Dancing with the Stars has had their fair share of celebrities grace the dance floor – it’s been on the air for over a decade now!
Over the past 29 seasons, we’ve seen countless football players, actors, actresses, and singers compete for the coveted mirrorball trophy, but only a few of those singers have represented the country genre.
For the upcoming 30th season, country star Jimmie Allen will be competing, and the season starts in just a couple weeks!
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The seven singers who have represented the country genre did a pretty darn good job at that! With the 28th season of DWTS getting ready to start, we thought it’d be fun to go down memory lane a take a look at the eight country stars who traded in their cowboy boots for dancing shoes!
The five-time Grammy winner has had over 20 hit singles and sold over 20 million records as a solo artist and as a member of The Judds, but in 2013, she competed on the show with professional partner Tony Dovolani.
She was eliminated second during the 16th season.
2. Chuck Wicks
The “Stealing Cinderella” singer and famous radio show, America’s Morning Show, co-host competed on Season 8. His partner was then-girlfriend Julianne Hough and placed 6th.
3. Billy Ray Cyrus
In 2007, 90s country heartthrob and Hannah Montana star Billy Ray Cyrus joined the popular competition show. He placed fifth with partner Karina Smirnoff.
4. Sara Evans
In 2006, the ACM’s reigning Top Female Vocalist Sara Evans competed on the 3rd season of Dancing With The Stars. She ended up withdrawing from the competition during week 6 to be with her kids after filing for divorce from her husband. Who knows how far she could have gotten in the competition, but she definitely made the right choice to be there for her kids.
5. Jana Kramer
The “I Got The Boy” singer competed on the 23rd season and made a fabulous debut! She and her partner, Gleb Savchenko, danced a steamy Viennese Waltz. She made it all the way to the finals before being eliminated, placing 4th.
6. Kellie Pickler
Season 16 had twice the country when Wynonna and Kellie Pickler joined the cast. While Wynonna was eliminated in Week Two, Pickler went on to win the entire thing! She and partner Derek Hough remained “the ones to beat” from their very first performance together.
7. John Schneider
The Dukes of Hazzard star dusted off his cowboy boots for Season 26 with pro partner Emma Slater. The actor also had a string of country hits throughout the 80s, including “It’s Now Or Never” and “You’re The Last Thing I Needed Tonight.”
He placed 7th.
8. Bobby Bones
Okay, so he’s not a country star, but he is considered “the most powerful man in country music,” with the largest country music radio show in the nation. He was partnered with Sharna Burgess and although he was considered the underdog all season, he ended up wining Season 26!
Watch his winning moment below.
9. Lauren Alaina
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For Season 28, “What Ifs” singer competed alongside Gleb Savchenko. They made it all the way to the finals and placed fourth, receiving their only perfect scores in the freestyle round.
(Honorary) Priscilla Presley
Even though she is not a country singer, she is music royalty having been married to the late, great Elvis Presley. She was paired with Louis van Amstel for Season 6 in 2008. She was the fifth person eliminated, but she gave a good fight, even topping the leaderboard in the early weeks.
Watch her Tango below that judge Len Goodman called “great!”