If you are in the entertainment industry, chances are you will marry someone who also is. I mean, it makes sense if you think about it. However, the country music world seems to be separated from mainstream pop music. Of course, many country singers are married to other country singers but not all of them. You might be shocked to see which country artist married his high school sweetheart.
Some of these marriages ended up in divorce, but many of them prove that love conquers all. They stay together through tragedies, hardships, and all that fame. The country music stars tend to be more private about their personal lives, so you may not know much about their relationships. Do you know how old Thomas Rhett was when he met his wife? Check out who your favorite country singers are married to.
Keith Urban is an Australian country star who has gone through some struggles. After marking success, the singer starting battling with substance and alcohol abuse. Luckily, he became a better man when he met his gorgeous wife, Nicole Kidman. Urban met the acclaimed Australian actress at G’Day, a Hollywood event, honoring Australians.
The couple first locked eyes in 2005 and began dating just six months later. The couple knew they were meant to be together, and Keith asked Nicole to marry her less than a year later! Nicole and Keith have two daughters together, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. Kidman has two more children that she adopted with her ex-husband, Hollywood A-lister, Tom Cruise. The couple is raising all four kids together.
After singing to Capitol Nashville, Dierks Bentley released his debut album. The Arizona native is pretty successful in the country music world. With fifteen number-one singles under his belt, I guess you could say Bentley is an accomplished artist. It wasn’t going to take long for someone to snatch this country hunk. He has been happily married to his wife, Cassidy Black, for about 15 years.
The couple celebrated their marriage at a beautiful ceremony in Mexico. Although that was in 2005, these lovebirds are still in the honeymoon phase. The couple started a family and have three children together, two daughters and one son. Like any other good country boy, Dierks has two dogs absolutely loves them! His dog, Jake, even appeared in some of his music videos.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are a renowned power couple who are well known in the country-music business. Tim McGraw won three Grammy Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, ten American Music Awards, and fourteen Academy of Country Music Awards. No wonder it is one of the most famous country singers of all time.
This high profile couple has been married since 1996. That’s over twenty years! Hill sold 40 million albums worldwide and is a successful singer, as well. The best part about these two is that they recorded some amazing duets together. They also have three daughters together. It must be nice to be born to two incredibly successful country stars. Those kids probably have some really talented genes.
Garth Brooks is basically royalty in the country music scene. In fact, he is the second-highest-certified singer in the United States. That’s right; he was only beaten by The Beatles. Anyways, he is a pretty big deal in the industry but still has a wonderful family life.
He married his college sweetheart, Garth Brooks, in 1986. Unfortunately, the couple split in 2000 after 14 years of marriage. They started a family and had three children together, Allie, August, and Taylor. A few years after the divorce, Garth started dating his long-time friend, Trisha Yearwood. The couple tried to keep their blossoming relationship out of the public eye. In 2005 Garth and Trisha got married. They seem to be very happy together.
You probably recognize Gary LeVox as the lead singer of the popular country band, Rascal Flatts. The singer was born with the name Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. However, he changed it pretty early on. His first performance was at age eight when he sang at his church. Finally, the singer moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997, where he played in Chely Wright’s band.
When the regular guitarist didn’t show up, Joe Don Rooney stepped in. They felt strong chemistry, continued playing music together and created a little band you may have heard of called Rascal Flatts. LeVox noticed Tara backstage at a Gospel concert just two years after her moving to Nashville. It was love at first sight. “I knew at that moment that I was looking at my future wife. It was the weirdest thing ever.”
LeAnn Rimes made a name for herself by the time she was just 13 years old. As a teenage singer, she was one of the few who continued to expand her career as a country musician. Rimes first met her husband, Dean Sheremet, in 2001 at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The couple thought they were meant to be together and decided to tie the knot. After seven years of marriage, the couple finalized their divorce in 2010.
Sadly, the couple didn’t break up because they didn’t get along. The reason they ended their marriage was that Rimes was unfaithful. She was having an affair with Eddie Cibrian. Reportedly, Rimes and Cibrian met while they were filming together. She wasted no time and married him in 2011.
