In 1989, Mike Tyson purchased an Ohio mansion from a sheriff’s sale. The property only cost the boxer $300,000 at the time, despite boasting its own indoor pool. The only major change Tyson made before moving in was building a gate around the property with his name on it. The property has sat neglected for over a decade, however.
Tyson was the owner of the mansion for 10 years, but chose to sell it to Paul Monea, who’d made his fortune on producing infomercials, the most well known of which was for a series of Tae-Bo videos. Monea never intended to abandon the house, but was forced to when he was convicted of money laundering, which carried a 13 year jail sentence. Though Tyson sold the mansion to Manea for $1.3 million, at the most recent sheriff’s auction, it was purchased for only double what Tyson paid 28 years ago.
Following the property’s most recent purchase, it was donated to a church, who invested some of the money into paying their back taxes. Upon seeing the incredible vaulted ceilings inside Paster Nicholas DeJacimo knew this would be the perfect place to house his congregation. Still, they have a considerable amount of work to do in order to make the structure fit for occupancy. Plenty of members of the Living Word Sanctuary Church have been happy to pitch in.
Pastor Nicholas DeJacimo shared with a local Ohio paper, the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, “The property had been untouched for 10 years. You had so much grass you could have sold it for hay.” Given that services have been taking place in a local YMCA, members are excited about the new space. The church has planned to convert the 10,000 square foot, indoor pool room into the main sanctuary. A marble jacuzzi tub will become their new baptismal pool, while the living quarters on the second floor will be converted into ministry office spac.
Your Favorite Country Singers & Who They’re Married To
Many of country’s hottest stars have already tied to knot, some are married to other country stars like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, but others branched outside of the music scene, like Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline. Some stayed married, whereas others have ended in tears. Read on to find out who your favorite country stars are married to and how their relationships have evolved.
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
Reba McEntire is not only a country music star, but also a successful actress, having appeared on her own sitcom show called Reba that was on air from 2001 until 2006. In 1989, McEntire tied the knot with Narvel Blackstock, who was her manager. They got married in a small, private wedding in Lake Tahoe. Blackstock has three children from a previous marriage. Reba and Narvel have one son together, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock. Her stepson Brandon is married to Kelly Clarkson.
Willie Nelson and Annie D’Angelo
Willie Nelson is a legendary country music star who has also crossed over into acting, songwriting, activism, and writing throughout the years. He is arguably one of the most recognizable country stars. Nelson has been married four times and has fathered seven children. With his first wife Martha Matthews, he had three children: Lana, Susie, and Billy. With his second marriage to Shirley Collie lasted from 1963 until 1971. His third marriage to Connie Koepke with whom he had a daughter with while still married to Collie. He is currently married to his fourth wife Annie D’Angelo, who he has two sons with.
Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller
Kenny Rogers is one of the most famous American country singers and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has been married a whopping total of five times. He married his current wife, Wanda Miller, in 1997 and the two still seem to be doing well together. Rogers has five children, Christopher Cody, Jordan Edward, Justin Charles, Kenny Jr., and Carole. Two of them, Justin and Jordan, he had with Wanda. Rogers is currently 78-years-old and still performing.
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Brad Paisley is one of the most accomplished country singers in the history of the industry. Paisley began a relationship with actress Kimberly Williams in 2001 after he watched her performance in Father of the Bride. She later appeared in the music video for his song “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Two years later, the two got married at the on-campus chapel, Stauffer Chaper, of the Pepperdine University. They have two sons together, William Huckleberry born in 2007, and Jasper Warren, born in April 2009.
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr
Jason Aldean is a highly successful country singer who has had eighteen singles reach the number one spot on the Hot Country Song chart as well as the Country Airplay chart. Eight other singles have also reached the top ten on the charts. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery. However, after rumors of an affair with American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, he divorced Ussery. After then officially dating Kerr for a year, they got married in March 2015.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Garth Brooks is one of the most successful artists of all time, and is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States, having sold 135 million domestic units sold. He first married his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl, in May 1986. He had three daughters with Mahl, but the two divorced one another in November 2000. Brooks later began dating fellow country music singer Trisha Yearwood and the two became married in December 2005. Brooks and Yearwood do not have any children together.
Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer
Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline Boyer are college sweethearts. They met at a local bar, Dingus Magees, while they both attended the Georgia Southern University when Boyer was a freshman and Bryan was a senior. Bryan and Boyer got married in December 2006. The couple have two sons together: Thomas “Bo” Boyer Bryan who was born in March 2008, and Tatum “Tate” Christopher Bryan, who was born in August 2010. The two are also raising Bryan’s nephew Tilden since his mother, Bryan’s sister, passed away.
Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean
The much loved country star married Carl Thomas Dean in 1966. The couple have been married over 50 years, and perhaps the secret to their marriage is that they have largely kept their personal lives out of the media. It is speculated that Carl does not enjoy red carpet events, and so rarely goes with Dolly. It is even thought that Carl has never seen Dolly perform… wow!
George Strait and Norma Strait
George Strait, known as the “King of Country”, is widely considered one of the most influential country performers ever. He has been married to his wife, Norma, since 1971, and the two are still going strong 46 years later. Strait is 64-years-old and still performing. He has also been a number of country-themed movies, including Pure Country and Grand Champion. His hit songs include classics like “Check Yes or No”, “Amarillo By Morning”, “You Look So Good In Love”, and “Carrying Your Love With Me”.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw is one of the most prominent country stars of all time, having won three Grammy Awards, fourteen Academy of Country Music awards, eleven Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, ten American Music Awards, and ten of his fourteen albums have reached the number one spot on the Top Country Albums chart. His relationship with singer Faith Hill has been one of the most high-profile relationships in the industry, as the two have been married since 1996. They have three daughters together.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
New Zealand-born Australian country star Keith Urban met his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, at G’Day LA, which is an event held in Hollywood that is meant to honor Australians, in January 2005. They reportedly only started dating six months later and were married nearly a year later. They tied the knot in June 2006. Their wedding was located in the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, which is in St.Patrick’s Estate in Sydney, Australia. The pair have two daughters together and Kidman has two adopted children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise.
Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black
Dierks Bentley is an accomplished country music star who has amassed fifteen number one singles throughout his career. Bentley married his now-wife, Cassidy Black, in a ceremony held in Mexico in December 2005. The pair have two daughters and one son together: Evelyn “Evie” Day Bentley, born in October 2008, daughter Jordan Catherine Bentley, born on Christmas Day 2010, and son Knox, who was born in October 2013. The family also have two dogs, Jake and George. Jake has appeared in several of Bentley’s music videos.
Jennifer Nettles and Justin Miller
Jennifer Nettles is the main singer in the country duo Sugarland. She married her first husband in 1998 but they were divorced by 2007. She then met Justin Miller, who she dated for two years before they became engaged. They married in November 2011 in a ceremony held at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee during sunset. By June 2012, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. In December 2012, their first son Magnus Hamilton Miller was born.
Gary LeVox and Tara LeVox
Gary LeVox is the lead singer of the country music group the Rascal Flatts, who have been together since 1999. LeVox and his wife Tara Vernon have been married since 1999, and LeVox said he knew the moment he saw her backstage at a gospel festival concert that he would marry her. LeVox shared in an interview that: “I knew at that moment that I was looking at my future wife. It was the weirdest thing ever.” The couple has two daughters together.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes first became famous as a country singer at the age of thirteen and has been active in the industry ever since. Rimes first married backup dancer Dean Sheremet after they met at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards. They got married in 2002. However, they separated in 2009 and were divorced by 2010. The marriage ended due to her affair with Eddie Cibrian after meeting him on set of a film they were starring in together. They later married in April 2011 in a private ceremony in California.
Martina McBride and John McBride
Martina McBride is a successful country singer who began recording music in 1991. She crossed over to a pop-country style, much like Shania Twain, which helped her gain national fame, particularly outside of the country fan world. Martina married her husband John McBride, a sound engineer, in 1988 and the two have been together ever since. The happily married couple has three daughters together: Delaney Katharine, Emma Justine, and Ava Rose Kathleen. McBride has made an effort to be a big part of her daughters’ lives.
Amy Grant and Vince Gill
Amy Grant is a singer, songwriter, author, actress, and media personality. It’s safe to say she’s a Renaissance woman of many talents. Her main focus was on contemporary gospel and Christian music but she has crossed over into Christian pop. After country singer Vince Gill asked her to perform in his Christmas special they became good friends. Once they both got divorced from their first spouses, Gill and Grant got married in March 2000, and later had one daughter together named Corrina.
Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson
Jamie Lynn Spears is an actress and singer, and also the younger sister of pop star Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn first became famous for her titular role on Zoey 101 in 2005. She made headlines when she became pregnant at the age of sixteen, causing her career to take a pause. In 2013, she began a country singing career with the release of a single and an EP. Spears began dating businessman and voice actor Jamie Watson in 2012, and after two years of dating, the two got married in March 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shania Twain and Frédéric Thiébaud
Shania Twain is arguably one of the most if not most solo country acts in the industry. She is the best selling female artist in the history of country music and has been called by many the “Queen of Country Pop.” Her first marriage was to producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, after they met at Nashville’s Fan Fair. They got married in 1993 and had a son named Eja together in 2001. They divorced in 2010 after he reportedly had an affair with Shania’s best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud. She then married Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud.
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
Clint Black is a prominent country singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and also occasional actor. He has had thirty singles reach the top ten on the U.S. Billboard country charts, and twenty two of those singles have reached the number one spot. Black married actress Lisa Hartman, and together they have one daughter named Lily Pearl Black, who was born in 2001. The couple and their daughter have been living in Nashville, Tennessee since 2002, after previously living in Los Angeles.
Darius Rucker and Beth Rucker
Darius Rucker is a country singer and songwriter, who first rose to prominence as the lead singer and guitarist for the group Hootie and the Blowfish. He first released an R&B album as a solo artist before turning to country in 2008 when he signed with Capitol Nashville. In April 1995, his girlfriend at the time gave birth to his first daughter, Carolyn Pearl Phillips. He later had a second daughter with his now-wife Beth. His daughter Daniella Rose was born in 2001. His son Jack was born in 2005.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
American Idol winner and successful country star Carrie Underwood is married to NHL hockey player Mike Fisher, who is captain of the Nashville Predators. They met backstage at one of Carrie’s concerts back in 2008 and became engaged in 2009. The couple married in July 2010 in Greensboro, Georgia. After a few years of marriage, Carrie and Mike announced they were expecting their first child, and in February 2015, their son Isaiah Michael was born.
James Otto and Amy Alderson
James Otto is a country artist who is also a member of the MuzikMafia. The MuzikMafia is a group of country musicians who create “country music without prejudice.” Other members of this group include country artists such as Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich. His second album was produced by John Rich of Big & Rich and also Jay DeMarcus of the Rascal Flatts. James Otto married and his wife Amy Alderson got hitched in October 2005 and had their daughter Ava Katherine in August 2010.
Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson
Married couple Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson make up the country music duo Thompson Square that together have released two studio albums that have produced two number one singles that charted on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. The two have been married for over fifteen years. In January 2016, the Thompsons welcomed their first child, a son named Rigney Cooper Thompson, although they refer to him by his middle name “Cooper.” They continue to record and perform together to this day.
Phillip Sweet and Rebecca Sweet
Phillip Sweet is a member of the country group Little Big Town, playing rhythm guitar and providing vocals for the group. Since Little Big Town does not have just one lead singer, each one of the members provides vocals in a rotation. Sweet and his wife Rebecca officially got married in March 2007. Rebecca works as a wardrobe stylist and also is a business owner. The couple have a daughter together, named Penelopi Jane Sweet, who was born in December 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Craig Morgan and Karen Morgan
Craig Morgan is a country music singer who began his career with his first album that was released in 2000 through Atlantic Records. Seventeen of his singles have charted on Billboard country charts, with six of them reaching the top ten. Craig and his wife Karen had four children: one daughter named Aly and three sons named Kyle, Jerry and Wyatt. In July 2016, their son Jerry was declared missing after an innertube accident on the Tennessee River. Sadly, his body was found ten days later. He was only nineteen year old at the time.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins
Thomas Rhett is a country music singer and the son of counter star Rhett Akins. He has had six singles that have reached the number one spot in charts such as the Country Airplay and the Hot Country Songs chart. Thomas and Lauren Greggory have known each other since the first grade and officially tied the knot in October 2012. The couple shared their struggles with having a child and opened up about the process of adopting. Once they finished the adoption process, the two learned that Lauren is pregnant. They are expecting a daughter and will move forward with the adoption process as well.
Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler
Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler recently got engaged in January 2017. Hunt has shared that much of his music has been inspired by Folwer. For example, his album Montevallo was actually named after the town that Fowler is from. In an interview with E! News Hunt shared: “I had never visited Montevallo, but right before I left to go to Nashville I met a girl from there. A lot of the experiences I had with her and the relationship I had with her, that inspired a lot of the songwriting on the album.”
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
Country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini released her first album in 2015 and was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist. She became engaged to Australian musician Moran Evans in December 2016. She described the 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.” They met in Australia while they co-hosted an award show.
Mo Pitney and Emily Bankester
Mo Pitney is a young country singer who released his debut album entitled Behind This Guitar in October 2016 through Curb Records. The album started out in 10th place on the Top Country Albums Billboard list within its first week of being released. Mo met his future wife, Emily, at a bluegrass festival when they were teenagers and says that he immediately fell for her. The two wed in March 2016 at a church in her hometown of Carbondale, Illinois.
Dean Berner and Rachel Beauregard
Dean Berner is formerly a member of country group Edens Edge. He is engaged to Rachel Beauregard, who is a member of country music duo Native Run. The two became engaged in April 2016 and Berner shared the news in an emotional Facebook post that read: “She said YES! WE’RE ENGAGED!!! We’re so excited to share our happiness [with] all our family, friends, and loved ones around the world and elsewhere.” He proposed to Rachel at the spot where they shared their first kiss.
Craig Wayne Boyd and Taylor Borland
Craig Wayne Boyd was a contestant on The Voice, on Blake Shelton’s team during the seventh season. Boyd married his girlfriend Taylor Borland, who is a model. Together they have a daughter named Dakota Lynne who was born on New Year’s Eve 2015. Boyd has another child from a previous relationship, a three year old son named Jaxon. The couple met after Boyd appeared on the reality singing competition and after dating for a while became engaged by June 2015.
Nick Hoffman and Natalie Murphy
Nick Hoffman is the vocalist and fiddle player for the country music band The Farm. The group’s first album, which is self-titled, featured two top forty singles on the Country Airplay chart, “Home Sweet Home” and “Be Grateful.” Hoffman also played fiddle for Kenny Chesney’s touring band. He married Natalie Murphy, who is a singer-songwriter, in May 2016. On their wedding day, Hoffman has said: “There are no words to explain how amazing and perfect yesterday was. I am truly a blessed man.”
Dylan Scott and Blair Anderson
Dylan Scott is a country music singer who also dabbles in songwriting. He is currently signed to Curb Records, and his first single was released in June 2013. In May 2016, Scott married his now-wife Blair Anderson at a ceremony held in Bastrop, Louisiana. The singer has credited Anderson as being his main inspiration for the song he wrote called, “My Girl.” In the song he describes how he loves the way she looks at him and also how she smiles when she is holding and looking at a baby.
Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
Jana Kramer is an actress and country music singer. She is most recognized for her role on TV series One Tree Hill as Alex Dupre. She released her first single in 2012 off of her self-titled album that she recorded through Elektra Records. She has also appeared on the twenty third season of Dancing With the Stars. She married her first husband Michael Gambino in 2004 but was divorced a few months later. In 2014, she began dating NFL player Mike Caussin and the two were married in May 2015.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Chely Wright is a country music singer and an outspoken gay rights activist. Growing up, Wright had secret relationships with women, with the second lasting from 1993 until 2004, calling her “the love of my life.” However, Blitzer went on to have an affair with country singer Brad Paisley, even though she did not have romantic feelings towards him. After breaking things off with him, she finally came out as a lesbian to her family and the public. She is now married to LGBT rights activist Lauren Blitzer and the couple has identical twin sons.
Sunny Sweeney and Jeff Hellmer
Sunny Sweeney is a country artist that has released several albums, the first of which she released independently. She became the first artist to be signed to Republic Nashville in 2009, which was a joint project between Universal Republic Records and Big Machine. Her second two albums were recorded through them. Her fourth album is due in March 2017. Sweeney married her longtime partner Jeff Hellmer in Las Vegas on November 11th, 2011, meaning that their wedding anniversary is 11/11/11.
Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser
Wynonna Judd is a country music star that is best known by the moniker Wynonna. She first began to be famous when she performed with her mother Naomi in the country music pair, The Judds. She went on to have a solo career that began in 1991. She married her first husband Arch Kelley III in 1996 but they were divorced by 1998. They have two kids together. Judd then began to date musician Cactus Moser, known for his work in the band Highway 101. They were married in June 2012.
Randy Houser and Tatiana Starzynski
Randy Houser is a country singer who has had several successful singles that have charter on the Mediabase Country Chart and the Country Airplay chart. He has also been nominated for the 2015 Country Music Association (CMA) Song of the Year award. He married his first wife, Jessa Lee Yantz in 2011 and had their son in 2012. However, the two were divorced just two years later. Houser is now married to his second wife, Tatiana Starzynski, whom he wed in May 2016.
Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell
Hillary Scott is one of the lead singers of the country music group Lady Antebellum. She initially met her now-husband Chris Tyrrell in college, but they only began dating after Lady Antebellum and Tyrrell’s band Love and Theft both opened for Tim McGraw’s 2010 Southern Voice tour. The two then began dating in July 2010 and became engaged a year later when Tyrrell proposed in Tennessee. They got married in January 2012 and then had their first child, daughter Eisele Kaye Tyrrell, in July 2013.
Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon
Joe Don Rooney is the lead guitarist of the country music trio the Rascal Flatts, of which he has been a member of since 1992. Rooney can also play the bass guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Joe Don Rooney married model and beauty queen Tiffany Fallon, who was crowned the 2001 Miss Georgia USA and runner up for Miss USA in 2001. Fallon has also been named the Playmate of the Year in 2005. The couple has three children together: Jagger Donovan Rooney, Raquel Blue Rooney, and Devon Olivia Rooney.
Natalie Maines and Adrian Pasdar
Natalie Maines is the lead singer of all-female country group the Dixie Chicks. Her first marriage was to her college sweetheart Michael Tarabay, who she married in 1997. After two years of marriage, Maines and Tarbay filed for a divorce. In May 1999, Maines met actor Adrian Pasdar at her bandmate Emily Erwin’s wedding and after a year, they got married in June 2000 at the Las Vegas venue A Little White Wedding Chapel. The pair has two sons together, Jackson Slade Pasdar and Beckett Finn Pasdar.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are both much-beloved American solo country singers and songwriters. The two were married from 2011-2015. You may remember the infamous drama that followed when it was discovered that Shelton had been reportedly cheating on Miranda with The Voice co-judge Gwen Stefani. Lambert and Shelton quickly got a divorce after the scandal blew open, and Blake has been dating Gwen ever since. It has been rumored that Blake and Gwen are planning to get married later this year.
Toby Keith Covel and Tricia Covel
Toby Keith and his wife, Tricia, have been married since 1984. Toby first met Tricia Lucus at a nightclub in Oklahoma in 1981, when he was 20-years-old and she was only 19. Three years later the two were married, and have been together ever since. The couple has three children: Shelley (who was adopted the year Tricia and Toby were married), Krystal, and their son Stelen. They also have two grandchildren, a boy and a girl, both born to Shelley.
Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook
Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook are both members of the country group Little Big Town. The group has been together since 1998 and all original members have remained in the group. All four members alternate as the lead singers. Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook kept their relationship on a very low profile, and when they tied the knot in May 2006, it was kept very quiet and only announced to the public two months later. They have one son together, Elijah Dylan Westbrook.
Jake and Lacey Owen
Jake Owen is a country music singer who rose to fame after touring with big name stars such as Little Big Town, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and also Jason Aldean. Owen proposed to Lacey Buchanan, who is a model, in April 2012 while on stage during one of his concerts. The two wed in a ceremony in Vero Beach, Florida, Owen’s home state, in May 2012. The two welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Olive Pearl, in November 2012.
Chris Carmack and Erin Slaver
Chris Carmack is best known for his roles on TV shows as Luke Was on The O.C. and Will Lexington on Nashville, but he has also released music as a country singer. He released an EP of music called Pieces of You in 2015. He became engaged to his girlfriend Erin Slaver, who is a fiddle player, in 2016. In addition to celebrating their engagement, the couple also announced that they became parents for the first time when their baby girl was born on August 30th, 2016.
