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Country Music's Favorite Couples

Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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

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

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

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 and June Cash

Johnny and June Cash

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 and Norma Strait

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

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

Comments

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on April 18, 2015:

Hey Y'all ... Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my favorite country music marriages!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 28, 2014:

This was neat to read about! I didn't know Keith Urban went into rehab.

Cool hub!

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on May 28, 2014:

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash had a good long marriage! The other couple really long married I don't know about. Johnny was a great singer and the Carter family sang a lot of old country songs too - good to listen to them. Enjoyable hub, thanks.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 28, 2014:

Great love stories, enjoyed reading. How romantic! I only knew about Tim Mc graw and Keith Urban. Great write. Voted up.

HappyMikeWritter on May 27, 2014:

aww I do not know much about county. But I love Blake Shelton. Did not know he is married. I enjoyed reading your article. Thank you so much for sharing :-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 27, 2014:

A fun list and I love them all.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 27, 2014:

What a fabulous hub! I love reading these stories of how these couples met and married. Vince Gill played with a country group near where I lived in Nashville. My son, who is a bass player for several starring groups, invited me to hear Vince and introduced me to him. What a nice guy! And he can really make his guitar sing.

My favorite couple is Clint Black and Lisa Hartman. How I yearn for the "Knot's Landing days."

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on April 06, 2014:

Happy ACM's Day Y'all!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 09, 2013:

Jools99 ~ quester.ltd ~ mrsbaker02 ... Thank you for your comments!

mrsbaker02 on February 01, 2013:

Great list! They are all such great couples! George Strait and his wife are so inspirational. My husband and I love Blake and Miranda. And how could any country music fan not love Johnny and June?

quester.ltd on November 19, 2012:

Another long married couple was Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter - just a thought

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on November 19, 2012:

I love Amy Grant Linda, got a few of her albums from her early days (though I didn't know she was a Christian singer til I bought 'em) I have always just loved her voice and I like Vince as well. He sings a duet on one of her albums I own.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on July 22, 2012:

Daisy ~ Mary ~ Audrey ~ Christy ~ handymanbill ... Thank you all for your comments and birthday greetings (I'm a bit late with my response). I appreciate y'all.

Bill from Greensburg Pennsylvania on June 25, 2012:

Tim and Faith are my favorite to Great Hub.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on June 25, 2012:

Awe, great choices here. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are my faves :)

Audrey Howitt from California on June 25, 2012:

Awww! They are all so cute!

Mary Craig from New York on June 25, 2012:

What a refreshing hub and a tribute to being married! As you mentioned, celebrity marriages aren't known for their longevity so that makes these extra-special!

BTW June 25th...guess we have to make this a hub pages celebration! Read lots of SS hubs and send lots of birthday wishes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Voted up and interesting.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on June 25, 2012:

Linda (Sunshine),

Happy June 25 th Birthday! I somehow missed this Hub among all your great music-related articles. I enjoy reading about the *couples aspect* of country music. It makes the genre even more interesting.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on June 11, 2012:

Ava! How did I ever miss your comment! I sure hope Tim McGraw or Blake Shelton listen to you!:)

Made...very good choices!!

Thank you both!!

Madeleine Salin from Finland on April 01, 2012:

I was sure I had commented on this hub, but obviously I had not. I'm fixing that mistake now, because I've read it, voted it up and it's awesome! My favourite couples are Tim & Faith and Blake & Miranda. :)

onlooker on April 01, 2012:

O Linda..I am filled with awe. What a beautiful way to appreciate love. Beautiful hub. Thank you.

P.S. Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton if you ever read this hub, thank Linda and know that I want you, either one of you! period.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on April 01, 2012:

Hi Emily! I know you will be watching the ACM's tonight...Blake and Reba are hosting! It should be a blast!:)

emilybee on March 17, 2012:

I did not know how Tim proposed to Faith, but that is adorable!! Those two are so cute and romantic always! Miranda and Blake are awesome, as are Keith and NIcole. As for the other marriages, I didn't know the nitty gritty of when they met, so thank you for sharing!!! Nicely done, Voted up!

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on January 24, 2012:

YA HOO!!! YEE HAW!! I just looked at my comment... What the??? I need to get back to work. LOL CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on January 24, 2012:

Thank you Ardie ~ Sholland ~ HSB ~ Ruchira!!! This hub's comments just took me past 50,000 views!!! Thank you!!!:)

Ruchira from United States on January 24, 2012:

LOVE these country music couples playing such beautiful music.

you captured their moments (youtube) well, Linda!!

voted up as awesome!

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on January 24, 2012:

These are great examples of the sanctity of marriage. Thanks so much for SHARING these awesome stories of love!

