12 Country Music Stars That Are Out-And-Proud Marijuana Enthusiasts

Some are much more public than others.

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Though it isn’t mentioned often in the same breath of other genres like hip hop, country music stars sure enjoy their cannabis. While some write songs about it and others admit their marijuana usage in interviews, country singers are no stranger to the green. Here are just 12 singers who’ve come out publicly and embraced marijuana.

Toby Keith

We’ll let the video fill you in here.

Brantley Gilbert

When the country singer was announced as the headliner for 2014’s Taste of Country Festival, Brantley Gilbert gave an interview about his anticipation. During the interview he was asked about the previous festival headliner Willie Nelson, and Gilbert admitted he had a Willie Nelson story.

“I have a story, but I can’t tell it, because I would never smoke weed because it is against the law,” Gilbert said. “And I am a law abiding citizen and never lie.”

Loretta Lynn

Now, when it comes to marijuana, Loretta Lynn admits she’s not the biggest fan, though she has tried it. In an interview with Sirius XM, the country legend relayed the story of her first time trying it.

‘Somebody said, ‘Hey, it’s time you smoke marijuana,’” Lynn told host Elizabeth Cook. “I took one little thing off of that thing. It hit me in the chest and I thought, ‘My God, I’m gonna die.’ I ain’t smokin’ anymore. So I decided if you either go blind or smoke marijuana, I’ll just go blind.”

Ashley Monroe

Just listen to this song.

Jake Owen

Jake Owen grew up on the beach where surfers lounge and skaters chill. As he revealed in a 2014 Rolling Stone interview, “I have done my share of weed.”

Eric Church

In a Men’s Journal interview, Eric Church admitted to enjoying cannabis. He might surprise you about the way he consumes it, however.

“I do more of the edibles now just because the smoking part is sucking for me vocally,” Church said. “I mean, it’s one of those things I’m not ashamed of. It’s something I enjoy. It’s escapism. I do it responsibly.”

Church also said he smoked out a Dial soap bar and he wrote a song called “I’m Gettin’ Stoned.”

Aaron Lewis

In a 2015 concert, fans reported that Aaron Lewis during a performance of “Country Boy,” Lewis sang “Rarely drink from the bottle and I quit smoking the weed.”

Reba McEntire

On a segment of “Plead the Fifth” during Andy Cohen’s Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, McEntire came out the proverbial weed closet.

“No, no, no. I am not a stoner,” McEntire said. “But I have had the edibles and have smoked before. I don’t like the edibles too much. I don’t know when it’s going to kick in.”

Florida-Georgia Line

It perhaps doesn’t surprise you that Florida-Georgia Line enjoy their weed. In an interview with Billbaord, the reported asked the duo about their country stoner anthem, “Sun Daze,” and whether they participate in cannabis use. “Yeah. Oh, yes,” said Tyler Hubbard.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

Watch the video.

Kris Kristofferson

The iconic country singer revealed that even if weed has affected his memory, “I’m not quitting.”


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