We’re days away from the premiere of TNT’s Private Lives of Nashville Wives and chompin’ at the bit to see what drama the Tennessee ladies will deliver. Beyond the promise of entertainment, country music fans will also appreciate seeing some of the industry’s legends — even if they’re just supporting characters.
Here’s what we know about the influential husbands…
Bryan White, husband to Erika Page White
Bryan is a Grammy Award-winning country music artist with six No. 1 singles. He is best-known for his crossover hit with Shania Twain, From This Moment On.
Bryan’s also an accomplished songwriter who’s created tunes for Wynonna Judd, LeAnn Rimes, Diamond Rio, Love and Theft and Joe Diffie. By the early 2000s, the demands of the music industry had taken a toll on Bryan, who revealed he was dealing with depression. He then took time off his career to focus on his mental health and establish a family with Erika. He went back to work in 2005 and is actively touring.
Dallas Davidson, husband to Sarah Davidson
Since arriving in Nashville in 2004, Dallas has become “one of Music Rows most in-demand songwriters.” To date, Dallas has written or co-written 16 No. 1 songs and twice been named the American Country Music (ACM) Songwriter of the Year. He’s also a three-time winner of the CMA Triple Play Award, which is given to songwriters who earn three No. 1 songs in one year.
Gary Chapman, husband to Cassie Chapman
Gary is one of the most noted singer-songwriters in the contemporary Christian genre: Since his career began in the late 1970s, he’s received eight Dove Awards and one Grammy nomination. He also hosted The Nashville Network’s Prime Time Country in the late 1990s.
Gary was previously married to Amy Grant, the “Queen of Christian Pop,” from 1982 until 1999. He married again in 2000 and divorced in 2007. He and Cassie, who is 23 years his junior, wed in 2009.
Raul Malo, husband to Betty Malo
Raul is the lead singer for The Mavericks, a Grammy Award-winning “neotraditional country” group. The Mavericks split up in the early 2000s and Raul pursued a solo career, but they came back together in 2012 for a reunion tour and studio album.
Raul and Betty have three teenage sons. Two of the boys are pursuing music careers with their father’s guidance.
JT Terrell, husband to Jenny Terrell
JT’s a talented musician who attended college on a full music scholarship and played with more than 40 artists as a professional drummer in the 1990s. He put the music career on hold in 2001 to create Music City Tents and Events. The super successful event supplier “hosts all of the elite large-scale parties in town.” He’s also responsible for holding down the fort while Jenny, who’s a LivingSocial VP, is away on business.
The Private Lives of Nashville Wives premieres on TNT Monday, Feb. 24 at 10/9c.