Amongst country music's top stars you'll find a captain, several staff sergeants, a corporal and an Army Ranger. All four branches of the United States military are covered by country hitmakers. In some cases they were on the front lines for historic events. In some cases an artist's career began during down time.

Craig Morgan and Josh Gracin are two of younger stars with a military background, but did you know George Strait, Willie Nelson and George Jones served? Each learned lessons in hard work and discipline that served him well as he navigated the music business years later. Watch to see which of your favorite stars proudly served our country.