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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Belmont University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Belmont University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Belmont University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Belmont University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Belmont University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Belmont University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood and other notable Belmot Bruins.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Belmont University?” and “Which celebrities are Belmont University alumni?”

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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Brad Paisley Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas ...more

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Kimberley Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Kimberley Locke Businessperson, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Kimberley Dawn Locke is an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres. Locke gained fame with her participation in the 2003 ...more

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Minnie Pearl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Minnie Pearl Comedian, Actor Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show Hee Haw ...more

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Levi Kreis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Levi Kreis Songwriter, Actor, Singer Levi Kreis is an American recording artist and Tony award winning actor from Oliver Springs, Tennessee.

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Lee Ann Womack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Lee Ann Womack Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter, who is best known for her old fashioned-styled country music songs that often discuss subjects such as cheating and lost love. ...more

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Trisha Yearwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Trisha Yearwood Author, Actor, Singer Patricia Lynn "Trisha" Yearwood is an American singer, author, and actress. She is known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective that have been described ...more

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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Chris Young Singer-songwriter Christopher Alan "Chris" Young is an American country music artist. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on ...more

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Ty Herndon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Ty Herndon Singer Boyd Tyrone "Ty" Herndon is an American country music singer. After signing to Epic Records in 1995, Herndon made his debut with his number one single, "What Mattered Most", ...more

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Rachel Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Rachel Smith Actor, TV Personality Rachel Renee Smith is an American actress, TV Presenter, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2007 and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant. she ...more

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Julienne Irwin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Julienne Irwin Singer Julienne Irwin is an American singer from Bel Air, Maryland. Irwin was a finalist on the second season of America's Got Talent.

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DJ Qualls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
DJ Qualls Comedian, Film Producer, Model Donald Joseph "DJ" Qualls is an American actor, producer, and model. He is best known for his work in films such as Road Trip, The New Guy, and Hustle & Flow, and for appearances ...more

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Melinda Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Melinda Doolittle Backing vocalist, Singer Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Prior to her appearance on American Idol, Doolittle worked as a ...more

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Seth Alexander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Seth Alexander

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Julie Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Julie Roberts Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer Julie Roberts is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003, Roberts made her debut with the single "Break Down Here" in February 2004, a Top 20 hit on the ...more

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Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Steven Curtis Chapman Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Steven Curtis Chapman is an American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of ...more

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Adrienne Young is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Adrienne Young Singer Adrienne Adeana Young is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She is founder and operator of AddieBelle Music which produces her recordings.

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Duane Simolke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Duane Simolke Author, Writer Duane M. Simolke is an American writer based in Lubbock, Texas, who has authored The Acorn Stories, Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, Holding Me Together, The Return of Innocence, and New ...more

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Jill Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Jill Phillips Songwriter, Singer Jill Phillips is an American Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee who brings a folk-rock sound. Phillips got her start in a music career when she graduated ...more

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Josh Turner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Josh Turner Musician, Actor, Singer Joshua Otis "Josh" Turner is an American contemporary country music singer and actor. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Records. That same year, his debut album's title track, ...more

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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Britt Nicole Singer-songwriter, Singer Brittany Nicole Waddell, better known by her stage name Britt Nicole, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and recording artist. She has mainly charted as a Christian pop artist, but in ...more

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Sandra McCracken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Sandra McCracken Songwriter, Singer Sandra McCracken is an independent singer-songwriter. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jace Everett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Jace Everett Singer-songwriter, Singer Jace Everett is an American country music singer. Signed to Epic Records in 2005, he released his debut single "That's the Kind of Love I'm In" in 2005, which peaked at No. 52 on the ...more

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Tamara Johnson-George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Tamara Johnson-George Musician, Author, Actor Tamara Antrice "Taj" Johnson-George is an American singer, actress, and author. Best known as one-third of the R&B singing group Sisters with Voices, she was also a contestant on

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Diane Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Diane Black Politician, Nursing Diane Lynn Black is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district since 2011. The district includes several suburban and rural areas east ...more

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Aaron Benward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Aaron Benward Musician, Singer Aaron Jeoffrey Benward is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer.

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Ashley Gearing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Ashley Gearing Singer Ashley Gearing is an American country music artist. Ashley Gearing made her chart debut in 2003 with the song "Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You?", which peaked at No. 36 on the U.S. ...more

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Jerry Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Jerry Bell Baseball player Jerry Houston Bell is former Major League Baseball pitcher. Bell played for the Milwaukee Brewers for 4 seasons. He batted right and left and threw right-handed. Bell was drafted by the Seattle ...more

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Brian Baker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Brian Baker Tennis player Brian Baker is a professional American tennis player from Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cyndi Thomson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Cyndi Thomson Singer-songwriter, Singer Cyndi Thomson is an American country music artist. Thomson wrote songs with songwriter Tommy Lee James and in 2000, she signed with Capitol Records Nashville as a recording artist. She released ...more

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Ricardo Patton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Ricardo Patton Basketball Coach, Coach Ricardo Maurice Patton is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Northern Illinois University. On March 9, 2011, NIU announced that Patton would not ...more

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Josh McAdams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Josh McAdams Josh McAdams is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

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Chuck Cannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Chuck Cannon Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer Marion Cletus "Chuck" Cannon, Jr. is an American country music songwriter. His compositions include hit singles for Toby Keith and John Michael Montgomery. Cannon has also received ...more

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Ginny Owens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Ginny Owens Songwriter Virginia Leigh "Ginny" Owens is a Contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter who is also blind. Owens had three albums chart on Billboard albums charts in the late 1990s and 2000s. ...more

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Sharon Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Sharon Gilchrist Mandolinist, Musician, Composer Sharon Gilchrist is an American musician, singer, composer, mandolin instructor and the sister of Troy Gilchrist, also a bluegrass musician..

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Ashley Gorley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Ashley Gorley Record producer, Songwriter, Singer Ashley Gorley is an award winning songwriter, publisher and producer in Nashville Tennessee. Gorley has written eighteen number one singles and has over two hundred songs accorded by well-known ...more

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Lauren Lucas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Lauren Lucas Singer-songwriter, Composer Lauren Lucas is an American country music artist. In her career, she has been signed to a development deal at the age of sixteen by RCA Nashville and a recording contract in 2003 with Warner ...more

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Anthony Orio is a singer /songwriter who has been voted Best Nashville Band by the voting which takes place in the Tennesean for four cosecutive years 2013-2015. He currently tours the Nation and Canada with 250+ tour dates each year and has released two original albums. He has a high energy show that leaves fans screaming for more.