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on January 24, 2012:

Wow, I these are Country's super couples. Love it!!

Voted up and across and shared!:-)

KF Raizor on January 15, 2012:

My favorite music couple is Ricky and Sharon Skaggs. Sharon is part of the Whites (who appeared in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou" singing "Keep on the Sunny Side"). Thanks for the Hub.

Sustainable Sue from Altadena CA, USA on December 15, 2011:

Wow! I love music and this made my morning. Long hub, so well written that you hang on it section by section. Thanks, especially, for videos of them performing!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 11, 2011:

I don't remember any Toby Keith movies BUT I've seen every Tim McGraw movie! Thanks for the comment my new friend! :)

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on November 11, 2011:

I voted up and awesome, and I especially like Faith and Tim, because they are real down to earth people,sharing the sweetest looks for each other. I am fans of the others also. But I like Toby Keith, and the movies he made, they were very good. Did you see them?

You have written so many hubs and been here the same time I have, I feel like I have been goofing off.

Anyway, I enjoyed your hub very much.

Have a great weekend,

Bobbi

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on October 31, 2011:

Great information and great research along with the expected Sunshine humor. Loved it!

susan54 on October 17, 2011:

I love Tim and Faith! love it

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 15, 2011:

Thank you Jackie, I posted a different video :))

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 15, 2011:

Wow this was fun! I did not know about Brad and Kimberly. Your Faith and Tim video is not working so you better hurry and fix it before someone flags you instead of telling you.

Voted up and I will be sharing it being such a fun one!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 14, 2011:

Hi thougtforce! It's always a pleasure to see you! :)

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on October 14, 2011:

Hi Sunshine! This was a very lovely and uplifting hub! It is great to see happy people:) I learned some new things and enjoyed the videos. Voting up!

Tina

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 10, 2011:

Hi Eiddwen! I'm glad you enjoyed the country music marriages hub :)

Eiddwen from Wales on October 10, 2011:

What a great hub and thank you so much for sharing.

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 07, 2011:

Me too! Keep me posted :)

FloraBreenRobison on October 07, 2011:

Oh, I am a big fan of the Beegees.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 07, 2011:

I bet you could have some fun with a Bee Gees poem! :)

FloraBreenRobison on October 07, 2011:

oh, I have been considering a Cash poem for sure.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 07, 2011:

Flora...do I sense a Johnny and June poem coming up!? Good idea!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 07, 2011:

FYI: cloverleaf ... that would be a NO to you! Nicole is a lucky lady :)

Hi MM! Always a pleasure to see both you and cloverleaf! Thank you for stopping by! xo

FloraBreenRobison on October 07, 2011:

Somewhat expected for someone who loves artists from the past, I'd have to say my favourite couple are the Cashes.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 07, 2011:

Hi Sunshine, some lovely celeb couples here, I loved the videos, and especially like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley's music.

many thanks for sharing a great hub and voting up/awesome, best wishes MM

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on October 07, 2011:

Hi Sunshine! WOW, you've impressed me with all your fine knowledge here. You just got one thing wrong though: Keith Urban is actually secretly married to me! LOL. Nah, Nicole's a lucky girl. I didn't know that one of their daughters was carried by a surrogate?

Voting up and interesting,

Cloverleaf.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 06, 2011:

Great topic for a hub! Thanks for all of the detailed information and videos.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2011:

@Barbara ... you are too funny! LOL!!

Barbara Turpin from N. California on October 06, 2011:

Geegee......meet me on the corner, 5:30pm, we're gonna work this out, like ladies! (ha!) George promised ME he'd love ME forever!!!!

See you @ 5:30pm!! Bring a lunch!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2011:

@susie OK I'll be nice and share Tim! Maybe. :)

@ambassador I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub! Jackson has been stuck in my head since I wrote this hub, I love that song and J & J!

ambassadornchains on October 06, 2011:

Aw, I loved reading this!! As SOON as I saw the title, I immediately thought, "FAITH HILL AND TIM MCGRAW!" and was so happy to see that as the first one! I didn't know that about Tim falling in love with her feet! That was so funny!

Tim & Faith and Johnny & June are my two favorite country music marriages! =) Johnny and June are such a classic.

I completely forgot about Amy Grant! How could that be!?

This was a great hub! I love reading your hubs! Voting this up! =)

SusieQ42 on October 06, 2011:

Okay, Sunshine, I've said it before and I'll say it again. "Tim McGraw is my boyfriend!!!" Faith can't have him. lol This is one of most enjoyable hubs I've read. Absolutely great. Thanks for making me a jealous woman. (:

Nell Rose from England on October 06, 2011:

Hi, I really enjoyed this, its great to see celeb couples staying together. I only know a couple of names, but I do watch the Country music programs over here in England when they show them, fantastic!

