry Catherine Hawn in 1973, only to then turn around and divorce her three years later. On the other hand, Jeanne never got married again. Dean passed away from respiratory failure in 1995, and 21 years later, Jeanne died at age 89 of cancer.
Ray Price & Janie May (Past)
Ray Price and Janie Philip were married on June 11, 1970, after he finalized his divorce from his first wife. They built a strong bond that Janie shared in an interview that she as an individual had ceased to exist right after they were married because she felt that they had become one.
Once they got married, Janie began acting as Ray’s manager, responsible for his finances, running all his businesses, and scheduling any interviews. When it came to his final album, ‘Beauty Is…,’ Ray divulged that it was a reassurance of his adoration for Janie.
Ray Price & Janie May (Present)
Ray reveled in the success in his music career in addition to in his marriage with Janie. She shares that her husband was not the type of person who would casually tell her, “I love you.”
Despite this, their marriage lasted for over 43 years, until Ray Price passed away on December 16, 2013, after his announcement in November 2012 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His last album was released four months after his passing, on April 12, 2014.
Gary Allen & Danette Day (Past)
Gary Allen became enchanted with Danette Day, a fashion model, the first time he saw her in person. It was a perfect match that only the heavenly Father could’ve made, considering that Gary himself had officially been thought of as one of the most attractive humans alive.
After communicating and casually spending time together for some time, the pair began an official relationship in 1997. On November 28, 1998, a year after they had begun dating, Garry and Danette were married in a wedding ceremony in South Carolina.
Gary Allen & Danette Day (Present)
Ever since Garry Allen made his musical debut with the release of his song “Her Man” in 1996, his music career has been a true success story. Despite his commercial successes, he seems to be pretty unlucky when it comes to his love life and marriages.
He wed Danette Day after his marriage with Tracy Taylor had fallen apart. His relationship with Danette didn’t end up with a better conclusion, ending in divorce only half a year later. In contrast, his marriage with Angela, his third wife, ended when she died in October 2004.
Lyle Lovett & Julia Roberts (Past)
The marriage between country singer Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts was special for several reasons. They first were introduced while on the set of “The Player,” a 1992 movie by Robert Altman. Disregarding their alternate lifestyles, the two courted for less than one month before they wed.
Back in those days, Lovett was 35 years old, and this was his first marriage, while Roberts was only 25 and had a dating history of short-lived relationships. Their marriage ceremony took place in Marion, Indiana, on June 27, 1993.
Lyle Lovett & Julia Roberts (Present)
When Lovett and Roberts got hitched, both were booked with events that were crucial for their careers and rose to fame. To start it off, their wedding was scheduled on a weekend off from the casting of “The Pelican Brief.”
Roberts had to fly just two days after the wedding and continue filming. Lovett, on the other hand, was preoccupied with his tour. This trend went on until their marriage felt the tension, and they filed for divorce in 1995, not even 21 months after the wedding, blaming growing career demands.
Jeremy McComb & Kourtney Hansen (Past)
Jerome McComb, famous by stage name Jeremy, and actress Kourtney Hansen, most well-known for her recurring role as Emily on the “Nashville” TV show, announced that they were engaged in September 2012. They were married less than a year later, on May 4, 2013.
McComb has notable achievements and shared in an interview that he was proud of his wife’s television successes. Hansen has appeared in several country music videos, including “Do I” by Luke Bryan, “Sweet Thing” by Keith Urban, and her husband’s “This Town Needs a Bar.”
Jeremy McComb & Kourtney Hansen (Present)
In addition to singing/songwriting, Jeremy McComb has done music director work in radio, while Hansen, besides acting, is a dancer and a radio personality. As they both continue to advance in their respective careers, roots in their relationship seem to grow deeper.
They share three kids, Kennady, Knox, and Ryker. When the pair are not preoccupied with their career duties, they are spending time at home in Nashville with their children; maybe that’s the reason why their bond seems to grow with each passing year.
George & Norma Strait (Past)
George and Norma Strait share the same hometown. Although they knew one another growing up, George confessed that he never considered love until he asked her on a date. Just before George was drafted into the army, the pair eloped in Mexico in December 1971.
George and Norma share two kids, Jenifer Lynn, born in 1972, and George Strait Jr., 1981. Their eldest child, Jenifer, passed away tragically because of her involvement in a car crash on June 25, 1986. Their son was only five years old when he lost his sister.
George & Norma Strait (Present)
Despite the loss of their first child, Jenifer Lynn, George and Norma seem to be a lucky couple. George has achieved remarkable milestones in country music history, but most notably, he looks to have scored correctly when talking about his marriage.
After fifty years and still counting after he exchanged wedding vows with Norma, George shares that they are beyond lucky to have found each other. During a radio interview, he exclaimed that his wife was the first girl he ever fell in love with.
Kenny Rogers & Marianne Gordon (Past)
When Kenny Rogers met Marrianne Gordon, he was a TV star on a show called “Hee Haw.” Gordon was in the process of divorcing Michael Trikilis. The divorce was such a respectful and peaceful one that Rodgers and Trikilis formed a friendship that continued, even after he married Gordon.
Rodgers and Gordon got married in 1977. In 1982, they welcomed a son together, Christopher Cody Rodgers, bringing the number of Rodgers’ kids to three, as he had two additional children from two of his past marriages.
Kenny Rogers & Marianne Gordon (Present)
Gordon was not Rogers’ first wife, nor was she his last. Despite not working out for the long haul, in his autobiography, Rogers discusses how he loved Gordon because she had appreciated him during a period of time when he was not making a lot of money.
He dived deeper to explain that Gordon once lent him money to settle child support payments for the mothers of his other children. They remained together for 15 years before their marriage started to crumble in 1992. In 1997, Rogers wed Wander Miller, and they were together until his death.
Randy Montana & Montgomery Lee (Past)
Randy Montana and his wife Montgomery both hailed from notorious families. Randy’s dad was famous songwriter, Billy Montana, while Montgomery is NASCAR driver Richard Petty’s granddaughter. In the beginning, Randy was a singer with Mercury Records.
Later on, he shifted his focus to a songwriting career that has gone well over the last decade. Montana and Montgomery met in 2005, shortly after she had joined Belmont University, Nashville. She shared that Montana had a contagious personality and was hilarious, so they got along right away.
Randy Montana & Montgomery Lee (Present)
Montana and Montgomery share two kids; a girl named Sullivan, born in February 2012, and a boy named Gunnar, born in 2014. The couple has been working over the years to support each other in promoting each of their respective careers.
Montana released his first album in 2011 when he was already married to Montgomery, and she has been with him throughout his entire journey in the music industry. To Montana’s credit, Montgomery said that Montana was pretty supportive of her wanting to get back into the horse industry.
