Country Music Birthdays

Country Music Birthdays

The end-all, be-all birthday list of folks associated with country music!

January 
February
March 
April 
May 
June
July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December


January

Jan. 2 
Chris Hartman of Emerson Drive, 1978

Jan. 4 
Deana Carter, 1966
Patty Loveless, 1957

Jan. 9 
Crystal Gayle, 1951
Hayes Carll, 1976

Jan. 11 
Naomi Judd of The Judds, 1946

Jan. 12
William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys, 1939
Ricky Van Shelton, 1952
Keith Anderson, 1968

Jan. 13 
Trace Adkins, 1962

Jan. 16
Ronnie Milsap, 1943
James Young of Eli Young Band, 1980

Jan. 17 
Steve Earle, 1955
Kid Rock, 1971

Jan. 18 
Bobby Goldsboro, 1941
Mark Collie, 1956
Kristy Lee Cook, 1984

Jan. 19 
Dolly Parton, 1946

Jan. 20 
John Michael Montgomery, 1965
Brantley Gilbert, 1985

Jan. 21 
Mac Davis, 1942
Jimmy Ibbotson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1947

Jan. 22 
J.P. Pennington of Exile, 1949
Teddy Gentry of Alabama, 1952

Jan. 23 
Josh Thompson, 1978

Jan. 24 
Keech Rainwater of Lonestar, 1963
Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft, 1984
Ray Stevens, 1941

Jan. 26 
Lucinda Williams, 1953

Jan. 27 
Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters, 1955
Tracy Lawrence, 1968

Jan. 30 
Tammy Cochran, 1970

Jan. 31 
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, 1987


February

Feb. 1 
Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, 1937
Del McCoury, 1939
Lisa Marie Presley, 1968
Jason Isbell, 1979
Julie Roberts, 1979

Feb. 3 
Matraca Berg, 1964

Feb. 9 
Travis Tritt, 1963
Joe Ely, 1947

Feb. 10 
Lionel Cartwright, 1960
Craig Campbell, 1979

Feb. 11 
Sheryl Crow, 1962
Jon Jones of Eli Young Band, 1980

Feb. 12 
Aubrie Sellers, 1991
Moe Bandy, 1944

Feb. 14 
Razzy Bailey, 1939

Feb. 16 
Doug Phelps of The Kentucky Headhunters, 1960

Feb. 17 
Bryan White, 1974

Feb. 18 
Juice Newton, 1952

Feb. 20 
Kathy Baillie of Baillie & the Boys, 1951
Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band, 1979
Chris Thile of Punch Brothers, 1981

Feb. 21 
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 1958
Eric Heatherly, 1970
Zack Swon of The Swon Brothers, 1985

Feb. 23 
Steve Holy, 1972

Feb. 24 
Sammy Kershaw, 1958

Feb. 25 
Ralph Stanley, 1927
Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square, 1978

Feb. 26 
Johnny Cash, 1932 

Feb. 27 
Chuck Glaser of The Glaser Brothers, 1936
Johnny Van Zant of Van Zant, 1959

Feb. 28 
Jason Aldean, 1977


March

March 1 
Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo, 1954

March 2 
Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, 1959
Ty Herndon, 1962

March 3 
Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers, 1971

March 4 
Jason Sellers, 1971

March 5 
Amanda Shires, 1982

March 6 
Skip Ewing, 1964
Clara Henningsen of The Henningsens, 1990
Connie Britton of the TV series Nashville, 1967
Trent Willmon, 1973

March 9 
Mickey Gilley, 1936
Jimmie Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1948

March 10 
Carrie Underwood, 1983
Rachel Reinert of Gloriana, 1989

March 11 
Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers, 1955

March 13 
Jan Howard, 1930

March 14 
Michael Martin Murphey, 1945
Kristian Bush, 1970

March 16 
Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, 1951

March 17 
Paul Overstreet, 1955
Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square, 1973

March 18 
Charley Pride, 1938
Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town, 1974
Jaron Lowenstein of Jaron and the Long Road to Love, 1974

