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Eric Ethridge and Kalsey Kulyk Wed in Mexico

Eric Ethridge
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Canadian country artists Eric Ethridge and Kalsey Kulyk have officially wed, opting for a warmer weather wedding at Mexico’s Haven Riviera Cancun on Tuesday, December 3. ET Canada broke the news, treating fans to a first look at photos from the day on Friday (12/6).

“It was more beautiful than I could have imagined. She had been showing people pictures of her dress for a month, so I was just dying to see her in it,” Ethridge told EW Canada of seeing Kulyk in her dress for the first time.

“Watching her walk down the aisle was something I’d imagined for a long time and it exceeded my wildest expectations.”

The two met in a songwriting session in 2017 after Ethridge reached out to Kulyk and other finalists in the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Program, having won the award the previous year (2016). He and Kulyk (who then won the 2017 award) started dating a year ago. 

“We were touring Canada, but on opposite sides of the country and Eric called saying, ‘I’m coming over for your birthday. Want to go to Banff?’” Kulyk told the outlet of the proposal. “We were on the side of a mountain and he showed me [footage] from the drone connected to his phone, then said, ‘Hold on. I’ve got to grab a cable.’ Then I saw him on one knee in the footage! He totally surprised me.”

The intimate ceremony gathering included a sand ceremony, hand-written vows and a seaside reception, where the two danced to a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven,” which they pre-recorded as a duet. 

Listen to Eric Ethridge and Kalsey Kulyk’s cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven” HERE.

Ethridge and Kulyk, who both call Anthem Entertainment their label home, have experienced great success this past year in their prospective careers: Ethridge toured extensively and, in his down time, hit the studio to work on his sophomore album, due out early in 2020. The video for his debut single “If You Met Me First” premiered exclusively with Billboard, who praised Ethridge’s “smooth vocals” and “yearning lyrics” on the track. 

Kulyk released her debut, self-titled album in August to much praise and coverage. Featuring seven tracks, including previously released singles “More Time” and “Bad Liar,” the project also featured self-penned “arresting” (Wide Open Country) track “Roll With It,” “soul-shattering epiphany of introspection” (Sounds Like Nashville) “Love Somebody,” and “Low Times and High Heels,” which Cowboys & Indians called the “kind of rockin’ country feminist empowerment song we’ve been waiting for.” The video for her current single “Damn You Love,” co-written by Kulyk, Phil Barton and Liz Rose, recently premiered as part of CMT’s prestigious Artist Discovery program, and was featured by Refinery29 and Billboard. Kulyk is also currently in the studio working on new music for 2020. 

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