10 Best Country Music Stars-Turned-Actors Ranked From Worst To Best
There are many stars in Hollywood that have crossed over into different branches of the entertainment industry and more often than not it is singers who try their hand at acting. While it is quite common for pop stars to give it a shot, some country stars have also taken a stab at it. For some, the decision to branch into acting was a really good one, and they have seen a lot of success on the big or small screen, but others perhaps should have just stuck to belting out country hits. Check out 10 of the best country music stars who turned to acting ranked from worst to best:
10. Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins is well known for his numerous hit songs such as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” but he is lesser known for his numerous acting appearances. His very first role came as a small part in 1987’s Square Dance. It wasn’t until 13 years later he appeared in a single episode of the series 18 Wheels of Justice, and then continued his on-screen work from there. Without a doubt, his biggest roles have been in 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer and 2016’s Deepwater Horizon and he now has 24 acting credits to his name. Despite all his roles, it can’t be said that Adkins is a particularly good actor, and his singing skills greatly outweigh his acting abilities.
9. Toby Keith
Toby Keith is a true entertainer, so it doesn’t seem surprising that he would take a shot at acting. In 2006 he starred in Broken Bridges as Bo Price and then in 2008’s Beer for My Horses as Joe Bill ‘Rack’ Racklin. Although neither one of the films were hits, Keith did act alongside like the likes of Burt Reynolds and Kelly Preston, but he ultimately decided music is where his heart lies. “I think I had quality songs and we had hits and stuff but it affected my day-today, my system, my routine and the volume of songs that I bring to the table when I record an album,” he said of how acting impacted his music career. It’s hard to put Keith any higher on this list because he didn’t do enough acting to fully discern if he was good or bad.