Country stars love to pal around with other country stars — just look at the bromance between Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean or the lady love between Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert for proof that their holiday parties are probably way cooler than yours.
But that doesn’t mean their famous friends are only the country-inclined. From sports stars to actors, comedians and coaches, here are 15 country singers who have unlikely celebrity friends (making their holiday parties the most fun of all!).
Jake Owen and Jordan Spieth
Jake Owen packs a serious golf game. In fact, he almost went pro before pursuing music. It only makes sense that he pals around with young golf sensation Jordan Spieth.
Carrie Underwood and Anna Kendrick
Carrie Underwood and Anna Kendrick have been friends since Carrie made an appearance in Pitch Perfect 2.
Kris Kristofferson and Muhammed Ali
Kris Kristofferson had many famous friends thanks to his acting career, but few touched Kristofferson quite like Muhammed Ali, who he met while filming Freedom Road. When he was young Kristofferson trained to be a boxer.
Dolly Parton and Joan Rivers
Two of the toughest girls in show business, Dolly Parton had a close friend in comedienne Joan Rivers.
Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow
Tim McGraw met Gwyneth Paltrow while filming Country Strong. The two stayed friends since.
Jack Ingram, Mack Brown and Matthew McConaughey
Jack Ingram, Matthew McConaughey and former University of Texas football coach Mack Brown have been friends for awhile. Long enough to form “Mack, Jack, and McConaughey,” a charity for children.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich
Alright, so technically they’re dating, but that makes them pretty good friends, right? Julianne Hough and Washington Capitals’ stud Brooks Laich have been “friends” for awhile now.
Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry
Kacey Musgraves has stayed close with Katy Perry ever since their taping of CMT Crossroads. The two say they inspire each others’ music.
Travis Tritt and Chipper Jones
Travis Tritt is one of future hall of fame MLB third baseman Chipper Jones close musical friends.
Darius Rucker and Tiger Woods
Darius Rucker has been friends with Tiger Woods since his soft rock days. He proudly states that Tiger’s is definitely the most famous cell number he has.
Randy Travis and William Shatner
Randy Travis has known William Shatner for a long time, even traveling to perform at Shatner’s birthdays.
Kenny Chesney and Kevin Millar
Kenny Chesney grew up with baseball star Kevin Millar and has followed him around at various stages in his career, including the World Series with the Boston Red Sox.
Dierks Bentley and Peyton Manning
Dierks Bentley and Peyton Manning have palled around in the past, including Bentley and Manning singing a duet of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”
Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson
Willie Nelson has a place in Maui, right near Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson. The trio hold celebrity poker tournaments and Harrelson laughs he probably owes everything he has to Nelson in lost poker hands.