Darius Rucker & Beth Leonard (Past)
Darius Rucker met Beth Leonard in 1998 when he was at the peak of his career as the frontman of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he helped create in 1986. Beth was working in New York City for the VH1 network, and Darius had come to do a performance.
Beth remembers thinking that Darius was really sweet during their first meeting, while Darius himself thought that Beth wasn’t into him like that. In December 2000, they had a wedding ceremony and went on to have two kids together, Daniella and Jack.
Darius Rucker & Beth Leonard (Present)
Initially, things appeared to be going well for this couple. Darius even shared that he wrote his famous song, “Alright,” about his wife. He went on to have an incredibly successful career, becoming the first African American male to earn a spot on the country music’s top charts.
Besides Charley Price, of course, the first person to ever have the honor. Despite his music career doing well, he couldn’t win in love. Unfortunately, about mid-July 2020, Darius publicly shared that he and Beth had chosen to “consciously uncouple” via a post that Beth shared on her personal timeline.
Toby Keith & Tricia Lucas (Past)
Toby Keith Covel and Tricia Lucas met each other in an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981, a long time before Keith began his country music career. Back in that time, Keith worked in the oil fields while keeping his dream alive that he’d break into the music business one day.
After dating for three years, the pair got married on March 24, 1984, and Keith officially adopted Tricia’s daughter Shelley Covel Rowland. Together, they share a boy, Stelen Covel, and another girl, Krystal LaDawn Sandubrae, who grew to become a singer/songwriter herself!
Toby Keith & Tricia Lucas (Present)
Keith released his first album “Toby Keith” in 1993 and went on to release “Boomtown” in 1994, ’96’s “Blue Moon,” and “Dream Walkin'” in 1997. Keith and Tricia have four grandchildren, and their marriage has never been better. Keith says it’s all due to Tricia’s belief in and support of all his dreams.
He shows his appreciation by always bringing home a bouquet of flowers, even though Tricia prefers a dress or a dinner date. Keith and Tricia donate financial support to Ally’s House, NGO out of Oklahoma for helping kids with cancer.
Glen Campbell & Kimberly Woolen (Past)
Glen Campbell was already a 45-year-old seasoned vet of a country singer with three divorces under his belt when he met 22-year-old Kimberly Woolen. Their relationship began with them being set up on a blind date in 1982, and that led to the two getting married later in that year.
Despite it being a loving relationship, Glen had a lengthy list of bad habits that hurt the relationship. But Kimberly Woolen stayed because she loved him despite his many weaknesses. The pair share boys, Cal and Shannon, and a girl, Ashley.
Glen Campbell & Kimberly Woolen (Present)
When Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it hit him hard with experiences of function loss, like memory loss. During that tough time, Kimberly kept a blog on difficulties by the family. She once wrote how Alzheimer’s had robbed them of the little things that made life worth it.
He passed away in August 2017. Kimberly posted a statement to Twitter with a photo holding his hand, “Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am and everything I will ever be.” She went on to write a book in memory of their love and has not since remarried.
Martina McBride & John McBride (Past)
When Martina McBride met her husband, John McBride, she performed on the stage while he was the sound engineer overseeing the concert’s technical side. That closeness to each other meant the two had a great opportunity to fall in love – and that’s exactly what they did.
After their wedding in 1988, the couple had three daughters, Ava Rose Kathleen, Delaney Katherine, and Emma Justine. At one point, John McBride said he felt a heavenly force had brought them together, for how could there be any other explanation for how lucky they are.
Martina McBride & John McBride (Present)
Even though Martina stopped touring following the girls’ birth, she continues to put on concerts with John acting as her chief sound engineer. She understands that she wouldn’t have been the success that she is today without the help and support of her husband, John.
They seem like the perfect pair from the outside, but John assures fans that with any good relationship, it hasn’t always been easy and requires work from both parties. John considers Martina to be his best friend, love of his life, and partner, all wrapped into one.
Mac Davis & Lise Kristen Gerard (Past)
Despite having been married to two different women in the past, Mac Davis was still looking for love when he met and married Lise Kristen in 1982. While Mac continued to find success in his career as an actor, singer and songwriter, Lise concentrated on her nursing profession.
She made numerous appearances alongside her husband during countless award events. Writing fantastic songs like “A Little Less Conversation” for Elvis Presley, Mac made it to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, sealing his industry success.
Mac Davis & Lise Kristen Gerard (Present)
Mac and Lise remained together in a pretty harmonious relationship up until Mac’s death in September 2020. Mac has left behind his widow and two children, Cody Luke and Noah Claire. He also left behind a large estate valued at approximately $12 million.
Lise continues to reside in the same house where she and Mac Davis lived together for 38 years. Considering that Mac only died recently, she is still mourning the loss, and therefore it is tough to tell whether she is dating anyone or not.
Mel Tillis & Doris Tillis (Past)
Before he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mel Tillis met and wed Doris Tillis in 1957. They resided together for twenty years and had four children, three girls, and a boy. As Mel Tillis’ music career became more successful, the couple drifted apart.
This drift resulted in divorce in 1977. However, the divorce process wasn’t nasty or bitter as Mel and Doris remained on relatively good terms. They had agreed to work together to raise their children, Pam, Connie, Cindy, and Mel Jr.
Mel Tillis & Doris Tillis (Present)
While Mel got remarried, Doris remained single, perhaps influenced by the love she had for Mel at one point. In November 2017, Mel passed away from chronic health issues. Doris lived two years longer than Mel, staying what Pam referred to as the family’s heartbeat.
In August 2019, she died at 79 years old. Doris exhibited creative energy in penning stories, songs, designing, painting, and sculpting during her life. It is not a surprise that she effectively shaped her children’s and grandchildren’s lives.
Kix Brooks & Barbara Brooks (Past)
Kix Brooks had arrived in Maine to assist his sister at her newcomer ad agency when he was first introduced to Barbara Brooks. They began a relationship that shifted to long-distance when Kix had moved to Nashville to pursue his dream for country music.
On August 1, 1981, the couple got married in a ceremony to which Kix didn’t arrive on time because he had overslept. Despite a late start, the wedding ceremony still happened, marking the start of one of the longest marriages in country music celebrity history.
Kix Brooks & Barbara Brooks (Present)
Despite pressure escalating due to Kix’s celebrity status, their marriage continued to blossom. This marital success can be attributed to Barbara’s focus on looking after their two kids while Kix was traveling on tour.
She quit her job to raise the children, but Kix always showed his appreciation for her sacrifice. For her 40th birthday, he got her a horse, and for their 25th anniversary, he bought her a mare. As the kids grew, Barbara committed herself to her hobby, and now, she’s an accomplished equestrian.
