Country Music's Favorite Couples

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Samuel Timothy McGraw and Audrey Faith Perry

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were blissfully married on October 6th, 1996 and have been for married 20 years. Being together that many years for a celebrity marriage is a milestone not many reach. They met while touring together and the rest is history.

So sweet that Tim claims he fell in love with Faith's feet first after seeing them in a photo. Hey, to each his own. Tim proposed to Faith during a show they were both performing in. Faith said YES by writing it on the dressing room mirror. They still have the mirror.

Their wedding was actually a surprise to all their guests. The guests thought they were going to Tim's annual Swampstock Softball game until the happy couple arrived in their wedding attire. Their reception was in Tim's aunts backyard.

They are both romantics at heart. Tim and Faith have three daughters. Gracie, Maggie and Audrey the youngest who is named after her mom. The girls actually sing along with Tim, in his hit The Last Dollar (Fly Away). Faith was married previously and Hill is actually her first husband's name. She continues to use Hill as her stage name but she's legally a McGraw. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Tim McGraw.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were married on June 25th, 2006 in Sydney Australia.

They are both proud aussies from down under. They met at a gala honoring Australians in 2005. They didn't date for 6 months after their initial meeting but it was obvious that love was in the air since they married shortly after they began dating.

Together this lovely couple have two daughters. Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. They surprised their fans with Faith since she was carried by a surrogate, but is Mr & Mrs Urban's biological daughter. That was a nice surprise.

Keith claims that Nicole saved his life by insisting he enter rehab to kick his addictions. Thank you Nicole...you deserve another Oscar for your dedication and love of KU.

Thank You ... Dedicated to Nicole

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley are one of those adorable couples that just make me want to smile!

Brad fell is awe with Kimberly while watching her in the movie Father Of The Bride which he went to see with a girlfriend.

When Father Of The Bride 2 came out Brad was single and went to see the movie solo, he was still in awe.

They began dating in 2001 and wed in March 2003. When the time came to shoot a video for his hit "I'm Gonna Miss Her" that called for a female lead he phoned and asked Kimberly, she said yes. The rest is history.

Brad wrote the song "Little Moments" for the blushing bride. Any husband who allows his wife to have turquoise colored cabinets is a rock star hubby in my book, not that I'd want that color in my kitchen. Together they have two sons Huck and Jasper.

Little Moments ... Dedicated to Kimberly

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman met backstage at a New Years Eve show. They married in October 1991 ten months after they began dating.

They have one daughter Lily Pearl, Lisa was 45 years old when she gave birth! Way to go Lisa.

You might remember Lisa from her four year run on the nighttime drama Knot's Landing which happened to be one of my favorite shows and I was very sad when it was cancelled!

Clint took a three year break from the music industry when his daughter was born, he claims it wasn't a smart business move and has ZERO regrets! Way to go Clint.

Clint released his last CD in November 2011.

Clint and Lisa ... When I Said I Do

Johnny and June Cash
Johnny and June Cash

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were married for 35 years before they passed away four months apart. June died on May 15, 2003 and Johnny shortly followed on Sept. 12, 2003.

Their marriage was unique and they earn an atta couple in my book for longevity. They both had previous marriages which produced children that also became country music singers. Johnny was and always will be a country music icon!

June, about Johnny: "One morning, about four o'clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, 'Why am I out on the highway this time of night?' I was miserable, and it all came to me: 'I'm falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with...I can't fall in love with this man, but it's just like a ring of fire.'"

Johnny, about June: "She's the greatest woman I have ever known. Nobody else, except my mother, comes close."

Johnny and June ... Jackson

George and Norma Strait
George and Norma Strait

George and Norma Strait

George Strait and Norma are a very private couple. Kudos to them! They had two ceremonies. George dropped out of college and together they eloped to Mexico. A few weeks later they said their vows in a church in December of 1971. Shorty afterwards George joined the U.S. Army.

40 years of marriage for George and Norma! If they weren't so private we might know their secret. Maybe one day they'll share.

Their marriage produced two children. George Jr. (Bubba) and Jenifer Lynn. On June 25, 1986 at the age of 13 Jenifer died in a car wreck. George and Norma started a foundation named the Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation. The foundation donates money to needy children in the San Antonio, TX area where they are residents. I wouldn't mind having George as my neighbor, who would!?

