As country is seen as an accessible and laid back genre, there are many country singers with stage names. While some country stars merely changed their names due to marriage, many country pseudonyms were designed to create a catchy name less complicated than what the artists were given at birth.
Who are some country singers with pseudonyms? Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards, Tim McGraw was originally Samuel Timothy Smith, and Faith Hill's full name was once Audrey Faith Perry. Other famous country singers with fake names include Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, and Patsy Cline. The real names of country singers are often surprisingly different than their played down stage names.
Would you ever consider changing your name? Take a look at this list and consider the powerful impact a name has on a person's stage presence.
Tim McGraw was born Samuel Timothy Smith and assumed his father was his mother's husband, Horace Smith. When he was 11, however, he discovered his birth certificate listed his father's occupation as a baseball player. He then learned that his birth father was the baseball player Tug McGraw, who left his mother after a brief summer affair. Tim's mother married Smith when Tim was seven months old.
Birthplace: Delhi, Louisiana, USA