But it's not exactly what you think: The two met back in when Kelsey was the bachelorette on CMT's reality dating show, "Sweet Home Alabama," where she had to pick a winner from 22 men from the country and 11 from big cities. Collin, a Birmingham native, was one of the "country" men. Kelsey says though she wasn't necessarily expecting to find a match from the show, much less a husband, she was interested in Collin even before the show filmed. The show did her one better and convinced Collin to come back for a second season. While filming in Fairhope, Alabama, Kelsey says she still was skeptical that she would find true love, but nevertheless enjoyed getting to know Collin. She ended up picking Collin, but the show did not end in a proposal.
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Bill Cornwell is a chip off the old block, and my daughter Heather — the country western singer — could have been a contestant on this show when she was younger. Dottie is kin to Reese Witherspoon who starred in the movie this show is name after. Most members of my family, and most of my friends, have been calling me insane. Once again my family is out of the dough due to the cultural warfare they have been waging against me with the help of outsiders. I got no one on my side.
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She'd begun the season with 22 suitors evenly divided between country and city backgrounds. By the end of the previous episode she'd send the last of the city boys home. It had come down to Bubba Thompson, a cattleman from Geneva, Ala. Thompson, calm and confident, had swept Duke off her feet practically from their first meeting.