Elle King Tears Up Officiating A Wedding at CMA Fest

June 12, 2023 6:08 am in by

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CMA Fest, two lucky couples got to tie the knot in front of a group of strangers, with a superstar officiant in the form of Elle King

Inside Broadway's Acme Feed and Seed, the stage was transformed into a makeshift wedding chapel, where the couples exchanged their vows and declared their love for each other.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this wild and wonderful celebration of love. I’m your officiant today, Elle King," the singer-songwriter said.

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The first couple to be married, Amy Stutton and Katrina Robinson drove down from Indianapolis Friday, arriving in Nashville about midnight as reported by The Tennessean

"We entered a contest and the only stipulation was we had to be in Nashville on June 10. We found out Thursday we'd been picked," Stutton, 34, said.

Despite the singer already being ordained, Tennessee law does not respect King's authority, so the couple has a second — legally binding —ceremony planned for September.

Ted and Carla Loftus got married in Las Vegas 25 years ago, and on Saturday, they renewed their vows with King.

"Just like a virgin all over again," Elle said as Carla came down the aisle, drawing out a hearty chuckle from the couple.

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"These two people found each other, and they have a mutual respect, a love for partying and being kind to each other, being great parents and going through life together," Elle said. "That's really wonderful, and I think very rare to find. I'm very happy for you guys. I love y'all. You give me hope."

The nuptials ended with Elle singing Lucky off her new album Come Get Your Wife, while the couples embraced and swayed to the music for their first dance.

"This isn't sweat, these are tears," Elle said, wiping her face.

Earlier this year, Elle King released her very first country album Come Get Your Wife.Co-produced with Ross Copperman, the project features 12 tracks, seven of which were co-written by King herself, as well as a collaboration with Dierks Bentley titled Worth A Shot.  

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“There’s something about how you put the pieces together,” said King. “This whole album is a crazy quilt of all sorts of moments and things that might not seem to go together, but because they’re me, they do. It’s very Southern Ohio, very who we are—and very much a lot of people who are just like me because I know they’re out there.”

Listen to 'Come Get Your Wife' Below.

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