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Sep 4

Canaan Smith Marries Longtime Girlfriend Christy Hardesty

Canaan Smith Marries Christy Hardesty

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Canaan Smith is a married man! Smith married longtime girlfriend Christy Hardesty over Labor Day Weekend. The pair tied the knot on the front steps of The Mansion in Columbus, Ohio. Canaan proposed to Hardesty in March.

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Smith broke the news to fans on Saturday via social media, writing “This is what it’s all about. Never felt more alive than right now” and sharing a snapshot from their big day. As for Hardesty, Smith loves her fun-loving nature. Continue Reading

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Aug 19

Country Brides: How to Wear Cowboy Boots on Your Wedding Day

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How about adding a little Western style to your wedding?

We love weddings. It should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of brides in boots. Whether you’re planning a wedding or just browsing, take a look at snapshots from our GreatAmericanCountry.com readers for inspiration. Recently we’ve seen a surge in boot-wearing brides who aren’t afraid to show their country side.

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Aug 1

Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson Are Married

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Congratulations to Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson! The couple were recently married during an intimate ceremony in Tennessee. The couple became engaged in 2013 on Valentine’s Day after meeting while they were contestants on season 23 of CBS’ Survivor: South Pacific.

“Keith and I are hitched!” Duncan wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “Southern wedding at Twin Oaks in TN could not have been more perfect!” Continue Reading

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Jun 20

Danielle Peck and Josh Smith Elope

Danielle Peck Marries Josh Smith

Danielle Peck and Josh Smith photo courtesy of daniellepeck.com.

Congratulations to Danielle Peck and her new husband, Josh Smith! The couple eloped and were married Thursday, June 12 at the Belleek Castle in Ballina, Ireland. Josh was overseas in his role as tour production manager for The Eagles. The couple, who met at a surprise birthday party for Tennessee Titan Rob Bironas, decided to cancel their elaborate wedding plans and marry.

“This day was a dream come true for me,” Danielle said. “I’ve married my best friend and look forward to spending the rest of my life with the one I love, and I truly couldn’t be happier! We both were eagerly anticipating getting married to each other, and due to our busy travel schedules, it made the most sense for us to take advantage of this opportunity at a romantic castle in Ireland!” Continue Reading

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May 14

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Celebrate Third Wedding Anniversary

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert married on May 14, 2011 at the Don Strange Ranch outside San Antonio, Texas.

Happy Anniversary to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert! Three years ago today the couple said “I Do” at the Don Strange Ranch in Texas in front of 550 friends and family.

PHOTOS: See how the Junk Gypsies worked their design magic on Blake & Miranda’s big day!

Blake took to social media to wish his wife a happy anniversary this morning. “Hey @mirandalambert….Happy anniversary. I love you so much it’s actually stupid.,” he tweeted.

Miranda wore her mother’s dress for the ceremony. “My parents have been married for 33 years, so this dress is already a good-luck charm,” she told Us Weekly. Under the dress, Miranda wore custom-made Casadei cowboy boots. She changed into a shorter dress for the reception. Her bridesmaids wore Old Gringo boots and custom-made gowns by Priscilla of Boston’s Mark Brower. Continue Reading

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Mar 4

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley on Married Life

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley on Married Life

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley married Brittney Cole on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Brian’s home in Nashville. Photo courtesy of Sweet Talk Publicity.

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley surprised his fans when he announced he and his girlfriend Brittney Marie got married back in December. So far, they are enjoying married life. While they had only been a couple for seven months when they tied the knot, their relationship went way back.

“We met three and a half years ago through some friends we were kinda running around Georgia with and we’re both seeing different people, but we always had kind of a connection and I always thought she was the most beautiful, coolest, creative, independent woman I’d ever met,” Brian said. “I always wanted a chance, and I thought if we ever get single, that’d be cool, and it happened.” Continue Reading

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Jan 30

Lady Antebellum Witnesses Surprise Marriage Proposal

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Lady Antebellum photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of The GreenRoom.

