The men and women who raised your favorite country stars not only gave them loads of talent but also great looks to go with it. Since they were walking around in their diapers, these A-list country musicians and singers were looking up to their parents for guidance on how to become the next best thing. While we all have a few similarities to both our mom and dad when it comes to our appearance, just take a look at just how closely these country stars resemble either their mom or dad!
Top country stars write and sing about heartbreak, true love, hometowns, and loving their family. These megastars’ moms and dads have supported their music career from a very young age, and some, like best-selling music artist of all time Johnny Cash, even allowed his daughter at a very young age to start going on tour with him, which resulted in his daughter loving music and wanting to be just like her famous father. We've also seen some of our favorite country stars partner with their mom or dad to sing at concerts and events. Fans of Miley Cyrus were overjoyed when she sang a tribute to Tom Petty with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus.
The 20 country stars we've listed here have a very close resemblance to either their mom or dad. Whether their parents were stars just like they are now or have supported them throughout their dream of becoming a country star, we can see how close these musicians are with their moms and dads even with their striking looks.
20 Kelsea Ballerini And Mom Carla
Singer and songwriter Kelsea Ballerini grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was raised by her father, Ed, a former sales manager for a country radio station, and mom, Carla, who has worked in marketing for the Thomas Nelson Bible publishing and a sponsorship company. Ballerini is the only child in the family and was put in dance classes at the age of three and sang in church and school choirs. At 12, Ballerini wrote her first song for her mother and Carla was in tears listening to the song. Kelsea's career as a singer only grew from there, recording songs and debuting albums, like her most recent, "Unapologetically," which was released in 2017.
19 Hank Williams Jr. And Dad Hank
Hank Williams Jr. followed in his legendary father's footsteps and became a star himself, combining country with Southern rock and blues. Hank Williams Jr. is the son of country music pioneer Hank Williams. Sadly, his father passed when he was just three, however, fans can see the resemblance in the two easily. It was Williams Jr.'s mother, Audrey who led her son to follow in his father's footsteps to become a country performer. On his website, Hank wrote, "Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine they'd grow up to be cowboys. I couldn't do that... I knew I'd grow up to be a singer. That's all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning."
18 Miranda Lambert And Mom Beverly
Miranda Lambert was born in Longview, Texas where her parents ran a private detective agency. Lambert's father was also a guitarist and songwriter and taught Lambert how to play, while we could see she got her looks from her mom, Beverly. Lambert pursued a country music career by releasing a self-titled album and competing on Nashville Star in 2001. We all know that Miranda Lambert's career as a country star skyrocketed right after and she continues to release top hits. In Lambert's early singing career her mom was her manager, but today, we could see Beverly attending Lambert's award shows and occasionally going on the road with her.
17 Rosanne Cash And Dad Johnny
Rosanna Cash is the daughter of famous country singer and one of the best selling music artists of all time, Johnny Cash. Rosanne, now 63-years-old, looks extremely similar to her late father and followed in his footsteps, becoming a singer and songwriter herself. After graduating high school, Rosanne decided to tour with her famous dad in the 70's and released her own album Rosanne Cash in 1978 in Germany. With Jonny Cash being her father, Rosanne quickly inherited a love for music and later released her own albums in the U.S., with her most popular named Right or Wrong, released in 1980 and Seven Year Ache in 1981.
16 Kacey Musgraves And Mom Karen
Kacey Musgraves has become extremely successful as a country star, winning six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas, to her father Craig, an owner of a small printing business, and mom, Karen, an artist. At the young age of eight, Kacey began writing songs and wrote a song called "Notice Me" for her elementary school graduation. At 12, Kacey began taking guitar lessons and her mother would take her to local music festivals to sing western swing music. Soon after, Kacey would get discovered and hit it big as a country star. Her latest album release, Golden Hour won all four of its nominated Grammy Awards categories.
