Inside the Homes of Country Music's Biggest Stars
They’ve sold out stadiums, headlined at the Opry and produced mega hits. But when the lights go down, they have to hang their hats somewhere.
Inside the Homes of Country Music's Biggest Stars
They’ve sold out stadiums, headlined at the Opry and blown up the radio with mega hits. But when the lights go down, the world’s biggest country music stars have to hang their hats somewhere. Like these multimillion-dollar homes, from Nashville, Tennessee, to the Bahamas.
These seven famous country musicians have made hundreds of millions of dollars, and they know how to choose (or build) some impressive houses. Take a look inside the sprawling estates of George Strait, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
The "King of Country" has a custom-built, adobe-style kingdom in San Antonio, Texas, which is called"Santa Fe in the Dominion."
'Santa Fe in the Dominion'
The property has a sprawling 7,925 square feet of living space and is set on 12.2 hilltop acres.
Architect Bill Tull Designed It
Designed by architect Bill Tull, the estate has two separate houses: a main house with three bedrooms and four full bathrooms, and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom casita.
Enjoy Views of San Antonio From the Spa
The custom-designed mosaic tile spa and infinity pool overlook downtown San Antonio.
The House Has True Country Style
Longleaf pine flooring, a four-inch concrete overlay and imported adobe materials were used to construct the house.
And a Kitchen Fit for a Cowboy
The kitchen includes a large double fridge with embossed graphics and stainless steel appliances.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
The master bathroom includes a fireplace — and in total, there are 14 hand-sculpted fireplaces on the property.
It's the Little Things
The interior shutters in the bathroom, like those throughout the house, are saguaro cactus rib.
A Walk-In 'Safe Room'
Strait has an estimated net worth of $300 million, so it’s no surprise that he needs this room.
There’s also a safe room on the premises.
An Audio Wonderland
The home features surround sound throughout.
This Castle Could Be Yours
Strait is currently selling this home, which he has owned since 1995. According to realtor.com, the house first went up for sale in 2019 for $8.9 million.
But there’s no price listed on the estate’s website. You’ll have to ask to get the new number.
A 622-Acre Estate Starts Here
The superstar couple has been trying to sell the 622-acre estate since 2013, first listing it for $20 million.
The property includes a horse barn and six homes, including a 220-year-old log house, two guest cabins and caretaker houses.
The antebellum (pictured), built in 1856, is the main house.
Since the couple first put the house up for sale, they’ve dropped the price to $18 million for the entire property.
Also offered is just 353 acres, the log home, and the 12-horse barn for $10 million.
The main house, caretakers homes and other 268 acres are available for $8.5 million.
The antebellum includes (we think) original hardwood flooring.
Plenty of Living Space
Built in 1856, the main house is called Beechwood Hall and has 6,856 square feet of living space.
Fresh Old Charm
The bathrooms have been redone, but the peeling paint is an artful reminder of this home’s historic roots.
Or it just needs a whole new coat of paint.
The More, the Merrier
The caretaker’s homes have been completely redone.
Comfortable Living Quarters
This caretaker’s house features beamed wood ceilings, dark hardwood flooring and a kitchen island.
Open Floor Plan
Another caretaker’s house.
The first "American Idol" winner and now longtime pop-country singer, Kelly Clarkson, has been struggling to sell her mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee, for quite some time.
This Is What $2.86 Million Will Get You
The 37-year-old singer from Fort Worth, Texas, purchased the 20,121 square-foot, seven-bedroom mansion in 2012 for $2.86 million.
Custom Finishes and Lavish Touches
She and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, seemed to have poured a substantial amount of cash into the property, adding custom finishes and lavish touches.
Stairway to Somewhere Special
The home has a breathtaking foyer with a butterfly staircase.
Pull Up a Chair
This sitting room features a coffered ceiling and built-in bookcases.
That bear — and the bucks — are more than likely from one of Clarkson and her husband’s hunting trips.
According to an interview she gave with Parade in 2013, Clarkson took her husband to hunt grizzlies in Alaska for his birthday.
What Would You Like to Eat?
The kitchen features hardwood cabinetry, tile flooring, and shares an open floor plan.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is circle shaped and features a massive hanging chandelier.
Where You Can Clean Up
The master bathroom revolves around the central soaking tub and its ceiling-length curtain.
Drinks Are on the House
The cowboy-themed bar with saddle bar stools seems like Clarkson’s touch.
Games for Days
The game room includes the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story.” It must be Italian!
Strong Body, Strong Mind, Strong Spirit
Clarkson has been trying to sell this manse since October 2017, when she listed it for sale at $8.75 million. She has since cut the price to $7.5 million.
Fun for Kids of All Ages
According to realtor.com, Clarkson, her husband and their two children were moving back to their farm near Nashville, where, as of 2017, they were building another house.
But plans may have changed — the singer bought a farmhouse in Encino, California, for $8.5 million in 2018.
Country music legend Reba McEntire somewhat recently parted ways with her longtime estate following her divorce from Narvel Blackstock in 2015.
