120408: John Rich of Big & Rich Marries

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In 2007, Big & Rich hit the top of the country charts with their ode to “I do,” “Lost in This Moment.” One year later, John Rich– who co-penned the heartfelt ballad– found himself living the song’s lyrics as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. According to People magazine, two dozen guests gathered on the evening of December 6, 2008 to witness the singer exchange vows with his love of the past five years, former model Joan Bush,in the country music capital of the world, Nashville.

Following the nuptials, the newlyweds joined family and friends for a reception at Fontanel Mansion, a three-story log manor which was the filming site of the CMT reality series, Gone Country. This was not the first time that the former residence of music legend Barbara Mandrell opened its doors for the post-wedding festivities of a Top 40 recording artist. In 2003 the venue rang out with the laughter of the Judd family as crooner Wynonna Judd celebrated her marriage to D.R. Roach.

Enjoy Big & Rich’s tribute to tying the knot in the following video, “Lost in This Moment.”:

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