David Nail & Catherine Werne (Past)
After overhearing his friend talk about a girl in a green dress, David Nail summoned his courage and started a conversation the next time she walked by. As it turned out, the two got off to such a great start that David moved in with Catherine only a couple of days after that first meeting.
In 2009, the couple tied the knot, kicking off a relationship that many regard as “country’s greatest love.” In 2015, the pair had twins, a daughter Lilian Catherine Nail and a son Lawson Nail.
David Nail & Catherine Werne (Present)
The pair now focuses on taking care of their kids, even as David works to elevate his music career to greater heights. By 2020, he had put out four albums with hit songs like “Let It Rain,” “Whatever She’s Got,” and “Red Light,” among other popular songs.
So far in his country music journey, David has accumulated wealth worth $950,000. Considering that he is essentially new in the industry, it can be estimated that he is likely to acquire a vast estate for his family.
Wanda Jackson & Wendell Goodman (Past)
Wendell Goodman was more than just a partner to Wanda Jackson – he was also her manager, making sure that the talented country musician accomplished everything she wanted in her career. The two first crossed paths in 1961 when Goodman wrote “Right or Wrong,” Jackson’s hit song.
Goodman might not have been famous like Jackson’s ex-boyfriend, Elvis Presley, but he had the talent and strategy to make her successful. In 1970 Jackson put out a cover version of Elvis Presley’s “Let’s Have a Party,” cementing her intention to become a well-known performer.
Wanda Jackson & Wendell Goodman (Present)
Jackson and Goodman welcomed two kids together. Goodman worked as a manager for Wanda Jackson Enterprises, based out of Oklahoma, while Jackson focused on her career responsibilities. They stayed together until Goodman passed away on May 21, 2017.
Goodman had joined Jackson, who performed on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama, where Goodman passed away that Sunday. Wanda Jackson entered retirement in 2019, a year after suffering from numerous health issues. These days, the country legend stays at her Oklahoma home.
Randy Travis & Elizabeth Hatcher (Past)
When Randy Travis was 17 years old, he entered a contest at a club and ended up winning. The club was owned by a woman named Elizabeth Hatcher. The pair fell in love and moved to Nashville in 1982 to focus on his dream of becoming a respected country musician.
Elizabeth was 16 years Travis’ senior, acting as his manager, but that did not take away from their marriage in 1991. He got signed with Warner Brothers Records, becoming an instant hit with “Storms of Life,” his first album.
Randy Travis & Elizabeth Hatcher (Present)
In 2010, nineteen years after they got married, Elizabeth claimed that Randy was cheating on her with someone else. She filed for divorce, alleging there was a “state of incompatibility” between them. Despite the divorce, Randy kept Elizabeth as his manager, continuing their professional relationship.
Shortly after the divorce was finalized, Randy filed a case against Elizabeth, claiming that she was trying to defraud him. In 2019, Randy suffered a stroke undergoing treatment at a hospital. Though recovery is slow after the stroke, he is slowly but surely gaining his strength back.
Eric Church & Katherine Blasingame (Past)
When music publisher Katherine Blasingame intended to set up Eric Church with one of her songwriters, the last thing she expected was to fall in love. But that is precisely what took place at their very first business meeting.
A committed relationship between the two led to their 2008 wedding ceremony in Blowing Rock, NC, at the Westglow Spa & Resort. At the reception following the ceremony, Church was at his best as he performed his song, “You Make It Look So Easy,” which he had written primarily for his new bride.
Eric Church & Katherine Blasingame (Present)
The country music power couple has two children, Boone McCoy Church and Tennessee Hawkins “Hawk” Church. The couple has remained a loyal force for over a decade. In 2013, they co-founded Chief Cares, a non-profit organization that serves over 2.5 million people.
Since Eric began his career in 2005, he has issued six studio albums and been featured three times on the Billboard Top 20 Country chart. Katherine has continued working in Nashville as a music publisher. Eric and Katherine’s relationship seems to blossom a little more each day.
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock (Past)
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock started a relationship after she divorced Charles Battles in 1987 after 11 years of marriage. In those days, Blackstock was a guitarist in McEntire’s band and went on to become the band’s manager after they got married in 1989 at a boat wedding in Lake Tahoe, UT.
Narvel entered their marriage with three kids who developed close relationships with Reba, leading her to refer to herself as their bonus mom. Soon after their wedding, the newlyweds had a child, a son named Shelby.
Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock (Present)
For 25 years, McEntire and Blackstock were both a couple and industry partners. Because of this dynamic, their marriage was thought to be one of the most compelling in the country music world. That came to an end in 2015, after 26 years of marriage.
Narvel filed for divorce, and McEntire reported that it was out of her hands. And after their separation became official in December 2015, she had a tough time adjusting to her new reality. As a result, McEntire left Starstruck Entertainment.
Joe Rooney & Tiffany Fallon (Past)
Joe Don Rooney, from the Rascal Flatts, and Tiffany Fallon, Playboy Playmate of the Year in 2005 and a model, were brought together by Joe’s bandmate Jay DeMarcus. But Joe had noticed Tiffany before that from Toby Keith’s “Who’s Your Daddy” music video.
When they were officially introduced, the two got along immediately and moved forward to get married on April 23, 2006, in Mexico. They had two children together, a daughter named Raquel Blue, born in 2008, and a second daughter named Devon Olivia, 2010.
Joe Rooney & Tiffany Fallon (Present)
During an interview, Tiffany shared that she had been very attracted to Joe from the first time they were introduced. For their 10th anniversary in 2016, Joe organized a plan to have a ceremony to renew their vows, a sure sign of how strong the marriage was growing.
The couple has supported each other’s endeavors, with Joe reassuring Tiffany to take her modeling career more seriously. He said he did not want her to blame herself, or him for that matter, in the future, wishing she could have given it a shot when she had the chance.
Roy Orbison & Barbara Orbison (Past)
Roy Orbison was 32 years old when he crossed paths and fell in love with Barbara in 1968. Orbison’s first wife had passed away in a motorcycle accident two years before meeting Barbara, leaving him very upset. Barbara and Orbison were wed on March 25, 1969.
They had two children, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr., born in 1970, and Alexander Orbi Orbison, born in 1975. Barbara took executive producing and managing responsibilities for his album, “In Dreams: The Greatest Hits.” She additionally produced Roy’s ’88 show “Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night.”
Roy Orbison & Barbara Orbison (Present)
Sadly, Roy died on December 6, 1988, leaving Barbara responsible for his legacy. She did everything in her power to promote her late husband’s work. In honor of Roy, she organized a group of producer friends to release “King of Hearts,” a posthumous record in 1992.
