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 ones listed on their birth certificates.
Let's take a look at these country stars' real names.
Stage Name: Luke Bryan
Real Name: Thomas Luther Bryan
Stage Name: Tim McGraw
Real Name: Samuel Timothy Smith
Stage Name: Faith Hill
Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry
Stage Name: Hank Williams
Real Name: Hiram King Williams
Stage Name: Garth Brooks
Real Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
Stage Name: Jason Aldean
Real Name: Jason Aldine Williams
Stage Name: Shania Twain
Real Name: Eileen Regina Edwards
Stage Name: Patsy Cline
Real Name: Virginia Patterson Hensley
Stage Name: Cole Swindell
Real Name: Colden Rainey Swindell
Stage Name: Dierks Bentley
Real Name: Frederick Dierks Bentley
Stage Name: John Denver
Real Name: Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
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
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
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
This article was originally published in 2018.
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