Re-Live Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick’s Enchanting ‘I Hope It Snows’ Duet From ‘Christmas at the Opry’

The married country stars’ performance culminated with a sweet kiss.

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 8, 2023

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Mitchell Tenpenny, Meghan Patrick; Photo by: Allen Clark/NBC

Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick delivered a beautiful performance of “I Hope It Snows” on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry during NBC’s Christmas at the Opry special, which aired on Thursday evening (Dec. 7). 

The married country stars were all smiles as they joined forces to bring the duet, which appears on Tenpenny’s 2021 holiday album, Naughty List, to life on the Opry stage. Meghan took the lead on the first first with her pristine vocals. Mitchell then joined in on harmony before their voices blended together on the chorus.

“I Hope It Snows”

The couple gazed into each other’s eyes as they delivered the lyrics, “And I hope it snows on Christmas Eve/ Like a winter wonderland in my parent’s backyard/ And I hope you know how much it means/ To have you in the picture on our postcard/ Holidays in the south is all you know/ So, we’re headed up north, and I hope it snows…”

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Mitchell showcased his distinctive vocals during the second verse, and audience members could be observed nodding in approval throughout the breathtaking duet.

As the song came to a close, Mitchell sweetly kissed Meghan on the cheek as the audience erupted with applause. 

“Thank you guys,” he shared from the stage. 

“Let It Snow”

Christmas at the Opry also featured a solo performance of the holiday favorite, “Let It Snow,” from Mitchell Tenpenny. 

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Christmas at the Opry

Hosted by Wynonna Judd, the two-hour holiday special also featured performances by Adam Doleac, BRELAND, Brenda Lee, Opry member Chris Janson, Chrissy Metz, Kelly Clarkson, Opry member Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton, and Opry member Trace Adkins.  

Patrick was thrilled over the opportunity to meet Judd and told Yahoo, “I got to hug Wynonna during rehearsal. And it was maybe one of the biggest moments of my life because she knew who I was. And I thought that was amazing.”

Honeymooning In Hawaii

Currently, Mitchell and Meghan are enjoying a delayed honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii. According to their latest Instagram posts, the couple has been soaking up the sun and taking in the sights while visiting the Aloha State. 

“Finally getting a honeymoon! 🤙🏼,” Mitchell shared on Instagram earlier this week. 

In a separate post, Meghan wrote, “1 year later honeymoon… 100% worth the wait 🤙🏼🌺” 

How Did Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick Meet?

Mitchell and Meghan initially met in Nashville. She reportedly caught his eye when she walked into the room wearing camo. They hit it off, began dating and four year later, returned to the spot they first met for a surprise engagement. 

 “I met Meghan here so it was the perfect place — and hey, I got engaged ‘at the end of a bar!’” Tenpenny previously told People, referencing his chart-topping duet with Chris Young.

Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

Tennessee Wedding

The couple officially tied the knot on October 23, 2022. According to PEOPLE, they said “I do” on a friend’s Tennessee farm. They added several personal touches to the big day, including an altar that Patrick built with her father, a horseshoe made by her dad’s foundry, which sat above their heads for good luck, and the same cake topper that used in her grandparents’ wedding.   

Due to their busy schedules, they never took an extravagant honeymoon, that is until now, nearly 14 months after their wedding.

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.