Top 5 Country Singing Actresses
Many of our favorite ladies in country music have shown the world that their beautiful singing voices are not the only talent they possess. Stars such as Dolly Parton and Jana Kramer have wowed the audience with their acting abilities. Here, we highlight our five favorite country singing actresses.
Based on the novel by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward, Heart of the Country is a love story starring country music singer Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”), Randy Wayne (“True Blood”), and Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”). Faith (Kramer) and Luke (Wayne) have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer and Luke is an up-and- coming businessman. When their life together is shattered and she is forced to return home to the family she turned her back on years ago she must find the strength to love again. Watch Jana Kramer in her first leading movie role in the year’s most inspirational and romantic movie event when it debuts on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on August 20.
In her latest project, the beautiful Jana Kramer plays the role of Faith in the touching love story Heart of the Country. Her songs “Why Ya Wanna” and “Whiskey” have made her stand out as a country artist and led her to win the ACM Award for Top New Female Artist in 2013. However, this country girl got her start on the screen in 2002. She is most well-known for her role in One Tree Hill as Alex Dupree but has also played a part in Prom Night, Click, and 90210. Jana’s impressive ability to balance her singing and acting career places her at the top of our list.
One of the first names that people think of in relation to country music is Dolly Parton. This country legend has gained many different hall of fame honors including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Songs such as “I Will Always Love You” and “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” stand out among some of country’s greatest hits. Dolly’s talents do not stop with her musical career. Her role as Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias gave her a name in the pool of actresses. Some of her other notable films include Nine to Five and Joyful Noise.
Julianne Hough seems to have it all together! Her dancing, singing, and acting talents have proved she is a triple threat. In her most recent film, Safe Haven, Julianne demonstrated her ability to create perfect on-screen chemistry. Rock of Ages allowed her to combine her singing and acting skills while Burlesque and Footloose had Julianne dancing and acting on the big screen.
Taylor Swift has certainly made a name for herself in the music industry, winning award after award for her beautiful lyrics and catchy tunes. In more recent years, she has taken to the stage as well and made appearances in many well-known films and TV shows. She made her first appearance on the screen in a 2009 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Taylor also played the role of Felicia in the film Valentine’s Day and most recently had a guest appearance on the season 2 finale of New Girl. She even tried her hand at voice acting in the animated film The Lorax. We can’t wait to see what this big star does next!
Although Reba McEntire began her musical career at a very young age, she has certainly made a name for herself in the movie industry! In addition to having her own TV series that brought loads of laughter to families for six years, Reba has been seen in multiple movies including Tremors, The Little Rascal’s and Buffalo Girls. She has landed several voice acting roles such as Charlotte’s Web and The Fox and the Hound 2. Her songs placed her at the top of the charts for years and have placed her as a star who will go down in country music history.