Country music has given us some of the most iconic couples of all time. From Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the genre is filled with awe-inspiring duos that have a love like no other—and the means to sing about it. Some of our favorite country crooners have even found romance outside of the music industry with Hollywood royalty (looking at you, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman) and sports pros (Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher).
From tales of heartache to redemption and everything in between, country music artists have some of the most beautiful and long-lasting relationships in the entertainment industry. Maybe it's their ability to write romance-filled tunes or their country charm, but whatever it is, we cannot get enough of it.
Ahead, we rounded up some of the most adorable couples in country music today. These love stories are not to miss and have perhaps inspired some of the greatest love songs of all time. Keep reading for the 20 cutest country music couples.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
When talking about country music's most iconic couples, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are certainly the first pair that comes to mind. The two wed in 1996 and have three daughters together, though the beginning of their romance was a bit of a whirlwind. While the couple first met in 1994, it wasn't until Faith joined Tim on his Spontaneous Combustion Tour that their relationship started to bloom.
The "It's Your Love" singer shared their proposal story on his Instagram in 2021 in honor of the couple's 25th anniversary. As the story goes, Tim proposed numerous times to Faith, but she didn't want to be involved with another country singer following her divorce from music publishing executive Daniel Hill. However, Tim persisted, and popped the question one more time in a trailer house at a country music festival. In true romantic fashion, Faith waited until Tim was on stage to give her answer, writing, "Yes! I'm gonna be your wife" on his mirror in red lipstick. "We still have that mirror," Tim shared in his video. "And it was the best day of my life, that's for sure." The rest is country music history.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
This powerhouse duo is one of the most iconic and beloved couples in both country music and Hollywood. The Australian pair have been together since 2005, and have managed to maintain a healthy relationship while also balancing their successful careers and raising two children.
About four years after Nicole's infamous divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001, the two met at the G'Day USA gala, and it was love at first sight. Just a year later, they were married in Manly, Australia during a star-studded ceremony that counted Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Naomi Watts as guests. Their union was not without challenges, though. A couple of months into the marriage, Nicole staged an intervention with Keith, which resulted in him going to in-patient treatment for addiction. Despite this hurdle, their love has stayed strong, and in 2008 they welcomed their first child, Sunday Rose, into the world. A few years after, they had their second child, Faith Margaret, via surrogate.
Kane Brown and Katelyn Jae
Country singer Kane Brown's relationship with his now-wife Katelyn Jae started just as all great modern-day romances do: with a slide into the DMs. After meeting briefly at one of Kane's shows, the "Used to Love You Sober" singer messaged Katelyn over Instagram and flew her out to Nashville. The two have been together ever since.
In 2017, Kane popped the question in an unusual (but romantic!) way. The couple was watching The Amityville Horror when the country singer pulled out a ring and proposed. Kane told People that he originally planned a romantic proposal with rose petals and the works, but he just got too excited! "I just couldn't wait," he shared. Two years later, Kane and Katelyn gave birth to their first child, Kingsley. Then in 2021, they announced the birth of their second baby, Kodi Jane.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
Smashing pucks and charts, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are one of the hottest couples in both sports and country music. A mutual friend—Carrie's bassist—introduced the pair during a meet-and-greet after one of the country superstar's shows. The relationship started out long-distance as Carrie was based in Nashville and Mike was playing for the Ottawa Senators in Canada, but the couple soon reunited in person and the NHL pro popped the question a few years later in 2009.
The two wed the next year during a romance-filled weekend at the Ritz-Carlton resort on Lake Oconee, Georgia. The couple welcomed their first child, Isaiah, in 2015 and their second son, Jacob, in 2019.
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Country sweetheart Maren Morris and singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd have what can only be considered a proper country love story. The musical duo met while at a writing session for singer Tim McGraw in 2013. After two years of dating, Ryan proposed to "The Bones" crooner, and less than a year later, the two said "I do." In an interview with Us Weekly, Maren shared that she looks to another country couple, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, for advice on balancing work life with marriage. "They just make it look so normal and it makes me and Ryan feel like this could be normal as well," she shared.
The two welcomed their first child, Hayes Andrew Hurd, into the world in 2020. A year later, they released their first duet together, "Chasing After You," which gave fans a sneak peek into the duo's sweet love story.
