This appeared in Country Weekly - December 26, 2000

Q: I would like to know how long Marty Stuart and Connie Smith have been married. I didn't know they were married until I saw them together on TV! -- Marie Griffin, Austin, AK

A: Marty and Connie, who've been married for three years, have one of the sweetest love stories in country music history. When Marty was 12 years old, his mother took him to hear Connie -- her favorite singer -- perform at a local fair. Marty was starstruck by the beautiful young woman, who kindly allowed him to take her picture, and on the way home he told his momma, "I'm going to marry that girl." Sure enough, they were married 27 years later on July 8, 1997.

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