From “Chief” To The “King,” The Best Nicknames In Country Music

Eric Church, George Strait, Willie Nelson are posing for a picture

Country music is known for its wild characters and crazy stories.

From Merle Haggard recording “Pancho and Lefty” while blacked out to Waylon Jennings $25,000 bathroom break, and many many more that will never make their way to the public, the artists that gave the genre its outlaw reputation earned it in every sense of the word.

It makes sense that those characters sometimes get a nickname or two along the way that just sticks, some of which are just too good…

Here’s a few of the best nicknames in Country Music

Eric Church – “Chief”

George Strait – “King George”

Johnny Cash – “Man in Black”

Blake Shelton – “Toad”

Willie Nelson – “Shotgun Willie”

Parker McCollum – “The Limestone Kid”

Jimmie Rodgers – “The Singing Brakeman” & “The Father of Country Music”

Riley Green – “Duckman”

George Jones – “Possum”

Loretta Lynn – “The Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Toby Keith – “Big Dog Daddy”

Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”

David Allan Coe – “The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy”

Merle Haggard – “The Hag”

Hank Williams Jr. – “Bocephus”

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock