Roll out the red carpet! It is time for country music's finest musical superstars to wow us for the umpteenth time, albeit this time it is not their music, but their rich and inspiring lives that will make your jaws drop in disbelief and admiration. That is true! When it comes to mainstream success, country musicians may not be as widely popular as rock stars. Nevertheless, they seem to be fast outpacing their pop, rock, hip-hop peers in a never before way. No wonder, country music's clout in the music arena seems to be getting stronger with each new Billboard success. From Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood to Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan and from Miranda Lambert and Chris Young to Jake Owen and Justin Moore, country's contemporary musicians are taking the world by a storm. However, it is not just the current crop of country musicians to whom the genre owes its growing popularity. Country music fever has gripped America for decades now, thanks to maestros like Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, and Garth Brooks. Explore the inspiring lives of America's famous country musicians in the timeline, trivia, and facts mentioned in the biographies here.
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
08 May 1940
GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
Alan JacksonAlan Jackson
17 October 1958
Gospel Musician

Martie MaguireMartie Maguire
12 October 1969
Country Musician

Jason AldeanJason Aldean
28 February 1977
Country Singer

Wynonna JuddWynonna Judd
30 May 1964

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955
Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

Sheb WooleySheb Wooley
10 April 1921

Rory FeekRory Feek
25 April 1965
Country Singer-songwriter
Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972
American singer-songwriter
Mac DavisMac Davis
21 January 1942
Musician, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Stage actor

Natalie MainesNatalie Maines
14 October 1974
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter,

Vince GillVince Gill
12 April 1957
Marie OsmondMarie Osmond
13 October 1959
Singer, Actor, Television actor, Songwriter

Hank Williams Jr.Hank Williams Jr.
26 May 1949
John PrineJohn Prine
10 October 1946

Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean
10 August 1928

Lyle LovettLyle Lovett
01 November 1957
Tanya TuckerTanya Tucker
10 October 1958

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Patty GriffinPatty Griffin
16 March 1964
musician, singer-songwriter, composer
Alison KraussAlison Krauss
23 July 1971

Timothy B. SchmitTimothy B. Schmit
30 October 1947

Randy MeisnerRandy Meisner
08 March 1946
Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter

Jerry ReedJerry Reed
20 March 1937
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,
David Allan CoeDavid Allan Coe
06 September 1939
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer
Jason IsbellJason Isbell
01 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,

Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934

George JonesGeorge Jones
12 September 1931
Josh KelleyJosh Kelley
30 January 1980
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Songwriter,

Jana KramerJana Kramer
02 December 1983
Actor, Singer, Television actor, Songwriter

Marty StuartMarty Stuart
30 September 1958
singer-songwriter, musician, singer, mandolinist

Michael NesmithMichael Nesmith
30 December 1942
Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film

Toby KeithToby Keith
08 July 1961
Eric ChurchEric Church
03 May 1977

Jenny LewisJenny Lewis
08 January 1976
Clint BlackClint Black
04 February 1962

Bernie LeadonBernie Leadon
19 July 1947
Composer, Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter,

Mickey GuytonMickey Guyton
17 June 1983
Lee GreenwoodLee Greenwood
27 October 1942
Country music artist.

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
30 November 1975
Singer, Songwriter
Roy ClarkRoy Clark
15 April 1933

Hank Williams IIIHank Williams III
12 December 1972
Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
11 January 1946
Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician,

Sara EvansSara Evans
05 February 1971

Hillary ScottHillary Scott
01 April 1986
singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer
Buck OwensBuck Owens
12 August 1929

Chet AtkinsChet Atkins
20 June 1924
Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
20 August 1923

Roger MillerRoger Miller
02 January 1936
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician,
Martina McBrideMartina McBride
29 July 1966

Mary Chapin CarpenterMary Chapin Carpenter
21 February 1958
Don WilliamsDon Williams
27 May 1939

Gene AutryGene Autry
29 September 1907
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician,

Johnny Van ZantJohnny Van Zant
27 February 1960
Ashley McBrydeAshley McBryde
29 July 1983

Kellie PicklerKellie Pickler
28 June 1986
Nicolette LarsonNicolette Larson
17 July 1952
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Uncle KrackerUncle Kracker
06 June 1974

Jimmie AllenJimmie Allen
18 June 1986
Rhiannon GiddensRhiannon Giddens
21 February 1977

Josh RitterJosh Ritter
21 October 1976
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb
15 August 1946
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist,

Rhett AkinsRhett Akins
13 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Skeeter DavisSkeeter Davis
30 December 1931
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Writer, Children's

Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford
13 February 1919
Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter
Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
30 April 1925
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Freddy FenderFreddy Fender
04 June 1937
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Ricky SkaggsRicky Skaggs
18 July 1954

Mickey GilleyMickey Gilley
09 March 1936

Dierks BentleyDierks Bentley
20 November 1975
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
06 May 1952

Mel TillisMel Tillis
08 August 1932
Country Singer

Charlie RichCharlie Rich
14 December 1932

Pam TillisPam Tillis
24 July 1957

Deana CarterDeana Carter
04 January 1966
Charles KelleyCharles Kelley
11 September 1981
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Lari WhiteLari White
13 May 1965
Country Singers
Jake OwenJake Owen
28 August 1981
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Iris DeMentIris DeMent
05 January 1961
Singer, Songwriter
Maybelle CarterMaybelle Carter
10 May 1909
Lefty FrizzellLefty Frizzell
31 March 1928