OFFSTAGE: Country Stars Turned Movie Stars

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It’s time to make some Joyful Noise because Dolly Parton’s new movie is almost here. Her gospel-themed film hits theaters on Friday (Jan. 13). And because of that, the folks at NextMovie put together a list that kind of celebrates a bunch of country stars who have tried their hand at acting. Some have been one-movie wonders. And others, like Parton and Tim McGraw, have made a second career out of lighting up the silver screen. Check out their list, featuring Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and more.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.