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Musical Smartypants: 10 Country Singers Who Learned Before They Earned

Scotty McCreery

“Stay in school!” Kids may roll their eyes at that oft-heard phrase, as they argue with their parents that some of the wealthiest celebrities on the planet dropped out of school to start their careers early.

But in the notoriously volatile entertainment business, no one can argue with having an education to fall back on. As summer comes to a close and school doors open, The Boot pays tribute to the country stars who took their reading, writing and arithmetic seriously.

10 Country Singers Who Learned Before They Earned:

10. Garth Brooks
9. Kris Kristofferson
8. Scotty McCreery
7. Carrie Underwood
6. Kix Brooks
5. Brad Paisley
4. Dierks Bentley
3. Gretchen Wilson
2. Kenny Chesney
1. Mary Chapin Carpenter

Next: See Country Singers' Graduation Photos

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