Contact Us

Hanukkah Hoe Down: The Definitive List Of Jewish Country Stars

getty images
Since today is the start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah I thought I’d put together the definitive list of Jewish country music stars. This is, as you might imagine, a very short list. Country music has exactly 2 adherents who call themselves Jews:

#1. Glen Campbell. In a 2008 interview the Rhinestone Cowboy said he and his wife have been adherents of Messianic Judaism for the last 20 years. He attends synagogue every Saturday and celebrates Jewish holidays such as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah, as well as Christmas. Messianic Judaism however is rejected by most mainstream Jews who believe Christ was a prophet but not the messiah. Still, they follow many of the traditions as Campbell’s wife Kim makes a mean brisket and is constantly trying to perfect her matzo balls. They display a Jewish candelabrum on the mantel and a Hebrew book sits on their coffee table.

#2. Kinky Friedman. Kinky was the frontman of “Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys” and is best known as country music’s Al Yankovic who’s most famous hit is probably a parody of Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee”.

There you go, all 2 of them, or 1 of them if you ask someone from the mainstream Jewish faith. I told you it was a short list.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Cat Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Cat Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.