May 31, 2020
A glimpse into the relationship between Marty Stuart and his wife, Connie Smith, of more than two decades, shows that the power couple has an interesting love story.
These music icons are two of the most prominent country singers in the industry, and while most of their fans may know about their hit songs, and teammate uniqueness, some may be unaware of how they started their love affair.
Marty Stuart confessed to always liking Connie, years before they jumped the broom. Also, she was his mom's favorite singer.
The texture of her voice and her attractive face, which often had Marty screaming for more anytime he played one of her records, made her one of his favorite artists too.
When he was 12-years old, his mother took him to one of her concerts in Philadelphia, and as a young boy, he could tell that the singer had a unique voice that he could connect with. In an interview he said:
"Her songs and her singing was so powerful...she had that power in her voice that could reach out and touch your heart."
After establishing his career, Connie met with Marty Stuart and asked for help with her 1998 comeback album.
Marty took up the chance to show his musical prowess, and the end product was an album that made it to Billboard's Top Ten.
Unlike Marty, who had the luxury of following his mother to a music concert, Connie's childhood was abusive.
Consequently, working together brought some fondness and reborn likeness, which the producer acted on. He asked Connie, who was 17 years older, to marry him, and since 1997, they have been inseparable.
The couple has also continued to work together. Fans are aware that Marty and his wife are two talented artists with numerous awards to their name.
While the former has about 5 Grammy awards, and his songs have featured on the Billboard Top Ten singles several times, the latter has had over 10 Grammy nominations, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and a Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee.
Unlike Marty, who had the luxury of following his mother to a music concert, Connie's childhood was abusive, and she had thirteen siblings.
As a young adult, she showcased her talent in a 1963 Ohio talent competition, which she won. This paved the way for her to advance her musical career, and her first recorded song became a hit.