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Do You Know Your Favorite Country Stars’ Real Names?

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How well do you really know your favorite country stars? I bet you didn’t know that many country singers actually go by their middle names. In fact, a huge number of country artists have opted to go by stage names instead of the one listed on their birth certificates. Let’s take a look at these country stars real names.

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Stage Name: Luke Bryan
Real Name: Thomas Luther Bryan

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Stage Name: Tim McGraw
Real Name: Samuel Timothy Smith

Stage Name: Faith Hill
Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry

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Stage Name: Hank Williams
Real Name: Hiram King Williams

Garth Brooks Notre Dame
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Stage Name: Garth Brooks
Real Name: Troyal Garth Brooks

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Stage Name: Jason Aldean
Real Name: Jason Aldine Williams

Shania Twain
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Stage Name: Shania Twain
Real Name: Eileen Regina Edwards

I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline
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Stage Name: Patsy Cline
Real Name: Virginia Patterson Hensley

Cole Swindell Reason to Drink
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Stage Name: Cole Swindell
Real Name: Colden Rainey Swindell

Woman, Amen Dierks Bentley
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Stage Name: Dierks Bentley
Real Name: Frederick Dierks Bentley

Stage Name: John Denver
Real Name: Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

Toby Keith inauguration
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Stage Name: Toby Keith
Real Name: Toby Keith Covel

Stage Name: Randy Houser
Real Name: Shawn Randolph Houser

Stage Name: Hank Williams, Jr.
Real Name: Randall Hank Williams

Stage Name: Kid Rock
Real Name: Robert James Richie

Stage Name: RaeLynn
Real Name: Racheal Lynn Woodward

Randy Travis
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Stage Name: Randy Travis
Real Name: Randy Bruce Traywick

Stage Name: Wynonna Judd
Real Name: Christina Claire Ciminella

Stage Name: Conway Twitty
Real Name: Harold Lloyd Jenkins

Stage Name: Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts)
Real Name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.

Stage Name: Johnny Paycheck
Real Name: Donald Eugene Lytle

Stage Name: Terri Clark
Real Name: Terri Lynn Sauson

Stage Name: Kix Brooks
Real Name: Leon Eric Brooks III

Eric Church
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Stage Name: Eric Church
Real Name: Kenneth Eric Church

Stage Name: Trace Adkins
Real Name: Tracy Darrell Adkins

Stage Name: Craig Morgan
Real Name: Craig Morgan Greer

Stage Name: Clay Walker
Real Name: Ernest Clayton Walker, Jr.

Stage Name: LeAnn Rimes
Real Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes

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Do You Know Your Favorite Country Stars’ Real Names?