Country Stars Whose Marriages Have Stood The Test Of Time
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Country Stars Whose Marriages Have Stood The Test Of Time

Here are the Country Singers Who’ve Been Married For 25 Years Or More
They often sing about everlasting love in their songs. Many artists pull from personal experience when they sing these lyrics, since they’ve been married for multiple decades and counting.

Being married is hard work even for everyday people. It must be extra challenging for celebrities due to their fast-paced lives and time spent away from home.

But despite any challenges the world has thrown their way, some country stars’ marriages have stood the test of time. We wanted to recognize a few country couples who inspire us with their long-lasting unions.

Just a few things to note before we continue. For staters, this list only covers couples married for 25 years or more.

Secondly, the list only includes couples in which both partners are still living. So while many iconic country couples enjoyed long marriages (such as Johnny Cash and June Carter or Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter), those couples are not featured in this list.

Lastly, this list BY NO MEANS features every country couple married for 25 years or more. But please feel free to share your favorite couple if they do not appear in this list.

With those points out of the way, let’s look at all of the lovebirds below!

Alan & Denise Jackson


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Alan Jackson and his wife Denise are high school sweethearts. They married on December 15, 1979.

The couple shares three daughters: Mattie, Ali, and Dani. They also welcomed their grandson, Jackson, just two days before their 43rd anniversary in 2022.

George & Norma Strait

Like Alan and Denise, George Strait and his wife Norma are also high school sweethearts. They eloped to Mexico and married on December 4, 1971.

George and Norma have two children: Jenifer and Bubba. Sadly, Jenifer was killed in a car accident in 1986 at the age of 13.

Despite everything they’ve been through, George and Norma have one of the longest marriages in country music history. George sweetly sang “I Cross My Heart” to Norma during a concert on their 50th anniversary in 2021.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill


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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill make a country music power couple! They wed on October 6, 1996. 

Tim and Faith share three daughters: Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey. They’ve recorded numerous duets together, toured together, and starred together in the Yellowstone prequel series 1883.

Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black

Speaking of power couples! Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have been married since October 20, 1991. They share one daughter, Lily Pearl.

Clint and Lisa are known for their iconic duet “When I Said I Do.” They now tour the country together and even made an appearance on The Masked Singer as the Snow Owls in 2020!

Martina & John McBride



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Martina McBride married her husband, John, on May 15, 1988. She took his last name, and it became her stage name too.

The couple shares three daughters: Delaney, Emma, and Ava.

Travis & Theresa Tritt



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Travis Tritt was married twice before he met and fell in love with his wife Theresa. They married on April 12, 1997.

The Tritts have three kids: daughter Tyler and sons Tristan and Tarian.

Toby Keith & Tricia Covel

Toby Keith and his wife, Tricia, married on March 24, 1984. She and their children use his legal last name, Covel.

After they married, Toby adopted Tricia’s daughter Shelley. They later welcomed two more children: daughter Krystal and son Stelen.

Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White

Ricky Skaggs was previously married to Brenda Stanley, and they had two kids named Andrew and Mandy. He then married Sharon White of The Whites on August 4, 1981.

Together, Ricky and Sharon have two kids: daughter Molly and son Lucas.

Both Ricky and Sharon are members of the Grand Ole Opry. How impressive is that?

Ronnie & Janine Dunn


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Brooks & Dunn‘s Ronnie Dunn married his wife, Janine, on May 19, 1990. It was the same year that Brooks & Dunn formed as a duo.

Ronnie and Janine have three kids: daughters Haley and Whitney and son Jesse.

Kix & Barbara Brooks

Ronnie’s duo partner Kix Brooks has been married to his wife, Barbara, since August 1, 1981. They share two children: son Eric and daughter Molly.

The fellas in Brooks & Dunn clearly know how to make love last!

Linda Davis & Lang Scott

Country signers Linda Davis and Lang Scott married in August 1984. They often sing with their two daughters, Hillary and Rylee.

Hillary is actually one of the three members of Lady A! Though she went solo to record a gospel album in 2016, and her family joined her on the record. The project, called Love Remains, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Marty Stuart first met Connie Smith when he was 12 years old. She was already famous at the time, and came to work at a fair in his hometown. He recalled telling his mother he was going to marry Connie one day.

He was first married to Johnny Cash’s daughter, Cindy, from 1983-1988. Then, just as he told his mother he would, he married Connie on July 8, 1997.

Willie Nelson & Annie D’Angelo

Willie Nelson was married three times before he met and fell in love with his wife Annie D’Angelo. They married in 1991.

The couple shares two sons, Lukas and Micah. Willie has six additional children from his other relationships.

“I call her my pet rattler,” Willie said about Annie during an interview with PEOPLE. “She’s my lover, my wife, nurse, doctor, bodyguard.”

Dolly Parton & Carl Dean

Dolly Parton married Carl Dean on May 30, 1966. Although Dolly is one of the most recognizable and beloved celebrities in the world, Carl keeps out of the public eye.
While their lifestyles and personalities are exact opposites, Dolly says that’s what makes them such a strong couple.

“He loves to hear about the things I do,” she told Parade. “I love to hear about the things he does. So we enjoy each other’s company. We get along good. He’s got a great sense of humor. We’ve just been best buddies and best friends and, evidently, it’s working!”

Hats off to all of these couples! May they enjoy many more happy years together.


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