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You’ll never look at these country stars the same… Find out their real names below! Who knew it was so common for stars to go by their middle name or drop their last name??

Shania Twain

Real name: Eilleen Regina Edwards

Carly Pearce

Real name: Carly Cristyne Slusser

Cole Swindell

Real name: Colden Rainey Swindell

Craig Morgan

Real name: Craig Morgan Greer

Dierks Bentley

Real name: Frederick Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Real name: Kenneth Eric Church


Real name: Ernest Keith Smith

Faith Hill

Real name: Audrey Faith Perry

Garth Brooks

Real name: Troyal Garth Brooks

Gary Allan

Real name: Gary Allan Herzberg

Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts)

Real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.


Real name: Michael Wilson Hardy

Jake Owen

Real name: Joshua Ryan Owen

Jason Aldean

Real name: Jason Aldine Williams

Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts)

Real name: Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Jr.

Kix Brooks

Real name: Leon Eric Brooks III

Lauren Alaina

Real name: Lauren Alaina Suddeth

LeAnn Rimes

Real name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes

Luke Bryan

Real name: Thomas Luther Bryan

Trisha Yearwood

Real name: Patricia Lynn Yearwood


Real name: Racheal Lynn Woodward

Randy Houser

Real name: Shawn Randolph Houser

Randy Travis

Real name: Randy Bruce Traywick

Thomas Rhett

Real name: Thomas Rhett Akins

Tim McGraw

Real name: Samuel Timothy Smith

Toby Keith

Real name: Toby Keith Covel

Trace Adkins

Real name: Tracy Darrell Adkins

Travis Tritt

Real name: James Travis Tritt

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