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Country Stars’ Favorite College Football Teams

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As a new season gear up, fans across the nation are soiling to watch their favorite college football teams hit the field. Such an American institution appeals to a long list of country singers. Many of them, as you might expect, reside in either one of the Midwest’s high school football hotbeds or in the Deep South, where the national championship trophy almost always resides.

These stars of varying fame might be loading up their RVs for tailgating if touring didn’t get priority, as each of them is a vocal supporter of a major college football program.

Lee Brice – Clemson

Nothing like a day with the family watching my @clemsontigers @sara_brice

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Brice and his family get bragging rights over everyone else on this list, unless there’s a secret Pitt Panthers fan lurking around, as they root for the reigning champs.

Garth Brooks – Oklahoma State

 

Brooks adds collegiate athlete legitimacy to the list. He’s a former scholarship member of his school of choice’s track and field team. The javelin thrower turned arena-packing megastar remains a die-hard Cowboy.

Kenny Chesney – Tennessee

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Chesney could easily be knocked for pandering to local fan bases wherever he goes, but by all indications, he’s a longtime Volunteers fan.

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Jason Isbell – Alabama

Good times yesterday. Reposted from @wfgamble

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One of Americana’s biggest stars pulls for perhaps the greatest traditional power of them all. The Tide has played for the national title more years than not since Isbell hit it big.

Toby Keith – Oklahoma

 

Known sports fanatic and proud son of Oklahoma Toby Keith loudly and proudly supports his Sooners, which must make for some good-natured teasing with the scores of Longhorns involved in country music.

Tim McGraw – LSU

 

McGraw ranks high on the list of famous Bengal Tiger supporters, joining the likes of the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty fame and all-time SEC basketball great Shaquille O’Neal. Straying from football a bit, McGraw narrates ESPN’s SEC Storied special Shaq & Dale.

Brad Paisley – West Virginia

Morgantown, arguably the most country setting of all the great Southern college towns, feels like home for this country crooner. He’s played quite a few shows on campus and might qualify as an honorary member of the Mountaineer Marching Band.

Darius Rucker – South Carolina

Attention, the boys and I want to remind you that we are one week away from college football y'all! #Gamecocks

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Hootie and the Blowfish famously formed during Rucker’s time at the University of South Carolina. Now a country singer, Rucker doesn’t hesitate to rock team gear whenever he hits the stage.

Corey Smith – Georgia

Few country singers are more synonymous with their college football team of choice than Smith. His small town storytelling centers on Athens and his nearby hometown of Jefferson, Georgia. A hearty, if only implied, “Go Dawgs!” flavor local happenings whenever Smith’s characters darken the doors of their local watering hole. Actually, it’s not just implied here.

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Country Stars’ Favorite College Football Teams