Nation cuties! Along with crooning profitable nation tracks, lots of the style’s beloved artists spend their time elevating their devoted four-legged companions.
Taylor Swift, whose “I Wager You Assume About Me” garnered a coveted Video of the 12 months nomination on the April 2022 CMT Awards, is the proud cat mother to 3 felines: Meredith Gray, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button. (The three cats are named after her favourite TV and film actors: Ellen Pompeo’s character in Gray’s Anatomy, Mariska Hargitay‘s function in Legislation & Order: SVU and the title character in Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.)
“[The] most influential consider my life is cats. I’ve cats. I’m obsessive about them,” the “All Too Nicely” songstress gushed throughout an April 2019 interview with Time. “They’re only a actual pleasure to dwell with. And I like my cats a lot that when a task got here up in a film referred to as Cats, I simply thought, like, ‘I’ve received to do that. Like, that is my calling in life to do that for the women.’”
Whereas Swift’s cats make frequent appearances on her social media, they every have their very own distinctive personalities.
“[Meredith’s] only a very personal little cat. She likes her enterprise saved to herself,” the Pennsylvania native mentioned in an April 2021 Instagram video. “She doesn’t like a digicam shoved in her face, and who might blame her?”
Blake Shelton, for his half, steadily incorporates canine imagery into his nation songs in honor of his connection together with his pooch, Betty.
“Betty’s fairly rattling enthusiastic about her favourite tune comin out tomorrow… can’t ya inform?!!” the Voice decide — who married Gwen Stefani in July 2021 — captioned a September 2017 Instagram publish.
Betty will not be Shelton’s solely furry companion. He is also the doting pet mother or father to a cat named Dave and even grew up with three pet raccoons.
“We needed to drag him into the home at night time,” his mom, Dorothy Shelton, advised Men’s Journal in July 2013. “He liked all animals: grasshoppers, locusts, lizards, snakes, worms. One time I had a fly swatter and I killed a fly, and he cried.”
Kelsea Ballerini, who married fellow nation crooner Morgan Evans in December 2017, steadily dotes on her pup, Dibs.
“It took like two years for Dibs to be like, ‘Nicely, guess [Morgan is] sticking round?’ However now they’re one of the best of pals,” the “Peter Pan” singer defined throughout a November 2019 interview on Hank FM radio. “If Morgan’s on the bottom, Dibs will sit on his lap, like, he claims Morgan greater than he claims me now. … I wished them to get alongside however I nonetheless wished to be his favourite, however I’m not anymore!”
Scroll beneath to satisfy the pets of nation music’s largest stars: