12 Country Artists Who’ve Voiced Animated Characters

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See 12 Country Singers Who’ve Voiced Characters In Animated Movies & TV Shows

Many country music artists are actors too. Dolly Parton had roles in films such as 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, while Reba McEntire had her own sitcom, just as two examples.


Because many country artists have unique voices, they’re the perfect candidates to star in animated movies and TV shows. Lots of country stars have done just that!

Here, we’ve compiled a list of 12 country singers who’ve voiced animated characters. You may have known about some of these roles, but others will likely come as a surprise!

Check Out The 12 Country Stars Who’ve Participated In Animated Projects Below

Randy Travis

Randy Travis has been in several animated projects. He voiced characters in episodes of Frasier, Hey Arnold!, and King of the Hill.

Travis also lent his voice to a few movies. He played the narrator, Billy, in the emotional Christmas film Annabelle’s Wish and provided music to the project. In addition, Travis voiced a character named Porkchop in On the Farm: The Prodigal Pig and Lost: A Sheep Story.

Roger Miller

Roger Miller only contributed to a few films and TV shows throughout his life, and many of them were animated. He first voiced the Balladeer in the Western comedy film Waterhole No. 3. Later, Miller voiced Jolly Jumper in the Western comedy miniseries, Lucky Luke.

In the middle of those two projects, Miller voiced the character most people recognize. He played Alan-a-Dale, the singing rooster in the 1973 Disney film Robin Hood.

Miller wrote three songs for the movie, which he performed as Alan-a-Dale.

Quote from one of Roger Miller's songs in the animated movie "Robin Hood"
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Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton has voiced animated characters in two films: 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie and 2019’s UglyDolls.

Shelton played a pig named Earl in the former film. Fittingly, Earl dresses as a cowboy and even has a copy of Shelton’s famous deer tracks tattoo.

On top of voicing Earl, Shelton recorded a song for the Angry Birds soundtrack titled “Friends.”

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus may be a pop star, but her ties to the country community are strong. Between having Billy Ray Cyrus as her dad and Dolly Parton as her godmother, she’s no stranger to country music!

She’s also no stranger to voicing animated characters. Cyrus famously played Penny in the 2008 Disney film Bolt. She was only 16 when the movie was released.

Cyrus co-wrote the song “I Thought I Lost You” for the film. She performed it as a duet with John Travolta, who played Bolt. Their duet was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Kelly Clarkson

While Kelly Clarkson is known for her pop hits, she’s successfully crossed over to country music more than once. Clarkson has also successfully voiced characters in three animated films.

She started by playing a horse named Leah in the 2017 biblical film The Star. Clarkson followed up by voicing Moxy in 2019’s UglyDolls alongside fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton.

Most recently Clarkson played Delta Dawn, the mayor of the Country Trolls in 2020’s Trolls World Tour.

Glen Campbell

22 years after he starred alongside John Wayne in True Grit, Glen Campbell took on the starring role in the 1991 animated musical comedy Rock-a-Doodle.

Campbell lent his voice to the rooster Chanticleer, who was designed to resemble Elvis Presley. Chanticleer takes off to the city and establishes himself as a popular singer after his friends on the farm reject him. But when his friends and the farm need his help, Chanticleer returns to save the day.

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson has the most extensive filmography of anyone featured in this list. Though he’s only participated in a few animated projects.

Kristofferson first voiced the character Doc in 1998’s The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock. He then voiced Talon in Snow Buddies (2008) and the Old Donkey in The Star (2017).

When it comes to TV, Kristofferson voiced Pops on Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure. He also lent his voice to characters in the video games Gun and Fallout: New Vegas.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s first experience voice acting was when she played herself in a 1983 episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks. She then played herself once more in a 1999 episode of The Simpsons.

Parton’s first voice role in a film was in 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet. Dolly Gnome was the announcer for the lawn mower race that takes place in the movie.

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves made her venture into voice acting when she played Earwig’s mother in the English dub of Earwig and the Witch by Studio Ghibli. We even got the chance to hear Musgraves sing in the movie.

Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed‘s first acting role was also his first (and only) voice role. He played himself in the 1972 TV series The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Reed appeared in the episode named “The Phantom of the Country Music Hall.”

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift made her full jump into pop music in 2016. But she started her career as a country artist!

Swift released her CMA and ACM Award-nominated album Red in 2012. Also that year, she voiced Audrey in the movie The Lorax, which was based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same title.

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire has one of the most recognizable voices in all of country music. That made her the perfect candidate for voice acting…which she’s done a lot!

She started off voicing a character in an episode of Frasier and lent her voice to a character named Artemis in two episodes of the Hercules TV series.

McEntire’s subsequent voice acting roles have all been in films. She played Dixie in The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), Betsy in Charlotte’s Web (also in 2006), Etta in The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016), and Joy Jenkins in Spies in Disguise (2019).

See McEntire as Dixie in the video above and as Betsy in the video below. Can you think of any other country artists who’ve voice animated characters?