Eric Church and Katherine Blasingame
Eric Church and his wife Katherine Blasingame have been married since 2008. Blasingame is a music publisher. The two tied the knot in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. At the wedding festivities, Eric sang his song “You Make It Look So Easy,” which he actually wrote for Katherine specifically. They couple have two sons together: Boone McCoy Church, who was born in October 2011, and a second son named Tennessee Hawkins “Hawk” Church. Church and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Loreta and Oliver Lynn
Loreta Lynn was born into a country music loving family and first became well known for her musical talents as a teenager. Since then her career has spanned more than five decades. Loreta met and married her husband, Oliver, at the tender age of 15 and although they were married for nearly fifty years, it was reportedly a rocky relationship. The couple had six children – three of which were born by the time she was 19 years old. Sadly, Oliver passed away in 1996.
Josh Turner and Jennifer Ford
Josh Turner signed a deal with Nashville Records in 2003 and released his debut album in the same year. Turner is a devout Christian and often refers to this in his songs. He met his wife Jennifer while they were both studying in Belmont University. They subsequently married in 2003 and have four beautiful sons together. Jennifer is ever the supportive wife, as she travels with her husband whenever he is on tour. She is also a country musician and even occasionally sings with her husband.
Alison Krauss and Pat Bergeson
Alison Krauss is an extremely talented singer and musician. She began singing from a very early age and released her first album while she was a teenager. She’s won a whopping 27 Grammy Awards – the second highest somebody has ever won! Alison has released over 14 albums throughout her career and continues to this day. She married her husband Pat in 1997 and their marriage seemed to be a happy one. The couple sadly split in 2001, but share son Sam together.
Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
Kris is a well renowned country singer, who has collaborated with many other artists including Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Many people don’t know that before singing Kris had a career in the military. Kris also starred in a number of films and even won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Star Is Born. He married Rita Coolidge, who is also a successful singer in her own right, in 1973. Sadly, the marriage only lasted 7 years and the couple split in 1980.
Travis Tritt and Theresa Nelson
Travis is an extremely successful country singer and has even won two Grammy Awards. Seven of Travis’ albums are certified platinum and one is even certified triple-platinum. Travis had a rocky personal life in his earlier years – he married his childhood sweetheart in the early 80’s but sadly it didn’t work out and the couple later split up. He then went on to marry Jodi Barnett who was 12 years older than him. That too ended in divorce. However, in 1997 Travis married Theresa and their marriage has been a happy one – the couple even have three children together.
Charlie and Hazel Daniels
It’s hard to believe that Charlie Daniels is 80 years old. Last year he was rightfully entered into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Daniels has even won a Grammy Award and collaborated with Bob Dylan. He married his wife Hazel in 1963 and the couple have been together ever since. However, it hasn’t been an easy ride for the two of them – Charlie has been riddled with health problems including cancer and a stroke. Thankfully, he has now recovered, and his wife is still right by his side!
Tanya Tucker and Ben Reed
Tanya had her first hit at just 13 years old and she has continued to be successful throughout her adult life. Sadly, Tanya has dealt with various personal issues throughout her life, partially due to her relationships. She was with Ben Reed through the later 80s and early 90s and the two had a son and daughter together. However, sadly the couples relationship didn’t last and they later split up, which reportedly was very difficult for Tanya. In 1999 Tanya was supposed to marry Jerry Laseter but she called off their wedding when she discovered she was pregnant.
Glen Campbell and Kimberly Woollen
Glen is a much loved country singer, as well as actor and TV host. His career has spanned more than 50 years and it’s amazing to think that he has sold over 45 million records and released 70 albums. Campbell also won four Grammy awards – one was even in the pop category! The singer has eight children and was married three times before meeting his current wife Kimberley Woollen. They have been married since 1982, and recently announced that they were Messianic Jews.
Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly
The gorgeous star rose to fame on the fifth season of Nashville Star. Even though she came seventh, her music career has really taken off since the show. She’s been nominated various awards including four Grammy awards as well as four Country Music Awards. Kacey has even collaborated with Dierks Bentley, where she provided backing vocals. The star is engaged to Ruston Kelly and the pair plan to marry very soon. We wish them the best of luck!
