If cowboy boots worked as good luck charms, then none of the 13 bad luck stories on the following list would have ever happened. Unfortunately, money, fame and a honey-smooth voice can't keep Murphy and his insensitive laws away.

You think you have bad luck? One country artist watched his barn burn, while another battled colon cancer. In honor of Friday the 13th, knock on wood, stroke a rabbit's foot, kiss an Irishman and flip through this list of country stars with bad luck.