In 2002, Sony BMG re-issued the “King of Hearts” album to impressive recognition. Unfortunately, Barbara passed away in 2011, 23 years after Orbison’s passing, whom she had worked to advance his career even after his death.
Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Past)
Have you ever heard stories of a man developing feelings for an actress after watching a performance of hers from a film? That’s what took place between Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams, most famous for her role in the “Father of the Bride” movies.
Brad later invited Kimberly to appear in his music video, “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” and she committed to the project. They began seeing each other in June 2002 and dated for nine months before they got hitched in March 2003. The pair has two sons, William Huckleberry Paisley and Jasper Paisley.
Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Present)
After 19 years together, kids, and 18 years married, the couple is more in love than ever. Brad credits their lengthy partnership to each of them having a healthy sense of humor. He said that they are both candid and honest with each other.
Brad reports that they took the time to get to know each other reasonably well before entering a marriage, and it has dramatically shaped their relationship. They participate in countless philanthropic activities together, such as managing a grocery store where all products are free of charge.
Trace Adkins & Rhonda Forlaw (Past)
Rhonda Forlaw went to a club when she saw Trace Adkins playing. She was an Arista Records publicity manager and helped Trace get a recording deal with Capitol Nashville in 1996. Two years prior to that serendipitous meeting, Trace had finalized his second divorce after his ex-wife accidentally shot him.
Trace and Rhonda tied the knot in May 1997 at Nashville’s Belle Meade Mansion. They had three children, Mackenzie, Brianna, and Trinity, in addition to two additional daughters, Sarah and Tarah, from a previous relationship.
Trace Adkins & Rhonda Forlaw (Present)
In 2014, Trace Adkins disclosed that he was planning on officially filing for divorce from Rhonda Farlow. The couple had indicated that irreconcilable differences were the reason for divorce, although Trace had been unfaithful to his wife.
Farlow had caught Trace in the act of cheating countless times, most notably with Canadian actress Victoria Pratt. Her faith in her husband was ruined beyond repair. Additionally, Trace’s habits were getting out of control, and this escalated the erosion of their already rocky marriage.
Jason Aldean & Jessica Ussery (Past)
Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery knew each other from high school when they started dating. They got hitched in 2001 and had two children together, Kendyl and Keeley. In a 2011 Nashville Music Scene interview, Jason shared that it could not work as well without Jessica.
He later revealed to The Boot that their marriage worked so well because Jessica handled all the finances so that he could concentrate his time on the music and fans. However, Jason started seeing Brittany Kerr, a contestant from “American Idol,” leading Jessica and Jason to file for divorce in April 2013.
Jason Aldean & Jessica Ussery (Present)
Eleven years after Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery had been married, rumors of Jason and Brittany Kerr — a previous contestant on “American Idol” — having an affair came to light. Several failed attempts at repairing the marriage, Jason filed for divorce on April 26, 2013, alleging irreconcilable differences.
Jason continued seeing Brittany after the divorce was finalized. The two ended up getting married while Jessica went on to marry Jake Marlin. Jason had two more kids with Brittany, while Jessica did not have more kids after her divorce from Jason.
Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter (Past)
Country music icon Waylon Jennings was coming off of three marriages that ended in divorce and was struggling with substance abuse when he met and wed Jessi Colter in October 1969.
Jessi Colter controlled Waylon’s substance abuse with tenacious efforts and managed to restore his sobriety, which helped his music career’s success. In 1976, he released “Wanted! The Outlaws” in collaboration with Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser, a chart-topping hit.
Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter (Present)
Waylon and Jessi were married for 33 years when he passed away from complications due to his history of substance abuse in February 2002. He left behind his wife, Jessi, and child Waylon Albright Jennings.
Jessi admitted to a 2020 online publication that she still yearned for her husband, and there’s no one else who could replace him in her life. She said that Waylon made her feel secure and inspired. He kept her on her toes and constantly laughing.
Kenny Chesney & Renée Zellweger (Past)
Country musician Kenney Chesney and Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger met at 2005’s Concert of Hope on the NBC network. One of Renée’s pals confessed in an interview that Renée had intended to meet Kenney at the concert.
After that first meeting, the two entered a relationship that they kept pretty quiet until days before their wedding when they made the reveal during Kenny’s concert. In less than two weeks after they had shared with the world that they were together, they got married in the Virgin Islands.
Kenny Chesney & Renee Zellweger (Present)
Just as their courtship and marriage news threw their fans for a loop, Kenny and Renée’s divorce left people even more so shocked. They had been together for only five months before escalating to a marriage that barely made it four months.
The most shocking part was their controversial decision to claim fraud as the reason behind the divorce, which had a negative effect on Kenny’s name. Speaking separately, both said that it was simply a legal language thing and that it had absolutely nothing to do with anyone’s character.
Loretta Lynn & Oliver Lynn (Past)
Loretta Lynn and Oliver Lynn got married on January 10, 1948, when she was 15 years old and Oliver was 21. When Loretta got pregnant, the Lynns moved from their home state of Kentucky to settle down in Washington.
When she finally turned 18, Oliver bought Loretta a guitar and supported the pursuit of her music dream. She released her debut album, Loretta Lynn Sings, marking the start of a successful career that would earn her the “Most Awarded Female Country Artist” title.
Loretta Lynn & Oliver Lynn (Present)
Loretta and Oliver had six kids together including, the late Betty Sue, Clara Marie, Earnest Ray, the late Jack Benny, and the twins Patsy and Peggy, who are the most successful among the kids. Although Loretta and Oliver remained married, there were allegations of abuse between the two.
In an interview, Loretta admitted that she would sometimes attack back when Oliver hit her. They resided together until Oliver’s death in August 1996. He died from heart failure and other complications due to his diabetes.
Jake Owen & Lacey Buchanan (Past)
Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan first met while shooting his music video “8 Second Ride,” where she was the lead female actress. They later crossed paths again while filming Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Jean Night” and started out as friends before transitioning to a relationship in 2011.
In April 2012, he asked her to marry him onstage at a concert. He was performing in his hometown Vero Beach, FL, and proposed after the song, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” One year after they exchanged vows, Jake and Lacey had a baby together, a daughter named Olive Pearl.
Jake Owen & Lacey Buchanan (Present)
Sadly, Jake and Lacey broke up three years after they had gotten married. Jake admitted that the couple had been struggling and were having trouble with communication. Further, he shared that they had been having conversations about divorce.
Finally, on August 7, 2015, Jake posted an official divorce statement on his social media accounts, saying that they had come to the decision to end their marriage and focus their energy on their daughter Pearl. Days after posting, Jake covered up Lacey’s lipstick kiss tattooed on his right arm into a feather.
