Introducing . . . Cactus!
Country crooner Wynonna Judd tied the knot for the third time in an intimate Tennessee ceremony June 10, exchanging "I Dos" with her love of nearly three years, Cactus Moser. Though his moniker makes him sound tough, Judd assures Us Weekly his persona is anything but prickly. "I'm a woman who is absolutely in love," Judd, 48, gushes to Us of her new spouse.
Here, Us uncovers five more need-to-know facts about Mr. Cactus Moser.
1. Surprise, surprise -- his name isn't really Cactus!
The 55-year-old musician was born Michael Scott Moser. Professionally, Moser goes by Scott -- his songwriting credits list him as Scott "Cactus" Moser.
2. He's an accomplished musician
Moser, a drummer, was one of the founding members of Highway 101, an L.A.-based country music group that started playing together in 1986. During their time together, the quartet enjoyed ten consecutive Top Ten hits on the Hot Country Songs charts -- and four of their tunes went on to reach the charts' top spot. Now, Moser tours with Judd's band, The Big Noise. "He's the drummer, he's part of the backbone of the band," Judd tells Us. "I call him Animal because he attacks the drums, he doesn't just play."
3. He's a proud papa
Moser has three grown children: Sunshine, 33, Cahl, 23, and Wyatt, 18. For his and Judd's laid-back nuptials, the pair wanted the celebration to be a special day for their entire family (Judd has two teenage children of her own, Grace, 16, and Elijah, 17.) "This is about family and fellowship," Judd told Us about her main priority when planning her wedding.
4. He and Wynonna go way back
Though he and Judd only dated for two and a half years before getting engaged in December 2011, they've known each other for more than 25 years. "We met while touring together in the '80s," Judd reveals. "He was touring with Mom [Naomi Judd] and myself, and I was smitten then, [but] when you're touring with your mother it's kind of hard to get a date. So we went our separate ways."
5. He had a (brief) big-screen career
His band, Highway 101, had a cameo as a bar band in the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield flick, Back To School. (Kurt Vonnegut also made a brief appearance in the comedy, as himself.)
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Five Things You Don't Know About Wynonna Judd's New Hubby, Cactus Moser
- Wynonna Judd
- Naomi Judd