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
Singer-songwriter
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
08 May 1940
Musician

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter

Jason AldeanJason Aldean
28 February 1977
Country Singer
Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
 
GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Alan JacksonAlan Jackson
17 October 1958
Gospel Musician

Martie MaguireMartie Maguire
12 October 1969
Country Musician

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955
Singer
Wynonna JuddWynonna Judd
30 May 1964
Singer-songwriter

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress

Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987
Musician

Sheb WooleySheb Wooley
10 April 1921
Actor
Rory FeekRory Feek
25 April 1965
Country Singer-songwriter

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972
American singer-songwriter
Natalie MainesNatalie Maines
14 October 1974
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter,

John PrineJohn Prine
10 October 1946
Singer-songwriter

Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean
10 August 1928
Singer
Vince GillVince Gill
12 April 1957
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Mandolinist,

Lyle LovettLyle Lovett
01 November 1957
Singer-songwriter
Jason IsbellJason Isbell
01 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Marie OsmondMarie Osmond
13 October 1959
Singer, Actor, Television actor, Songwriter

Patty GriffinPatty Griffin
16 March 1964
musician, singer-songwriter, composer
Randy MeisnerRandy Meisner
08 March 1946
Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter

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Alison KraussAlison Krauss
23 July 1971
Singer, Fiddler
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
20 March 1937
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Josh KelleyJosh Kelley
30 January 1980
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Songwriter,

George JonesGeorge Jones
12 September 1931
Musician

Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934
Singer
Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Hillary ScottHillary Scott
01 April 1986
singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer

David Allan CoeDavid Allan Coe
06 September 1939
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer

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

Toby KeithToby Keith
08 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Record producer
Hank Williams IIIHank Williams III
12 December 1972
Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

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

Timothy B. SchmitTimothy B. Schmit
30 October 1947
Musician

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

Bobbie GentryBobbie Gentry
27 July 1944
Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter
Martina McBrideMartina McBride
29 July 1966
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician

Jenny LewisJenny Lewis
08 January 1976
Singer-songwriter
Tanya TuckerTanya Tucker
10 October 1958
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician

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

Mary Chapin CarpenterMary Chapin Carpenter
21 February 1958
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Street artist
Clint BlackClint Black
04 February 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record producer,

Sara EvansSara Evans
05 February 1971
Singer-songwriter
Roy ClarkRoy Clark
15 April 1933
Singer, Banjoist, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
30 November 1975
Singer, Songwriter

Eric ChurchEric Church
03 May 1977
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Banjoist, Composer,

Buck OwensBuck Owens
12 August 1929
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer

Kellie PicklerKellie Pickler
28 June 1986
Singer, Beauty pageant contestant, Songwriter
Don WilliamsDon Williams
27 May 1939
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
20 August 1923
Singer, Songwriter

Gretchen WilsonGretchen Wilson
26 June 1973
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Songwriter,

Rhiannon GiddensRhiannon Giddens
21 February 1977
Musician
Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
11 January 1946
Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician,

Charles KelleyCharles Kelley
11 September 1981
Singer, Singer-songwriter
Roger MillerRoger Miller
02 January 1936
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician,

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

Jennifer NettlesJennifer Nettles
12 September 1974
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Pianist
Gene AutryGene Autry
29 September 1907
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician,

Johnny Van ZantJohnny Van Zant
27 February 1960
Singer
Uncle KrackerUncle Kracker
06 June 1974
Singer-Songwriter

Lynn AndersonLynn Anderson
26 September 1947
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Television actor

Nicolette LarsonNicolette Larson
17 July 1952
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Freddy FenderFreddy Fender
04 June 1937
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Dierks BentleyDierks Bentley
20 November 1975
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter,
Mac DavisMac Davis
21 January 1942
Musician, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Stage actor

Rhett AkinsRhett Akins
13 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Josh RitterJosh Ritter
21 October 1976
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford
13 February 1919
Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter
Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
30 April 1925
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Mickey GilleyMickey Gilley
09 March 1936
Singer

Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb
15 August 1946
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist,

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

Lari WhiteLari White
13 May 1965
Country Singers
Hoyt AxtonHoyt Axton
25 March 1938
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Television actor

Charlie RichCharlie Rich
14 December 1932
Singer, Musician, Pianist, Soldier,

Gregg HenryGregg Henry
06 May 1952
Actor

Mel TillisMel Tillis
08 August 1932
Country Singer

Iris DeMentIris DeMent
05 January 1961
Singer, Songwriter
Lee GreenwoodLee Greenwood
27 October 1942
Country music artist.

Deana CarterDeana Carter
04 January 1966
Singer
Jake OwenJake Owen
28 August 1981
Singer, Singer-songwriter

John MausJohn Maus
12 November 1943
Musician
Maybelle CarterMaybelle Carter
10 May 1909
Musician
Jo Dee MessinaJo Dee Messina
25 August 1970
Musical Artist