Country music star Sam Hunt and wife Hannah Lee Fowler first became an item over ten years ago, around the time Hunt graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. The pair’s on-and-off-again romance rekindled sometime in 2016, though it’s unclear exactly when they officially reunited. Hannah made her mysterious public debut via Sam’s Instagram account in August 2016. That fall the couple jetted off to Israel where they quickly became engaged, though they waited to share their news until January 2017.
On April 15th, 2017, Sam and Hannah tied the knot in Hunt’s small hometown of Cedartown, Georgia. The intimate ceremony was held at the town’s Methodist Church and was attended by roughly 150 of the couple’s closest family and friends. The reception afterward was held at a venue called In the Woods in Rockmart, Georgia. Hannah is second from the left in the picture below!
So who is the elusive Hannah Lee Fowler? As reported by E! News, she’s a nurse from Montevallo, Alabama who is also the oldest of seven children— Joshua, Rebekah, Sarah, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Daniel. Her mother is Linda Fowler and her father, Scott Fowler, is a pastor at the Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in her hometown. Hannah is very involved in humanitarian work and has traveled the world to help others.
“While I was in Nashville trying to get things going with music, Hannah was providing medical care to Hondurans during the 2009 coup,” Sam shared in late 2017 on social media. “She was working in Syrian refugee camps and delivering Kurd babies in northern Iraq during the 2014 elections. She spent time in Israel where she helped with a feeding program and worked with Holocaust survivors.
“Her heart for humanity is one of the things I admire most about her but she’s put her ambitions on hold to be with me for the past year and a half. This winter, thanks to the people who’ve supported me and my music, I’m able to go with her and be a part of her dreams as they’ve become mine. If you’ve ever bought a record or come to a show, God bless you for giving us this opportunity,” the star continued about joining his wife on a volunteer mission in Honduras.
Though Hannah is quiet on social media publicly, her sister Rebekah sometimes shares snapshots of Hannah and occasionally Sam, too.
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Is it best friend day? All of my siblings are my best friends! But I just want to say that Hannah is an exceptional friend. She is the oldest of all of the siblings, and I think I can speak on behalf of the rest of us: thanks for being our best friend, our leader, our role model and partner in adventure and crimes! I love you and couldn't ask for a better older sister and best friend.
As fans well know, Hannah inspired much of Sam’s debut Montevallo album. In a past interview with ABC News Radio, he shared that she approved most of the music. “I spent a lot of time talking to her about songs. I probably should have included her as a co-writer on a lot of these songs because I spent a lot of time chatting with her… I got a lot of insight into females in general from being in a close relationship with her. I used a lot of that when writing on the songs, because a lot of the songs are relationship-based. I didn’t want it to be just extra-macho.”
We look forward to hearing more of Hannah’s influence on Sam’s new album, Southside, which drops on April 3rd! Share this look at Hannah Lee Fowler with other fans!