It’s National Golf Lovers Day. On this special occasion, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the best golfers in country music. And by the way, what is it with golf and country music stars? So many of them that appear to be nearly as comfortable with a golf club as they are with a guitar.
Most country music fans have heard that Jake Owen came very close to a professional golf career. Had it not been for an injury, we might not have had such iconic country hits as “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Anywhere With You,” and “Beachin’.” Most just play for the fun and competition. It makes sense that country artists gravitate to the sport of golf. They usually have some downtime while touring and before each night’s performance.
In 2018, during a Country 1025 Street Party interview with Darius Rucker, we talked a bit about golf. Darius shared a little about his golf game, his very good friend Tiger Woods, and some of the country artists he has played with who are excellent golfers. Each one of them is listed below, and one more he didn’t mention.