13 famous rock stars who served in the military
There are some jobs troops leaving the service are expected to go after, but world-class musician isn’t typically one of them. Still, these 13 veterans prove that it can be done.
1. Elvis Presley
2. Johnny Cash
3. George Strait
4. Toy Caldwell
He created the Toy Factory band which would later become the Marshall Tucker Band. They released 14 albums. Five went gold, and an additional two went platinum.
5. Craig Morgan
7. Willie Nelson
8. Maynard James Keenan
9. George Jones
10. Kris Kristofferson
He was disowned by his family for leaving the service to pursue music. He went on to write hits like “Me and Bobby McGee.”
11. Jimi Hendrix
He was allowed out after a year when an ankle injury on a training jump gave the Army an excuse to let him go. Only a few years after his discharge, the Jimi Hendrix experience wowed London and launched Hendrix’s career.