Even though Jimmie Allen and his fiancee, Alexis Gale, are one month out from their wedding day, Gale made a major request that he couldn’t say no to.
In an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Allen reveals that all the details are finalized for their May 2021 wedding — except for his suit. Allen, who designs all of his own awards show outfits, was ahead of the curve and had his wedding suit designed a year in advance. However, his soon-to-be-wife requested that he redesign it a month before the wedding.
"I designed a suit for the wedding and I had it last year and she told me a couple days ago, ‘We still realize you need to get another suit,’" Allen explains. "I said, ‘Did I pick your dress out? What if you show up in some funky dress and I don’t like the dress you wear?’"
Allen ultimately gave in to her wishes, calling his best friend who is a stylist and sketching out a new suit design that he will walk down the aisle in. He’s also making a matching suit for his 6-year-old son Aadyn, who will serve as the most adorable surrogate best man alongside Allen’s best friend from college, Jermaine, who will be the official best man.
Allen and Gale got engaged during a trip to Disney World in 2019. The couple welcomed their daughter Naomi in March of 2020, just as his single "Make Me Want To" topped the charts and became his second consecutive No. 1 hit following "Best Shot."
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Married: Luke Combs
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Married: Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam quietly married his longtime fiancee Emily Joyce in a private ceremony in March, just before California’s COVID-19 quarantine began, he announced in a statement on May 4. The ceremony took place at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif.
Married: Jon Pardi
Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan’s planned May 2020 wedding was held up due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus couldn’t cancel their big day all together. Their pared-down celebration took place on Nov. 21 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., not Montana as originally planned, but they’re looking forward to a "wedding tour" to celebrate with out-of-town friends and family who couldn’t make it that day.
Married: Maddie & Tae’s Tae Dye + Josh Kerr
Maddie & Tae member Taylor Dye married her songwriter fiance, Josh Kerr, on Feb. 21 in Nashville. The couple did not reveal too many details about their wedding, but Maddie & Tae’s "Trying on Rings" music video shares footage from both Dye and Kerr’s big day and the wedding of Maddie Marlow and her longtime love Jonah Font, who tied the knot in late 2019.
Married: The Cadillac Three’s Neil Mason
The Cadillac Three drummer Neil Mason and Chelsea Eager, his significant other of five and a half years, wed at her parents’ hotel, Gruene Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, in New Braunfels, Texas, on Jan. 4. The pair first met through mutual friends.
Engaged + Married: Lanco’s Eric Steedly
Lanco member Eric Steedly proposed to his longtime girlfriend Jessica Wardwell on Jan. 6 in Aruba. They began dating in May of 2018; their first outing as a couple was to a Fleet Foxes show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The couple said "I do!" on Aug. 23 in Nashville, with Steedly’s bandmates acting as groomsmen.
Engaged + Married: Filmore
Singer Filmore married his girlfriend of three years, Paige Korte, on Oct. 20, in a beachside ceremony. The pair got engaged only four months prior, but they’ve known each other since 2017.
Engaged: Blake Shelton + Gwen Stefani
After years of dating — and almost as many years of speculation — Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are now engaged to be married. The musical power couple shared their happy news in late October, revealing few details about the big moment; however, follow-up reports from various sources shared that Shelton had assistance with his proposal plans from Stefani’s three sons.
Engaged: Jake Owen
Jake Owen made girlfriend Erica Hartlein his fiancee in late November. The couple have a young daughter together; they met while Owen was shopping at Restoration Hardware, the interior design store where Hartlein worked.
Engaged: Abby Anderson
Abby Anderson shared the news of her engagement on May 3, after her boyfriend, Tyler, popped the question while they were out in a motorboat in the middle of a lake. According to Anderson’s announcement, he proposed with a ring made of flowers, because jewelers were closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Anderson’s single "Good Lord" is about her now-fiance.
Engaged: Hailey Whitters
Whitters’ boyfriend of eight years, Jake Gear, surprised her with his proposal on July 30. "No makeup or bra on, but this guy laid some life on me last night in the field," Whitters shared on Instagram the following day. "Wouldn’t have it any other way."
Engaged: Home Free’s Adam Chance
Home Free member Adam Chance used one of his a cappella band’s music videos — for their cover of Jason Isbell’s "Cover Me Up" — to share his proposal news. Chance proposed to his girlfriend, Sami Matarante, on March 17, their two-year anniversary, at home. He’d hoped to pop the question in Paris, while his band was on tour there, but the novel coronavirus pandemic thwarted those plans. The moment was perfectly special, nonetheless.
Engaged: Drew Baldridge
On March 16, Drew Baldridge popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Katie on a secluded beach in Aruba. He’d planned to propose on a trip to Europe, but when travel restrictions began because of the novel coronavirus, the couple booked a last-minute trip to the tropical spot for the big moment.
Engaged: Jenny Tolman + Dave Brainard
Rising singer-songwriter Jenny Tolman and her longtime boyfriend (and producer) Dave Brainard got engaged on Oct. 28, during a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo. Fittingly, Brainard proposed at Jenny Lake, in the Grand Tetons.
“I was so surprised by the whole thing. I had no idea Dave was going to propose, so I hadn’t even gotten my nails done,” Tolman admits. “He put his whole heart into the proposal, and it was the most perfect moment I could’ve ever imagined – chipped nail polish and all!”
Engaged: Runaway June’s Naomi Cooke
Cookie shared the news of her engagement on Dec. 15. Her fiancé is her boyfriend of the last year and a half, Martin Johnson, the musician behind the John Mayer-endorsed pop-rockers the Night Game as well as emo kingpins Boys Like Girls.