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Jun 14

Top 20 Dads in Country Music

Father’s Day is this Sunday and country music is full of great dads! Here is our list, in no particular order, of  the Top 20 Dads in country music. If you don’t see your favorite country dad on this list, let us know by leaving a comment below. You can check out our picks for the Top 10 Most Beautiful Moms in Country Music while you’re at it!

Brad Paisley photo by Jeremy Cowart, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley has got to be one cool dad. Not only can he sing and play guitar, he’s also pretty good at animation and helps create the videos that play during his shows. His sons, Huck and Jasper, with wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, will likely pick up some tips on pranks from their mastermind father, which could make things lively in the Paisley household in years to come.

Keith Urban photo courtesy of twitter.com/KeithUrban.

Keith Urban’s girls, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, are always at the forefront of Keith’s mind, along with wife Nicole Kidman. Keith tries to arrange his tours so he doesn’t have to spend more than a few days away from his girls. It seems like Sunday is following in dad’s footsteps, as Keith told Ellen DeGeneres she sings “all the time” and should she be passionate about singing when she’s older, he wouldn’t hesitate to let her pursue it.

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville.

Luke Bryan is a country man with two country little boys. Luke’s oldest son Bo seems to have picked up some of dad’s dance moves, making appearances onstage to shake it for the crowd on several occasions, many of which have found their way on to YouTube. Luke’s youngest son, Tatum, 2, is sure to follow in big brother’s footsteps.

Josh Turner photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Josh Turner is a family man to the core. He loads up his wife, Jennifer, who also plays keyboard in his band, and his three boys – Hampton, Colby and Marion – and takes them out on the road rather than miss time with them. Life on a bus with three young boys must be quite the adventure.

Eric Church photo by Jim Wright, courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Eric Church had a song about two pink lines and now, he and wife Katherine have a son, Boone. Proud papa Eric posted this photo of Boone napping in dad’s guitar case. We wonder if the tyke will soon be sporting dad’s signature aviators!

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of timmcgraw.com.

Tim McGraw has become as successful on the big screen as he is on the radio, but his main job is father to his three girls with Faith Hill – Grace, Audrey and Maggie. The girls often accompany Tim and Faith on the road and Tim has coached their softball and basketball teams in the past, despite his demanding career.

George Strait photo by Danny Clinch, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

George Strait’s son Bubba takes after his dad. He competes in roping events and is the co-writer on his dad’s latest single, “Here For A Good Time.” In 1986, George and wife Norma suffered a parent’s worst nightmare when their daughter, Jenifer, was killed in a car accident. They set up a foundation in her memory which gives to children’s charities in the San Antonio, Texas area.

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of The Green Room PR.

Dierks Bentley is a guy’s guy, but it’s his two little girls, Evalyn and Jordan, who truly rule the roost. When Jordan was born, Dierks took to Twitter to announce her birth, joking she had chosen to enter the world to Mumford & Sons “Awake My Soul.” And we can’t forget Dierks’ faithful dog companions, Jake and George, who have been known to attend red carpet events (and the GAC studio!) with their ‘dad.’

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Trace Adkins may be a tough guy, but with five daughters and a wife, the Adkins women rule the roost at home! Trace and wife Rhonda are the proud parents of Trinity, Mackenzie and Brianna, and Trace also has two older daughters, Tarah and Sarah.

Jason Aldean photo by James Minchin III, courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean likes to throw his kind of party onstage, but at home, the party belongs to his two girls, Keeley and Kendyl.  Jason told The Boot he takes the songs he records home to play for his wife, Jessica, and his girls, as they have a knack for picking out which ones will be a hit.

Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Toby Keith is known for both his patriotic and beer-drinking songs, but at home, he’s dad to his three kids, daughters Shelley and Krystal and son Stelen. He’s also grandpa to a grandson and a granddaughter! Krystal is following in her father’s musical footsteps and has been known to join Toby onstage.

Craig Morgan photo courtesy of Monarch Publicity.

Craig Morgan balances his busy career with being the father of four, daughter Alexandra and three sons, Kyle, Jerry and Wyatt. Craig recently walked his daughter down the aisle. “Watched my baby girl get married yesterday, today my heart is warm but empty May God bless them,” he tweeted the day after the May 19 wedding.

Justin Moore photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Justin Moore is surrounded by women, both at his shows and at home. He and wife Kate are proud parents to Ella Kole, 2, and Kennedy Faye, who was born in November. Kate and the girls appear with Justin in his latest video, “Till My Last Day.”

Alan Jackson photo courtesy Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson has three daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani, with wife Denise and has no problem giving the girls his opinion on the boys who try to date one of his girls. “I told my daughters I was a nice boy,” he told Taste of Country. “I was a good kid, and I know what I was trying to do when I went out on a date. I don’t care how nice they are! Boys are boys.”

Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

The Rascal Flatts brood just keeps growing! Gary LeVox was the first member to become a dad. He has two daughters, Brittany and Brooklyn, with wife Tara. Joe Don Rooney became a proud father when wife Tiffany Fallon gave birth to their son Jagger in 2008 and the couple welcomed daughter Raquel Blue in 2010. Jay DeMarcus and wife Allison have one-year-old Maddie and are expecting their second child, a son, this summer.

Joe Nichols photo courtesy of Universal South Records.

This year, Father’s Day was twice as nice for Joe Nichols! Joe has a 13-year-old daughter, Ashelyn, from a previous relationship — and in April, he and wife Heather welcomed daughter Dylan River after suffering five miscarriages. The couple recently appeared on The View to share their story in hopes of encouraging others who may be going through similar circumstances.

Darius Rucker photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Darius Rucker’s three kids – Carol, Danielle and Jack don’t pay much attention to their father’s celebrity status but Darius told The Boot they have figured out one perk of having a famous dad. “My kids know that I can get them in to meet people, and trust me, I’ve done the Justin Bieber concerts,” he said. “They know that part of it!”

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet tour the country with their kids in tow. Jimi and wife and fellow LBT member Karen Fairchild have two-year-old Elijah while Phillip and his wife are parents to three-year-old Penelopi. Band member Kimberly Schlapman’s young daughter, Daisy Pearl, also travels with the band.

Big & Rich photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Big & Rich like to throw a party onstage, but at home, the two men are devoted fathers to a brood of boys. Big Kenny and wife Christiev are parents to Lincoln and Dakota, while John Rich and wife Joan are proud parents to Cash and baby Colt, who was born September 29 last year. “He’s a real “Son of a Gun!,” John tweeted after Colt’s birth. “VERY proud!!”

Josh Kelley photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Josh Kelley and wife Katherine Heigl expanded their family in April by adopting Adalaide Marie Hope. Adalaide joins big sister Naleigh Moon, 3.  The proud papa often tweets photos of his girls.

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