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This country star wife pulls back the curtain on living with a star YouTube/Grand Ole Opry
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Caroline Hobby wouldn’t change a thing about her life.

Sure, her husband Michael Hobby of A Thousand Horses is gone most of the time on the road, but the singer, TV and podcast host and two-time “The Amazing Race” contestant says this is the only way she sees her life.

“Everyone always says, ‘I just don’t know how you guys do this life!’ I think to myself, it really must be hard for most people to understand cause it’s such an alternative lifestyle, but it’s the only lifestyle I’m cut out for,” she explains.

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In a new YouTube series from the Grand Ole Opry called “Better Half,” country star wives like Caroline give fans an inside look at what it’s really like to be married to a musician.

Caroline and her hubby met when they were practically just kids. The two spent a few years apart growing up, and then reconnected to realize they belonged together.

“When you see Michael, you think he’s so rock ‘n’ roll. He has the great demeanor and great character and great essence about him, but he’s also a country boy at heart, and I just love that combination,” Caroline says.

And there are lots of laughs between the two, which is a good thing, because Caroline says life on the road is anything but glamorous.

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“We double bunk. There’s already 12 people, so all of the wives double bunk with our husbands, so there’s 17 people on the bus,” she says with a huge laugh, adding that the band will expand to a second bus next year.

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So, there has to be a country music wives club, right? Oh, there is!

Country Wives Night was spearheaded by Thomas Rhett’s wife, Lauren Akins, and is a night for all the wives to get together and talk, share and enjoy time together in their own little community.

“We’re all in this thing together,” Caroline says.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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