George and Norma are soon to be grandparents in Feb. 2012 courtesy of Bubba and his wife.

George Strait - Troubadour

Vince Gill and Amy Grant
Vince Gill and Amy Grant

Vince Gill and Amy Grant

Vince Gill and Amy Grant married on March 10, 2000.

They both had previous marriages. They were both married when they first met. It took two divorces, ten patient years of waiting, lots of faith and sleepless nights to finally create a union.

Amy had three children with Gary Chapman. Vince had one daughter with his ex-wife. Together they have one daughter who they named Corinna.

Amy is famous for her christian pop music. As a duet or solo they make beautiful music that could touch a person's soul.

Amy Grant and Vince Gill ... House of Love

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Aw thanks for that special mention, you know I love my George:) I love all of these couples especially Faith & Tim. And another thing we have in common is Knots Landing was my absolute favorite show!!!! Never missed an episode and was very upset also when it ended:( Great job once again my friend:) ge


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

It's so great when celebrity couples beat the odds! Thanks for sharing all these. I especially love the Brad Paisley video--so sweet. :-)


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@geegee I'm glad you liked the video and I still miss Knot's Landing!! Thank you my friend!!

@SJmorningsun Kimberly is a lucky lady!! So is Faith, Norma, Miranda...etc...etc... :)


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Dave Ligler 5 years ago

Awesome Hub and very touching, especially the videos. I learned some and remembered some more. Thanks for the memories ! Voted up funny ( I luv KU )


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

All of these couples are such beautiful people!! And their music is great. 40 years for George Strait and his wife! That is amazing! Awesome hub, Sunshine.


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Barbara Turpin 5 years ago from N. California

Oh wow! OH WOW!

Terrifically beautiful Hub!! (some videos were blocked)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TIM & FAITH!!

I LOVE the name Keith & Nicole gave their daughter 'SUNDAY ROSE', and.......the 'sames' you share with them!!!!!

geegee.....I'm SO sorry, that is MY GEORGE, thank YOU. ;=) the very sight of the name George makes me feel warm inside! ( had I been a boy, name would be George, seriously).

PERSONALLY.......I have an 'issue' with the married ones being so public about their affairs (remember-PERSONALLY). Vince and Amy aren't the only ones either. Despite that, I am THRILLED they are now happy. I also hope the old saying of "if s/he did it once, they'll do it again" doesn't hold water with them.

I love this brilliantly written Hub! I voted up clear across the board!!!

good job girlfriend!!!


Mich S 5 years ago

lovin' these country couples! My favorite are Tim & Faith, Nicole & Keith, and Miranda & Blake!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@fpherj ... They are beautiful aren't they, maybe if I move to Nashville I could look as good as they do! :)

@barbara ... videos are probably blocked if you are reading from your phone. geegee WILL fight you for George! Personally I'm not thrilled with the affairs either but they gotta live with it, not us. I sure wasn't going to add Leann Rimes to this hub!

Thanks for the visit :))


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Barbara Turpin 5 years ago from N. California

I'm reading from my iPad, an Apple creation, by Steve Jobs.

NOPE.....I SAID, it's MY George!!

Leeann Rimes....WHO?? (if I can't say something nice......!)


Dee Waltz 5 years ago

June & Johnny and Faith & Tim are my favorites too. I remember thinking when Faith and Tim got married that it just seemed amazing that those two were so beautiful together.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Dee! I thought the same thing! Today (10/6) is their 15th anniversary...who would have ever thought?!? Congrats to Tim and Faith :)


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

First of all....congrats on your excellent interview on the weekly hub page interview.

Second of all....what a nice collection of long lasting country marriages...very informative information....I liked when celebrity couples stay together....it always seems sad when the marriage ends....I think it is only a matter of time before Demi and Ashton break up.

Third of all....congrats to Tim and Faith on 15 solid years.

Fourth of all....great video and picture selection for this hub.

Fifth and final of all....voted up interesting and awesome.


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anupma 5 years ago from India

Awesome. . . I like George and Norma Strait and Tim and Faith.


