“Bein’ from the country, I spoke to everybody. And he came over and, well, it was Carl, my husband.”
The pair kept their relationship pretty quiet and even married in almost-secret with only a small number of witnesses present.
The couple secretly married on May 30, 1966, and travelled to Ringgold, Georgia to have a private ceremony where only the couple, Dolly’s mother, the preacher and his wife were in attendance.
The couple even kept the marriage secret for some time, before Dolly finally opened up on her love life.
Speaking on why this was the case, Dolly told CMT in 2016: “Everyone at my label — Monument Records and Fred Foster — had invested money in me and in building my career, so they asked me if I’d wait a year to get married.
Published at Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:12:00 +0000