20 Times Country Stars Kept It in the Family

1. Perry Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil form country supergroup.

1. 1. Perry Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil form country supergroup.

Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil make up the hugely successful country music group The Band Perry. Kimberly, 31, is the lead vocalist and also plays guitar and piano. Reid, 26, plays the bass guitar and sings background vocals, while younger brother Neil, 24, plays the mandolin, drums, accordion and also sings background vocals. Talk about one talented family!
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2. Kimberly Perry is a natural-born leader.

2. 2. Kimberly Perry is a natural-born leader.

This gorgeous singer has always taken the lead. Before she and her brothers formed The Band Perry, Kimberly sang in her own group as a teen.
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3. Reid and Neil Perry show their brotherly love.

3. 3. Reid and Neil Perry show their brotherly love.

When the brothers were young, they used to assist Kimberly’s music ambitions by stringing up guitars and lugging instruments for her. Reid, pictured above, is known for his flowing locks and rockstar style.
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4. The Perry brothers dream bigger.

4. 4. The Perry brothers dream bigger.

Deciding they wanted to be more than just their older sister’s roadies, Reid and Neil started their own band called Mobile Music Machines. Kimberly was so impressed with their sound, she became the band’s musical director. Neil, pictured above, rocks the mandolin like no one else.
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5. The Band Perry is born and welcomes listeners into their extended family.

5. 5. The Band Perry is born and welcomes listeners into their extended family.

In 2005, the siblings decided to form a family band and they were later discovered by Garth Brooks’s manager, Bob Doyle. They signed a record deal with Republic Nashville in 2009 and released their hit single, “Hip to My Heart” shortly after.

The trio is nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year” at this year’s ACM Awards.
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6. Zach and Cody Swon of The Swon Brothers team up onstage.

6. 6. Zach and Cody Swon of The Swon Brothers team up onstage.

Siblings Zach and Colton Swon started their namesake band in 2000. However, for those playing along at home, the guys had been performing together long before they officially became a duo.
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7. The Swons learn the ropes from mom and dad.

7. 7. The Swons learn the ropes from mom and dad.

As children, Colton and Zach toured with their parents’ band, Exodus. Musical talent really does run in this family!
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8. The Swon Brothers meet Blake Shelton and impress America.

8. 8. The Swon Brothers meet Blake Shelton and impress America.

Colton, pictured above, joined his brother on a singing competition show, where they had the opportunity to work with country-music star Blake Shelton. While the duo didn’t win, they did finish in third place!
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9. Zach and Cody Swon make it official.

9. 9. Zach and Cody Swon make it official.

The Swon Brothers signed a major-label deal with Arista Nashville in 2013, and put out their first single, “Later On,” shortly after. Zach, pictured above, is definitely a proud, older brother.
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10. The Swon Brothers prove that hard work pays off.

10. 10. The Swon Brothers prove that hard work pays off.

The Swon Brothers were thrilled to learn they’d been nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year” at this year’s ACM Awards.
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11. John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne got an early start.

11. 11. John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne got an early start.

John and TJ Osborne have five other siblings, all of which are apparently talented in their own right. Growing up, the Osborne family loved to write and play music together. No wonder these two are so great!
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12. Before they were Brothers Osborne, they were Brothers And Dad Osborne… Sorta..

12. 12. Before they were Brothers Osborne, they were Brothers And Dad Osborne… Sorta..

When John and TJ were younger, they started a band with their dad called Deuce & A Quarter, and spent a lot of time playing around their hometown of Deale, Maryland.
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13. Music City, here comes one-half of Brothers Osborne.

13. 13. Music City, here comes one-half of Brothers Osborne.

John, who plays guitar in Brothers Osborne, later moved out to Nashville to pursue his dream of being a professional musician. It’s hard to imagine anyone not falling in love with that manly beard.
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14. John and TJ eventually reunite and it sounds so, so good.

14. 14. John and TJ eventually reunite and it sounds so, so good.

Getting restless in Maryland, TJ decided to move out to Nashville and decided to follow in his bro’s footsteps by forging his own path as a musician. As luck would have it, the brothers teamed back up to form Brothers Osborne. It’s a good thing they did, too, because the guys signed a record deal with Capitol Records in 2013.
15. Brothers Osborne get the recognition they deserve.

15. 15. Brothers Osborne get the recognition they deserve.

Brothers Osborne are nominated for “Vocal Duo Of The Year” at the 2015 ACM Awards and they’ll go up against The Swon Brothers. That’s a tough race!
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16. The men in Rascal Flatts prove you don’t have to be siblings to make an awesome family band.

16. 16. The men in Rascal Flatts prove you don’t have to be siblings to make an awesome family band.

In 1999, members Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Jon Don Rooney formed Rascal Flatts, which started out as the house band at Nashville’s beloved Printer’s Alley.
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17. Jay and Jon may be second cousins, but they write No. 1 hits.

17. 17. Jay and Jon may be second cousins, but they write No. 1 hits.

Talent runs in their blood because not only are Jay and Jon second cousins, but Jay’s brother-in-law, James Otto, is also a famous artist. How can we score a ticket to their family holiday parties?
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18. Rascal Flatts are loved all over the county, from Nashville to Hollywood.

18. 18. Rascal Flatts are loved all over the county, from Nashville to Hollywood.

In the 15 years Rascal Flatts has been around, these guys have earned some serious—and well-deserved—recognition. Having won over 40 awards and sold more than 22 million album, it’s no wonder this trio has its own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
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19. These country stars don’t need a stage in order to shine.

19. 19. These country stars don’t need a stage in order to shine.

When they’re not performing, Rascal Flatts selflessly donate time and money to organizations like Nashville’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Talented and charitable? We love that!
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20. Rascal Flatts are  always ready for the biggest night of country music.

20. 20. Rascal Flatts are always ready for the biggest night of country music.

Rascal Flatts will be performing at this year’s ACM Awards in Dallas and are also hoping to take home yet another award, like “Vocal Group of the Year.”