You may recognize Jennifer Nettles as being one half out Sugarland, the country music duo. When she was filming Sugarland’s video for “Want To,” she met her husband and love of her life, Justin Miller. There was clear chemistry at the beginning. In the music clip, you can see the two of them shooting a love scene together. Surprisingly, they decided to wait a few years before getting married. Probably because Nettles was married at the time.
Nettles eventually divorced her husband, Todd Van Sickle, in 2007, after 10 years of marriage. She started dating Miller shortly after, and they were married by November 2011. Just one year later, the couple announced that they were having a baby. Little Magnus Hamilton Miller was brought into the world in December 2011.
Martina McBride has been recording since the 90s and is very well accomplished in the country music world. Like many other country singers, she experimented with pop and gained worldwide attention. McBride met her husband in the late 90s, and the couple has been together ever since. He has expressed his feelings and said, “I’m not a religious guy, but I always felt God put us together.” Aww, I hope my future husband will talk about me like that.
Since meeting in 1998, the couple is happily married and started a family together. They have three beautiful daughters, Delaney Katharine, Emma Justine, and Ava Rose Kathleen. They have a strong commitment to one another and are both amazing parents to their kids.
Amy Grant can do it all! She is a singer, songwriter, actress, author, and media personality. She is known for her strong faith, and her music style has always been contemporary gospel and Christian music, but she always adds a nice country twist. More recently, she got into Christian pop and has been successfully doing that as well. Grant Met country singer Vince Gill when she was invited to perform on his Christmas special.
The pair hit it off right away, and after the event, they became good friends. However, their friendship quickly blossomed into something more. Both of the singers divorced their respective partners and got married in March of 2000. Not long after their wedding, Grant announced her pregnancy and had a baby girl named Corrina.
Jamie Lynn Spears has always been known as Britney Spears’s little sister. However, it wasn’t long before she proved to the world she was more than that. She was so hilarious on “All That” to the point where Nickelodeon eventually gave Jamie her own show. In 2005, her show Zoey 101 premiered, and audiences loved watching her. She had a good girl persona thanks to her character Zoey, so fans were shocked when she became pregnant at age 16.
The scandalous headlines were everywhere, and teen mom decided to take a little break from the industry and focus on her raising her daughter Maddie. In 2013, Jamie Lynn wanted to pursue a career in country music and released an EP. Just one year earlier, she started a relationship with voice actor Jamie Watson. After two years of dating, they tied the knot in 2014. The couple even welcomed a daughter named Ivey Joan Watson.
As someone who went quadruple platinum, Jason Aldean is a pretty big deal around the country music scene. He won multiple awards, including ACM Award Male Vocalist of the Year. He married his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery, and the couple thought that they would be together forever. He was caught kissing American Idol alum, Brittany Kerr, which was scandalous considering he was still married to his wife.
Apparently, he tried to repair his marriage, but it didn’t work. I don’t know how hard he was trying since he and Britney Kerr started a relationship as soon as he got divorced. The couple got married in Mexico in 2015. At least the couple is happy together, they started a family and welcomed baby Memphis into the world.
The talented Shania Twain recorded the bestselling album ever made a woman! She soon disappeared, and nobody really knew why. Well, unfortunately, the singer lost her voice. It was pretty bad, and Twain couldn’t record anything for fifteen years! Her majorly successful album is thanks to her husband, Robert “Mutt” Lange. He was her music partner, and together, they made that album sell over 40 million copies.
She met Lange in a Nashville Fan Fair and quickly started dating. In 1993, they got married and had a son named Eja together. Sadly, in 2010, the couple got divorced. It was revealed that Lange had an affair with Marie-Anne Thiébaud, Shania’s best friend. Ouch! In an unexpected twist, the singer announced she got together with Thiébaud’s husband. Although it seemed scandalous, the pair are happily together and very much in love.