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geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Sorry Barbara he is mine and will always be!!!!! Sorry to be fighting on your hub sunshine but just had to lol:) ge


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey cogerson...OUCH about Demi and Ashton. I kinda think it's the producers of Two & A Half Men who are causing havoc AGAIN to up their ratings just like they did with Charlie BUT then again I'm a bit surprised Demi and Ashton lasted this long!

Hi GeeGee ... no problem fight away just as long as no one fights for Tim or Keith I don't mind at all. George is an awesome guy too!

Hi anupma ... I like your taste in country singers!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I figure if it were not for June,Johnny would have died much earlier in his life...This Is A Great List Of Country Couples Linda!;)


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I so totally agree with you Bryan...June and Johnny were a remarkable, well loved couple :)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Keith Urban poem is now published.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I really enjoyed this, its great to see celeb couples staying together. I only know a couple of names, but I do watch the Country music programs over here in England when they show them, fantastic!


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Okay, Sunshine, I've said it before and I'll say it again. "Tim McGraw is my boyfriend!!!" Faith can't have him. lol This is one of most enjoyable hubs I've read. Absolutely great. Thanks for making me a jealous woman. (:


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ambassadornchains 5 years ago

Aw, I loved reading this!! As SOON as I saw the title, I immediately thought, "FAITH HILL AND TIM MCGRAW!" and was so happy to see that as the first one! I didn't know that about Tim falling in love with her feet! That was so funny!

Tim & Faith and Johnny & June are my two favorite country music marriages! =) Johnny and June are such a classic.

I completely forgot about Amy Grant! How could that be!?

This was a great hub! I love reading your hubs! Voting this up! =)


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@susie OK I'll be nice and share Tim! Maybe. :)

@ambassador I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub! Jackson has been stuck in my head since I wrote this hub, I love that song and J & J!


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Barbara Turpin 5 years ago from N. California

Geegee......meet me on the corner, 5:30pm, we're gonna work this out, like ladies! (ha!) George promised ME he'd love ME forever!!!!

See you @ 5:30pm!! Bring a lunch!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@Barbara ... you are too funny! LOL!!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great topic for a hub! Thanks for all of the detailed information and videos.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Sunshine! WOW, you've impressed me with all your fine knowledge here. You just got one thing wrong though: Keith Urban is actually secretly married to me! LOL. Nah, Nicole's a lucky girl. I didn't know that one of their daughters was carried by a surrogate?

Voting up and interesting,

Cloverleaf.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Sunshine, some lovely celeb couples here, I loved the videos, and especially like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley's music.

many thanks for sharing a great hub and voting up/awesome, best wishes MM


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Somewhat expected for someone who loves artists from the past, I'd have to say my favourite couple are the Cashes.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

FYI: cloverleaf ... that would be a NO to you! Nicole is a lucky lady :)

Hi MM! Always a pleasure to see both you and cloverleaf! Thank you for stopping by! xo


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Flora...do I sense a Johnny and June poem coming up!? Good idea!


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

oh, I have been considering a Cash poem for sure.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I bet you could have some fun with a Bee Gees poem! :)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Oh, I am a big fan of the Beegees.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Me too! Keep me posted :)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

What a great hub and thank you so much for sharing.

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Eiddwen! I'm glad you enjoyed the country music marriages hub :)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Hi Sunshine! This was a very lovely and uplifting hub! It is great to see happy people:) I learned some new things and enjoyed the videos. Voting up!

Tina


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi thougtforce! It's always a pleasure to see you! :)


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow this was fun! I did not know about Brad and Kimberly. Your Faith and Tim video is not working so you better hurry and fix it before someone flags you instead of telling you.

Voted up and I will be sharing it being such a fun one!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Jackie, I posted a different video :))


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susan54 5 years ago

I love Tim and Faith! love it


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great information and great research along with the expected Sunshine humor. Loved it!


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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

I voted up and awesome, and I especially like Faith and Tim, because they are real down to earth people,sharing the sweetest looks for each other. I am fans of the others also. But I like Toby Keith, and the movies he made, they were very good. Did you see them?

You have written so many hubs and been here the same time I have, I feel like I have been goofing off.

Anyway, I enjoyed your hub very much.

Have a great weekend,

Bobbi


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I don't remember any Toby Keith movies BUT I've seen every Tim McGraw movie! Thanks for the comment my new friend! :)


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Sustainable Sue 4 years ago from Altadena CA, USA

Wow! I love music and this made my morning. Long hub, so well written that you hang on it section by section. Thanks, especially, for videos of them performing!


