Joe Nichols and his wife Heather moved into this Texas home in 2010. They've since added a baby girl to help fill up the nearly 3,000 square foot pad. More pictures can be found at

Texas may be second to Nashville in terms of favorite places for country stars to live. The state has a healthy independent country scene, and one can make a healthy living playing big cities like San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Austin a couple of times a year.