Country Stars’ Real Names: Johnny Paycheck
Real Name: Donald Eugene Lytle
Johnny Paycheck legally changed his name to the popular moniker in 1964, so technically Donald Eugene Lytle was his birth name, not his 'real' name. He also went by the stage name Donny Young early in his career before becoming a popular sideman to people like George Jones. The name lives on today, as he has a son whose legal name is also Paycheck.