Country music stars who went veg

You might think that country music stars only eat meat and potatoes, and especially barbecue.  But in fact several of the top country stars have chosen to go meatless.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and didn’t think about the fate of the animals being raised until she thought to ask what happened to them. Once she learned that they were slaughtered, she removed meat from her diet. When she moved to California at the age of 22, she found it much easier to completely cut meat from her diet. As she became more famous, she became a vocal advocate for animal rights and adopted a fully vegan diet in 2011.

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was one of the best-selling musicians of all time and is synonymous with country music, even 2 decades after his death (1932-2003).  His scores of hits included “I walk the line”, “Hurt”, “A boy named Sue” and dozens of others. He was believed to have lived a meat-free lifestyle later in life to help combat some health issues.

Shania Twain

As the best-selling female country music singer in history, she has sold more than 100 million records.  She keeps her meat-free diet simple, by being vegetarian and eating very little dairy, though at times she has said that she eats eggs. Her diet keeps her looking young, as she doesn’t look her 54 years.

Blake Shelton

Annette Conlon

Americana singer and songwriter Annette Conlon was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for her album, Life, Death & The Spaces Between.  She is a passionate vegan, who started “The Compassionette Tour,” in an effort to bring compassion, social consciousness, human interaction, and animal issues to a mainstream audience, by performing at festivals up and down the west coast and beyond.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton is best known as “The Voice” coach, but he is also a notable singer and songwriter.  He has been working to stay fit, with the help of his long-time partner, Gwen Stefani, who is vegetarian and told him to cut out the meat and bad carbs to lose weight.