NEW YORK – Bo Bice (search) didn't win the fourth season of "American Idol," (search) but he did win his girlfriend's hand in marriage — and the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard hot singles sales chart.
The "American Idol" runner-up wed Caroline Fisher (search) in Helena, Ala., Bice's publicist, Roger Widynowski, confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday.
The couple, who have been together for almost two years, exchanged vows at the New Hope Presbyterian Church on June 15 and their marriage certificate was granted Thursday in Shelby County, according to a report in People magazine.
Bice, 29, and Fisher, 24, met when he worked as a guitar store clerk and frequented the Ragtime Cafe in Hoover, where Fisher worked as a waitress.
His "Inside Your Heaven" (search) single replaces "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood's (search) version of the same song at No. 1 on next week's Billboard (search) singles sales chart, a first in the history of the sales chart, RCA Records said Thursday.