Throwback Photos Of Country Singers Before They “Made It Big”

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Let’s glance back at some of our favorite stars before their big break.

Some of our favorite country stars have aged like sweet, sweet wine. While they were all destined for the spotlight, taking a look back at their days before fame is quite the treat. You might not even recognize some of them!

Some of them were aspiring young athletes while others practiced music since the second they got their hands on an instrument. From their totally-80s haircuts to their cheesy smiles, you might have never known these youngsters would later go on to be musical legends. The list could go on forever, so we just picked a few for you to enjoy.

Kenny Rogers

Before he was “The Gambler,” Kenny was just a boy with his guitar…and handsome too!

Alan Jackson

“Remember When” Alan used to be caught without a cowboy hat?! Us either.

Tim McGraw

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#fbf QB Timmy Carter WR……. me # 4 🙂

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Before Tim found “The Cowboy in Me” he was scoring touchdowns for his local high school.

Loretta Lynn

She might have been a “Coal Miner’s Daughter” but she sure made a new name for herself in music.

Randy Travis

Posted by Randy Travis on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

We are going to adore this picture of little Randy “Forever and Ever, Amen.”

Reba McEntire

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Jr. High:))))). #tbt #throwbackthurs

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“Rumor Has It” Reba wore her “Fancy” turtleneck to picture day that year.

Dolly Parton

TBT! Little Dolly… back in my real pure & simple days!

Posted by Dolly Parton on Thursday, 1 September 2016

Before she was working “9 to 5” making hit songs, Dolly was just cute as a button.

Miranda Lambert

Before she was “Famous in a Small Town” for her angelic voice, she was her junior high’s favorite benchwarmer.

Keith Urban

Throwback Thursday!!!!!!

Posted by Keith Urban on Thursday, 18 May 2017

One thing is for sure, Keith is “Never Coming Down” from his long-hair look.

Garth Brooks

Happy Birthday Garth! love love love, Team Garth Post YOUR Birthday messages for Garth below:

Posted by Garth Brooks on Saturday, 7 February 2015

Now that we’ve seen this photo, we’re glad Garth’s haircut is nothing “More Than A Memory.”

Willie Nelson

Thank you to all the military veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. Never Forget.

Posted by Willie Nelson on Sunday, 11 November 2018

Isn’t it “Crazy” that Willie is a veteran and a music legend?!

All of these country stars have left their mark on the country music world in their own ways. But before they were headlining tours and selling out arenas, they were just kids with a dream! Did any of these pictures surprise you?!