March 20 
“Ranger Doug” Green of Riders in the Sky, 1946
Jim Seales of Shenandoah, 1954
Jerry Reed, 1937 (died Sept. 1, 2008)

March 23 
Brett Eldredge, 1986
Brett Young, 1981

March 24 
Mo Pitney, 1993

March 26 
Ronnie McDowell, 1950
Charly McClain, 1956
Kenny Chesney, 1968

March 28 
Rodney Atkins, 1969
Reba McEntire, 1955

March 29 
Brady Seals, 1969

March 30 
Justin Moore, 1984
Thomas Rhett, 1990


April

April 1 
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, 1986
Jim Ed Brown, 1934
Jennifer Wayne of Runaway June, 1982
Kip Moore, 1980

April 2
Billy Dean, 1962

April 3 
Billy Joe Royal, 1942 

April 4 
Steve Gatlin, 1951

April 5 
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, 1967
Pat Green, 1972
Mike Eli, 1981
Cowboy Jack Clement, 1931–Aug. 8, 2013

April 6 
Merle Haggard, April 6, 1937—April 6, 2016

April 7 
Bobby Bare, 1935
John Dittrich of Restless Heart, 1951

April 8 
John Schneider, 1960

April 9 
Hal Ketchum, 1953

April 10 
Laura Bell Bundy, 1981
Maren Morris, 1990

April 11 
Jim Lauderdale, 1957
Steve Azar, 1964

April 12 
Vince Gill, 1957
Easton Corbin, 1982
Jessie James Decker, 1988

April 13 
Sam Bush, 1952

April 14 
Loretta Lynn, 1932

April 15 
Chris Stapleton, 1978
Margo Price, 1983
Roy Clark, 1933

April 18 
Walt Richmond of The Tractors, 1947
Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown, 1952

April 19 
Bekka Bramlett, 1968

April 21 
Glen Campbell, 1936

April 24 
Carly Pearce, 1990
Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys, 1943

April 25 
Rory Feek, 1965

April 26 
Jay DeMarcus, 1971

April 27 
John Osborne of Brothers Osborne, 1982

April 29 
Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys, 1943
Michael Ray, 1988
Willie Nelson, 1933


May

May 1
Tim McGraw, 1967

May 2
Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers, 1948
Ty Herndon, 1962

May 3
Eric Church, 1977
Scott “Cactus” Moser, 1957
John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band, 1971

May 4 
Randy Travis, 1959
Stella Parton, 1949
RaeLynn, 1994

May 6 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, 1945

May 8 
Billy Burnette, 1953
Del Gray of Little Texas, 1968

May 11 
Mark Herndon of Alabama, 1955

May 12 
Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, 1955
Clare Bowen of the TV show Nashville, 1989

May 13 
Lari White, 1965
Darius Rucker, 1966
William Michael Morgan, 1993

May 14 
Dustin Lynch, 1985
Bob Johnston, 1932

May 15 
K.T. Oslin, 1941
Zach Brown of A Thousand Horses, 1984

May 16 
Rick Trevino, 1971

May 17 
Kree Harrison, 1990

May 18 
George Strait, 1952
Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, 1948
David Nail, 1979

May 19 
Shooter Jennings, 1979

May 20 
Jon Pardi, 1985

May 21 
Cody Johnson, 1987

May 22 
Dana Williams of Diamond Rio, 1961

May 23 
Mac Wiseman, 1925
Shelly West, 1958
Jewel, 1974

May 24 
Mike Reid, 1947
Rosanne Cash, 1955
Billy Gilman, 1988

May 25 
Tom T. Hall, 1936
Jessi Colter, 1943

May 26 
Dave Robbins of BlackHawk, 1959
Hank Williams Jr., 1949

May 27 
Don Williams, 1939

May 28 
Phil Vassar, 1964

May 30 
Wynonna Judd, 1964

May 31 
Wayne Carson, 1943 
Casey James, 1982
Johnny Paycheck, 1938 


June

June 1 
Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, 1953

June 8 
Sturgill Simpson, 1978

June 8 
Chris Young, 1985

June 15 
Waylon Jennings, 1937

June 18 
Blake Shelton, 1976

June 20 
Chuck Wicks, 1979

June 21 
Allison Moorer, 1972
Porter Howell of Little Texas, 1964
Kathy Mattea, 1959

