Member of the country-defining group, Little Big Town, Phillip Sweet is the rhythm guitarist and a vocalist in the band. If you’re a fan of the group, you’ll know that they don’t just have one lead singer – they share the load, rotating vocals. Clearly, vocals are a strong suit for the band, being named Vocal Group of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Association Awards.
A family man, Sweet wed his gorgeous wife Rebecca in March 2007. Going on 13 years of marriage, the pair are now happily raising their daughter, Penelopi Jane Sweet, who was born in December 2007, in Nashville.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins
Son of Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is next up on our list! A singer and songwriter, he’s had success in his own right, with six singles reaching the top spot in charts including the Country Airplay and the Hot Country Songs chart. It seems that he’s got it all figured out – he met his now-wife way back in the second grade, tying the knot in October 2012.
Initially, the pair had some trouble having a child together and settled on adopting their first child – a baby girl from Uganda, Willa Gray Akins. But it seems that as they adopted and were adjusting to parenthood, Lauren got pregnant, having a baby girl in 2017, Ada James Akins. A softie at heart, Rhett sings to his wife and daughters in his song “Life Changes” – they even made an appearance in his music video!
Craig Morgan and Karen Morgan
American country music artist Craig Morgan Greer is not just a crooner – he’s also a veteran of the United States Army. Embarking on his musical career in 2000, through Atlantic Records, he released his self-titled debut album. Some years later, he signed to Broken Bow Records, releasing a further three albums. Seventeen of Morgan’s singles have charted on Billboard country charts, with six of them reaching the top ten. Married with five kids, he is a Tennessee local.
He’s also a bit of a local hero – in 2011, Morgan rescued two kids from a burning house in Dickson, Tennessee before proceeding to man a fire hose and help put out the fire. What a man! But for all his success and good deeds, a tragic accident saw him lose his 19-year-old son, Jerry. Falling off an innertube in Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River, his teenage son lost his life in the awful accident.
Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson
American country music husband and wife team, Thompson Square, are just a gorgeous duo. With complimentary vocals, the pair are signed to Stoney Creek Records. Often, it’s advised to not work with your partner, but when it works so beautifully, it's not surprising they decided to pursue a joint career. Together they’ve released three albums, garnering ten chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Together for over fifteen years, this dynamic duo shows no signs of slowing down! In January 2016, the pair announced that they were welcoming their first child into the world – son, Rigney Cooper Thompson. Interesting name – apparently, it’s of Irish origin. The couple continues to record and perform together, and we’re sure their marriage and bond will only get stronger as the years go by.
James Otto and Amy Alderson
A member of MuzikMafia, next up on our who’s who list is country artist, James Otto. If you’re unfamiliar with MuzikMafia, they’re a group of country musicians who create “country music without prejudice.” Also, a part of this group are musicians including the likes of Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich. Beginning his career with Mercury Nashville Records in 2002, he released one album, titled Days of Our Lives, before being unceremoniously dropped from the label in 2004.
He then proceeded to sign on with Warner Bros. Records, with a subsequent hit, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”, becoming his very first Number One hit, as well as being the Number One country single of 2008, according to Billboard. As to his love life, Otto married Amy Alderson back in ’05, before welcoming their baby girl Ava Katherine into the world, in August 2010.