Chely Wright has been a sensational country music singer – even the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. While she’s an incredible musician, Wright is also an outspoken gay rights activist. Growing up, Wright had to hide her relationships with women – apparently, her second relationship which lasted for almost a decade was the “love of my life” for Wright.
But in a rather surprising twist, Wright had an affair with country singer Brad Paisley, despite no having any romantic feelings for him. But after her fling with Paisley, Wright decided to come out as a lesbian to her family and the public. She’s since married, to LGBT rights activist Lauren Blitzer – the couple now have identical twin sons!
Dylan Scott and Blair Anderson
Signed to Curb Records, Dylan Scott released his first single in June 2013. He’s married to Blair Anderson, with the pair tying the knot in a ceremony held in Bastrop, Louisiana, in 2016. In the same year, he released a single that was very special to him, called “My Girl.” The song is inspired by his girl, Anderson, and is pretty darn cute!
The Boot interviewed Scott, who said of his album at the time “This has been 10 years in the making. A lot of hard work, a lot of tears, a lot of smiles, a lot of growing up. I finally feel like I’ve reached the point where I can share the story. A story that goes all the way back to sophomore year of high school. Just got my first truck, just started writing songs. I was 15. She was 16.”
Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
Best recognized as Alex Dupre on the hit TV series, One Tree Hill, the talented Kramer went on from this to release her self-titled album with Elektra Records in 2012. She even did a season of Dancing With the Stars. Nothing like a reality TV series to spruce up your career. Kramer married her first husband, Michael Gambino, in 2004, but sadly divorced just months later.
It seems that her second round with marriage was just as catastrophic, marrying NFL player Mike Caussin in 2015. But scandal – it was revealed that when their baby, Jolie, was just seven months old, Caussin had cheated on his wife with multiple women. But Kramer, set on ensuring a happy home for her daughter, stuck it out and is still married to Caussin. We do hope they can figure it out, even if we’re thinking “run, girl, run!”
Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer
The fact that Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer found each other before fame is super sweet! College sweethearts, the pair met at a local bar while they both attended Georgia Southern University. After their romance in college, the pair finally got married in December 2006.
Luke Bryan began his career writing for the likes of Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, before signing on to Capitol Nashville with his cousin Chad Christopher Boyd. Caroline was his great support, and since then, the pair have had two sons together. In a sad twist, Bryan’s sister passed away, and as such, the pair are also raising their nephew Tilden.
Sunny Sweeney and Jeff Hellmer
American country music artist Sunny Sweeney is just a real blessing for country music. Having released several albums, she’s a personal songwriter and makes music from the heart. It’s been said that she “rides out the storms of life through songs” (The Oklahoman). She even released her first album independently. We love it!
Following her signing, her next albums were recorded through the label, and to great success! Sweeney also found love and married her longtime boyfriend and partner, Jeff Hellmer. The pair were wed in Las Vegas on November 11th, 2011, making their anniversary date 11/11/11 – now if that isn’t a memorable date, we don’t know what is – no excuses for forgetting, Jeff!