12 Country Celebrity Couples

Valentine's Day Reminds Us of Other Marriages Worth Remembering

This appeared on CMT.com - February 14, 2012

Country music is a veritable petri dish for sprouting love affairs between performers. Some of these fizzle, some mature into long-term relationships and a few become exemplary marriages, bastions of mutual devotion and support.

For this Valentine's Day, we cast approving glances on celebrity couples who continue to bring fans and creativity to country music.

Connie Smith and Marty Stuart (married July 8, 1997): Stuart was around 12 years old when Smith, a gorgeous Grand Ole Opry star, came to his Mississippi hometown for a show. He vowed then and there he would one day marry her. OK, so it took him 27 years. It's working.

By Ed Morris

Other couples listed were Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild.

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