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Famous Belmont University Alumni

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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
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a ...more

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Kimberley Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Businessperson, Songwriter, Entrepreneur

Age: 41

Birthplace: Hartsville, Tennessee, United States of America

Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance and pop genres, and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format. Locke ...more

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Minnie Pearl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)

Birthplace: Centerville, Tennessee, United States of America

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as her stage character Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for ...more

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Levi Kreis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: 37

Birthplace: Oliver Springs, Tennessee, United States of America

Levi Kreis (born November 4, 1973) 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
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 52

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Texas, United States of America

Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her 2000 single, "I Hope You Dance" was a major crossover music hit, reaching No. 1 on the ...more

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Trisha Yearwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Author, Actor, Singer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Monticello, Georgia, United States of America

Patricia Lynn Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is an American country music artist, actress, author, television personality and celebrity chef. She rose to fame with her 1991 debut single ...more

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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Singer-songwriter

Age: 33

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America

Christopher Alan Young (born June 12, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Stars, a singing ...more

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Ty Herndon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Singer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi

Boyd Tyrone Herndon (born May 2, 1962) is an American country music singer. After signing to Epic Records in 1995, Herndon made his debut with his number one single, "What Mattered ...more

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Rachel Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Actor, TV Personality

Age: 33

Birthplace: Panama

Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985) is an American actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2007 and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA 2002 ...more
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Julienne Irwin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Singer

Age: 25

Julienne Irwin (born March 14, 1993) 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
Comedian, Film Producer, Model

Age: 40

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Donald Joseph Qualls (born June 10, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and model. He is best known for his work in films including Road Trip, The New Guy, Hustle & Flow, and The Core and ...more

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Melinda Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Backing vocalist, Singer

Age: 41

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Melinda Marie Doolittle (born October 6, 1977) 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, ...more
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Seth Alexander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Seth Alexander

Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Julie Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Lancaster, South Carolina

Julie Roberts (born February 1, 1979) is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003, Roberts made her debut with the single "Break Down Here" in February ...more

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Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 56

Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, USA

Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist. After starting his career in ...more
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Adrienne Young is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Singer

Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida

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
Author, Writer

Age: 53

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Duane Mac Simolke (born May 28, 1965) 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 ...more
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Jill Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: 43

Jill Anne Gullahorn (née, Phillips; born February 15, 1977) is an American Christian musician based out of Nashville, Tennessee, who brings a folk rock and roots rock sound with ...more
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Josh Turner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Musician, Actor, Singer

Age: 41

Birthplace: Hannah, South Carolina, United States of America

Joshua Otis Turner (born November 20, 1977) is an American country and gospel 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
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 34

Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

Brittany Nicole Waddell (born August 2, 1985), better known by her stage name Britt Nicole, is an American vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. She has mainly charted as a Christian pop ...more

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Sandra McCracken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: 41

Sandra Marie McCracken (born June 16, 1977) is an independent singer-songwriter. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Drawing from folk, gospel, and hymn traditions, her music often ...more
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Jace Everett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana

Jace Everett (born May 27, 1972) is a singer from the United States who performs country and rock music. Signed to Epic Records in 2005, he released his debut single "That's the Kind of ...more
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Tamara Johnson-George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Musician, Author, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

Tamara Antrice George (née, Johnson; born April 29, 1971), best known by her stage/nickname Taj, is an American singer, rapper, actress, and author. George is best known as one-third of ...more

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Diane Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Politician, Nursing

Age: 68

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Diane Lynn Black (née Warren; January 16, 1951) is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district from January 3, 2011 to January 3, ...more
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Aaron Benward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Belmont University Alumni
Aaron Benward Musician, Singer

Age: 45

Aaron Jeoffrey Benward (born September 13, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer.