Country Singers

by christophershobris | created - 09 Aug 2016 | updated - 09 Aug 2016 | Public

1. Tim McGraw

Actor | Tomorrowland

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw, the son of former major league reliever Tug McGraw, is a country music superstar who has sold over 40 million albums. Eleven of his album have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot ...

2. Toby Keith

Soundtrack | Beer for My Horses

Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with his sister (Tonnie) and his youngest sibling (a brother, Tracy) in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School; Toby did not go on to college...

3. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

4. Willie Nelson

Soundtrack | The Dukes of Hazzard

This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust country crossover star known for his classic ballads ("Always On My Mind"), autobiographical road songs ("On the Road Again") and catchy rhythms ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") started out life as Willie Hugh Nelson on April 30, ...

5. Hank Williams

Soundtrack | The Last Picture Show

Hank Williams was born in September 1923 in a small Alabama farming community about 70 miles south of Montgomery. His father was a railroad engineer who was also a victim of shell shock after a year of fighting in France in 1918 during World War I and spent many years in veterans hospitals. Hank's ...

6. Hank Williams Jr.

Soundtrack | Gravity

Randall Hank Williams was born the son of the legendary Hank Williams and Audrey Williams. After the death of his father in 1953, Hank Jr. began his career in country music. The early years of his career were spent trying to overcome the legacy of his father and come into his own. This did not ...

7. Kenny Chesney

Soundtrack | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Kenny Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Kenneth Arnold Chesney. He was previously married to Renée Zellweger.

8. Merle Haggard

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Merle Ronald Haggard. He was married to Theresa Ann Lane, Debora J Parret, Leona Bell Williams, Bonnie Owens and Billie Leona Hobbs. He died on April 6, 2016 in Redding, California.

9. Jason Aldean

Soundtrack | Patriots Day

Jason Aldean was born on February 28, 1977 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Jason Aldine Williams. He has been married to Brittany Kerr Aldean since March 21, 2015. He was previously married to Jessica Ussery.

10. Alan Jackson

Soundtrack | I Am Number Four

Alan Jackson was born on October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia, USA as Alan Eugene Jackson. He has been married to Denise Jackson since December 15, 1979. They have three children.

11. Randy Travis

Sound_department | Victory Day

12. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

13. Patsy Cline

Soundtrack | Assassin's Creed

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth ...

14. Carrie Underwood

Actress | Soul Surfer

Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Checotah, Oklahoma, USA as Carrie Marie Underwood. She has been married to Mike Fisher since July 10, 2010. They have one child.

15. Trisha Yearwood

Soundtrack | Con Air

Trisha Yearwood was born on September 19, 1964 in Monticello, Georgia, USA as Patricia Lynn Yearwood. She has been married to Garth Brooks since December 10, 2005. She was previously married to Robert Reynolds and Christopher Latham.

16. Conway Twitty

Soundtrack | Limitless

Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi, USA as Harold Lloyd Jenkins. He was married to Dolores Virginia Henry, Temple Medley and Ellen Matthews. He died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

17. Charlie Daniels

Soundtrack | The Dukes of Hazzard

Charlie Daniels was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as Charles Edward Daniels. He has been married to Hazel Alexander since September 20, 1964. They have one child.

18. Jerry Reed

Soundtrack | Smokey and the Bandit

Tall, blond haired country & western singer / songwriter from Atlanta Georgia, who usually appears in films portraying good humored Southern type characters. Reed was already writing and singing music in high school, and was signed by Capitol Records to a three-year contract in 1955. However, in ...

19. Gene Autry

Soundtrack | The Gene Autry Show

After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. Three years after that he made his ...

20. Rodney Atkins

Soundtrack | The Bourne Legacy

Rodney Atkins was born on March 28, 1969 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He has been married to Rose Falcon since November 10, 2013. He was previously married to Tammy Jo McDonald.

21. Trace Adkins

Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer

Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior...

22. Luke Bryan

Soundtrack | GCB

Luke Bryan was born on July 17, 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia, USA as Thomas Luther Bryan. He has been married to Caroline Bryan since December 8, 2006. They have two children.

24. Kelly Clarkson

Soundtrack | From Justin to Kelly

Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jeanne Ann (Rose), a teacher of English, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer. She was the first winner of the series American Idol, in 2002. Kelly is also a strong believer in God. She has been married to Brandon Blackstock since ...

25. Taylor Swift

Soundtrack | Taylor Swift: Bad Blood

Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards...

26. Billy Ray Cyrus

Actor | Hannah Montana: The Movie

Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA as William Ray Cyrus. He is an actor, known for Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Mulholland Dr. (2001) and Hannah Montana (2006). He has been married to Tish Cyrus since December 28, 1993. They have three children. He was ...

27. Clint Black

Soundtrack | Maverick

Clint Black was born on February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA as Clint Patrick Black. He has been married to Lisa Hartman since October 20, 1991. They have one child.

28. Wynonna Judd

Soundtrack | Lilo & Stitch

Wynonna Judd was raised in various places across the country, beginning in her birth state of Kentucky. As her mother Naomi Judd continued pursuing her nursing career, the Judd family settled twice in California and later full-time in Kentucky. In 1979, Wynonna, Naomi and younger half-sister Ashley...

29. Naomi Judd

Actress | An Evergreen Christmas

Naomi Judd was born on January 11, 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky, USA as Diana Ellen Judd. She is an actress, known for An Evergreen Christmas (2014), Someone Like You... (2001) and Route 65 Nashville. She has been married to Larry Strickland since May 4, 1989. She was previously married to Michael ...

30. Waylon Jennings

Actor | Maverick

Jennings, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, recorded 60 albums and had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career that spanned five decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2001. With pal Willie Nelson, Jennings performed duets like "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up ...

31. George Jones

Soundtrack | Tin Cup

George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, USA as George Glenn Jones. He was married to Nancy Sepulveda, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Ann Corley and Dorothy Bonvillion. He died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

32. Brad Paisley

Soundtrack | Cars

Brad Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA as Brad Douglas Paisley. He has been married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.

33. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Girls! Girls! Girls!

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

35. Josh Turner

Soundtrack | An Unfinished Life

Josh Turner was born on November 20, 1977 in Hannah, South Carolina, USA as Josh Otis Turner. He has been married to Jennifer Ford since June 14, 2003. They have four children.

36. Shania Twain

Soundtrack | I Heart Huckabees

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...

37. Lee Ann Womack

Soundtrack | Black Dog

Lee Ann Womack was born on August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas, USA. She has been married to Frank Liddell since November 6, 1999. They have one child. She was previously married to Jason Sellers.

38. Keith Urban

Soundtrack | Act of Valor

Keith Urban was born on October 26, 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand as Keith Lionel Urban. He has been married to Nicole Kidman since June 25, 2006. They have two children.

39. Chris Young

Actor | The Great Outdoors

Chris Young was born on April 28, 1971 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Christopher Tyler Young. He is an actor and director, known for The Great Outdoors (1988), Dance 'Til Dawn (1988) and Max Headroom (1987). He has been married to Lea Moreno since August 5, 2000.

40. Chris Thile

Music_department | This Is 40

Chris Thile has been married to Claire Coffee since December 23, 2013.

41. George Strait

Soundtrack | Pure Country

George Strait was born on May 18, 1952 in Poteet, Texas, USA as George Harvey Strait. He has been married to Norma Gail Voss since December 4, 1971. They have two children.

42. Garth Brooks

Soundtrack | Frequency

Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Troyal Garth Brooks. He has been married to Trisha Yearwood since December 10, 2005. He was previously married to Sandy Mahl.

43. Dolly Parton

Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...

44. Randy Owen

Soundtrack | Fire Down Below

Randy Owen was born on December 13, 1949 in Fort Payne, Alabama, USA as Randy Yeuell Owen.

45. Jake Owen

Actor | Second Best

Jake Owen has been married to Lacey Buchanan since May 7, 2012. They have one child.

46. Buck Owens

Soundtrack | Crazy Heart

Buck Owens is a true legend in country music. Along with fellow performers Merle Haggard and Wynn Stewart, Buck helped popularize the Bakersfield Sound, or honky-tonk infused with electric instrumentation and rock influences. Growing up in Arizona, Buck picked cotton and learned to play the ...

47. Joe Nichols

Self | Nashville

Joe Nichols was born on November 26, 1976 in Rogers, Arkansas, USA. He has been married to Heather Singleton since September 9, 2007.

48. John Michael Montgomery

Soundtrack | Maverick

John Michael Montgomery was born on January 20, 1965 in Danville, Kentucky, USA. He has been married to Crystal White since January 8, 1996. They have two children.

50. Martina McBride

Soundtrack | Runaway Bride

Martina McBride was born on July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas, USA as Martina Mariea Schiff. She has been married to John McBride since May 15, 1988. They have three children.

51. Kris Kristofferson

Actor | Blade

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...

52. Shooter Jennings

Soundtrack | Walk the Line

Shooter Jennings was born on May 19, 1979 as Waylon Albright Jennings. He has been married to Misty Swain since June 3, 2013.

54. Emmylou Harris

Soundtrack | Brokeback Mountain

Emmylou Harris was born on April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was previously married to Paul Kennerley, Brian Ahern and Tom Slocum.

55. Faith Hill

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Audrey Faith Perry. She is a producer, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Practical Magic (1998). She has been married to Tim McGraw since October 6, 1996. They have three children. She was ...

56. June Carter Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

June Carter Cash was born on June 23, 1929 in Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA as Valerie June Carter. She was married to Johnny Cash, Edwin Lee (Rip) Nix and Carl Smith. She died on May 15, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

57. Billy Currington

Soundtrack | Due Date

Born on November 19, 1973, Billy was born and raised in Georgia, and has four sisters and two brothers. His mother Donna married his step-father when he was just one and a half years old. Life was not good during his early years, as his step-father had a substance abuse problem which caused ...

58. Hoyt Axton

Actor | Gremlins

Hoyt Axton was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Hoyt Wayne Axton. He was married to Deborah Hawkins, Donna "Bambi" Roberts, Kathryn Roberts and Mary Sanino. He died on October 26, 1999 in Helena, Montana, USA.

59. Roy Acuff

Soundtrack | Night Train to Memphis

Roy Acuff was born on September 15, 1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee, USA as Roy Claxton Acuff. He was married to Mildred Louise Douglas. He died on November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee.

61. Gary Allan

Soundtrack | Black Dog

Gary Allan was born on December 5, 1967 in La Mirada, California, USA as Gary Allan Herzberg.

62. Kenny Rogers

Soundtrack | Six Pack

Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a ...



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