Contact Us

Country Music’s Nastiest Breakups [PICTURES]

Country artists have a reputation for penning lyrics that tell tough stories, but one of the hardest things that some stars have to go through isn’t always covered in the biggest hits: band breakups.

It’s never pretty when the relationship between bandmates goes bad. Groups often become as close as family during their careers (occasionally they even really are family), but sometimes, the onstage appearance that everyone is filled with love for each other turns out to be a farce. Brooks & Dunn and Alabama both managed to keep internal tensions out of the public eye for years before their abrupt breakups.

In some cases, being in a band with a relative has ended up ruining the family dynamic offstage, too: The Everly Brothers, for instance, ended their duo in 1973 and were still estranged in 2014, when Phil Everly died; the Louvin Brothers had a similar fate a decade prior.

Check out the photo gallery above to learn the stories behind some of the country genre’s most iconic musical breakups.

NEXT: Country Music's Best Breakup Songs

Best of KLAW 101

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 http://klaw.com 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 KLUB KLAW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KLUB KLAW contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.