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson (Past)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock first met in 2001 while attending an Aretha Franklin tribute concert organized by VH1. Kid Rock had already garnered a reputation for being a bad boy by that time, while Pamela Anderson was already a well-known actress and model.
Kid Rock knew what he wanted as their engagement came only a year after meeting. Shockingly, they broke it off only to have a surprise wedding in 2006. At that time, tabloid reports suggested that the couple got married to protect their reputation after Anderson got pregnant.
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson (Present)
It wasn’t long before Anderson filed for divorce on November 27, 2006, claiming irreconcilable differences. That was shortly after she had miscarried while filming the movie “Blonde and Blonder.” Sources speculate that Anderson’s involvement in “Borat” could be the reason for their divorce.
However, Richie Kid Rock later set the record straight and confirmed that Anderson’s habit of slandering his mom and sister had definitely affected his decision. According to Rock, it reached a level of disrespect to his close relatives.
Dierks Bentley & Cassidy Black (Past)
Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black met when they were eighth-graders in Phoenix, Arizona. Bentley dated Cassidy’s close friend before the two of them fell in love. They got engaged in December 2005, and they eloped shortly after in a private wedding ceremony at a small chapel in Mexico.
The couple has three kids together: Jordan Catherine, Evelyn Day, and Knox Bentley. Unlike most of the other people in the country music world, this couple seems to have mastered the art of keeping their private life actually private.
Dierks Bentley & Cassidy Black (Present)
With each year of marriage, Bentley and Cassidy seem to grow more in love with each other. He credits his music success to his wife, saying that she keeps him grounded, and she has pushed him to grow as a person throughout the years that they’ve been together.
Additionally, he claims that he only feels complete when he’s with his wife and kids. In 2016, Bentley released a song called “Black” as an ode to Cassidy’s name. Every year in December, the couple celebrates their wedding anniversary.
Shania Twain & Robert Lange (Past)
Robert Lange offered to produce and pen songs with Shania Twain after he initially heard her first album. After managing to track the singer down, he first was introduced to her at a Nashville Fun Fair.
On December 28, 1993, Shania and Robert exchanged vows, not even six months after meeting. Years later, the couple had a child together, a son named Eja, in August 2001. Robert helped write and produce some of the greatest songs that escalated Twain’s success in the music industry.
Shania Twain & Robert Lange (Present)
About fifteen years into their marriage, rumors claimed that Robert was having an affair with Shania’s closest friend, Marie Thiébaud. As a result, they officially separated on May 15, 2008, and moved onto divorce proceedings that were finalized on June 9, 2010.
After the divorce, Robert moved on and publicly began dating Marie Thiébaud. At the same time, Shania tied the knot with Thiébaud’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, on January 1, 2011, in what seemed like a case of swapping couples.
Luke Bryan & Caroline Boyer (Past)
Luke Bryan was in his last year of college when he met and fell for a freshman named Caroline Boyer. However, their relationship while still in college couldn’t work, which forced them to go separate ways. Fate works in mysterious ways as the two reconnected several years after college and made it up.
The time they had spent separately made them understand that they were better off together. They had their wedding ceremony in Turks & Caicos on December 8, 2006, and continued the celebrations on a honeymoon in the Colorado Mountains.
Luke Bryan & Caroline Boyer (Present)
Luke and Caroline’s marriage started off strong, with the couple having their first son, Thomas Boyer “Bo” Bryan, two years after their wedding ceremony. Two years after the birth of their first child, they welcomed a second son, Tatum “Tate” Christopher Bryan.
In addition to their two boys, Luke and Caroline have adopted their nieces and nephews after the deaths of Luke’s sister and brother-in-law. Luke says that no matter the challenge, they always manage to find a compromise. Fourteen years and counting, this couple seems to thrive in love.
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman (Past)
For New Year’s Eve in 1990, actress Lisa Hartman went to a concert hosted by Clint Black in Houston, TX. After the concert, someone created an introduction between Lisa and Clint, and he fell for her. During their relationship, the couple maintained close contact while keeping things private.
Ten months later, the couple got married on October 20, 1991, with a ceremony hosted at the singer’s farm near Houston, TX. They captured their love story in the hit, “When I said I Do,” which brought them home an ACM award.
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman (Present)
On May 8, 2001, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman welcomed their only child, a girl named Lily Pearl Black. Lily has made numerous public appearances alongside Clint over the past few years. Both Lisa and Clint are very into public declarations of commitment to their union.
In an interview with The Boot, Lisa admitted that she gets a pretty overwhelming feeling as a result of caring for Clint. A feeling she claims she is feeling for the first time. Clint has dedicated countless songs to Lisa, “Till the End of Time” being the latest one.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Past)
Tim McGraw initially met Faith Hill at a Country Seminar showcase in 1994. Back in those days, Faith was newly single after having just finalized the divorce with her ex-husband Daniel Hill, but Tim was with a girlfriend. They would go a few years before crossing paths again.
Two years later, they reunited at Tim’s Spontaneous Combustion Tour when Faith was engaged to Scott Hendricks, and Tim was newly single. Sparks flew, and Faith called off her engagement with Scott. In October 1996, Tim and Faith got married in an intimate ceremony in Rayville, LA.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Present)
After less than a year after getting married, the couple had a daughter, Gracie Katherine. She was soon followed by Maggie Elizabeth in 1998 and their youngest in 2001, Audrey Caroline. As both Faith and Tim brought in individual achievements, they switched off taking care of their daughters at home.
During an interview with Billboard, Tim said that his childhood was beyond dysfunctional. Because of that, he always yearned to have a stable family. Based on what we know about their marriage today, Tim has managed to achieve the family stability he wanted so badly.
Ronnie Milsap & Joyce Milsap (Past)
For Ronnie and Joyce Milsap, it was an immediate connection when they met each other in 1964. Even though Ronnie was born blind, he could sense he had met the woman for him simply from the sound of her voice. The couple clicked instantly and tied the knot in 1965.
Ronnie attributes their long-lasting marital success to the “whole lot of compromise” that each one of them have to make daily. Among them is the support Joyce gave to Ronnie to relocate to Nashville to realize his country music dreams.
Ronnie Milsap & Joyce Milsap (Present)
The couple has gone on numerous tours together, making their bond appear tighter when together. However, Joyce always declined Ronnie’s requests to join him on stage, actively avoiding the limelight.
Tragically, Ronnie and Joyce’s only son Todd Milsap passed away in February 2019. Luckily, Todd had left his parents three grandkids, Mya, Kye, and Wyler, so they aren’t entirely devastated after his death. Fifty-four years and counting, Ronnie and Joyce are still head over heels in love with each other.
