Country music has a long and rich history, and some of that history is documented in homes that have become a part of the fabric of country music. Some of country music's biggest stars have chosen to purchase historic homes, while others have lived in homes that became historic due to their famous residents.
The list of country stars' most historic homes leans heavily on artists from the classic era, including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and more. Those artists have all left some impressive homes as part of their legacy, but some more contemporary country singers appear on the list of country singers with the most historic homes, too.
Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and more are also among the country artists with historic homes, as you'll see for yourself by scrolling through all of the pictures below:
PICTURES: See Inside George Jones' Spectacular Southern Manor
George Jones lived the life of a true Southern gentleman in his Southern-style manor home in an affluent suburb of Nashville.
PICTURES: See Inside George Jones and Tammy Wynette's Lavish Nashville Mansion
The 10,000-square-foot Nashville mansion George Jones bought for Tammy Wynette in 1974 is called First Lady Acres, and it's a part of country music history.
PICTURES: See Inside Willie Nelson's Historic $2.5 Million Rural Retreat
's former home in Nashville is on the market for $2.5 million, and pictures show a splendid rural retreat that's a true piece of country music history.
Nelson's 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom hand-built log cabin, which the country music icon built for himself, sits on 150 rolling rural acres in Goodlettsville, Tenn., just half an hour outside of Nashville. The land surrounding the cabin offers a breathtaking slice of unspoiled Tennessee and ensures maximum quiet and privacy.
PICTURES: See Johnny Cash's Iconic $3.2 Million Lakefront Estate in Nashville
The iconic lakefront estate that once belonged to Johnny Cash
and June Carter Cash sold for $3.2 million, and as pictures show, the property is stunning.
PICTURES: See Inside Johnny Cash's Spectacular Rural California Estate
A stunning rural estate in California that once belonged to Johnny Cash has sold for $1.85 million dollars. Pictures of the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 4,500-square-foot historic property show unique wood accents throughout the house, a paneled music room where Cash used to write songs, his-and-hers master suites and more.
The carefully maintained grounds also include a pool, a covered outdoor kitchen and a sitting area with a firepit among the other amenities of the fine home, which Cash designed and built in 1961.
PICTURES: Historic June Carter Cash Estate for Sale in Nashville
An iconic farm that once belonged to June Carter Cash and the Carter family is up for sale in Nashville, and the stunning property is a designated piece of country music history.
PICTURES: See Inside Kenny Rogers' Staggering California Estate
Kenny Rogers developed a taste for fine living early in his success. His ultra-lavish mansion in Bel Air, Calif., an estate called Lionsgate, was opulent even by celebrity standards. The 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom home totals 23,988 square feet of space, and it sits on 1.63 acres of some of the most expensive real estate in California.
The lavish interior includes a master suite that encompasses more than 3,000 square feet, three separate living rooms, seven fireplaces, a billiards room, a formal study, a private 12-seat theater with leather seats, a climate-controlled wine room that opens onto a saltwater pool, three steam showers and a large dry sauna. The property also features an outdoor glass elevator that leads to a large ballroom party space with an attached guest suite and a professional-sized gym.
The exterior of the house is just as lavish, including an outdoor living area with heated floors and a fully equipped bar, a tennis court with stadium lighting and a viewing area, a hot tub and extensive landscaping. Realtor.com
calls Lionsgate the "most prestigious luxury estate" in Bel Air, boasting "possibly the best views in Los Angeles."
According to Business Insider
, Rogers purchased the estate in the 1970s, and he added the lions to the gate and christened the home Lionsgate. He sold it in 1983 for $5.8 million, according to Variety
, and the property most recently sold in 2015 for a staggering $46.25 million.
See Inside Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Historic Southern Manor Home
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sold their historic Southern manor home outside of Nashville for $15 million.
PICTURES: See Inside Loretta Lynn's Historic First Nashville Home
PICTURES: See Inside Patsy Cline's Dream Home in Nashville
Patsy Cline's former "dream home" in Nashville is for sale, and pictures show a piece of country music history. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,770-square-foot house in a Nashville suburb comes with an asking price of $549,900, and pictures show that it's been restored to the same condition it was in when it was first built in 1965.
PICTURES: See Inside Trisha Yearwood's $4.5 Million Historic Southern Manor
Trisha Yearwood is selling her historic Southern manor home, and pictures show a mix of elegance and down-home living.
PICTURES: See Inside Oak Ridge Boys Legend William Lee Golden's Stunning Historic Plantation Home
Legendary Oak Ridge Boys singer William Lee Golden lives in a very historic property outside of Nashville, and pictures show a stunning manor home that's been updated without losing its original appeal.
PICTURES: See Inside Ashley Judd's Charming Historic Home
Ashley Judd has put her historic estate up for rent, just over a year after her mother, Naomi Judd
, died by suicide at her nearby home.