With the breakup of country-pop’s favorite couple – Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – the hierarchy of super-star country couples has been totally upended. So we’re re-examining the genre’s power elite who also happen to call one another “bae.” (No, seriously, try to picture Garth Brooks saying that.)
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
Married in 2005 at their Oklahoma ranch, Garth and Trisha have a remarkable 57 combined years in the music business. The eccentric Brooks actually proposed to Yearwood in front of thousands of fans. They’re currently touring together, but the duo doesn’t stop at singing. Trisha in particular is multi-talented, currently hosting a Food Network Show, “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” and is also the author of several cookbooks. Garth sticks to music in general, but whether he’ll pull out his alter ego any time soon remains to be seen.
Lady Antebellum — comprised of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood — announced the country trio would be heading out on the road this fall. This will be Lady Antebellum's second part of their tour to promote their album, "Golden." The group started The Lady Antebellum Tour in May and ended it in June to allow enough time for lead singer Hillary Scott to have her baby in July. (Which means she was performing on stage at 7 and 8 months pregnant — impressive!)
They'll resume the tour, this time, under the moniker The Take Me Downtown Tour 2013. The tour 2013 begins Nov. 8, with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves as the opening acts. Click the cut for the full list of dates.