Randy Travis and Mary Davis
Randy Bruce Traywick, better known by his fans as Randy Travis, is an American country singer and songwriter. He is currently 57-years-old and has been married to Mary Davis since 2015. Prior to his marriage with Davis, Randy was married to Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis from 1991 to 2010. Allegedly, Elizabeth caught Randy cheating on her with Mary, who was his dentist at the time. This led to a divorce for Randy and Elizabeth. After a long engagement between Randy and Mary, the two finally tied the knot in 2015.
Alan and Denise Jackson
Country singer Alan Jackson married his high school sweetheart, Denise, in 1979. They have been married ever since and can be considered the epitome of true love. Despite the fact that the two separated for a few months in 1998 because of the stress of Alan’s singing career and a brush with infidelity, the couple quickly made up and have been happily together since. They now have three daughters: Mattie Denise, Alexandra Jane, and Dani Grace.
Dean Alexander and Liz Bok
Dean Alexander is a country singer who released his first single, named “Live a Little,” in 2014. The song started out at number fifty three on the Country Airplay chart. Alexander met his Liz Bok on a ferry ride in Australia back in 2011, and the chance meeting led to the two dating. He decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend and ring in the new year with an engagement. He said on Facebook that, “a rush of clarity & urgency came over me to ask Ms. Liz Bok to marry me!”
RaeLynn and Joshua Davis
RaeLynn Woodward, who is only known by her first name, is a former The Voice contestant and country singer. She competed in the second season of the reality singing competition as a part of Blake Shelton’s team. After being eliminated, she went on to sign with Republic Nashville and her debut album is set to be released on March 24, 2017. She and her boyfriend Joshua David got engaged in October 2015 and were married in a small barn wedding in February 2016.
Justin Moore and Kate Moore
Justin Moore is a country singer who is signed to record label Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. He has had many singles chart on the Hot Country Songs chart, with several singles reaching the top spot and top ten as well. Justin and his wife Kate officially tied the knot in 2007. The couple have since then had three daughters together: Ella Kole, who was born in February 2011, Kennedy Faye, who was born in November 2011, and their youngest, Rebecca Klein, who was born in July 2014.
Jay DeMarcus and Allison DeMarcus
Jay DeMarcus is a member of country band the Rascal Flatts, and is also a bassist, vocalist, producer, songwriter, and pianist. DeMarcus is married to Allison Alderson, who is a former beauty queen and has previously been crowned Miss Tennessee in 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA in 2002. They first met while on set for the Rascal Flatts music video for “These Days.” They have two kids together: daughter Madeline Leigh, who was born in December 2010, and son Dylan Jay, who was born in July 2012.
Charles Kelley and Cassie Kelley
Charles Kelley is the founding member of country group Lady Antebellum. They were formed in 2006 and are still together, although Kelley has worked on solo material as well. Kelley married his wife Cassie McConnell, a music rep, first in a legal ceremony in a Nashville courthouse in June 2009, and later in a Bahamas destination wedding in July 2009. Several years later, Charles and Cassie announced that they had had their first child together, a son named Ward Charles Kelley, born in February 2016.
Kenny Chesney and Renée Zellweger
The hunky country star married the Bridget Jones actress Renée Zellweger in 2005. Sadly like many high profile relationships the couple didn’t stand the test of time and split up after just four months of matrimony. Since then Chesney has not remarried, although his singing career continues to go from strength to strength. He’s sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is worth over $40 million. Here’s hoping that Chesney finds love and remarries soon.
Lee Brice and Sarah Reeveley
Lee Brice is a country music singer who has had several successful singles, including “Love Like Crazy,” which had the longest run on a country chart and broke a 62 year old record. He has also helped other country singers co-write their songs, including artists such as Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Adam Gregory. Brice had been with his girlfriend Sara Nanette Reeveley for a long time when they married in April 2013. They have two children, Takoda Brice-Reeveley and Ryker Mobley Brice.
Zac Brown and Shelly Brown
Zac Brown is the frontman of the Atlanta, Georgia-based country music band. He also plays lead guitar for the group. Together they have released six albums and have had sixteen singles chart. Eleven of those sixteen singles have reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Zac has been married to his wife Shelly Brown for over ten years. The couple has five children together: Justic, Lucy, Georgia, Joni, and Alexander Frost. Shelly created her own jewelry line in 2014.