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It's a Family Tradition

These country stars have more than just the music in common

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    Sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison founded the Dixie Chicks in 1989. Their current lead singer Natalie Maines, joined in 1995.

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    Wynonna Judd rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother, Naomi, in the country music duo 'The Judds.'

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    Kelly Clarkson is Reba McEntire's soon to be daughter-in-law! Kelly got engaged to Reba's stepson, Brandon Blackstock, in December of 2012.

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    David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy started performing as 'The Bellamy Brothers' in 1968.

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    Sisters Joanna Robertson Ott, Emily Fortney and Becky Robertson formed 'Carter's Chord' in 2006. It was only natural that they would start a super-group since they come from a musical family. Their parents played in Waylon Jennings' road band The Waylors.

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    Crystal Gayle was inspired by her older sister, Loretta Lynn, to become a singer. Loretta wrote a lot of her early singles including 'I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes).'

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    The Band Perry consists of siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry. Before becoming 'The Band Perry' in 2005, Kimberly sang in her own band. Her brothers were roadies!

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    The Secret Sisters is comprised of Laura and Lydia Rogers. They learned to sing at their hometown Church but never considered performing as a duo!

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    Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester formed 'The Forester Sisters' in the mid 1980s. Kathy and June performed together for a while before they were joined by Kim and later Christy.

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    John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook met in high school and ended up joining John's older brother, Tom, to form Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band stayed together from 1967 to 1972.

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    Maybelle Carter and her daughters June, Anita, and Helen, formed 'Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters' in the 1950s. Maybelle had previously performed in the 'Carter Family' act formed by her brother-in-law.

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    Fred, Cal, Cliff and Don Maddox were joined by their sister Rose to form 'The Maddox Brothers and Rose.' They were first known as 'America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band.'

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    Isaac Donald 'Don' Everly and Phillip 'Phil' Everly started out performing as part of the 'Everly Family' before becoming a duo, going by the name of 'The Everly Brothers'.

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