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 51 this year (even though she doesn’t look it). You can celebrate Womack’s birthday by watching this surprise performance with Little Big Town at the Ryman Auditorium.
Kacey Musgraves — Aug. 21
Musgraves will be 29 this year. The young singer is in the prime of her career after exploding onto the music scene just a few years ago. This year she got engaged to songwriter Ruston Kelly. Watch their cover of a new song they adapted from a Johnny Cash poem.
Kenny Rogers — Aug. 21
Rogers is a well-known musician to many, not just country fans. Turning 79 this year, Rogers is preparing to leave the business for good and recently announced a massive farewell concert. 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 56. Everyone knows who Billy Ray Cyrus is, but did you know he has a new show called Still The King in which he plays a troubled Elvis impersonator?
Brian Kelley — Aug. 26
One-half of the Florida Georgia Line duo, Kelley turns 33 this month. This year, FGL will hit the road with the Backstreet Boys.
LeAnn Rimes — Aug. 28
Rimes, who’s turning 35 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.
Shania Twain —Aug. 28
Shania Twain is one of the most recognizable and beloved singers in country music. The singer is making a comeback this year with a new album, Now, due on Sept. 29. Watch the video for her new song, “Life’s About to Get Good.”