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have been inseparable for 25 years. These Texas natives actually met at one of Clint’s concerts. Lisa was gaining recognition at the time for her role in ‘Knots Landing,’ the Dallas spin-off. The couple was married after knowing each other for less than a year! If you don’t know who Clint Black is, you’re probably living under a rock. He 30 songs on the top ten U.S. Billboard country charts, and 22 of them were number one! Very impressive.
The couple is happy together and recorded “When I Said I Do” in 1999. The duet was a major hit in the country music circuit and reached number one on country charts and pop charts! The couple lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and in 2001, their daughter Lily Pearl Black was born.
For Darius Rucker, it was love at first sight when he met his wife, Beth Leonard. “It was everything about her,” Rucker explained. When the two met, the singer was still partying and enjoying the success of Hootie & the Blowfish. At the time, Beth was working at VH1. Initially, she wasn’t interested in Rucker, but eventually, his persistence paid off.
In 2000, the pair finally got married. Rucker recalls one night in NYC with Beth, “She was walking up the stairs [to her apartment], and said, ‘Well, you know that I’m going to marry you, right?’ She just laughed.” He explained that “Her roommate or her boyfriend was up there in their apartment, and I yelled ‘To whoever’s up there in Beth Leonard’s apartment, you can just leave because I just want you to know that I’m going to marry her!” How adorable!
James Otto is a member of MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians who create country music without prejudice.” Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are just some of the musicians in this group. In 2002, Otto started his career when he was signed to Mercury Nashville Records. He came out with one album called Days of Our Live before he was dropped by the label in 2010.
He went on to sign with Warner Brothers and released Just Got Started Lovin’ You, which quickly became a number one hit. His first number one song was named the Number One Country Single of 2008 by Billboard. In 2005 he married his wife, Amy Alderson. The couple started a family, and in 2010 they had a baby named Ava Katherine.
Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson are gorgeous country music power couple. With their incredible vocals, both husband and wife are signed to Stoney Creek Records. Many couples are advised not to work together, but this is definitely an exception. They sound wonderful together and decided to pursue a joint career. They released three albums together, and ten of their singles made it to the Hot Country Songs Country Airplay charts.
After being together for 15 years, this stunning couple doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The couple welcomed a baby boy named Rigney Cooper Thompson. I know the same sounds rather interesting. Apparently, it’s Irish. The couple is still recording music and performing together. Their strong marriage will probably last forever.
Philip Sweet is a member of the hit country group, Little Big Town. He is a vocalist and guitarist, but if you’re familiar with the band, you know there is more than one lead singer. Each member sings, so they share the load. Obviously, their voices go very well together, and at the 2014 Country Music Awards, Little Big Town was named Vocal Group of the Year.
Sweet and his beautiful wide Rebecca got married in March 2007. The couple has been going strong for almost 13 years! They started a family, and in December 2007, Rebecca gave birth to Penelopi Jane Sweet in Nashville. The duo is very family-oriented and is focused on raising their daughter right now.
What you may not know about American country music singer Craig Morgan Greer, is that the United States Army veteran. Morgan began his musical journey in 2000 when he was signed with Atlantic Records. A few years after releasing a self-named debut album, Morgan signed with Broken Bow Records. He then came out with seven more albums. The country artist had17 of his singles on the Billboard country charts.
The Tennessee local is also considered a hero in his neighborhood. In 2011, he saved two kids from a burning house in Dickson after using a fire hose, trying to put the fire out. Now that’s a real man! He married Karen Green in 1989, and they have five children together. With all of his success and good deeds, he tragically lost his 19-year-old son, Jerry, in an accident in the Tennessee River. The couple is together, and their faith is helping them deal with the tragedy.
Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is the son of country star Rhett Akins. Thomas Rhett, however, is successful outside of his father’s shadow. He is a singer and songwriter with 6 of his singles, making it to the number one spot on country music charts. He met his gorgeous wife, Lauren, when he was in the second grade. The two married in 2012.
At first, they had trouble having children together and decided to adopt a baby from Uganda, Willa Gray Akins. As soon as they started adjusting to parenthood, Lauren got pregnant! They had another baby girl named Ada James Akins in 2017. Thomas Rhett sings about it in his song “Life Changes,” and his wife and daughters appear in the music video.