Josh Turner & Jennifer Ford (Past)
In 1998, Josh Turner had just arrived at Belmont University when he connected and fell in love with Jennifer Ford. He recalls in one of his books that meeting Jennifer was unexpected, but their connection felt different. After six months of dating, Josh mustered the courage to propose.
It was November 2002, four years after having first met Jennifer, and Josh was performing in Nashville at Percy Priest Lake. He was singing “I Can See It in Your Smile” when he pulled an engagement ring from his pocket. She said yes, and they exchanged vows in June 2003.
Josh Turner & Jennifer Ford (Present)
They have been married for 17 years and counting! The couple has four sons together, Colby Lynch, Hampton Otis, Marion Crawford, and Samuel Hawke. Josh reports he tries to help Jennifer take care of the children as much as he possibly can.
But that isn’t the sole way the couple sticks together – they typically showcase their love story on stage with Jennifer performing as a backup singer whenever Josh is touring. He said that they both feel so lucky to be supported by the other.
Hank Williams Jr. & Mary Jane Thomas (Past)
Hank Williams Jr. and Mary Jane Thomas first met each other in 1989 and began a romantic relationship shortly thereafter. About a year later, the pair tied the knot in a wedding ceremony that took place on July 1, 1990, in Minnesota.
A few years into the marriage, they welcomed children together, a daughter, Katherine, and a son, Samuel. Their son took after his father pursued a career in music. Although Hank is a famous artist, Mary prioritizes her privacy, and therefore, little is known about her, including her birthdate.
Hank Williams Jr. & Mary Jane Thomas (Present)
Hank Williams Jr. and Mary Jane are still blissfully married. Though not without hardships as they have overcome several challenges together. At one point, Hank was battling several dangerous habits like alcohol abuse and was nearly unable to concentrate on his music.
In 2007, the couple announced their separation but later reconnected and got back together. They lived happily, but tragically, in June 2020, their daughter passed away in a car crash. Through it all, they have survived the storms to remain together for over thirty years.
Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan (Past)
Keith Whitley married another country musician, Lorrie Morgan, in 1986. A year after the wedding, they welcomed their only child, a son named Jesse Keith Whitely, in 1987. Keith also adopted Lorrie’s daughter, Morgan Anastasia, from a previous relationship.
In an interview, Lorrie said how she had attempted to help Keith hoping that he would pull through and overcome his demons and embrace a better way of life. As a result, Keith got better and could come out and speak about his issues honestly.
Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan (Present)
Sadly, what was supposed to develop into a great family fell apart nearly three years later, when Keith Whitley passed away on May 30, 1989. Lorrie Morgan worked to uphold Keith’s legacy, coordinating with the family in 2019 for an event to commemorate him.
The event was organized to be hosted at the Country Music Hall of Fame, honoring the 30th anniversary of Keith’s death. Since then, Morgan has been married three different times and has been married to Randy White, a businessman, since 2010.
Willie Nelson & Connie Koepke (Past)
Connie Koepke, a film producer, got pregnant with Willie Nelson’s child while he was still married to Shirley Collie. On October 27, 1969, when Koepke welcomed Paula Carlene Nelson in Houston, Texas, the hospital accidentally sent the bill to Collie.
As a result of his infidelity, Nelson and Collie went forward with divorce proceedings. In 1971, Nelson and Koepke tied the knot even though his divorce with Collie wasn’t finalized. During Nelson and Koepke’s marriage, they welcomed a second daughter, Amy Lee Nelson.
Willie Nelson & Connie Koepke (Present)
Throughout his marriage with Connie, Nelson was arrested for the use and possession of substances. These run-ins with the law might be the reason behind the couple’s separation. Nelson and Collie called it quits after 17 years of marriage, filing for divorce in 1988.
Willie Nelson went on and married Angie D’Angelo, while Connie Koepke never got married again. While doing an interview with Rolling Stone in 2014, Nelson shared that his wife Angie had been by his side in all situations, giving the impression that he was in a supportive relationship.
Billy Ray Cyrus & Tish Cyrus (Past)
Billy Ray Cyrus started dating Leticia ‘Tish’ Finley after finalizing his divorce with Cindy Smith in 1991. While he was seeing Tish, he also briefly had a relationship with Kristin Luckey, a waitress from South Carolina. In 1992, both women gave birth to Billy Ray’s children.
He promised to support Kristin’s child and ended up secretly marrying Tish in 1993, although his record company had advised him against it. When they were married, she was already pregnant with their second kid. Tish had two kids from a previous relationship, Brandi and Trace, whom Billy Ray adopted.
Billy Ray Cyrus & Tish Cyrus (Present)
Billy Ray and Tish welcomed three kids together. The family lived on a farm in Thompson Station, Tennessee but eventually moved to LA because their daughter Miley starred in the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.” Billy Ray filed for divorce, alleging irreconcilable differences, in October 2010.
A few months later, the couple got past their differences and dropped the divorce. On June 13, 2013, Tish filed for divorce, naming the same reason as Billy Ray. They dropped this divorce as well after they had both paid a visit to a marriage therapist. Today, they are still married.
George Jones & Tammy Wynette (Past)
When they tied the knot in February 1969, George Jones and Tammy Wynette had been divorced a total of five times. Tammy entered the marriage with three children, whom George adopted. A year after the wedding, in 1970, the couple welcomed a daughter named Tamala Georgette Jones.
Their relationship, however, transcended a typical marriage. The talented couple sang countless duets together, such as “Near You” and “Golden Ring.” They divorced in 1975, after six years of marriage, with Tammy citing George’s bad habits as the reason for their separation.
George Jones & Tammy Wynette (Present)
George and Tammy came into their marriage with their own histories of failed marriages, and their 1969 marriage was no exception. When their divorce was finalized, George got married again. Tammy also went on to get remarried two more times.
After a number of years, she developed health complications with acute intestinal pain and turned to substances after numerous failed surgeries. She passed away in April 1998. George Jones died in April 2013, just a year after the passing of his ex-wife, at the age of 81.
Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl (Past)
Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl first met at the Tumblewood Ballroom in their college town. Sally was arguing with another girl, and Garth worked there as security. After separating the two women, Garth drove Sandy home, and after that drive, they began dating.
The couple was wed in May 1986 in Oklahoma, after which Sandy supported Garth’s ambition and pursuit of a music career. She even showed her support through music, writing Garth’s hit songs, “I’ve Got a Good Thing Going” and “That Summer,” a 1993 summer smash.
Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl (Present)
During their 15-year marriage, Garth and Sandy welcome three daughters together, Taylor, August, and Allie. They formally announced that they were separating in 1999 and finalized their divorce in 2001. After the divorce, Garth ended up meeting Trisha Yearwood.
She was generally his duet partner in the ’90s, and they were wed in 2005. In 2019, Garth said he was impressed by Sandy’s thoughts about the marriage in the documentary “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On.” He has always looked fondly on the time he spent with Sandy.