Mickey Guyton and Grant Savoy
Take a scroll through Mickey Guyton's Instagram feed, and you're sure to see dozens of adorable pics of her and her husband, Grant Savoy. The couple met in 2010 through Grant's stepsister, who was best friends with Mickey, and dated for three years before getting engaged in 2013.
Four years later, the pair tied the knot in Kauai, Hawaii during an intimate beachfront ceremony (with only 23 guests!) followed by a traditional luau reception. "It was absolutely gorgeous!" Guyton later told People. "My husband has family from Kauai so it was important to him to have a luau at the wedding reception." In 2021, the two welcomed their first child, Grayson, into the world.
Shania Twain and Frédéric Thiébaud
From heartbreak to healing, Shania Twain's fated love story with her husband has it all. The two met in perhaps the most unconventional way possible—the "Forever and For Always" singer's first husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, was having an affair with her now-husband's ex-wife, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Not to mention, Thiébaud was also Twain's best friend and personal secretary.
The couple bonded over their shared pain, and although Shania initially rejected Frédéric's advances, the two fell in love and were married on January 1, 2011, in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Since then, the "Queen of Country Pop" has kept her relationship with her husband out of the public eye, but the two remain very much in love.
Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black
Believe it or not, Dierks Bentley met his now-wife, Cassidy Black, way back in eighth grade! The couple dated briefly in high school, but distance put a strain on their relationship when Dierks moved to Nashville and Cassidy went off to San Francisco. (Dierks has since revealed that he wrote her "over the top" love letters the entire time.)
Years later, Cassidy showed up on Dierks's tour bus while he was performing in Las Vegas, and the two rekindled their relationship. A few months later, Dierks proposed to Cassidy and the pair eloped just three days later in Mexico. Now, they have three children together: Knox, Jordan Catherine, and Evalyn Day Bentley (Evie).
Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter
Dubbed "one of Nashville's most thrilling new acts" by Rolling Stone, the married duo behind The War and Treaty have gone through struggles that, fortunately, have made their relationship stronger. The couple first met at an event in Maryland. Michael, a war veteran who openly grapples with PTSD, and Tanya, a musician who first found fame with a small part in Sister Act 2, immediately connected, and started their journey as both a musical duo and a couple that same day.
“When we met each other, with a lot of our own mishaps and anxieties, there were stories we told each other, and stories we didn’t tell,” Tanya later shared with Rolling Stone, “but we knew that it was a safe place to tell it.”
The couple later wed and continued their country music careers, releasing three joint albums and performing together at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Brandi Carlile and Catherine Shepherd
Despite keeping many of the details about their romance out of the public eye, Brandi Carlile and Catherine Shepherd have been inspiring us with their sweet love story since they first linked up in 2011. The couple met through a shared love for activism and philanthropy, and after a year of dating, tied the knot in 2012.
After getting married, the couple used IVF to conceive their first child, Evangeline Ruth, in 2014. About three years later, they gave birth to another daughter, Elijah, through IUI. Brandi later opened up about what it means to be a parent as part of the LGBTQ+ community in her memoir Broken Horses. "I'm hoping people see through my story that there's no right or wrong way to evolve into a parenting role in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships," she told People.
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Country singer Brad Paisley and his actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley might be going on 18 years of married life, but the couple is as smitten as they were the day they met. The talented duo first linked up in 2001 when Brad asked Kimberly to be in his music video for "I'm Gonna Miss Her," and their connection was instant.
The pair wed two years later at Stauffer Chapel at Pepperdine University, with each of their pastors officiating the ceremony. Brad and Kimberly currently reside in Nashville with their two sons, Huck and Jasper. "A lot of married couples would rather do anything but spend the evening together," Brad told People in 2021 about the couple's long-standing union. "That's not the case in our house."
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are both country music royalty, so it was a thrilling moment when the duo wed in 2005. Perhaps the secret to their long-lasting relationship is that the two were friends way before they were romantic partners. In fact, both were married to different people during much of their friendship.
After divorcing their then-partners, Garth and Trisha inevitably fell in love. They went public with their relationship in 2002, and later married in 2005. While the two don't have any children together, they co-parent Garth's three children from his first marriage.