June 22 
Kris Kristofferson, 1936

June 23 
Alison Krauss, 1971

June 26 
Gretchen Wilson, 1973

June 27 
Lorrie Morgan, 1959

June 28 
Kellie Pickler, 1986

June 30 
Cole Swindell, 1983


July

July 3 
Aaron Tippin, 1958

July 5 
Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, 1982

July 6 
Jeannie Seely, 1940

July 7 
Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae, 1995

July 8 
Toby Keith, 1961

July 10 
Gary LeVox, 1970

July 11 
Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1947

July 12 
Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry, 1983

July 14 
Jamey Johnson, 1975

July 17 
Craig Morgan, 1964
Luke Bryan, 1976

July 18 
Ricky Skaggs, 1954

July 24 
Pam Tillis, 1957
Jerrod Niemann, 1979

July 29 
Martina McBride, 1966
James Otto, 1973

July 30 
Neal McCoy, 1958

July 31 
Zac Brown, 1978


August

Aug. 3 
Randy Scruggs, son of Earl Scruggs, 1953
Dean Sams of Lonestar, 1966
Jimmy De Martini, 1976
Whitney Duncan of Post Monroe, 1984

Aug. 5 
Bobby Braddock, 1940
Mark O’Connor, Six-time CMA Musician of the Year, 1961
Terri Clark, 1968

Aug. 7 
B.J. Thomas, 1942
Rodney Crowell, 1950
Michael Peterson, 1959
Raul Malo of The Mavericks, 1965

Aug. 8 
Mel Tillis, 1932
Phil Balsley of The Statler Brothers, 1939
Mark Wills, 1973

Aug. 10 
Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio, 1949
Jennifer Hanson, 1973

Aug. 11 
John Conlee, 1946

Aug. 12 
Danny Shirley of Confederate Railroad, 1956

Aug. 13 
Andy Griggs, 1973
Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive, 1978
Lennon Ray Louise Stella, of Lennon & Maisy, 1999

Aug. 14 
Connie Smith, 1941

Aug. 16 
Billy Joe Shaver, 1939
Emily Strayer of the Dixie Chicks, 1972
Ashton Shepherd, 1986
Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, 1987

Aug. 17 
Kevin Welch, 1955
Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers, 1988

Aug. 18 
Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons, 1955

Aug. 19 
Eddy Raven, 1944
Lee Ann Womack, 1966
Clay Walker, 1969
Rissi Palmer, 1981

Aug. 20 
Aaron Watson, 1977
Rudy Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers, 1952
John Hiatt, 1952

Aug. 21 
Kenny Rogers, 1938
Harold Reid of The Statler Brothers, 1939
Kacey Musgraves, 1988

Aug. 22 
Holly Dunn, 1957
Collin Raye, 1960
Mila Mason, 1963
George Canyon, 1970

Aug. 23 
Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky, 1949
Ira Dean of Trick Pony, 1969
Shelly Fairchild, 1977
Randy Rogers, 1981

Aug. 24 
Kristyn Osborn of SHeDAISY, 1970
Canaan Smith, 1982

Aug. 25 
Henry Paul of BlackHawk, 1949
Billy Ray Cyrus, 1961
Jo Dee Messina, 1970

Aug. 26 
Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio, 1961
Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, 1985

Aug. 27 
Jeff Cook of Alabama, 1949
Jeffrey Steele, 1961
Colt Ford, 1969

Aug. 28 
Shania Twain, 1965
Jake Owen, 1981
LeAnn Rimes, 1982
Cassadee Pope, 1989

Aug. 29 
Don Schlitz, 1952
Dan Truman of Diamond Rio, 1956
Shawn Camp, 1966


September

Sept. 1 
Steve Goetzman of Exile, 1950
Charlie Robison, 1964
Conway Twitty, 1933
Charlie Worsham, 1985