A meet-and-greet before Lady Antebellum’s recent show in Bozeman, Montana turned unforgettable when a man dropped down to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. The trio witnessed the proposal unfolding and made their way to them to offer congratulations and a serenade.

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The whole proposal was caught on film, including the band allowing the couple to pick which song they wanted to hear. They chose “When You’ve Got A Good Thing” and proceeded to dance for the first time as an engaged couple. Watch the proposal and serenade below on the latest episode of Lady A’s Webisode Wednesday video series: Continue Reading

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Dec 18

Exclusive: Sarah Darling Shares Her Nashville Wedding Plans with Great American Country

 Exclusive: Sarah Darling Shares Her Wedding Plans with Great American Country

Sarah Darling and James Muriel. Photo by Sara Kauss, courtesy of Marquee PR.

Sarah Darling and James Muriel tied the knot in a secret spur-of-the-moment ceremony back in April — but they’re still planning a big Nashville wedding in May 2014 to celebrate with family and friends! Sarah’s sharing her personal wedding diary exclusively with Great American Country. She’ll take us along on the whole journey, from the dress to the flowers to the big day. Check back every other Wednesday for a new post from Sarah! Since this is Sarah’s first post, she starts at the beginning — how she and James met.

With amazing love comes even better stories.  I wanted to let everyone in on how I met the love of my life. I believe some things are orchestrated by God.  This is one of those things.

I actually met James’ father Andrew in 2010 before I ever got to meet James. I had been approached to sing some demos for Andrew, who was a great songwriter. When we were in the studio, he mentioned that he had a son he thought I would love! I laughed and didn’t think much of it. Anyhow, the most memorable song I recorded for Andrew was a beautiful one he wrote called ‘Rejoice at Christmas.’ After recording it, Andrew made one of my life-long dreams come true – he invited me to sing it at Carnegie Hall around Christmas time that year. I said yes without hesitation!

While the fall months passed, I was out on the road and received an email from James Muriel, Andrew’s son. He was writing to inform me that his father had passed away tragically and thought I should know. He said his father was one of my biggest fans and thought so much of me.  I simply couldn’t fathom the pain James and his family must be going through.

A few days later, James’ family informed me that despite the tragedy, Carnegie Hall was still happening. And they wanted to know if I would consider flying to London and singing the songs Andrew had me record, at a special memorial for him. I barely knew the family but something inside of me said, “Go!”  I prayed a lot about it and God gave me a peace about going.

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It was at the memorial service that I first met James.  Of course it was one of the most horrible circumstances to be in at the time, but the best way to describe it is, when I saw him, I felt changed. I was dating somebody at that time, so I didn’t intentionally WANT to have interest in James… I just felt this strong connection to him in a way I had never felt. Continue Reading

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Dec 18

2013 Rewind: No. 9 – Country Marriages & Babies

2013 Rewind: No. 9 - Country Marriages & Babies

Ashley Monroe and John Danks were married on October 24, 2013 at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN. Photo by Blu Sanders, courtesy of Regina Stuve.

Wedding bells were ringing for country stars throughout 2013. Ashley Monroe married Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks in a ceremony at Blackberry Farm in October. Blake Shelton officiated the wedding while Miranda Lambert, Ashley’s fellow Pistol Annies member, served as maid of honor.

“I married my best friend,” Ashley told People magazine. “He has such a good heart.” She also told the magazine that Miranda was not only her maid of honor, she was also their wedding planner.

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Dec 16

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Marries Brittney Cole in Secret Wedding

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Marries Brittney Cole in Secret Wedding

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley married Brittney Cole on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Brian’s home in Nashville. Photo courtesy of Sweet Talk Publicity.

Congratulations to Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley, 28, and his new bride, Brittney Marie Cole, 23! People magazine reports the couple tied the knot on Monday in an outdoor ceremony at Brian’s home in Nashville.

“The whole process has been non-traditional,” Brian told People. “There was no official proposal or exchanging of rings. We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn’t live without her. It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know!”

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When Brian and Brittney met three years ago, they were both dating other people. Continue Reading

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