Country music makers often come off as more down to earth than other famous musicians. In the past it was almost a requirement that country musicians grew up in humblehomes, and some of them even kept their digs low key once they got famous.
Other country stars, especially nowadays, opt for housing that is not quite so basic or cozy—for example, young Carrie Underwood just purchased over 400 rural Tennessee acres to call home for about $3.4 million.
The same trials and tribulations of life that provide endless lyrical inspiration for so many country songs—love, betrayal, heartbreak, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and death—also affect the living situations of the people who lived the lyrics—country music makers. They move in and they move on, so their homes on the market are often fodder for discussion on real estate sites like Realtor.com (who provided many of the images for this slideshow). Once in a while, as you’ll see in the following slides, country musicians even move out of Tennessee.
It’s a sure bet that many of the following structures will become immortalized in country music lyrics, or they already have. The Rosanne Cash song "House on the Lake" has this lyric inspired by the selling off of the longtime home of her famous parents: "There’s nothing left to take/ But love and years are not for sale/ In our old house on the lake."
By Colleen KanePosted on July 19, 2011