Bob Seger & Juanita Dorricott (Past)
Before Bob Seger began a relationship with Juanita Dorricott, a lawyer, in 1991, he had a string of failed marriages. His first marriage barely lasted a year. Bob had been married to Jan Dinsdale, Renee Andretti, and actress Annette Sinclair before dating Juanita.
After dating for two years, they tied the knot on July 10, 1993. They had two kids together, Samantha Char and Christopher Cole. Despite having a history of numerous failed marriages, Bob seems to have finally figured it out with Juanita.
Bob Seger & Juanita Dorricott (Present)
Although Juanita is now married to a very famous singer, she has found a way to keep her personal life out of the limelight. There is little to no available information about her dating life before Bob, and she is not very active on social media.
However, the marriage between Bob and Juanita has worked. It has been seemingly uncomplicated for nearly three decades now. They appear to enjoy each other’s company alongside their kids, whom they live with within Orchard Lake, Michigan.
Toy Caldwell& Abbie Goode Caldwell (Past)
Toy and Abbie Caldwell were introduced in May 1969, and by September that same year, they were already hitched. Toy had been serving in the military in Vietnam. Abbie was once quoted stating that although they originally came from the same place, she had never gotten to know Toy.
However, she had been pretty good friends with Tommy, Toy’s older brother, who brought them together. During the early years of their marriage, the couple often camped in front of their home or attended county country music concerts.
Toy Caldwell& Abbie Goode Caldwell (Present)
Toy and Abbie welcomed two children together, both daughters. Tragically, on February 25, 1993, Toy was found by his wife with no pulse and not breathing on their bed. According to the coroner’s report, the 45-year-old country music singer had died from an overdose.
This had taken a toll on the functioning of his lungs and heart, ending the life of one of the most iconic country singers. We’re not sure whether or not Abbie remarried, but she continued to live with her daughters. She died at the age of 66, on March 13, 2016.
Eric Paslay & Natalie Harker (Past)
People find their soulmates in the most random places. A solid example is Eric Paslay, who had gone to the music publishing company where Natalie Harker was employed in 2006. The two formed a friendship and would often cross paths in the line of work.
After five years, the two transitioned from just friends to a romantic relationship after Paslay concluded that he had to keep her around to have true success in his music career. In 2014, Paslay asked Natalie to marry him. She said yes, and they got married in Charlotte, TN, in 2015.
Eric Paslay & Natalie Harker (Present)
After three years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, Piper Lily. Even though their relationship seems to have grown stronger every day, they each had their fair share of obstacles to overcome. In March 2020, their house and property were destroyed by the Nashville Tornado.
Fortunately, all of their family members survived, and no one sustained injuries. In a social media post, Paslay wrote that he and his family were mourning the losses of other families affected. The tornado and its aftereffects served as one example of a ‘storm’ they have survived together.
Troy & Angie Gentry (Past)
Troy and Angie Gentry, from the country group Montgomery Gentry, tied the knot in Maui, HI, on December 14, 1999. Troy came into the marriage with one daughter named Taylor from his previous relationship. In 2002, Troy and Angie welcomed a daughter together.
They named their daughter Kaylee, a moniker which was a combination of their middle names, Kay and Lee. Although Troy Gentry was a pretty famous name in the music industry, his wife and kids truly enjoyed doing basic activities as a family.
Troy & Angie Gentry (Present)
Troy and Angie created a functional relationship characterized by love and compassion, which they extended to people in need through charitable efforts. In 2014, when Angie received a cancer diagnosis. Through medical treatments and the unwavering support from Troy, Angie managed to pull through.
Because of this personal experience, the family began to offer financial assistance to those who were also diagnosed with cancer. Tragically, Troy Gentry was on the way to a performance when he was involved in a helicopter crash and died on September 8, 2017.
Johnny Lee Ham & Charlene Tilton (Past)
Johnny Lee Ham first saw actress Charlene Tilton when she was on the soap opera “Dallas” playing the role of Lucy Ewing. He did everything in his power for their paths to cross, and after their first interaction, they developed a deep love for each other.
They got hitched in 1982 and welcomed a daughter, Cherish Lee, that same year. Cherish Lee, as an adult, also became a music success like her father. Johnny Lee was incredibly notable in the early and mid-1980s when he obtained seventeen total Top 40 Country hits.
Johnny Lee Ham & Charlene Tilton (Present)
While Johnny Lee was uber-successful when it came to his music, he seemed not to be so great when it came to his marriages. The couple separated in 1984, barely two years after their wedding. After their divorce was finalized, they both remarried though tragically, both of their partners passed away.
Though technically John Lee’s second wife Deborah’s death was after their divorce. Thirty years later, Johnny and Charlene both attended their daughter’s wedding. Johnny had treatment for his Parkinson’s to help his mobility and fully recovered in 2019.
Paul Jefferson & Lisa Brokop (Past)
In 2004, Lisa Brokop asked Paul Jefferson to be the producer for her music. When she initiated that career move, she had no idea that she had got the ball rolling for the beginning of a successful pair that would go on to make an impact on the music industry.
The pair dated for four years before deciding to exchange vows in 2008, after which they welcomed a child, a daughter named Ivy Jefferson. They launched their musical journey as a unit, as they formed a duo to perform together aptly named The Jeffersons.
Paul Jefferson & Lisa Brokop (Present)
Paul and Lisa are still active in the music industry. The dynamic duo boasts a healthy marriage as well as successful careers. Both possess an incredible ability to get positive reactions from their crowds through illustrating their chemistry during their performances.
No matter if they’re working on strengthening their relationship or growing their fan base, the pair has every reason to stay together. Paul says that performing and dwelling together have given the couple plenty of opportunities to grow closer.
Jimmy Dean & Donna Meade (Past)
Jimmy Dean and his first wife, Mary Sue Wittauer, ended their marriage after forty years when he got caught up in controversial rumors with Donna Meade in 1990. A year after his divorce was finalized, Dean and Meade were wed in 1991.
The couple resided at the Dean Estate outside of Richmond, VA. As the pair had great success in the music industry, their sausage business, Jimmy Dean Sausage Company, that Dean had created began prospering to earn them an estimated $50 million.
Jimmy Dean & Donna Meade (Present)
Dean and Meade remained happily wed for nineteen years until he passed away on June 13, 2010. The 81-year-old had received a nomination on February 23, 2010, for his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, which was scheduled for that October.
Even after Dean’s passing, Meade continued to convey her commitment by helping to write his biography and also coordinating the debut of the Jimmy Dean Museum in 2016. A few years after his death, she moved on and got remarried to Franklin Stevens.
