How Country Couples Turned 'I Do' Into Hit Music Videos

Kane Brown
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Kane Brown and wife Katelyn Jae in his music video for "Good As You."

Three of the genre’s breakout stars -- Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery and Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney -- tied the knot in 2018. The icing on the wedding cake? Music videos that incorporated real-life nuptial footage.

Not long after Mooney and bandmate Dan Smyers (who got married last year) compiled their wedding footage for the music video to their waltzing single "Speechless," McCreery and Brown followed suit — with all three visuals featuring marches down the aisle, first kisses at the altar and reception celebrations. 

Yet, they each have a personal touch: Brown's "Good As You" sees the singer getting his wife's name tattooed; McCreery's "This Is It" is more family-focused; and "Speechless" includes clips of both Dan and Shay's ceremonies.

Kane Brown: "Good As You"

The couple: Kane Brown and Katelyn Jae

The deets: Married Oct. 12 just outside of Nashville

Video release date: Oct. 19

Time stamp of first kiss as husband and wife: 1:55

Dan + Shay: "Speechless"

The couples: Dan Smyers and Abby Law; Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley

The deets: Smyers was married May 13, 2017, in Tennessee; Mooney was married April 7 in Arkansas

Video release date: May 17

Time stamp of first kiss as husband and wife: 2:44-2:49

Scotty McCreery: "This Is It"

The couple: Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal

The deets: Married June 16 in North Carolina

Video release date: July 26

Time stamp of first kiss as husband and wife: 2:59

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 15 issue of Billboard.

Billboard Year in Music 2018


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