Country Music's Favorite Couples
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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