Almost every single person has been affected by cancer in one way or another, and country singers are no different. When you hear the word "cancer," the first thing that comes to mind is a battle with a disease that has changed millions of people's lives.

Many country stars have fought various forms and stages of cancer. Some of their journeys have even inspired great country songs.

While some people advocate for the disease and work with charities, others prefer their privacy while fighting for their lives and keep their journey to themselves. We've lost many great country singers and players to various forms of cancer over the decades, but there are also a number of survivors and thrivers among the country stars who have bravely fought cancer.

From modern musicians Sheryl Crow to Rita Wilson to icons including Jim Ed Brown and Ray Price, scroll through below to see which country music artists have battled various forms of cancer.

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This is Taste of Country and Townsquare Media's seventh radiothon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The $11 million we've raised together with our readers and listeners is a small, but important part of the nearly $1 billion raised through Country Cares, the Randy Owen-founded initiative that started more than 30 years ago.

These Country Stars Have Battled Cancer:

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