From Home to Wedding Venue
The 64-year-old singer used to own Starstruck Farm, an 83-acre estate with a seven-bedroom, 12,816 square-foot mansion.
It sold in 2017 for $5 million and has since been turned into a wedding venue and event center.
A Guitar-Shaped Pool
However, while parts of the estate have been renovated or expanded, it's mostly the same as it was during McEntire’s tenure.
They’ve kept the guitar-shaped pool, for example, and McEntire’s insane closet (more on that later).
View From Above
When McEntire lived there, the property included an eight-car garage, tennis court, guest house, barn, horse arenas and a 16-stall equestrian facility.
The garage and stables have been turned into event spaces.
A spiral staircase winds throughout the home's center.
Big Kitchen for Big Appetites
The Queen of Country’s kitchen is the same as it was when she decided to sell.
Wine for Any Occasion
This wine room may hold enough wine to serve many, many weddings, but it’s original to the house, too.
Your Own Private Theatre
McEntire’s theater with tiered seating is now a place for guests to watch movies. Like "Tremors," the film in which McEntire made her acting debut.
Expansive Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is expansive and includes Tuscan pillars, curved windows and an exposed wood ceiling.
Guess Who Likes Fireplaces?
There’s also a fireplace. Quite fancy.
A Nice Place to Unwind
The bathroom features a copper soaking tub and marble shower.
The venue has decked out the bathroom’s vanities with pictures of McEntire.
Each of the home’s quarters has a theme, from Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline.
You Should Have Enough Closet Space
McEntire’s closet is nuts. It has its own staircase which curls up to three mirror-lined levels.
It’s unclear where McEntire lives now. In 2015, she also sold an estate in Beverly Hills, California, for $22.25 million in an off-market deal.
Miley Cyrus can live pretty much anywhere she wants. The 27-year-old pop star with country roots is worth an estimated $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Her most recent real estate acquisition is a 33-acre estate in Franklin, Tennessee.
Return to Franklin
Cyrus purchased this 2014-built, two-story farmhouse for $5.8 million in 2017.
Franklin is the city where the former "Hannah Montana" star was born.
The Universal Language
It’s not entirely clear if this house is in both hers and Liam Hemsworth’s name. The two divorced in late December 2019.
If the mortgage bears both ex-lovers' names, it might be going up for sale once again.
However, according to TMZ, the two had a prenup.
A Relaxing Setting
The 6,870 square-foot house has a great room with a towering stone fireplace and an exposed beam ceiling.
Ready to Cook
The kitchen island features wraparound distressed wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
The home’s hardwood flooring extends throughout the house. Other finishes, like the brickwork and reclaimed wood beams, give it a rustic feel.
The master bedroom is spacious and simple.
Classic Farmhouse Touches
Although it was built in 2014, the home has been outfitted with classic farmhouse touches, like an antique-looking soaking tub and pebble tile flooring.
Outdoor Watering Hole
Out back is a pool with a simple wood diving board and adjacent spa.
A New Chapter
Cyrus has mainly resided in California. But in 2018, wildfires destroyed her Malibu home. All of her pets were evacuated safely, although she said on Twitter that the house "no longer stands."
In 2017, Shania Twain made her first record in 15 years, having finally recovered from a grueling battle with Lyme disease and vocal cord paralysis.
The "Queen of Country Pop" is currently in residency in Las Vegas for 2020, but the singer likes to go to her home in the Bahamas when she isn’t touring or living at her main house in Switzerland.
A Little Slice of Paradise
Her Bahamian home is a 7,000 square-foot slice of paradise which no one would say, "That don’t impress me much" about.
The 2004-built, five-bedroom house has indoor/outdoor living, with huge retractable glass doors.
Panoramic Views of Palm Trees and Azure Skies
The master bedroom is circular, providing panoramic views of the palm trees and azure skies.
The House Comes Fully Furnished
This house went up for sale in early 2019 for $10.95 million, but was then re-listed sometime later for $12.9 million — and it comes fully furnished.
Twain, 54, is worth an estimated $350 million.
The downstairs media room is comfy and unostentatious. A projector hangs from the ceiling, and there is plenty of space to sprawl out.
The room also includes a wet bar and some exercise equipment.
A Bathroom or Office
With glossy hardwood flooring, built-in shelving and a keyboard, this master bathroom could double as an office.
Life Is Good
Whoever signs this mortgage will be able to say, "Life’s about to get good!"
Carrie Underwood, who came to fame by winning the fourth season of "American Idol," recently sold her house in Brentwood, Tennessee.
The 37-year-old singer and her husband, professional hockey player Mike Fisher, owned the home for 12 years before selling it off in March 2019.
An Italian Villa
Underwood purchased this Italian villa-style home in 2007, about two years after she won "American Idol."
Property records indicate she purchased the four-bedroom, 7,100-square-foot property for $1.35 million and sold it for $1.41 million.
A Sweeping Foyer
The foyer features a sweeping staircase with ironwork balusters that leads to an interior balcony.
The two-story home was built in 2000 and has some incredibly high ceilings, like in this room, which looks like a good spot for a dining table.
