Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Most people think of Saturday Night Live and you think of the great comedians of Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, and Tina Fey, But Country Stars On Saturday Night Live have been a big thing over the years!

Saturday Night Live

“SNL” debuted on NBC, on October 11, 1975.   Saturday Night Live has aired 932 episodes since its debut.  It’s one of the Longest running network television shows in the United States!  A typical episode of SNL will feature a single host chosen for their popularity or novelty, or because they have a film, album, or other work being released.  The same thing with the Musical guest and there have been many times when the host and the musical did both

Most Appearances On “SNL”

Guests who have hosted five or more times are sometimes referred to as belonging to the 5 Timers Club. Alec Baldwin holds the record for 17 times hosting.  Here are a few notable names:

  • Steve Martin
  • Tom Hanks
  • Billy Murray
  • Ben Affleck
  • “The Rock”
  • Jonah Hill

Country Stars On Saturday Night Live

Country Stars have made many appearances on “SNL”  Kacey Musgraves was the first and only artist to perform “Naked” on The Show  Here are just a few of the Country Stars On Saturday Night Live over the years:

  • Blake Shelton
  • Willie Nelson
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Garth Brooks
  • Faith Hill
  • Charlie Daniels Band
  • Johnny Cash
  • Taylor Swift
  • Morgan Wallen

Being on Saturday Night Live for Country Artists is a really big deal.  Most of the world watches Top 40, Rap, Hip Hop and Rock.  “SNL” generally follow the path of mainstream artists, and that sometimes leaves Country Artists out.  Two big artists recently to be given the spotlight to shine for Country music were Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.

Enjoy some of Country Music’s biggest names on “SNL.”



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