Chris Stapleton and Morgane Hayes
Despite being one of the most popular country singers today, Chris Stapleton keeps his personal life out of the public eye. What we do know, though, is that he is happily wed to his wife Morgane, and they have the cutest love story ever. Their first date happened to be a songwriting session, as Morgane is also a singer-songwriter in her own right. Ever since then, the couple has been known for their swoon-worthy duets. The two said "I do" in 2007, and are parents to five children: twin boys along with two other sons and a daughter.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins's relationship is so beloved that it basically has a fandom of its own (the Thomas and Lauren fan-made Instagram accounts prove it). The two met in kindergarten and dated briefly in high school, though they went their separate ways for college. However, the pair later reconnected at a party for Lauren's sister in 2011 where Thomas confessed his lingering feelings for Lauren. Six months later, they were engaged, and got married that following year during an outdoor ceremony in Nashville.
The couple has been open about their fertility issues and decided to adopt after Lauren formed a connection with a child when she visited Uganda in 2016. The pair visited Uganda several times before adopting their daughter, Willa Gray. Around the same time, Lauren found out that she was pregnant with their second daughter, Ada James. The couple are now parents to four adorable children after welcoming two more daughters—Lennon Love and Lillie Carolina—in 2020 and 2021.
TJ Osborne and Abi Ventura
Who can forget TJ Osborne's iconic kiss with his beau Abi Ventura at the 2021 CMA awards? The year prior, the Brothers Osborne singer came out as gay, becoming one of the first openly gay country music singers signed to a major country label. Osborne made the relationship Instagram official when he shared this sweet picture of him and his partner back in 2021, and we've been rooting for the adorable pair ever since.
Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer
Sorry ladies, country heartthrob Luke Bryan is a taken man, but you won't mind once you hear the couple's incredible love story. The "One Margarita" singer met his future wife Caroline Boyer at college in Georgia, and the pair dated for about a year before breaking up. According to Caroline, she was "freaking out" about Luke's talk of marriage. Four years later, the couple reconnected, and after an on-again-off-again relationship, they were married in Turks & Caicos in 2006.
Luke and Caroline have two children of their own, Bo and Tate, but in 2014, the couple also took in two of Luke's nieces and his nephew after his brother-in-law sadly passed away. In 2021, Luke walked his niece Jordan down the aisle at her Tennessee wedding.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
News of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's relationship surprised many, as the two artists come from polar opposite sides of the music industry. The country crooner and the pop legend linking up shouldn't have been too unexpected, though, as they were both judges on NBC's The Voice at the same time. The music icons initially bonded over their divorces (Blake was famously married to country singer Miranda Lambert and Gwen to British singer-songwriter Gavin Rossdale).
Throughout their relationship, they've released several chart-topping duets together, such as "Nobody Like You" and "You Make it Feel Like Christmas." In October 2020, they shocked the world again by announcing their engagement. The two were married in July of 2021 on Blake's Oklahoma ranch during a star-studded ceremony with plenty of country-inspired touches.
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale
Breakout country star Jimmie Allen grew up in the same town as his wife, Alexis Gale, but the two didn't start dating until 2019. Jimmie popped the question a few months into their relationship in the place where all great fairy tales live: Disney World, of course. While Alexis shared the first photo from their wedding on Instagram in 2021, the couple were actually secretly married in 2020. Later that same year, the pair welcomed their first baby together, Naomi. In October of 2021, their second child, Zara, was born.
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
While Kelsea Ballerini has publicly opened up about how her parent's divorce affected her life, she has found love in a healthy marriage with her husband Morgan Evans. The country singers wed in 2017, but the start of their relationship is a meet-cute love story in itself. The two met while co-hosting Australia's Country Music Channel Awards, and after a few tequila shots post-show, they shared their first kiss and have been inseparable ever since.
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell
While Chris Lane's wife, Lauren Bushnell, may have had a very public first engagement, the pair had quite the whirlwind romance themselves. Bachelor fans will remember that Lauren was a finalist on Ben Higgins's season, which ended with Ben proposing to Lauren. The two ended their engagement in May 2017, but it wasn't long before Lauren found love again with country music star Chris Lane.
In 2018, Chris and Lauren confirmed their relationship and in June 2019, the "Ain't Even Met You Yet" singer got down on one knee at Lauren's family home in Oregon and popped the question. Later that same year, the two wed in Nashville with an intimate garden wedding. They now have a baby boy, Dutton, who was born in June 2021.