A love story years in the making
As a little child, Marty was obsessed with Connie. He was just 12 when he met her, and it was love at first sight for the future country singer.
Recalling his childhood, Marty said in an interview:
“She was my mother’s favorite singer. We had a record of her at our house called ‘Miss Smith Goes to Nashville.’ It had a beautiful photograph of her on the cover. I thought she was the prettiest girl in the world, so I had my mama take me to buy me a yellow shirt, so Connie would notice me that night.”
However, it wasn’t until decades later that they crossed paths when she asked him to help produce her album.
During the process of working together, Connie began writing love songs, and that was when the “Arlene” crooner remembered he had a crush on her as a child.
When he couldn’t take the feelings anymore, he talked to his mother, and she advised him to go for it. After the talk, Marty met up with Connie at a grocery store and on seeing her kissed her, and that was when their love story began.
The lovebirds tied the knot on July 8, 1997, on a Native American reservation in the Dakotas.
Their heartwarming duets!
Marty and Connie not only have an electric love story, but they also make mind-blowing duets. Here is one of them.
In a world where marriages barely last, Marty and Connie have given many something to believe in!
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