Sam Hunt and his new wife Hannah Lee Fowler had a picture-perfect, romantic hometown wedding back in April— but the country crooner is now revealing that their path to the altar wasn't without its turbulence (literally).
The CMT and Grammy Award winner, who has dated Fowler on and off since 2008, recently shared with Entertainment Tonight that he went to extreme lengths—and distance—to win back Fowler's heart after their most recent split last summer. In fact, Hunt, who is originally from Georgia, made the trek to and from Hawaii, where Fowler was at the time, seven times in a three-month period.
"I think last summer I went out [to Hawaii] about seven times in about three months," Hunt told Entertainment Tonight. "Trying to talk to her about coming back. And the seventh trip I convinced her."
To put that romantic effort into perspective, if Hunt was flying from Georgia every time, that means he spent nearly five and a half days on an airplane and covered more than 63,000 miles to get Fowler back. But persuading Fowler to take him back would not be the last hurdle this couple would face before saying "I do": The two got into a "little riff" right before Hunt was about to propose, nearly ruining the moment. "I felt like this disagreement spoiled my big plan to ask her to marry me," he previously shared, according to Taste of Country. "Everything after I asked her to marry me just fizzled away and we celebrated and got excited together."
But all of their bumps in the road proved to be more than worth it, as Hunt described his wedding day as "perfect" to ET. "There are emotions that you can't really plan for that just sort of sneak up and almost knock you off your feet," he recalled. "Just to see our families come together in that way was really special for me."