Country music is show business, and in show business, sometimes you have to change your name.
No matter how talented and good looking you are, an ordinary or clunky sounding name can be a handicap on the path to becoming a star.
Name changes in the country music business are nothing new. Hank Williams changed his name, and it’s now synonymous with country legend. That’s the same story for a handful of the modern legends, too. Today, up-and-coming artists from all sectors of the country genre are changing their names for a shot at becoming a star.
You, dear reader, are a country music fan, but how well do you know your favorite stars? Take this quiz to see if you know or can guess famous country singers real names.