FloraBreenRobison on October 06, 2011:

Keith Urban poem is now published.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2011:

I so totally agree with you Bryan...June and Johnny were a remarkable, well loved couple :)

Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on October 06, 2011:

I figure if it were not for June,Johnny would have died much earlier in his life...This Is A Great List Of Country Couples Linda!;)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2011:

Hey cogerson...OUCH about Demi and Ashton. I kinda think it's the producers of Two & A Half Men who are causing havoc AGAIN to up their ratings just like they did with Charlie BUT then again I'm a bit surprised Demi and Ashton lasted this long!

Hi GeeGee ... no problem fight away just as long as no one fights for Tim or Keith I don't mind at all. George is an awesome guy too!

Hi anupma ... I like your taste in country singers!

geegee77 from The Lone Star State!! on October 06, 2011:

Sorry Barbara he is mine and will always be!!!!! Sorry to be fighting on your hub sunshine but just had to lol:) ge

Dr Anupma Srivastava from India on October 06, 2011:

Awesome. . . I like George and Norma Strait and Tim and Faith.

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on October 06, 2011:

First of all....congrats on your excellent interview on the weekly hub page interview.

Second of all....what a nice collection of long lasting country marriages...very informative information....I liked when celebrity couples stay together....it always seems sad when the marriage ends....I think it is only a matter of time before Demi and Ashton break up.

Third of all....congrats to Tim and Faith on 15 solid years.

Fourth of all....great video and picture selection for this hub.

Fifth and final of all....voted up interesting and awesome.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2011:

Hi Dee! I thought the same thing! Today (10/6) is their 15th anniversary...who would have ever thought?!? Congrats to Tim and Faith :)

Dee Waltz on October 06, 2011:

June & Johnny and Faith & Tim are my favorites too. I remember thinking when Faith and Tim got married that it just seemed amazing that those two were so beautiful together.

Barbara Turpin from N. California on October 06, 2011:

I'm reading from my iPad, an Apple creation, by Steve Jobs.

NOPE.....I SAID, it's MY George!!

Leeann Rimes....WHO?? (if I can't say something nice......!)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 05, 2011:

@fpherj ... They are beautiful aren't they, maybe if I move to Nashville I could look as good as they do! :)

@barbara ... videos are probably blocked if you are reading from your phone. geegee WILL fight you for George! Personally I'm not thrilled with the affairs either but they gotta live with it, not us. I sure wasn't going to add Leann Rimes to this hub!

Thanks for the visit :))

Mich S on October 05, 2011:

lovin' these country couples! My favorite are Tim & Faith, Nicole & Keith, and Miranda & Blake!

Barbara Turpin from N. California on October 05, 2011:

Oh wow! OH WOW!

Terrifically beautiful Hub!! (some videos were blocked)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TIM & FAITH!!

I LOVE the name Keith & Nicole gave their daughter 'SUNDAY ROSE', and.......the 'sames' you share with them!!!!!

geegee.....I'm SO sorry, that is MY GEORGE, thank YOU. ;=) the very sight of the name George makes me feel warm inside! ( had I been a boy, name would be George, seriously).

PERSONALLY.......I have an 'issue' with the married ones being so public about their affairs (remember-PERSONALLY). Vince and Amy aren't the only ones either. Despite that, I am THRILLED they are now happy. I also hope the old saying of "if s/he did it once, they'll do it again" doesn't hold water with them.

I love this brilliantly written Hub! I voted up clear across the board!!!

good job girlfriend!!!

Suzie from Carson City on October 05, 2011:

All of these couples are such beautiful people!! And their music is great. 40 years for George Strait and his wife! That is amazing! Awesome hub, Sunshine.

Dave Ligler on October 05, 2011:

Awesome Hub and very touching, especially the videos. I learned some and remembered some more. Thanks for the memories ! Voted up funny ( I luv KU )

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 05, 2011:

@geegee I'm glad you liked the video and I still miss Knot's Landing!! Thank you my friend!!

@SJmorningsun Kimberly is a lucky lady!! So is Faith, Norma, Miranda...etc...etc... :)

SJmorningsun25 on October 05, 2011:

It's so great when celebrity couples beat the odds! Thanks for sharing all these. I especially love the Brad Paisley video--so sweet. :-)

geegee77 from The Lone Star State!! on October 05, 2011:

Aw thanks for that special mention, you know I love my George:) I love all of these couples especially Faith & Tim. And another thing we have in common is Knots Landing was my absolute favorite show!!!! Never missed an episode and was very upset also when it ended:( Great job once again my friend:) ge