Believe it or not, Sam Hunt didn’t know he was destined to be a country music singer. Before signing with MCA Nashville in 2014, Hunt was pursuing a career playing professional sports. Before finding his own success, Hunt was credited for writing songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Billy Currington, and Reba McEntire.
He owes most of his musical inspiration to his wife, Hannah Lee Fowler. The couple was dating on-and-off since 2008, but in 2017, they finally tied the knot. The title of his debut album was named after the town Fowler is from. “I had never visited Montevallo, but right before I left to go to Nashville, I met a girl from there. A lot of experiences I have with her and the relationship I had with her that inspired a lot of the songwriting on the album.”
Kelsea Ballerini is a doll in the country music industry. Her first album came out in 2015, and last year, she was nominated for Female vocalist of the year at the 2018 Country Music Awards. She was also nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist. She looked back to when she first met, Australian country singer, Morgan Evans. “He was like, let’s take a shot.” How romantic.
Kelsea and Morgan were engaged to be married by Christmas 2016. He then moved to Nashville to be with his stunning wife. Ballerini actually explained her extravagant engagement. “He got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him. Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life, and now I get to do it for life.” Being proposed to in the kitchen doesn’t seem so bad.
Mo Pitney is a 26-year-old up and coming artist from Illinois. I 2016, he signed to Curb Records, and the album did relatively well. It was his first album and made it to number ten on the Top Country Albums Billboard list (just five years after it was released). He even got to do a couple of collabs on his album with artists like Morgane Stapleton and Alison Krauss.
As for his love life, Mo met Emily Bankester at a Bluegrass festival when the two were just young teenagers. Since the moment Mo laid on her, he knew he was in love. Love, at first sight, doesn’t happen often, but in 2016, the pair got married at Emily’s hometown in Illinois.
Dean Berner was once a member of the country group Eden’s Edge. Yes, we know, he is very attractive! Looking like that and being part of the music industry, it makes sense that he married another artist. You probably recognize Rachel Beauregard from the country duo ‘Native Run.’
The pair were together for a long time, and in 2016, Berner and Beauregard were finally engaged. He was so excited to share the news with the world through a Facebook post: “Last night at 9:15PM, in the where we had our first kiss, I asked Rachel Beauregard to marry me, and she said YES! WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” How adorable is it that he proposed at the spot where they shared their first kiss.
You probably remember Craig Wayne Boyd when he was a contestant on The Voice during its seventh season. The show helped him gain recognition, and he came out with singles, including “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face.” He even had the opportunity to open for Rascal Flatts in Las Vegas! He reportedly got engaged in 2015 to his model girlfriend, Taylor Borland.
Taylor Borland is a stunning model for Wilhelmina Models. It didn’t take long for Boyd to take his lady love down the aisle. The two met just as Boyd finished filming his season on The Voice, and now the two have started a relationship. In addition to Boyd’s first child from a previous marriage, the couple now have a daughter of their own, Dakota, who was born on New Year’s Eve of 2015!
If you are familiar with the country music circuit, you probably recognize the band, The Farm. From their first album, the songs “Home Sweet Home” and “Be Grateful,” reached the top forty on the Country Airplay Chart. The fiddle player on one of the vocalists is Nick Hoffman. (He also played the fiddle for Kenny Chesney’s band). Hoffman married Natalie Murphy in May of 2016.
Murphy is a singer-songwriter also involved in the country world. When looking back at their wedding day, the incredibly sweet Hoffman said, “There are no words to explain how amazing and perfect yesterday was. I am truly a blessed man.” where can I find a man like this? These two love birds are happy and still going strong!
In 2013, Dylan Scott released his first single through his record label, Curb Records. In 1016 he married Blair Anderson at a beautiful wedding ceremony in Bastrop, Louisiana. Later that year, he released a single called “My Girl,” and it was particularly special to him. The song is inspired by Anderson, and I wish someone would write a song for me.
