Up Close and Personal

What's the best way to spend quality time with your favorite stars? Go to their fan club get-togethers, of course!

This appeared in Country Weekly - July 22, 2003

Last year, James George, a Minnesota fishing guide, stole the show at Marty's fan club party when he popped the question to his girlfriend, Elizabeth Lins. This year, the couple again grabbed the spotlight when they announced they'd marry at Marty's Late Night Jam, which was to follow his party. The couple tied the knot with Marty and wife Connie Smith serving as witnesses. "That just shows Connie's heart," beamed Marty. "She's never even met them and agreed to stand up for them without missing a beat!"

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