The connection between sports and country music is stronger than some may realize, and these seven country singers and their husbands are proof of a good relationship between the two.

Carrie Underwood is an obvious inclusion on this list — she and Mike Fisher are one of the genre's most popular couples — as are Jessie James Decker and husband Eric Decker, whose romance is chronicled on their E! reality series, Eric and Jessie: Game On!

You'll find Nashville star Hayden Panettiere on the list with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, along with newlyweds Julianne Hough and hockey player Brooks Laich. From a beloved NHL star to a world champion boxer, the ladies of country music have certainly found themselves some able sportsmen to call their husbands.

Click through the gallery to check out all the happy couples!

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