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Cupid's Gone Country!

Farmer Wants a Wife is putting a spin on the traditional reality dating show with single women from the city vying for the opportunity to win over the hearts of eligible bachelors from the country.

Hosted by Country artist Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland, the television show—which premiered on March 8 on FOX— follows four single male farmers from the South as they show groups of city women what life on the farm is really like. The women get a hands-on experience of the ins and outs of farm life, while also getting to know their potential lifelong partner and the ranch he calls home.

The lineup of eligible ranchers includes cattle rancher and farmer Allen Foster of Santa Fe, TN, horse trainer/breeder Ryan Black of Gastonia, NC, cattle rancher and farmer Landon Heaton of Stillwater, OK, and cattle/horse rancher Hunter Grayson of Watkinsville, GA. The four country bachelors were approached on social media by the show’s production team to see if
they’d like to try their luck at finding love. Heaton and Foster admit that they thought it was a scam, but once they realized it was the real deal, they were all in on finding love through what Foster calls “the
opportunity of a lifetime.”

Most of the farmers were not very familiar with reality dating shows before this experience. “I don’t even have cable,” said Heaton. “You know it’s funny, my mom was supportive of it,” Black says of his coming on the show. “But my dad didn’t find out until the Super Bowl commercial.” He reveals that he went to great lengths to keep the surprise from his father until
that national moment.

While it was a step out of the norm for these farmers, they have great respect for the women who also risked a lot to come on the show. “The fact that they were so willing to learn about the lifestyle that they weren’t used to and weren’t accustomed to, it said a lot to me and that really touched my heart,” Grayson says of the women who gave up their everyday lives in the city to come experience ranch life.

Be sure to tune in to see if these eligible farmers find love!

  • Allen Foster from Santa Fe, Tennessee
  • Jennifer Nettles is the host of "Farmer Wants A Wife"