Year in Review: 2017’s Country Music Weddings

Jetsetting to weddings from Hawaii to Mexico to Nashville, the country music community felt the romance in 2017 and couldn’t help but put their love on display. 

Written by Kelly Brickey
Year in Review: 2017’s Country Music Weddings
Morgan Evans, Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by John Shearer/WireImage, Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images, Sam Hunt, Hannah Lee Fowler; Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images via ABC

Oh, it is love for so many country singers and their significant others this year as a good number of stars tied the knot to their forever special someones in 2017. All year long, blushing brides and dapper grooms dressed to the nines to exchange those emotional vows and stick together for the long run. Jetsetting to weddings from Hawaii to Mexico to Nashville, the country music community felt the romance in 2017 and couldn’t help but put their love on display at each and every reception.

Now let’s reminisce on the prettiest ceremonies and surprise nuptials as we look back on all of the country weddings in 2017…

Frankie Ballard and Christina Murphy

Someday baby, You’ll accomp’ny me…and that day is today! 🙏🏽 @oldsmokeysboots has become my wife🌟

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The year of love kicked off with a surprise ceremony from Frankie Ballard and his longtime lady, Christina Murphy. Never announcing to fans that they were even engaged, the pair ran off together and exchanged their vows at an undisclosed location on March 12. Sharing the news of their marriage on social media, Ballard admitted that Murphy will always ‘Accomp’ny’ him as his wife.

Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler


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Sam Hunt broke the hearts of many, but filled the heart of one when he and on-again, off-again girlfriend Hannah Lee Fowler made things official during their April ceremony. The two wed in his hometown down in Georgia during a small and intimate gathering of friends and family. Fowler instantly became his constant companion for red carpets and tour life throughout the remainder of the year.

Dan Smyers and Abby Law

Husband + Wife.

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Dan Smyers from Dan + Shay and his girl, Abby Law, built their love ‘From the Ground Up’ and never looked back! Bringing all of their guests in to Nashville, where their storybook romance began, the couple got hitched on the evening of May 13. Bonus fact: they assigned groomsmen and bridesmaid positions to the two dogs they share together, and even dressed up the pooches for their night to remember!

Josh Gracin and Katie Weir

After two years of happiness together, Josh Gracin made Katie Weir his wife during their Nashville wedding held in early May. Opting for what Gracin described as a “fine-art wedding,” the two decorated their Green Door Gourmet venue with chandeliers and white linens for a rustic chic feel.

Laura Bell Bundy and Thom Hinkle

Our Family #nationaldogday #caninekids #puppylove #wedding POLLY & NORMA JEAN & @thomhinkle

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The country singer and her longtime boyfriend flew far, far away to California to get married surrounded by their loved ones at a fancy racetrack in the Golden State on June 3. Laura Bell Bundy traded in her title of being Legally Blonde for becoming ‘legally Mrs. Hinkle’ when she kissed the man of her dreams and became his wife.

Graham Deloach and Andrea Evans

Graham Deloach was on the bassline to love as the A Thousand Horses bassist and girlfriend Andrea Evans tied the knot on the Independence Day holiday. Asking guests to use the hashtag, #delightedtobedeloach, on their social shares, Evans revealed throughout her own Instagram that the day was “an absolute dream.”

Mickey Guyton and Grant Savoy

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While Mickey Guyton surely appreciates the ‘Nice Things’ in life, she chose for a smaller gathering on a Hawaiian island for her dream wedding. Rather than hosting a massive gala for her special day, Guyton and her now husband took the beach route in Kauai to shed her image from the limelight and just focus on the love surrounding the two.

Brandon Lancaster and Tiffany Trotter

LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster and Tiffany Trotter; Photo credit: Christian David Photo

As the lead singer of LANCO, Brandon Lancaster ended up landing the ‘Greatest Love Story’ when he married his girlfriend, Tiffany Trotter, on September 17 right on the outskirts of Nashville. Calling the moment “surreal,” Lancaster was just plainly happy to be marrying the girl he called his “best friend” and romantic life partner.

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly

She may call herself a “Dime Store Cowgirl,” but Kacey Musgraves can also call herself a wife after getting hitched to Ruston Kelly. The singers cheekily hinted to their nuptials on social media just hours before they wed in Tennessee on October 14. Time to start writing some loved-up hits, Mrs. Kelly!

Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley


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Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney exchanged vows with girlfriend Hannah Billingsley in October. The two celebrated their love, and their first child together, during their outdoor reception before sweetly running off for their ‘hooneymooney’ down in Mexico.

Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young

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The Nashville star kept the drama to her television show when it came time to marry fellow musician Brandon Robert Young. After getting engaged during a show at the Grand Ole Opry, Clare Bowen and Young thought there was no better place to wed than in Music City where all of their dreams came true.

Barry Knox and Kristin ‘KJ’ Joyner

Here we go! Congrats Barry and KJ!

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October was definitely the month to get married in 2017, so Barry Knox from Parmalee jumped on the bandwagon by exchanging vows with Kristin ‘KJ’ Joyner down in Montego Bay, Jamaica. With the sky blue waters and white sand beaches setting the picture-perfect backdrop for the couple, they never looked happier as they said ‘I do.’

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans

Morgan Evans called ‘Dibs’ on his girl, Kelsea Ballerini, and the two became ‘Legends’ when they tied the knot in Mexico on December 2. While the “Unapologetically” singer went for a barefoot beach look, her handsome husband suited up in a fancy tux for the occasion. Guess Evans truly loved her like he meant it!

Wishing all of the couples a lifetime of love and happiness!