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2011 Rewind: No. 10 – Kellie Pickler, Shania Twain Among Country Stars to Get Married
Posted By Sarah Wyland On December 19, 2011 @ 12:16 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
Several country stars tied the knot in 2011. Two of them even kicked off the year with New Year’s Day nuptials in tropical places! Shania Twain  married husband Frédéric Thiébaud  in Puerto Rico on New Year’s Day in front of 40 close friends and family. Shania announced their engagement on her website on December 21, 2010.
Kellie Pickler and husband Kyle Jacobs also tied the knot  on New Year’s Day. The pair scraped their plans for a big Nashville wedding and eloped to Antigua where they were married at sunset. “We didn’t have anything but us and God and our minister,” Kellie told People , “and I can’t think of a word that can quite describe how perfect it was.”
LeAnn Rimes  married actor Eddie Cibrian  on April 22 at a private home in California. The 40 guests invited believed they were attending an engagement party but were surprised with a wedding ceremony. The couple exchanged personalized vows and Eddie’s sons Mason and Jake, from his previous marriage, were in attendance. “I’m looking forward to settling down,” LeAnn told People before her wedding. “Settling into our life.”
Chely Wright , who made headlines in 2010 when she came out, married her partner , Lauren Blitzer, during a ceremony at Lauren’s aunt’s home in Connecticut on August 20. Since Lauren is Jewish and Chely is Christian, both a rabbi and a reverend presided over the wedding. “The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren – the most amazing woman I’ve ever known,” Chely told People.
Another country music wedding took place in the tropics this year when Randy Houser  married Jessa Lee Yantz  in an intimate ceremony which included 20 close family members on September 2 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple exchanged self-penned vows in a ceremony presided over by close friend Rob Hatch.
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland  quietly married  longtime boyfriend Justin Miller at a chapel in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains on November 26. The intimate group of close family and friends at the wedding included Jennifer’s bandmate, Kristian Bush. While few details are known about the wedding, Jennifer is said to have worn an Alexander McQueen gown during the small, sunset wedding.
There are already plenty of country music weddings on tap for 2012. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott became engaged  to Chris Tyrell over the Fourth of July weekend. Becky Robertson of Carter’s Chord  will marry Jeremiah Scott, who proposed to her  on her 30th birthday, and Hannah Blaylock of Edens Edge  also received a diamond  from her boyfriend, Justin. Steel Magnolia’s  Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones are also engaged  and have been for more than four years.
If you think a couple of names are missing from this story — you are correct! Stay tuned for another wedding-themed story — and it’s a big one – in our 2011 Rewind!
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 Image: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_shania_twain/article/0,,GAC_26135_4708734,00.html
 Shania Twain: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_shania_twain
 married husband Frédéric Thiébaud: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/01/01/shania-twain-ties-the-knot/
 Kellie Pickler : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kellie_pickler
 tied the knot: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/01/04/kellie-pickler-gets-married/
 People: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/12/19/blog/2011/01/13/see-kellie-picklers-wedding-dress/
 LeAnn Rimes: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_leann_rimes
 married actor Eddie Cibrian: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/04/23/leann-rimes-eddie-cibrian-tie-the-knot/
 Chely Wright: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_4987892,00.html
 married her partner: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/08/23/chely-wright-marries-partner-in-connecticut/
 Randy Houser: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_randy_houser
 married Jessa Lee Yantz: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/07/29/randy-houser-is-engaged/
 Sugarland: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_sugarland
 quietly married: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/11/28/sugarlands-jennifer-nettles-gets-married/
 Lady Antebellum’s : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum
 became engaged: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/07/06/lady-antebellums-hillary-scott-announces-engagement/
 Carter’s Chord: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carters_chord
 who proposed to her: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/08/31/becky-robertson-of-carters-chord-is-engaged/
 Edens Edge: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6039548,00.html
 received a diamond: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/11/02/edens-edge-remembers-meeting-reba/
 Steel Magnolia’s: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_steel_magnolia
 are also engaged: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/06/29/steel-magnolia-reveals-engagement/
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