country music The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America  

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While country music is often thought of as inherently American, there are actually a lot of country singers who weren't born in the United States. Same of America's favorite country singers are Canadian. Others, born overseas, are English, Australian, and British. Country singers not born in America come in many forms. A few famous non-American country singers even have dual citizenships.

Who will you find on this top country singers who weren't born in America list? Shania Twain was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to Nashville in the mid-1980s. Keith Urban was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. Other famous country singers who weren't born in America include Olivia Newton-John, Kasey Chambers, and Jimmy Little. If you're curious about which country stars were born abroad or elsewhere, read this list. 

Are you surprised that so many country stars weren't born in America? Vote your favorite artists up to the top. 

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Shania Twain Windsor, Canada Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. She is also the best selling ...more

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Keith Urban Whangarei, New Zealand Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, entrepreneur and music competition judge. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and ...more

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Olivia Newton-John Cambridge, United Kingdom Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot ...more

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Terri Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Terri Clark Montreal, Canada Terri Lynn Sauson, known professionally as Terri Clark, is a Canadian country music artist who has had success in both Canada and the United States. Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she ...more

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Paul Brandt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Paul Brandt Calgary, Canada Paul Rennée Belobersycky is a Canadian country music artist, known professionally as Paul Brandt. Growing up in Calgary, he was a pediatric RN at the time of his big break. In 1996, he ...more

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Adam Gregory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Adam Gregory USA, Cincinnati, Ohio Adam Gregory is an Actor.

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Ronan Keating is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Ronan Keating Finglas, Republic of Ireland Ronan Patrick John Keating is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. He debuted in 1994, alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch, and Stephen ...more

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Aaron Lines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Aaron Lines Fort McMurray, Canada Anthony Aaron Lines is a Canadian country musician. Active since 2001, he has recorded for RCA, BNA and On Ramp Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the ...more

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Lisa Brokop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Lisa Brokop Surrey, Canada Lisa Brokop is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter and actress. Active since 1990 in the country music field, she has released a total of seven studio albums, and has charted more than ...more

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Jimmy Little is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Jimmy Little Cummeragunja Reserve James Oswald "Jimmy" Little, AO was an Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and teacher from the Yorta Yorta people and was raised on the Cummeragunja Mission, New South Wales. From ...more

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Catherine Britt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Catherine Britt Newcastle, Australia Catherine Elisabeth Britt is a country music artist who has had success in both her native Australia and in the United States. She started her career in Newcastle in 1999, she moved to Nashville ...more

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Kasey Chambers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Kasey Chambers Mount Gambier, Australia Kasey Chambers is an Australian country singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of singer and musician Bill Chambers, and the sister of musician and producer Nash Chambers.

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Hank Snow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Hank Snow Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow was a celebrated Canadian country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the ...more

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Lee Kernaghan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Lee Kernaghan Corryong, Australia Lee Kernaghan OAM is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He was the 2008 Australian of the Year.

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Dallas Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Dallas Smith Langley Township, Canada Dallas Hendry Smith is a Canadian rock and country singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist for alternative rock band Default. He is currently signed to 604 Records/Universal ...more

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Jess Moskaluke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Jess Moskaluke Langenburg, Canada Jess Moskaluke is a Canadian country pop singer. She released her debut studio album, Light Up the Night in April 2014, which includes the Gold-certified single "Cheap Wine and

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Tom Connors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Tom Connors

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Anne Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Anne Kirkpatrick Anne Kirkpatrick is an Australian country music singer. She is the daughter of country singers Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.

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Chad Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America
Chad Morgan Wondai, Australia Chadwick William "Chad" Morgan is an Australian country music singer and guitarist known for his vaudeville style of comic country and western songs, his prominent teeth and goofy ...more