7 Country Music Stars Who Made the Jump to Acting

Kris Kristofferson

Since the early '70s, Kris Kristofferson, a country star, graced screens, notably in "A Star Is Born" with Barbra Streisand, earning him a Golden Globe. Still acting today.

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam: Reigning Bakersfield sound icon, revered actor (think "Cry Macho," "Sling Blade"), and "Goliath" star with Billy Bob Thornton!

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw debuted in "Friday Night Lights," later featured in "The Blind Side," and now shines in "1883."

George Strait

George Strait starred in the 1992 film "Pure Country," fitting for a crooner straying from his roots. He also made a cameo on "King of the Hill."

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton shines in iconic film roles like "9 to 5" and "Steel Magnolias," showcasing her talent beyond music.

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, known as a "rhinestone cowboy," played a real cowboy onscreen with John Wayne in "True Grit" (1969) and voiced a character in "Rock-a-Doodle" (1991).

Reba McEntire

Before her sitcom, Reba McEntire starred in "Tremors," "The Little Rascals," Broadway's "Annie Get Your Gun," and had a hilarious role in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" (2021).