A Touch of Shiplap
One of the home’s four bedrooms features this colorful wall of shiplap. Pretty cool.
The Dressing Room
But the coolest part of this house is the two-story dressing room.
There’s a Hollywood-style vanity in one corner, two large wooden doors leading to the outside, and a large closet area at the far end of the room.
And the floors are heated are to keep your feet warm.
The oval-shaped closet has tons of drawer and shelf space, along with a rolling ladder hooked onto the ceiling for easy access.
But let’s head upstairs.
The Upstairs Dressing Room
Up the steps, there’s even more closet space. Everything is nice and bright with two candelabra chandeliers and recessed lighting.
The Master Bathroom
Off the upstairs dressing room is the master bathroom with a soaking tub and dual vanities.
The house sits on half an acre of land, which you can enjoy from these rocking chairs set on a long stone porch.
According to People, Underwood decided to move after a nasty fall on the home’s front steps. She busted her face open and required 40 stitches.
An unnamed insider said the singer already was having issues with security, and the fall was the final straw.
Born in the coal mining and moonshining town of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, Loretta Lynn used to receive one pair of brogan shoes per year. They were "two sizes too large so we could grow into them before we got another pair the following year," she wrote in her memoir.
Today, the coal miner’s daughter lives in a sprawling compound six hours from Butcher’s Hollow.
But first, let’s take a look at Lynn’s first home.
Her First House in Tennessee
Lynn moved into this cozy house in Madison, Tennessee, in 1961, when she was about 30 years old.
Lynn, who was married to Oliver Lynn at the time, "sold everything to get to Nashville from Washington state," according to the listing.
It’s up for sale at $337,000.
It Wasn't Always This BIg
Currently, the house has 1,820 square feet, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. But when the Lynns lived there, it was significantly smaller.
An additional room was built onto the house sometime in the 1980s.
Hanging Curtains with Patsy Cline
According to the listing, the Lynns hosted a housewarming party, and Patsy Cline ordered curtains and furniture for the couple.
The house was built in 1955 and has been updated since the Lynns lived there — but maybe not too much.
You're Lookin' at Country
Compare the kitchen cabinets with those seen in these photos of Loretta in the house.
They look pretty similar.
Maybe they’re original?
Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'
The Lynns lived here until 1963, when her career was picking up.
That same year, she released "Loretta Lynn Sings,” her debut studio album, and moved to another part of Tennessee.
Lynn owns a huge dude ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, which she uses as a commercial property.
There are museums, lodging cabins, campgrounds, stores, a recording studio, horse riding trails and motocross races.
There’s also a replica cabin of where Lynn grew up.
This Haunted House
Lynn moved into the Hurricane Mills house in 1966. And allegedly, it's haunted.
According to Loretta Lynn's Ranch website, the plantation is haunted by a woman in white named Beaula Anderson, who died from grief 12 days after witnessing the death of her son.
She can be spotted wringing her hands in grief and crying. People also have seen the ghosts of Civil War soldiers roaming the grounds.
Coal Miner's Daughter
This is the replica cabin of where Lynn grew up in Butcher Hollow. Now 87, Lynn is one of the greatest singers to have ever lived.
Hurricane Mills is an unincorporated county in Tennessee.
It shares a zip code with Buffalo, another unincorporated community.
Together, the population is 674.
Kenny Rogers has owned and sold lots of real estate throughout his life, but we’re focusing on the most recent house he sold, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
On a Warm Summer’s Eve
"The Gambler" picked up this house, located in the well-to-do suburbs, for $1.5 million in early 2012.
On a Train Bound for Nowhere
It’s quite a hefty home. The manse has 12,730 square feet, six bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms.
I Met Up With the Gambler
Rogers went about renovating the house and then put the home back on the market again two years later, this time for $4.5 million in 2014.
It was a gamble.
How did it pay off?
You’ve Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em
Not too well. Rogers wasn’t able to make $3 million off the offer, but he may have made a profit.
He sold the home for $2.38 million, about a million more than he originally bought it for. But you also have to factor in six years of property taxes, agent fees and renovation costs, whatever that may be.
One of the rooms he did a good job updating was the kitchen, which you can see when looking at the old listing photos.
Know When to Fold ‘Em
This green room has been outfitted with leopard and zebra print. That’s definitely a mark of the "Gambler."
Know When to Walk Away
There’s a game room with marble flooring, which includes a modest ping-pong table and a not-so-modest wet bar.
And Know When to Run
The theater seats nine, and comes with a coffered ceiling, painted to resemble a cloudy sky.
You Never Count Your Money
The master bedroom features a grand, four-post bed with floor-to-ceiling windows, a coffered ceiling and one absolutely massive flower pot.
When You're Sittin' at the Table
The closet, at one point, featured all of Rogers’ many, many clothes.
There'll Be Time Enough for Countin'
Out back is a lavish patio with a grand pool and spa combo.
The Mediterranean villa sits on a 1.5-acre lot.
When the Dealin's Done
Rogers, now 81, was born in Houston, Texas, but has lived in the Atlanta area for over a decade.
He has been retired since 2017 and remains one of the most influential country artists.