A long list of talented individuals were born into the hot, hot, heat of summer. Check out this gallery to see which country stars have August birthdays, beginning with Hank Cochran.

Terri Clark follows Cochran. She was born on Aug. 5 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rodney Crowell will blow out his candles on Aug. 7 — but that's just the beginning.

Mark Wills, Mel Tillis, Jimmy Dean, Buck Owens were all born in August. Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, Colton Swon of the Swon Brothers, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Womack, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers and Collin Ray will also blow out candles as hot as the summer heat.

Check out the gallery above to see who begins — and ends — August's country music birthdays!