Plus exclusive photos from the country star's Oct. 10 nuptials
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Tyler Farr isn’t known as a soft and tender guy, but when the “Redneck Crazy” singer married his girlfriend Hannah Freeman on Oct. 10, he revealed a seriously sensitive side.

“I cried at pretty much every part of the wedding,” Farr, 32, tells PEOPLE. “That was the first time probably 98 percent of people in that room have ever seen me cry. They probably had their doubts that I could form teardrops! But they were pretty visible.”

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Tears flowed for both bride and groom when Farr’s friend and former tourmate Brad Paisley sang his new single “Today” for the couple’s first dance, a surprise Farr planned for his new bride.

“I couldn’t believe he put it together,” says Hannah, a 25-year-old registered nurse. “It was beautiful.”

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For more on Farr’s wedding, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE which includes a free PEOPLE Country insert.

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The couple said their emotional I do’s at Mint Springs Farm in Nolensville, Tennessee, in front 220 guests, including groomsmen Lee Brice, Colt Ford and Jason Aldean, who kept things hopping on the dance floor later in the night: “Jason just kept pulling me back to dance!” Farr says.

Before the ceremony, his buddies helped to calm his nerves with a whiskey toast. “I just said, ‘Peace be with me. I hope I do not pass out,'” Farr says.

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Though he admits to a few pre-wedding jitters, Farr says he never second-guessed his choice of bride. In fact, he says he was so convinced, he even refused to draw up a prenuptial agreement.

“I had several friends suggest that. In the music business, that’s a standard,” he says. “But I said, if I need a prenup, I don’t need to be getting married. I’m getting married one time and that’s it. The only way this is going to end is if she leaves me — and if she leaves me, I deserved it.”