Artists Who've Unexpectedly Gone Country

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By: Jemal Countess Collection: Getty Images Entertainment People: Clint Eastwood

If you were as surprised as I was when [lastfm link_type=""]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] released a countryfied version of “[lastfm link_type=""]Born This Way[/lastfm]” you better sit down and let me fill you in on a few others who’ve wondered why the chicken crossed the road. Just this past year alone several artists have hedged their bets and went country.  Artists like [lastfm link_type=""]Aaron Lewis[/lastfm], actress [lastfm link_type=""]Gwyneth Paltrow[/lastfm] and more.  They join a long growing list of entertainers, who shall we say, “have seen the light.”  You can also add [lastfm link_type=""]Uncle Kracker[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Kid Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=""]Darius Rucker[/lastfm]. Over the years many artists have, to use the words of [lastfm link_type=""]Alan Jackson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Gone Country[/lastfm].

Below are just a few.

[lastfm link_type=""]Jerry Lee Lewis[/lastfm]
‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On’ (1957), ‘Great Balls of Fire’ (1957), ‘What’s Made Milwaukee Famous’
[lastfm link_type=""]Julio Iglesias[/lastfm]
‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before’ (1984), ‘Spanish Eyes’ (1988)
[lastfm link_type=""]Burl Ives[/lastfm]
‘A Little Bitty Tear’ (1962), ‘Funny Way of Laughin” (1962), ‘Call Me Mr. In-Between’ (1962)
[lastfm link_type=""]Ray Charles[/lastfm]
‘We Didn’t See a Thing’ (1983), ‘Seven Spanish Angels’ (1984)
[lastfm link_type=""]Bon Jovi[/lastfm]
‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ (2006), ‘(You Want To) Make A Memory’ (2007)
[lastfm link_type=""]Lionel Richie[/lastfm]
‘Stuck on You’ (1984), ‘Deep River Woman’ (1986)
[lastfm link_type=""]Clint Eastwood[/lastfm]
‘Bar Room Buddies’ (1980), ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ soundtrack (1978), ‘Any Which Way You Can’ soundtrack (1980)
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