The genre of country music is most popular in the United States and is often known for producing songs that reflect a sense of pride and devotion to their country. This is why it isn’t all that surprising that many country’s biggest and most legendary stars have actually spent time serving their country! Here’s a list of 9 country stars who’ve served in the military:
9. Willie Nelson
One of the most well known country outlaws Willie Nelson was born in 1933 and showed a great deal of musical talent at an early age. He wrote his first song at the age of 7 and formed his first band at the age of 10. During high school toured locally with the Bohemian Polka as their lead singer and guitarist. Once he graduated high school in 1950, Nelson served in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, but was forced to retire early after only eight or nine months due to back issues.