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Country Music Stars Who Did Movie Soundtracks

The country genre is known, in part, for its ability to tell a story. Therefore, it’s no shock to find country artists scattered among the music credits for different movies. They help to direct the plot and the emotion of the scene while adding a little country flair. Here are some top country stars that have had their music featured on movie soundtracks.


1. Willie Nelson

One of the most famous musical artists to date, Willie Nelson almost transcends genre when it comes to his fame. His song, “On The Road Again” has been featured in at least a dozen movies and shows since its release. Even his lesser-known covers, such as “The Scientist” (a cover of the Coldplay song) have been featured in films. With Nelson being the artistic storyteller that he is, there is no surprise that he is so prevalent in helping to tell such a wide variety of stories, from comedies like South Park to dramas like The Judge.

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2. Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is best known for his rugged, country persona, and his music reflects that. Though he is a widely adored country figure, he is rarely described as “adorable.” He contradicted this reputation by being one of the main vocals on the soundtrack for Disney’s animated film, Home On The Range, released in 2004. It showed another side of McGraw as he performed music that would appeal to a much younger generation. His storytelling seems to run in the family