August is packed full of country stars who call it their birth month. Here are nine country singers with August birthdays and a few ways you can celebrate their big day.
Lee Ann Womack — Aug. 19
Womack turns 50 this year (even though she doesn’t look it). You can celebrate Womack’s birthday by checking out her new “Chances Are” music video shot in Texas’ historic Gruene Hall.
Kacey Musgraves — Aug. 21
Musgraves will be turns 28 this year. The young singer is in the prime of her career after exploding onto the music scene just a few years ago. Fun fact: Musgraves competed on the singing competition show Nashville Star in 2007 and came in seventh place. Watch her amazing Hank Williams cover with Zac Brown Band to celebrate her birthday.
Kenny Rogers — Aug. 21
Rogers is a well-known musician to many, not just country fans. Turning 78 this year, Rogers is preparing to leave the business for good and announced his final Christmas tour last week. Celebrate the legend’s birthday with this rare 1989 video of him singing with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
Jo Dee Messina — Aug. 25
Messina is a powerful and uplifting voice in country music. Her inspirational, honest and fun lyrics are her signature. You can celebrate this fierce woman by taking a look back at the release of “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” which was over 20 years ago.
Billy Ray Cyrus — Aug. 25
The king of mullets is now the king of CMT, and he’s turning 55. Everyone knows who Billy Ray Cyrus is, but did you know he has a new show titled Still The King in which he plays a troubled Elvis impersonator? I’m sure he’d appreciate if your birthday gift to him was tuning into the show on CMT (now airing).
Brian Kelley — Aug. 26
One-half of the Florida Georgia Line duo, Kelley turns 32 this month. He has a lot to celebrate this year, like the success of the group’s new single “H.O.L.Y.” and having “Cruise” named by Billboard as the number one charting country single of all time.
LeAnn Rimes — Aug. 28
Rimes, who’s turning 34 this year, seems like she’s been a fixture in country music forever. Rimes started her career at the young age of 13 and impressed the world with her powerhouse vocals. Celebrate her today by watching her incredible rendition of the National Anthem from a 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Jake Owen — Aug. 28
Owen has only been in the country game for roughly a decade, but he’s certainly left his mark. Owen has been turning out a ton of new music this year and will be releasing his new album, American Love, which dropped on July 29.
Shania Twain —Aug. 28
Shania Twain is one of the most recognizable and beloved singers in country music. She ruled the 90’s with her album Come On Over, which was just recognized by Billboard as the No. 1 top-charting country album of all time. Celebrate her by watching this throwback video of her performing “Coat of Many Colors” with Dolly Parton.