When Scott spoke about his album to The Boot, he said, “This has been 10 years in the making. A lot of hard work, a lot of tears, a lot of smiles, a lot of growing up. I finally feel like I’ve reached the point where I can share the story. A story that goes all the way back to sophomore year of high school. I just got my first truck, just started writing songs. I was 15. She was 16.”
Most of us immediately recognize Jana Kramer as Alex Dupre from the hit TV show, one tree hill. In 2012, Kramer moved on from the show to release her first album with Elektra Records. You may have also seen her on Dancing With the Stars. In 2004, Jana married her first husband, Michael Gambino. Unfortunately, they got divorced just a few months later.
Kramer’s second marriage wasn’t that much better. Kramer married NFL player Mike Caussin in 2015, and they have a daughter together named Jolie. Sadly, when their baby was just seven months old, a scandal broke when it was revealed that Caussin was cheating on his wife with numerous different women. Kramer thought her daughter would be happier living with both parents. Kramer stuck it out, and now we just hope that they can make it work.
Chely Wright is known for her sensational singing voice. In 1995, she was named the Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. In addition to being a talented musician, Wright is a gay rights activist and is very outspoken about it. As she was growing up, Wright felt like she needed to hide her relationships with women. Her second relationship lasted almost 10 years, and Wright said it was the love of her life.
In a surprising turn of events, Wright had an affair with no one other than Brad Paisley, although she had no romantic feelings for him. After her sexual relationship with Paisley, Wright finally came out as a lesbian to her family and to the rest of the world. In 2011 she tied the knot with fellow LGBT rights activist, Lauren Blitzer. The couple are happy together and have identical twin sons!
Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer’s love story is special because they found each other before fame. They both attended Georgia Southern University, and the love birds met at a local bar. After their college romance, the couple wanted to make it official, and in December of 2006, they finally got married.
Before becoming a huge name in the country world, Luke Bryan’s career started when he was writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. It was the only layer when he signed to Capitol Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd. Caroline has been by his side, supporting him the entire time. They have a wonderful family and two sons. Sadly, when Luke Bryan’s sister’s passed away, he stepped up and took in his nephew Tilden. They are now raising him as their own and couldn’t be happier.
Sunny Sweeney is like a fresh of breath air. The artist was a blessing given to the country music world. She released several albums and is a personal songwriter. You can really feel that the music is coming from her heart. The Oklahoman stated that she “rides out the storms of life through songs.” I mean, the girl even released her first album independently.
She released her next albums through her label, and they were incredibly successful. In addition to having a beautiful voice, Sweeney was also lucky enough to find love. She dated her boyfriend, Jeff Hellmer, for a while before they finally tied the knot. Their wedding took place in Los Vegas on November 11th, 2011, meaning their anniversary is 11/11/11.
Wynonna Judd made a name for herself when she started performing with her mom. The mother-daughter duo was appropriately named The Judds. However, in the early 90s, Wynonna’s solo career started to skyrocket. In 1996, she fell in love with Arch Kelley III. Unfortunately, after two years and two children, the couple called it quits. A few years later, Judd married ‘Highway 101’ band member, Cactus Moser.
The pair tied the knot in June 2012, but things haven’t always been smooth. Just a few months after the wedding, Moser was in a tragic motorcycle accident. Luckily, he survived, but the accident was so bad that he had to have his leg amputated. Judd quickly stepped out of the spotlight to become a nurse, cook, and driver for her husband. Judd and Moser both said that their relationship got even stronger after the accident. Love conquers all!
Randy Houser is a pretty established singer in the country music circuit. His famous singles have made the Mediabase Country Chart and Country Airplay Chart. His career has been successful, but his personal life has been a little more complicated. He married Jessa Lee Yantz in 2011, and it did not end well. They had a child together but divorced in 2014, and Houser even ordered a restraining order.
In May 2016, Houser married stunning Australian, Tatiana Starzynski. The couple was engaged for a while before getting married. After three years of marriage, the couple announced that they are expecting their first baby. In addition to his son, West, from his previous marriage, the couple welcomed Huckleberry Randolph into the world in 2019.