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KF Raizor 4 years ago

My favorite music couple is Ricky and Sharon Skaggs. Sharon is part of the Whites (who appeared in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou" singing "Keep on the Sunny Side"). Thanks for the Hub.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Wow, I these are Country's super couples. Love it!!

Voted up and across and shared!:-)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

These are great examples of the sanctity of marriage. Thanks so much for SHARING these awesome stories of love!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

LOVE these country music couples playing such beautiful music.

you captured their moments (youtube) well, Linda!!

voted up as awesome!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Ardie ~ Sholland ~ HSB ~ Ruchira!!! This hub's comments just took me past 50,000 views!!! Thank you!!!:)


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

YA HOO!!! YEE HAW!! I just looked at my comment... What the??? I need to get back to work. LOL CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-)


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emilybee 4 years ago

I did not know how Tim proposed to Faith, but that is adorable!! Those two are so cute and romantic always! Miranda and Blake are awesome, as are Keith and NIcole. As for the other marriages, I didn't know the nitty gritty of when they met, so thank you for sharing!!! Nicely done, Voted up!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Emily! I know you will be watching the ACM's tonight...Blake and Reba are hosting! It should be a blast!:)


onlooker 4 years ago

O Linda..I am filled with awe. What a beautiful way to appreciate love. Beautiful hub. Thank you.

P.S. Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton if you ever read this hub, thank Linda and know that I want you, either one of you! period.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

I was sure I had commented on this hub, but obviously I had not. I'm fixing that mistake now, because I've read it, voted it up and it's awesome! My favourite couples are Tim & Faith and Blake & Miranda. :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Ava! How did I ever miss your comment! I sure hope Tim McGraw or Blake Shelton listen to you!:)

Made...very good choices!!

Thank you both!!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine),

Happy June 25 th Birthday! I somehow missed this Hub among all your great music-related articles. I enjoy reading about the *couples aspect* of country music. It makes the genre even more interesting.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

What a refreshing hub and a tribute to being married! As you mentioned, celebrity marriages aren't known for their longevity so that makes these extra-special!

BTW June 25th...guess we have to make this a hub pages celebration! Read lots of SS hubs and send lots of birthday wishes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Voted up and interesting.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Awww! They are all so cute!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Awe, great choices here. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are my faves :)


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

Tim and Faith are my favorite to Great Hub.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Daisy ~ Mary ~ Audrey ~ Christy ~ handymanbill ... Thank you all for your comments and birthday greetings (I'm a bit late with my response). I appreciate y'all.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I love Amy Grant Linda, got a few of her albums from her early days (though I didn't know she was a Christian singer til I bought 'em) I have always just loved her voice and I like Vince as well. He sings a duet on one of her albums I own.


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quester.ltd 4 years ago

Another long married couple was Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter - just a thought


mrsbaker02 3 years ago

Great list! They are all such great couples! George Strait and his wife are so inspirational. My husband and I love Blake and Miranda. And how could any country music fan not love Johnny and June?


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jools99 ~ quester.ltd ~ mrsbaker02 ... Thank you for your comments!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Happy ACM's Day Y'all!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What a fabulous hub! I love reading these stories of how these couples met and married. Vince Gill played with a country group near where I lived in Nashville. My son, who is a bass player for several starring groups, invited me to hear Vince and introduced me to him. What a nice guy! And he can really make his guitar sing.

My favorite couple is Clint Black and Lisa Hartman. How I yearn for the "Knot's Landing days."


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

A fun list and I love them all.


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HappyMikeWritter 2 years ago

aww I do not know much about county. But I love Blake Shelton. Did not know he is married. I enjoyed reading your article. Thank you so much for sharing :-)


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great love stories, enjoyed reading. How romantic! I only knew about Tim Mc graw and Keith Urban. Great write. Voted up.


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DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash had a good long marriage! The other couple really long married I don't know about. Johnny was a great singer and the Carter family sang a lot of old country songs too - good to listen to them. Enjoyable hub, thanks.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

This was neat to read about! I didn't know Keith Urban went into rehab.

Cool hub!


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Sunshine625 19 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Y'all ... Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my favorite country music marriages!

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