15 Miley Cyrus And Dad Billy Ray
Miley Cyrus has become extremely successful in the music industry and we could thank her dad, country star Billy Ray Cyrus for some of it. Miley grew up in the music world, but she ventured off from singing country songs to becoming more of a pop star in recent years. And, besides their similarities in their appearance, both Miley and her dad are majorly talented with huge number-one hits and albums. Miley and her father, Billy, continue to work on music, and the pair has even recorded a few songs together. The daughter and father duo performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon back in 2017 where they sang a tribute to Tom Petty with a "Wildflowers" cover.
14 Trisha Yearwood And Mom Gwen
Trisha Yearwood has a number of country hits including, "She's in Love with a Boy" and "I'm Still Alive" and became the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her first album back in the early '90s. Trisha was born in Monticello, Georgia, to her mother Gwen, a teacher, and her father Jack, a banker. After transferring to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, to finish up her degree, Yearwood interned at MTM Records where she benefitted from many of their resources to record demo tapes. She soon would become a hit in the country music industry. It seems like Trisha and her mother are very close, collaborating with her mom and sister to publish two cookbooks.
13 Shooter Jennings And Dad Waylon
Shooter Jennings is another famous country star that followed in the footsteps of his father. Shooter is the only son of country legend Waylon Jennings and mother, Jessi Colter. Shooter grew up with music all around him and literally spent his childhood on a tour bus with his dad. Like his famous father, Shooter began to dedicate his life to playing music and setting himself apart from other country stars, active mainly in outsider country and Southern rock genres. In 1996, Shooter and his famous dad recorded an album together and called it Fenixon. Shooter shares such a strong resemblance to his father that he even played him in the film Walk the Line.
12 Julianne Hough And Mom Marianne
Julianne Hough rose to fame basically overnight when she became a two-time professional champion on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Hough has become a household name in entertainment landing huge roles in movies including the remake of Footloose, Burlesque, Dirty Grandpa, Paradise and she fulfilled her lifelong dream of playing the role of Sandy in Grease LIVE!, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards. Hough grew up with a family filled with entertainers and her parents, mom Marianna and dad Bruce both wanted her to make it big. When Julianne was just 10, her parents sent her and her notable brother, Derek Hough to live and study dance in London. From there, Julianne's career as a dancer, singer and actress began to grow.
11 Thomas Rhett And Dad Rhett Akins
Thomas Rhett is known for a number of great country hits like "Die A Happy Man," "Marry Me," and "Life Changes." Rhett's third album, Life Changes debut at number one across all genres of music in 2017. Rhett was born in Valdosta, Georgia, to mom Paige and dad singer Rhett Akins. Thomas grew up knowing famous country stars like Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn, so he was always around music, even dropping out of college to pursue a career in it. Just like his father, Thomas Rhett found his calling in becoming a country singer and songwriter and has created a number of top hits.
10 Jake Owen And Mom Mitzi
Country singer Jake Owen was born in Winter Haven, Florida and has a fraternal twin brother Jarrod. Before Owen became a country singer, his dream was to become a professional golfer, and he even won his first tournament at the age of 15. However, after a wakeboarding accident, Owen could no longer participate in the sport. However, Jake might have found his true calling as a professional country singer when he picked up a guitar while in recovery. He eventually moved to Nashville and when he told a bank teller he was a singer and songwriter, the teller asked for a CD of his work, which she then gave to Warner/Chappell publishing company, and the rest is history.
9 Lukas Nelson And Dad Willie
Lukas Nelson is the son of country singing legend Willie Nelson. Lukas began his career as a country singer playing shows with his famous father in the early 2000's. He was born in Austin, Texas, but was raised in Maui, Hawaii. Seeing his father, Lukas began to learn how to play guitar at a very young age in an attempt to better connect with his dad. At the age of 13, Lukas even joined Willie's band, touring as his rhythm guitarist. Lukas has self-described his music as "cowboy hippie surf rock" and has pursued music on his own while still remaining close with his famous dad. If you have ever been to a Willie Nelson concert, you've probably seen Lukas performing as his opening act or even playing the next set with Willie.