Hillary Scott is famous for being one of the lead singers of the popular music group Lady Antebellum. She met her husband, Chris Tyrell, back in college. The couple were apart for quite a while and only started daring in 2010 when Lady Antebellum and Love and Theft (Tyrell’s band) both opened for Tim McGraw.
It seems like they both wanted to focus on their careers and earn success before getting involved in a serious relationship. They started dating in the summer or 2010 and finally got married in January 2012. The couple wanted to start a family, and Hilary later announced that she was expecting a baby. In 2013, she gave birth to their daughter Eisele Kay.
Joe Don Rooney has been a member of the popular band, Rascal Flatts since 1992. He is clearly incredibly talented and can play the bass, mandolin, and banjo! Like many other successful musicians, it wasn’t hard for him to attract women. Out of all the girls out there, it was beauty queen Tiffany Fallon who stole his heart.
In 2005, Fallon was named Playmate of the year. The pair appeared together in the Playboy Cyber Club’s celebrity photographer section. There is also a nude picture of Fallon taken by Joe Don Rooney himself. The couple has been married since 2006 and is still going strong. They have started a family since and have three children, Jagger, Raquel, and Devon.
Natalie Maines is highly recognized as the lead singer of The Dixie Chicks. While she was a part of the band, she was married to Michael Tarabay, her college sweetheart. Unfortunately, it only lasted two years. Later that year, Maines was introduced to the actor Adrian Pasdar at her bandmate Emily Erwin’s wedding.
After a year of dating, it was time for them to tie the knot. They walked down the aisle in June of 2000 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Los Vegas. The pair has two sons, Jackson and Beckett. Unfortunately, 17 years later, the couple filed for divorce. No one knows why their marriage ended by Maines ‘rep’ stated that it is a “private family member.”
Reba McEntire is a country music singer and actress who seemed to be happily married for decades. Back in 1989, she married her manager Narval Blackstone in a beautiful ceremony in an intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, their world win romance ended.
When Blackstock married to Reba, he already had three children from a previous marriage. Together, the couple has one son. Despite being together for 26 years, the couple announced their separation in 2015. This was a huge shock for country music fans. Since then, McEntire has moved on. She has reportedly been dating Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo. We just hope she’s happy.
Random Fact: Reba McEntire’s stepson Brandon, is married to Kelly Clarkson! What a small world?
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were a country music power couple! The charming and talented couple was beloved by country fans all over the country… until 2015. A scandal revealed that the pair were getting divorced. Reportedly, there were a lot of fighting and disagreements about starting a family.
When Shelton was accused of cheating on his wife with The Voice co-judge, singer Gwen Stefani, the scandal became national headlines, and the couple quickly got divorced. Shelton was technically married when he fell in love with Lambert in 2005, so this behavior isn’t new for him. We can only speculate that Shelton cheated on Miranda with Gwen Stefani, however, since he is dating Stefani now, it only adds fuel to the fire.
George Strait is highly acknowledged as being one of the most influential recording artists of all time. Strait amazingly has 61 number one songs on all country charts. That is more than any other recording artist. The singer has 33 platinum albums and 13 multi-platinum albums! When it comes to his personal life, Strait knew just what he wanted. In December of 1971, he and his high school sweetheart, Norma, eloped in Mexico.
Less than a year later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He actually started to perform with Rambling Country, a U.S. Army-sponsored band. Not long after, his wife gave birth to a baby girl. Straight is now 67 years old but is still going strong! In addition to his musical ventures, he was in a few country-themed movies.
If you are even a little bit familiar with country music, you must have heard of Toby Keith. His debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” made it to number one. The famous singer married the love of his life, Tricia Covel. The two met in an Oklahoma night club in 1981. They were 19 and 20 at the time; however, three years later, they walked down the aisle.
Now they have three wonderful children together. They adopted a daughter named Shelly the year they got married and later had two more children, Krystal and Stelen. Now that their daughter Shelly has grown up, she has two kids of her own. This means Covel is a proud grandfather!