George Strait
The man they call “King George” has dominated the country music industry for decades and he’s also an avid hunter and angler. On his website he lists his hobbies as steer-roping, hunting, fishing, skiing and golf. He is believed to be one of the few celebrities who even knows what steer-roping is.
Miranda Lambert
She went alligator hunting for the first time last year in Florida, she’s a deer hunter and has made appearances on hunting TV shows. She doesn’t hide her affection for guns either. Lambert released a hit single titled “Gun Powder and Lead” in 2008.
Hank Williams Jr.
“I can skin a buck, I can run a trot line and a country boy can survive,” Williams sings. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Williams hunts deer, turkey, moose, elk and a variety of other game species. He’s also an avid angler and has owned hunting properties in Montana and Alabama. Photo:
Brad Paisley
The opening lines to one of Paisley’s most popular songs read: “Well I love her/But I love to fish.” The tune titled “The Fishing Song” is basically about a man whose girlfriend breaks up with him because he spends too much time fishing. Paisley could very well be singing from experience. Brad’s a big time bass angler and even featured Bill Dance in one of his music videos.
Kix Brooks
Brooks along with his partner Ronnie Dunn has won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act. Kix loves turkey hunting and occasionally turns out at National Wild Turkey Federation Events. Photo: Keith Hinkle
Kristy Lee Cook
Former American Idol contestant Kristy Lee Cook loves hunting so much that she’s actually hosting a hunting show called Goin’ Country. “Hunting is really about being in the outdoors. Country music is about being country and being a country person. So it just makes sense that people who live in the country like country music and they like hunting. Country music just explains real life stuff,” Kristy says. Photo:
Travis Tritt
“The houses went up and the trees were cut down/And there went the finest deer hunting around,” the Georgia native sings in his song titled Country Ain’t Country. Tritt likes to hunt and fish and spends time afield with his buddy Hank Williams. Not bad company to share a boat with.
Aaron Tippin
Tippin was raised on a farm in South Carolina and is an avid hunter. He even opened two hunting supply stores called Aaron Tippin Firearms. Photo:
Blake Shelton
In perhaps one of the coolest wedding proposals of all time, Shelton, a big-time deer hunter, proposed to Miranda Lambert in the middle of a hunting trip. “I got in from hunting that morning, and asked her to marry me, and we went back out hunting,” Shelton told CMT. If you’re wonder, she said yes. Photo: Low-Down Blog
Shania Twain
Twain was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up in a poor family. She hunted moose with her dad to help feed her family. “As a girl, I would go snaring rabbits for food,” said in an interview with People magazine. “I’d go hunting [for moose] with my dad in the bush.” She’s come a long way since then, winning Grammy’s and signing million-dollar record deals along the way. Photo:
Tracy Lawrence
Tracy is a big-game hunter and has taken his fair share of deer and elk. He also sings at outdoors events including the the Texas Bass classic this fall. Photo:
Alan Jackson
Jackson is an angler and played in the Concerts for the Coast series last month to raise money for the Gulf Coast region that was suffering from a poor economy after the oil spill. Also, Jackson features his bass boat in his music videos and that’s just flat out cool. Photo:
Tracy Byrd
Byrd has been on a few different hunting shows and his bass guitarist has played with a Mossy Oak patterned guitar. The Texas native has been an honorary chair for the National Hunting and Fishing Day twice. He also weaves hunting into some of his song lyrics: “We like to hunt and golf on our days off.” Photo:
Johnny Cash
Along with visiting prisons and wearing black, fishing was one of Cash’s favorite hobbies. The music legend spent his final years writing songs and fishing at a secluded lake in Tennessee.
Rhett Akins
Akins teamed up with his buddy (and hunting superstar) Michael Waddell to produce an album titled: The Brotherhood Album Featuring Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson. The album includes songs like “Open’ day,” “Buck Fever” and “My Baby Looks Good in Camouflage.” I’ve listened to a few of these songs and while they’re not exactly Nashville gold, they’re bound to get a laugh or two in deer camp. Photo:


This Georgia boy sings about farming and tractors and he’s not scared to hide his southern roots. In fact, one of his most popular songs is titled “Hicktown.” Aldean is also an avid deer hunter and has spent time hunting with the Buck Commander television show team. Photo:

Most celebrities shy away from the outdoor sports, but that’s not true for the country music industry. See which Nashville stars hunt and fish.