24 Years Ago: Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black Top The Charts With “When I Said I Do”

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Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black Have One Of Country Music’s Greatest Love Stories, & Love Songs

On October 20, 1991, Clint Black and his beautiful bride, Lisa Hartman, said “I do.”

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
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The couple met a year prior when Lisa and her mother attended Clint’s New Year’s Eve concert in Houston, TX.

Lisa was blown away by the performance, and went backstage after the show to meet Clint. He was dazzled by her beauty, and there was an instant connection between the two. 

Although they were both busy in the beginning of their relationship (Clint with his music career and Lisa with her acting) the two couldn’t deny the chemistry, and he proposed.

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
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“When I Said I Do” Became A #1 Hit For The Couple In 1999

Just a short year later, the couple said “I do” on Clint’s Houston farm in front of a small group of family members.

Eight years after they wed, Clint and Lisa released what is now known as one of the most romantic country duets, “When I Said I Do“.

Clint wrote the song for his bride, and the two released the romantic ballad in 1999 as the first single from Clint’s D’lectrified. When I Said I Do” was a huge hit, and reached #1 on the country chart while also peaking at #31 on the pop chart. 

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At the ACM Awards in 2000, Clint and Lisa won Vocal Event of the Year with the romantic ballad. To celebrate their success, the two gave a stunning performance of “When I Said I Do.”

Dolly Parton introduced the performance with a sweet speech about true love. She said:

“Our next two performers could be the poster children for a happy marriage. Clint Black wrote a romantic ballad for his new album, celebrating his marriage to Lisa Hartman, and of course, they won tonight…. So here to sing, ‘When I Said I Do’ are the two people that said that to each other and evidently, they meant it!

Basically, it goes without saying that any live duet between Clint and Lisa is always as romantic as can be. Watch them bring their love to life on stage by singing “When I Said I Do” a few years after the 2000 ACM Awards in the video below. This performance is from 2005.

Now this is true love!

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