September is the birth month for a ton of country singers, from the late, great George Jones to country queen Faith Hill. Let’s celebrate these 10 amazing country singers with September birthdays by reliving a few throwback performances and learning some lesser-known facts.
We lost the incredibly talented Conway Twitty at the young age of 59. Fun fact: He was born as Harold Lloyd Jenkins. Reports on how he came up with “Conway Twitty” are varied. Some say the singer randomly chose words he saw on a map, while others say he met a real man with that name. You can celebrate the late singer’s birthday by watching his performance of “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” with Loretta Lynn.
Another country music icon who left us too soon, Patsy Cline was just 30-years-old when she perished in a plane crash. She helped pave the way for female country singers and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Honor her this month by enjoying this rare video of her performing “Walking After Midnight” on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts in 1957.
Hunter Hayes turns 26 this year! The young musician is more talented than most people realize. Not only can he sing, but he can play a whopping 30 different instruments. Hayes has been playing music since he was just a kid, and even performed at the White House for Bill Clinton when he was just seven-years-old.
One half of Joey+Rory, Joey Feek passed away at age 40 due to cancer. She is survived by her husband Rory and young daughter Indiana. Celebrate her birthday by watching To Joey, With Love — a documentary film featuring footage from the last few years of her life.
One part of country music trio Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley turns 35 on the 11th.
Turning 43 this month is Jennifer Nettles, who was formerly one half of country duo Sugarland, but has since struck it out on her own. She’s had a successful solo career with hits like “That Girl” and “Unlove You.” Celebrate her birthday with her impressive live cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
One of the all-time greats, George Jones was 81-years-old when he passed in 2013. He left behind quite the legacy. The “He Stopped Loving Her Today” singer is revered by many as the best country artist to ever live. To honor him on his big day, see if you know all of these 10 facts about country icon.
Born Patricia Lynn Yearwood, the country singer has proven to be an unstoppable force in country music. The soon to be 53-year-old has released eleven studio albums, won three Grammys and produced nine No. 1 singles. For Yearwood’s birthday, watch her sing Prince’s “Purple Rain” with husband Garth Brooks.
One of the most successful country singers of all time, Faith Hill has too many No. 1 hits to even name. In 2001, she won three Grammys for tracks off of her album Breathe. Both Faith and Breathe sparked her pop crossover success and launched her into international super-stardom. Celebrate Hill’s 50th birthday with this video of her surprising Tim McGraw fans in Nashville.
Karen Fairchild is one-fourth of popular country group Little Big Town, and she turns 48 this month! Fairchild has been touring for the band’s Pharrell-produced album Wanderlust this summer. For her birthday, watch her steamy duet with Luke Bryan.
Jimmie Rodgers is known by many names, including “The Singing Breakman,” “The Blue Yodeler,” and “The Father of Country Music.” Rodgers is credited with laying the foundation for much of popular country music in the early 20th century. His music directly inspired the works of artists like Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and countless others.