Sept. 2 
Paul Deakin of The Mavericks, 1959

Sept. 3 
Tompall Glaser, 1933 
Aaron Henningsen of The Henningsens, 1982

Sept. 4 
Tom Gossin of Gloriana, 1981

Sept. 6 
David Allan Coe, 1939
Buddy Miller, 1952
Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown, 1957
Jeff Foxworthy, 1958
Mark Chesnutt, 1963

Sept. 9 
Charles “Chip” Esten of Nashville, 1965
Joey Martin Feek of Joey+Rory, 1975
Hunter Hayes, 1991

Sept. 10 
Ashley Monroe, 1986

Sept. 11 
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, 1981

Sept. 12 
Kelsea Ballerini, 1993
George Jones, 1931 
Jennifer Nettles, 1974

Sept. 13 
Aaron Benward of Blue County, 1973
Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts, 1975

Sept. 14 
John Berry, 1959
Beth Nielsen Chapman, 1958
Danielle Peck, 1978

Sept. 15 
Andy Gibson, 1981

Sept. 16 
Sonny LeMaire of Exile, 1947
David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers, 1950
Terry McBride of McBride & the Ride, 1958

Sept. 18 
Tae Dye of Maddie & Tae, 1995

Sept. 19 
Jeff Bates, 1963
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Chase Rice, 1986

Sept. 21 
Faith Hill, 1967
Ronna Reeves, 1966

Sept. 22 
Debby Boone, 1956
June Forester of The Forester Sisters, 1956

Sept. 25 
Greg Bates, 1987

Sept. 26
Lynn Anderson, 1947 
Carlene Carter, 1955
David Frizzell, 1941
Olivia Newton-John, 1948
Doug Supernaw, 1960

Sept. 28 
Mandy Barnett, 1975
Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, 1969

Sept. 29 
Brad Cotter, 1970
Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive, 1973
Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935

Sept. 30 
Deborah Allen, 1953
Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, 1963
Marty Stuart, 1958


October

Oct. 1 
Kelly Willis, 1968

Oct. 2 
Greg Jennings of Restless Heart, 1954
Gillian Welch, 1967

Oct. 3 
Cherrill Green of Edens Edge, 1983

Oct. 4 
Heidi Newfield of Trick Pony, 1970
Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard of Sawyer Brown, 1960
Jaren Johnston of Cadillac Three, 1980
Leroy Van Dyke, 1929

Oct. 6 
Tim Rushlow, 1966

Oct. 7 
Dale Watson, 1962
Kieran Kane of The O’Kanes, 1949

Oct. 8 
Ricky Lee Phillips of The Kentucky Headhunters, 1953

Oct. 9 
Scotty McCreery, 1993

Oct. 10 
John Prine, 1946
Tanya Tucker, 1958

Oct. 11 
Paulette Carlson of Highway 101, 1953
Gene Watson, 1943

Oct. 12 
Martie Maguire of Dixie Chicks, 1969

Oct. 13 
Lacy J. Dalton, 1946
Marie Osmond, 1959
Rhett Akins, 1969

Oct. 14 
Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, 1974

Oct. 15 
Dean Miller, 1965
Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, 1969

Oct. 17 
Alan Jackson, 1958
Earl Thomas Conley, 1941
Nikki Lane, 1983

Oct. 18 
Josh Gracin, 1980

Oct. 19
Jeannie C. Riley, 1945
Cyndi Thomson, 1976

Oct. 20 
Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town, 1970

Oct. 22 
Shelby Lynne, 1968

Oct. 23 
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Jimmy Wayne, 1972

Oct. 25 
Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown, 1958
Chely Wright, 1970

Oct. 26 
Keith Urban, 1967

Oct. 27 
Charlie Daniels, 1936
Lee Greenwood, 1942

Oct. 28 
Brad Paisley, 1972

Oct. 30 
T. Graham Brown, 1954
Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls, 1954
Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY, 1976

