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Country Stars who Sing and Act

Country's true triple threats

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    Billy Ray Cyrus

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    Besides playing Miley Cyrus' onscreen father, Billy Ray Cyrus also co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Spy Next Door in 2010.

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    Carrie Underwood

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    Carrie Underwood's breakout role was in the 2011 movie Soul Surfer

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Known primarily for being an actress, Gwyneth Paltrow also dabbles in the music biz as a country star. She is seen here in the popular Iron Man movie series where she plays Virginia "Pepper" Potts alongside Robert Downey Jr.

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    Julianne Hough

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    Julianne Hough was applauded for her role as Ariel Moore in the 2011 film Footloose

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    Miranda Lambert made a cameo in an episode of one of her favorite shows, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played one of the show's many 'special victims' in the episode "Father's Shadow".

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    Miley Cyrus
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    After gaining popularity as the star of Disney's television show, Hannah Montana, Miley made her big screen debut as leading lady in 2010's The Last Song.
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    Taylor Swift
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    Not only did Taylor Swift play a role in 2010's Valentine's Day, she also penned and performed two of the songs for the movie's soundtrack.
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    Tim McGraw
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    Tim McGraw almost didn't take the role as the supportive Sean Tuohy in The Blind Side. But given the film's success, we're thinking he's probably glad that he did.
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    Dwight Yoakam
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    Country veteran Dwight Yoakam has a sizeable list of movie credits, but it was his role in 1996's Sling Blade that got really people taking him seriously as an actor.
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    Loretta Lynn
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    In 1982, Loretta Lynn played Loretta Wentworth in one episode of TV's Fantasy Island.
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    Dolly Parton
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    No stranger to the silver screen, one of Dolly's most well known film roles is her portrayal as Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias.
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    Dolly Parton portrayed a country music star (what a stretch) who dies but isn't allowed to move on until she can get a busy single father back together with his children for Christmas in 1996's TV movieUnlikely Angel
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    Dolly Parton plays a woman who fights to keep her late mother's historic farm/brothel from being shut down in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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    Reba McEntire
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    Reba McEntire stars as the title character, Reba Hart on her TV show Reba.
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    Though most know Reba starred in her hit TV show Reba, others might be surprised to learn that Reba lent her voice to Betsy the Cow in Charlotte's Web.
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    Merle Haggard
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    Merle Haggard made his big screen debut in 1968 as Charlie in The Killers Three
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    Willie Nelson
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    Willie Nelson has his fair share of movie cameos. He's seen here playing farmer Bob in Surfer, Dude.
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    Willie Nelson acted alongside Gary Busey in the western flick Barbarosa
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    Willie Nelson starred as the lead character in one of his first films, Honeysuckle Rose
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    Kris Kristofferson
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    Kris Kristofferson is considered a solid double threat and sports an extensive list of acting roles. He's seen here in the wildly popular Blade: Trinity
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    Kris Kristofferson played Charlie Wade in the '96 western, Lone Star
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    Kenny Rogers
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    While most of Kenny Roger's roles include TV cameos, He starred in the 1982 movie Six Pack
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    Lyle Lovett
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    Lyle Lovett often appears as himself on screen. Here he appears in the TV show Brothers and Sisters.
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    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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    Jimmie Dale Gilmore starred as Smokey in the cult classic The Big Lebowski.
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    The title track to one of her most popular songs, Dolly Parton acted in 9 to 5