Zac Brown & Shelly Brown (Past)
Both Zac and Shelly are native Georgians. A mutual friend introduced the two during Zac’s performance for a New Year’s show that resulted in Zac and Shelly spending a New Year’s eve together, which seems to have triggered the spark between them.
In 2006, Zac and Shelly tied the knot after Shelly’s college graduation. The newlyweds decided to establish a non-profit organization together called Camp Southern Ground. Among its multiple missions, it intends to help kids recognize their talents by giving them experiences to strengthen those skills.
Zac Brown & Shelly Brown (Present)
Over the course of their marriage, Zac and Shelly had five kids, Alexander, Georgia, Joni, Justice, and Lucy. After twelve years of marriage, the pair decided to call it quits. In a joint statement that they wrote, the pair made public the news that they were separating.
The statement also mentioned their shared commitment to their children and continued mutual respect while noting concern for their kids. During an interview, Zac shared how Shelly meant a lot to him, but he had to commit to their choice to call it quits because their differences were too great.
Cledus Judd & Julie Reeves (Past)
Parody singer Cledus Judd tied the knot with country music star Julie Reeves in 2004. They welcomed a daughter together that same year, named Caitlyn Rose. Reeves took some time away from the active music scene after having her daughter to care for her at home.
Unfortunately, Judd was dealing with the aftermath of childhood trauma. This took a significant toll on him, dragging his life down into a black hole of bad habits and erratic anger. Despite the distinction in his music career, one poor choice went on to wreck his future.
Cledus Judd & Julie Reeves (Present)
A couple of years later, Cledus Judd’s tendencies grew worse, which led to the crumble of his marriage to Julie Reeves. After their separation and finalized divorce, his issues only continued to grow more severe and concerning.
He withdrew from all forms of professional and social because of these behaviors. This resulted in the loss of radio and music contracts. In order to make money, he started restoring old homes. Reeves moved on and got married to Bluegrass musician Chris Davis.
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert (Past)
In 2005 amid the CMT 100 Greatest Duets show, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert performed a song together on stage. Although Blake was still wed to Kaynette Williams, he later confessed that he fell in love with Miranda during that performance.
Miranda equally admitted that she felt an attraction to Blake. After Blake finalized his divorce from Kaynette, they courted for six years before finally getting married. However, due to how short the marriage lasted, the couple didn’t have children together.
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert (Present)
Soon after the ceremony, the relationship took a turn for the bad. Blake spent the majority of his time in Los Angeles shooting the popular show “The Voice.” While Miranda consistently visited Blake in Los Angeles, he never seemed to return the favor and fly out to Oklahoma to see her.
Soon, there were claims that they were both involved in affairs. It turned out, Blake and Miranda announced they were splitting up in 2015, five years after getting married. Blake moved on to a relationship with pop star Gwen Stefani, while Miranda remarried Brendan McLoughlin.
Dolly Parton & Carl Dean (Past)
Back in 1964, Dolly Parton and Carl Dean met outside a self-service laundry place when Parton was only eighteen years old, and Dean was 21. As fate would have it, that day was her first day in Nashville after she moved from her native Tennessee to pursue music
The two went to McDonald’s for their first date, marking the start of a forever companionship. Two years later, Parton and Dean got married on May 30, 1966, at a church in Georgia. The intimate event was only attended by Parton’s mom, Avie Lee, the priest, and the priest’s wife.
Dolly Parton & Carl Dean (Present)
Although Dolly Parton has become a legend for her musical successes, she has been able to keep her relationship with Dean out of the limelight. The couple has been together for over fifty years but consciously makes very few public appearances together.
Parton said in a 2020 interview that Dean always finds ways to make her feel special. During the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary in 2016, they had a vow renewal ceremony. In August the same year, Parton released her 46th studio album, ‘Pure & Simple,’ that she dedicated to Dean.
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood (Past)
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were little country singers with big music dreams when they first connected to record a demo tape in 1987. In those days, Brooks was married to Sandy Mahl, while Yearwood was married to a music producer named Chris Latham.
Yearwood divorced Latham and re-married Robert Reynolds. Brooks and Sally only got divorced in 2000. It just so happened that Yearwood was single during this particular time, and therefore, her relationship with Brooks evolved into a romantic one that led to marriage.
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood (Present)
Brooks asked Yearwood to marry him in May 2005 during Brooks’ eight-foot-tall statue’s unveiling ceremony. On December 10, 2005, their exclusive wedding was held at their Oklahoma home. Brooks came into their marriage with three kids, all daughters, from his previous marriage.
Yearwood has since formed very close relationships with the three daughters, calling herself their bonus mom. Although Garth and Trisha are successful solo artists, they’re even better performers when they are together. Fifteen years later and they seem to be stronger than ever.
Merle Haggard & Leona Williams (Past)
Merle Haggard and Leona Williams were married months after his second divorce from his backup singer, Bonnie Owens, in 1978. Williams, who became involved with Haggard’s mid-’70s road band, The Strangers, wrote a pair of Merle Haggard’s biggest hits.
Those two songs were “Someday When Things Are Good” and “You Take Me for Granted.” The couple made it to the Country Top 10 Charts with their song, “The Bull and the Beaver” in ’78, and another time in ’81 with “We are Strangers Again.”
Merle Haggard & Leona Williams (Present)
Merle Haggard and Leona Williams were doing alright throughout their musical careers, and they began touring separately for their performances. Soon, there was gossip about an affair-filled love triangle with Williams, Haggard, and his backup singer ex-wife, Owens.
Haggard seemed to admit that he was actually having an affair with Owens when he made a joke claiming that he did not enjoy performing his song “I’ve Got a Darlin” to avoid confusing his audience about if he was singing about Williams or Owens. Williams and Haggard ended up divorcing in 1983.
Travis Tritt & Theresa Nelson (Past)
Travis Tritt and Theresa Nelson met each other in Nashville, TN, during a taping for the show “Marty Party,” that was hosted by country music star Marty Stuart on February 8, 1995. The two ended up getting married a little over two years after meeting, on April 12, 1997.
Before marrying Theresa, Tritt had already been divorced twice, so he considered himself not good at marriages, so he had decided to embrace being a lifelong bachelor. But when Tritt met Theresa, she blew away all of the other women he had ever met.
Travis Tritt & Theresa Nelson (Present)
In an interview during the beginning of their marriage, Theresa shared that fans typically wonder if they ever get sick of each other because they spent so much time together. Theresa assured them that they are best friends, and it has helped their love grow each day.
As the couple celebrates over two decades of marital bliss, they have also welcomed three kids together: Tarian Nathaniel, Tristan James, and Tyler Reese. Over twenty years later and it is blatantly apparent that this couple has achieved the peak married life.