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Stars Who’ve Gone Country: Beyonce, Post Malone and More Musicians Are Headed to the Honky Tonk | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Nashville has welcomed stars from every genre who have wanted to dip their toe into the country music scene. From Beyoncé to Post Malone, these stars have their eye on Music City.



Darius Rucker When he found out his rock band, Hootie & the Blowfish, wouldn't be going on tour back in 2008, "I knew it was time to go to Nashville and see if I could do it," says the South Carolina native, 56. Getty
Darius Rucker When he found out his rock band, Hootie & the Blowfish, wouldn’t be going on tour back in 2008, “I knew it was time to go to Nashville and see if I could do it,” says the South Carolina native, 56. Getty Jason Kempin Getty Images

Kelly Clarkson Pop music made the Texan, 41, famous, but she often croons country tunes on "Kellyoke" and has dueted with Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean. Getty
Kelly Clarkson Pop music made the Texan, 41, famous, but she often croons country tunes on “Kellyoke” and has dueted with Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean. Getty Manny Carabel Getty Images for Audacy

Lil Nas X The provocative Atlanta rapper, 24, first rose to fame with "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2019. Getty
Lil Nas X The provocative Atlanta rapper, 24, first rose to fame with “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2019. Getty Matt Winkelmeyer Getty Images

Nelly "I always wanted to be an artist that was evolving," the St. Louis-raised rapper, 49, said of his 2021 album, Heartland, which features guests including Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen. Getty
Nelly “I always wanted to be an artist that was evolving,” the St. Louis-raised rapper, 49, said of his 2021 album, Heartland, which features guests including Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen. Getty Isaac Brekken Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Post Malone "Country record is coming. We made such sick music down in Nashville," the Texas-raised singer, 28, said after his debut at the CMAs in 2023 alongside Morgan Wallen. Getty
Post Malone “Country record is coming. We made such sick music down in Nashville,” the Texas-raised singer, 28, said after his debut at the CMAs in 2023 alongside Morgan Wallen. Getty Noam Galai Getty Images

Gwen Stefani She's an Oklahoma girl now! "I've definitely bounced [around] different genres, but this was one I never imagined," the 54-year-old singer, who's dabbled in pop, rock and ska, says of being nominated for a CMT Award alongside hubby Blake Shelton. Getty
Gwen Stefani She’s an Oklahoma girl now! “I’ve definitely bounced [around] different genres, but this was one I never imagined,” the 54-year-old singer, who’s dabbled in pop, rock and ska, says of being nominated for a CMT Award alongside hubby Blake Shelton. Getty Kevin Winter A360

Jessica Simpson "Growing up in Texas, I was always surrounded by country music," the former pop princess, 43, said of embracing the genre in 2008. Getty
Jessica Simpson “Growing up in Texas, I was always surrounded by country music,” the former pop princess, 43, said of embracing the genre in 2008. Getty Frank Micelotta Getty Images

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