Oct. 31 
Kinky Friedman, 1944
Darryl Worley, 1964


November

Nov. 1 
Bill Anderson, 1937
Big Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich, 1963
Lyle Lovett, 1957

Nov. 2 
K.D. Lang, 1961

Nov. 4 
Delbert McClinton, 1970

Nov. 5 
Billy Sherrill, 1936 (died Aug. 4, 2015) 

Nov. 6 
Guy Clark, 1941 (died May 17, 2016)

Nov. 7 
Robin Lee, 1953

Nov. 8 
Lauren Alaina, 1994
Bucky Covington, 1977

Nov. 10 
Chris Cagle, 1968
Donna Fargo, 1945
Brian Henningsen of The Henningsens, 1961
Miranda Lambert, 1983

Nov. 11 
Narvel Felts, 1938

Nov. 12 
Barbara Fairchild, 1950

Nov. 15 
Jack Ingram, 1970

Nov. 16 
Keith Burns of Trick Pony, 1963
Mark Orr of The Kentucky Headhunters, 1949

Nov. 17 
Aaron Lines, 1977
Reid Perry of The Band Perry, 1988

Nov. 19 
TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne, 1984

Nov. 19 
Jason Albert of Heartland, 1973
Billy Currington, 1973

Nov. 20 
Dierks Bentley, 1975
Josh Turner, 1977

Nov. 21 
Jean Shepard, 1933
Kelsi Osborn of SHeDAISY, 1974

Nov. 26 
Linda Davis, 1962
Michael Gossin of Gloriana, 1984
Joe Nichols, 1976

Nov. 28 
Kristine Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo, 1955

Nov. 29 
Hannah Mulholland of Runaway June, 1990


December

Dec. 1 
Kim Richey, 1957

Dec. 2 
Jana Kramer, 1983

Dec. 3 
Paul Gregg of Restless Heart, 1954

Dec. 4 
Lila McCann, 1981

Dec. 5 
Tyler England, 1963
Gary Allan, 1967

Dec. 6 
Helen Cornelius, 1941
Bill Lloyd of Foster & Lloyd, 1955

Dec. 7 
Gary Morris, 1948

Dec. 8 
Sam Hunt, 1984
Marty Raybon of Shenandoah, 1959

Dec. 10 
Johnny Rodriguez, 1950
Meghan Linsey, 1985

Dec. 11 
Brenda Lee, 1944

Dec. 12 
Katrina Elam, 1983

Dec. 13 
Randy Owen of Alabama, 1949
John Anderson, 1954
Taylor Swift, 1989
Maisy Jude Marion Stella, of Lennon & Maisy, 2003

Dec. 14 
Charlie Rich, 1932 (died July 25, 1995) 

Dec. 16 
Frankie Ballard, 1982
Jeff Carson, 1963

Dec. 17 
Ashlee Hewitt of Post Monroe, 1987
Sharon White of The Whites, 1953
Tracy Byrd, 1966
Duane Propes of Little Texas, 1967

Dec. 18 
Randy Houser, 1975

Dec. 19 
Little Jimmy Dickens, 1920 (died Jan. 2, 2015)
John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1945

Dec. 21 
Freddie Hart, 1926
Lee Roy Parnell, 1956
Brad Warren of The Warren Brothers, 1966

Dec. 22 
Chuck Mead of BR549, 1960

Dec. 25 
Jimmy Buffett, 1946
Barbara Mandrell, 1948
Steve Wariner, 1954

Dec. 26 
Bob Carpenter of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1946

Dec. 27 
Les Taylor of Exile, 1948
Jeff Bryant of Ricochet, 1962
Walker Hayes, 1979

Dec. 28 
Joe Diffie, 1958
Mike McGuire of Shenandoah, 1958
Marty Roe of Diamond Rio, 1960

Dec. 29
Jessica Andrews, 1983

Dec. 30 
Suzy Bogguss, 1956

Dec. 31 
Catherine Britt, 1984

 

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New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.