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Secret Talents of Country Stars: 13 Singers With Double Identities

From Willie Nelson’s martial arts badassery to Miranda Lambert’s equestrian prowess, Rolling Stone Country reveals the secret talents of country’s stars

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Willie Nelson receives his fifth degree black belt in April.

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It's quite easy to map out the talents of successful singers: whether it's Carrie Underwood's endless range, Kacey Musgraves' clever wordplay or Luke Bryan's tight-jeaned dance moves, these are the skills that sell records, win Grammys or make the ladies swoon. But most of us possess a hidden talent, and musicians are no exception. From breakdancing to taekwondo, these are the varied — and at times surprising — abilities that country stars keep in their back pocket (or land on Johnny Cash's front yard).


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