1. Easton Corbin
Hometown: Trenton, Florida
Hit Song: “A Little More Country Than That”
Fun Fact: Easton graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Agribusiness. Ooo la la!
2. Jake Owen
Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida
Hit Song: “Yee Haw”
Fun Fact: He has a fraternal twin brother named Jarrod.
3. Chris Young
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Hit Song: “Drinkin’ Me Lonely”
Fun Fact: In his free time, Chris likes to go fishing!
4. Keith Urban
Hometown: Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Hit Song: “Somebody Like You”
Fun Fact: Keith’s a Playgirl pIay mate! He posed partially nude on the magazine’s cover in 2001.
5. Charles Kelley
Hometown: Evans, Georgia
Hit Song: “Need You Now” with his group, Lady Antebellum
Fun Fact: He’s Katherine Heigl’s brother-in-law.
6. Dierks Bentley
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Hit Song: “What Was I Thinkin’”
Fun Fact: Dierks started playing music at age 13, when he picked up an electric guitar.
7. Eric Church
Hometown: Granite Falls, North Carolina
Hit Song: “How ‘Bout You”
Fun Fact: Eric graduated from Appalachian University with a marketing degree, and said that the experience taught him how to work a room full of drunk people.
8. Luke Bryan
Hometown: Leesburg, Georgia
Hit Song: “We Rode in Trucks”
Fun Fact: Fellow singer and all-around awesome lady, Dolly Parton, is one of Luke’s idols.
9. Josh Turner
Hometown: Hannah, South Carolina
Hit Song: “Would You Go with Me”
Fun Fact: Josh started singing at the age of 5, when he performed in church with the song, “Arky Arky.”
10. Brad Paisley
Hometown: Glen Dale, West Virginia
Hit Song: “Whiskey Lullaby”
Fun Fact: Brad loves Mark Twain, and even named his first son William Huckleberry.
11. Kip Moore
Hometown: Tifton, Georgia
Hit Song: “Mary Was the Marrying Kind”
Fun Fact: After graduating from college he moved to Hawaii to explore his love of surfing. “I lived out in the woods about two miles from the beach,” he told The Boot. “I hitchhiked to the beach every day and surfed and backpacked all over.”
12. Thomas Rhett
Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia
Hit Song: “Beer With Jesus”
Fun Fact: His dad is famous country singer, Rhett Akins. And because fame comes with famous friends, as a kid Thomas spent all of his Halloween’s at Reba McEntire’s costume parties.
13. Tim McGraw
Hometown: Start, Louisiana
Hit Song: “Highway Don’t Care”
Fun Fact: Tim loves to cook, and every year on Christmas Eve he whips up his mother’s recipe for spaghetti and meatballs.
14. Hunter Hayes
Hometown: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Hit Song: “Somebody’s Heartbreak”
Fun Fact: Hunter’s a self-taught musician and knows how to play the accordion, Aside from the accordion, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards, among other things.
15. Brian Kelley (left) and Tyler Hubbard (right) from the band Florida Georgia Line
Hometowns: Brian’s an Ormond Beach, Florida native, and Tyler’s from Monroe, Georgia
Hit Song: “Cruise”
Fun Fact: The duo met in college at Belmont University, where a mutual friend introduced them.