8 Wynonna Judd And Mom Naomi
The Judds were a country music duo, which was comprised of Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna Judd. With their fiery red hair, the mother-daughter singing duo looks extremely similar and had to be on this list. Wynonna and her mom signed to RCA Records in 1983 and released six studio albums between then and 1991. The Judds were considered one of the most successful acts in country music history and won five Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association awards. However, in 1991, Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and stop performing together. Wynonna went on to become a solo act and saw just as much success.
7 Tim McGraw And Dad Tug
Tim McGraw is one of country's biggest stars and he also shares a great resemblance to his father, Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr. Unlike the other country stars that we have mentioned that were raised by moms who sing or dad's who play the guitar, Tim's dad was a pitcher for the minor league Jacksonville Suns and the future star pitcher for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Since the early '90s, Tim McGraw has had a number of his albums on top of the country charts. He even met his wife in the country music business, Faith Hill, with whom she has recorded several duets with over the years.
6 Hillary Scott And Mom Linda
Hillary Scott is best known as the lead singer to trio country music group Lady Antebellum. Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis and singer-musician Lang Scott. Hillary was born to be on stage thanks to having two musical parents and after a couple of failed auditioned for American Idol, Hillary found her calling in being part of a band that would later be one of the most popular country bands in the U.S. Lady Antebellum has seen plenty of success since Scott and her band mates, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood grouped together in 2006. The country music group has won a number of awards, including a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year at the CMAs.
5 Krystal Keith And Dad Toby
Krystal Keith is another star that followed her famous father's footsteps to become a country singer herself. If you didn't recognize her name, Krystal is the daughter of U.S. country musician Toby Keith. Krystal not only got her vocals from her father but his looks too. Krystal has grown up seeing her dad perform all her life and easily found a love for music and performing. When she got older, Krystal even wrote Toby a song called "Daddy Dance With Me" where she performed as a surprise to her dad for the first time at her wedding.
4 Carrie Underwood And Mom Carole
We all know that Carrie Underwood found huge success as a country music star after she won television-singing competition American Idol. Carrie's mom, Carole, has always been super supportive in her daughter’s music career with Underwood telling Marie Clare magazine in 2003 that her mom would sew outfits for talent shows for her. "She would get material from Walmart. It was a little Coal Miner's Daughter up in there," Carrie said. Carole even appeared in her daughter’s music video for "Mama's Song," in 2009 and we've seen her mom attended her daughter's award shows a number of times.
3 Reba McEntire And Dad, Clark
Country singer Reba McEntire is the spitting image of her father, Clark. Growing up, Reba's father was a World Champion steer roper three times and her mother, Helen, was a schoolteacher, even though she always had a dream of becoming a country music artist. While Reba's mother never did become a country star, she taught her children how to sing well, and it greatly benefitted her daughter Reba. Reba reportedly taught herself how to play guitar and would practice harmonizing with her mom and siblings on drives home from their dad's rodeos. Reba would later branch into acting, having her own award-winning sitcom called Reba.
2 Keith Urban And Mom Marienne
Keith Urban surely got his features from his mom, Marienne, and both of them even have the same smile! Last year, on Mother's Day, Keith Urban shared this sweet photo of himself and his mother on Twitter and definitely showed us where he got his good looks from. Keith was born in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, and raised in Australia, and his passion for country music was thanks to both of his parents. Keith was actually in a band called The Ranch before he decided to go solo. Keith Urban has become a household name in the country music industry and continues to create music with his signature style - a mix of rock guitar and country sound.
1 Georgette Jones And Dad George Jones
Tamala Georgette Jones is the daughter of the only Hall of Fame husband and wife country artists, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Tammy is known for her country hits, most notably the song, "Stand By Your Man," while her husband has also achieved success as a country star for his long list of hit records. Tamala Georgette followed in the footsteps of her musically talented parents, performing her first hit song with her dad when she was just ten and later working as a backup singer for her mom. Georgette Jones found music success in Ireland, where she developed a devoted fan base.