A brush with death can be devastating, or it can lead to a career resurgence. For most of the seven country artists profiled in this video, the latter is true in a big way. Hit songs, headlining tours and Entertainer of the Year awards came after nearly dying a tragic and early death.

Trace Adkins is first, and his story is well-known. Brantley Gilbert's car crash and the stabbing that almost cost Jon Pardi his life are stories with fewer miles on them. All of these incidents came before these men signed record deals, and in some cases, they provided a reminder that you only get one chance to chase a dream.

George Jones cheated death numerous times during his long and distinguished career, but one accident almost took his life just as he was about to enjoy an early '00s resurrection.

Hank Williams Jr.'s fall and Parmalee's fatal shooting are two more. Watch to learn how each of these stars bounced back after brushes with death, then subscribe to Taste of Country's YouTube channel and then share a story we need to include in our next installment.

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