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Country music has a long history of couples making music together. Back in the 1970s, George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s marriage and then divorce was a source of fascination. Especially as the couple continued to perform duets together after their divorce. You can watch their turbulent relationship play out on Showtime’s George & Tammy, which stars Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon in the title roles.

Then in the late 1990s, country fans could not get enough of the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill love story that started when Faith opened shows for McGraw on his 1996 “Spontaneous Combustion Tour.” The couple went on to make beautiful music together through the years. In 2021, they played husband and wife James and Margaret Dutton in the Paramount Plus mini-series 1883.

Nowadays, we look to country music couple Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn, who scored a number one with the sensational song and video “Thank God.” That video won the top prize at the 2023 CMT Awards for Video of the Year. In a moment the couple shared on stage when they accepted the honor, Katelyn gushed, “This is all so new to me, and when we recorded this song a year ago, I never in my life would ever think that this was going to happen.”

The Browns chart-topper also made history, becoming the first husband and wife to top the country music charts since Tim and Faith did so in 1997 with “It’s Your Love.”

Today (8/18) is National Couples Day. It’s a day for couples to commemorate their journey together. It’s a great day to remember to spend time together and cherish and celebrate the bond that the couple shares.

To celebrate this meaningful day, we listed nine of the sweetest couples in country music.

RELATED: Kane Brown and Katelyn Perform Duet On Stage For The First Time

  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

    Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani


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    These two started dating after meeting on NBC’s The Voice in 2015 and got married in 2022. They are one of entertainment’s biggest and most watched couples today. They enjoyed music success together on their number-one country duets, “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” They post about their happy life together on social media often, and their millions of followers love every minute of it.

  • Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

    Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
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    Keith and Nicole married in 2006 and have enjoyed 17 years of wedded bliss along with their two daughters Sunday, 15, and Faith, who is 13. Watching the Oscar-winning Kidman sit front and center at country music award shows supporting her man is always a joy. When Urban won the coveted Entertainer of the Year honor from the ACMs in 2018, Nic (as he calls her) was right by his side.

  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
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    These two superstars in country music will celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary in October. With their two successful country careers through the years, they have often been called “country music royalty,” and that’s really what they are. On social media, the couple often celebrates each other and their three grown daughters, Grace, Maggie, and Audrey.

  • Kane and Katelyn Brown

    Kane and Katelyn Brown
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    This young couple glow when they walk red carpets together. Their duet “Thank God” is now a staple of country radio, and the song and video earned them much praise from critics, listeners, and their peers. The couple is still in their twenties and often post family fun about their two young daughters, Kingsley and Kodi.

  • Luke and Nicole Combs

    Luke and Nicole Combs
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    Luke and Nicole met while on a songwriting retreat, and the couple has been inseparable ever since. They were married in 2020 and have since had their one-year-old son Tex. Any day now, they are expecting their second baby, a boy, to add to their growing family. Walking many red carpets together through the years of Combs’ success, the couple shine, walking arm in arm.

  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

    Garth and Trisha are another example of country music "royalty." The couple has known each other since the very beginning of their careers in Nashville in the early 1990s. They have been friends that bloomed into love and a marriage that has lasted 18 years to date. Through the years, they have recorded several duets together and tour with one another, as Trisha opens most of Garth's shows.
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    Garth and Trisha are another example of country music “royalty.” The couple has known each other since the very beginning of their careers in Nashville in the early 1990s. They have been friends that bloomed into love and a marriage that has lasted 18 years to date. Through the years, they have recorded several duets together and tour with one another, as Trisha opens most of Garth’s shows.

  • Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd

    Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
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    Maren and Ryan met in a songwriting room and have been connected ever since. Since they married, the couple had a baby boy, who was born in 2020 during the pandemic. They have recorded a handful of duets through the years, including “Chasing After You,” which they performed at the 56th Annual ACM Awards in 2021.

  • Lainey Wilson and Devlin Hodges

    Lainey Wilson and Devlin Hodges
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    Lainey brought her new man with her to officially announce they were dating at the 2023 ACM Awards. She won Female Vocalist and Album of the Year at the show for “Bell Bottom Country.” Wilson recently said of writing songs after dating former Pittsburgh NFL football player Devlin Hodges, “I’ve never written a love song in my life until the last two and a half years.”

  • Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes

    Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes
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    Kelsea started dating “Outer Banks” actor Chase Stokes earlier this year. The two have been seen walking red carpets together in Nashville and Hollywood. He recently surprised her at a show in California, flying the Red-eye from North Carolina, where he was filming his show. The sweet actor flew just to spend a few hours with his girl before heading back East for work.

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