Since the movie industry began, many country artists embrace the limelight of movies. Despite the undesirable circumstances of Hollywood movies, artists pushed their luck tested the water on the big screen. Without a doubt, they penetrated movies.
The person who started country music, the father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers himself initiates the idea. He starred in 1929 short film entitled “The Singing Brakeman”. Rodgers sang three of his original compositions on the flick which are: “Waiting for a Train”, “Daddy and Home”, and “T for Texas”. However, it is the only film he had appeared.
Elvis Presley was successful in the music industry. His the greatest rock and roll artist of all time. He is handsome and charismatic. With this, Presley used the movies and television to penetrate the heart of the people.
In addition, Presley conquered the world both movies and television, He had done many appearances such as “The Steve Allen Show”, “Stage Show”, “The Ed Sullivan Show”, “Elvis”, and many more. His movies include “Viva Las Vegas”, “Harum Scarum”, “Wild In The Country, and others.
His most successful movie was “Kid Galahad” and “Love Me Tender”. Presley was nominated numerous for the roles he portrayed. He actually won a Laurel awards as “Musical Performance” in the 1965 movie “Tickle Me”.
Dolly Parton has always been the sweetheart of country music. She captures the heart of the people through her jolly personality.
Parton entered the big screen in 1980 with her first movie “9 to 5”. The story is about three women who live out their fantasies of getting even with, and their overthrow of, the company’s autocratic, “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss. Parton herself is a secretary who is presumed to be sleeping with Hart, despite the fact that she has refused his advances.
Because of this, she is looked down on by most of the other women in the office, but this changes after she becomes friends with the two other characters who are Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. It is the movie wherein Parton was recognized. She proved that she can act to this movie.
Other movies of Dolly Parton include “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Rhinestone”, “Steel Magnolias”, and others.
During the 1980s and 1990s, most of Mcentire’s music videos were described as mini-movies. With this, it has opened doors to her acting career. In 1990, she acquired her very first role as Heather Gummer in the horror comedy “Tremors”, along with Kevin Bacon. The film earned McEntire a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 1991 Saturn Awards.
The following year, Mcentire starred along with Kenny Rogers and Burt Reynolds in the movies, “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw” and “The Man From Left Field”. In 1994, McEntire worked with the director, Rob Reiner in the film “North” playing Ma Tex. McEntire also starred in “Is There Life Out There?” and appeared in “Buffalo Girls”. In 1996, McEntire was cast as Molly Brown in the film “Titanic”. Unfortunately, she had to turn down due to scheduled concerts. In 1998, she starred as Lizzie Brooks in “Forever Love”, which was based on McEntire’s hit single of the same name.
The singer turned actor is one with the most number of appearances in the big screen. He had done a bunch of roles in both movies and television series. He started the series “Matlock”. Travis portrayed a sheriff in “Still The King”, a U.S marshal in “Dead Man’s Revenge”, a captain in “Texas”, a control room technician in “Baby Geniuses”, a businessman in “The Million Dollar Kid”, and many more. His voice was used as narrator, too like in “Apple Jack”, “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”, “Anabelle’s Wish”. He also was cast as an ideal man in the series “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch”.
Furthermore, Travis’ most notable roles are in the movies “Dead Man’s Revenge” and “Steel Chariots”.
“The Electric Horseman” was Nelson’s very first appearance on the big screen in 1979. The following year he appeared as Buck Bonham in the movie “Honeysuckle Rose”. In that movie where he won “Best Music/Original Song” at the Oscars.
Nelson’s most successful movies include “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Barbarosa”, “Thief”, “Once Upon A Texas Train”, and others.
Adkins started acting in the 1980s. His very first role was as a bayou band member as Tracey D. Adkins in the movie “Square Dance” in 1987. After the movie, he didn’t continue acting because he wanted to focus on his music career. In 2003, he pursued acting. Adkins was cast of some series such as “King Of The Hill”, “Hollywood Squares”, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”, “To Appomattox”, and many more. His career in television series was from 2003 to 2015. This 2018, he will be portraying Brickell in the upcoming movie “I Can Only Imagine”.
Moreover, Adkins embraced movies as well. All in all, he completed 15 movies. His most notable role was in the movie “Traded” and was nominated as “Best Supporting Actor” at Action on Film International Film Festival.
Tim McGraw is one of the breakthrough country music artists in cinemas. His most notable role was in the movie “The Blind Side” as the husband of Sandra Bullock. The movie was so successful that it even grabbed multiple awards from different award-giving bodies specifically the Oscars.
McGraw’s very first role was as a sheriff in the 2004 drama film “Black Cloud”. He started joining movies in 2004 but earlier on television. He joined television in 1997. McGraw received negative feedbacks towards his acting. Some critiques thought his acting was plain and light. Despite the undesirable criticisms McGraw still pushes his luck in the big screen. He even was nominated as “Best Male Breakthrough Performance” at MTV Movie Awards.
His successful movies are “The Blind Side”, “Tomorrow Land”, “Flicka”, “Friday Night Lights”, and many more.
American actor and country singer Kris Kristofferson has been in numerous films, television films, and television series. He started acting in the 1970s, appearing in the films “The Last Movie” his very first role, “Cisco Pike”, “Blume In Love”, and many more. Kristofferson has the most number of movies and television portrayals among other country singers. He proved that he can conquer the stage through his songs and the cinemas through his great acting skills.
Kristofferson won “Best Actor” at the Golden Globe Award for the movie “A Star Is born”. Some of his successful movies are “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Heaven’s Gate”, and many more. Furthermore, this 2018 Kristofferson will be part of the movie “Blaze”
Dwight Yoakam involved himself in the movies and television in 1992. In this year wherein he portrayed a truck driver in the movie “Red Rock West”. He then proved that he’s more than a guy with a guitar and a hat. Yoakam has risen from a country music star to a prominent actor. This was depicted when he was nominated for an “Outstanding Performance” in the 1996 movie “Sling Blade” at Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Yoakam had done numerous roles, justifying each, as an alcoholic boyfriend in “Sling Blade, a sheriff in “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”, a pastor in “Four Christmases”, a doctor in “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage”, and other movies.
Country artists and legends are just one illustration of people that can conquer movies and television. They are more than country singers and they can showcase their skills through acting. Indeed, movies and television are very welcoming to everyone.
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