Country Music

Top 5 Country Music Feuds

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5. LeAnn Rimes vs. Her Dad

Metroplex-raised Rimes debuted at age 13 with a bang, selling millions upon millions of her 1996 album Blue thanks to the eponymous single author and DJ Bill Mack originally penned for Patsy Cline. The singer and her manager/father Wilbur were soon at loggerheads over what to do with all that money, he claiming she spent too much of it shopping, she countering that he squirreled away more than his fair share (including in a safe on her tour bus).

After years of bruising lawsuits, the two reconciled shortly before Rimes' 2005 wedding to former dancer Dean Sheremet, but her appetite for feudin' was not satisfied. The Twitter-loving Rimes has also gone head-to-head with current husband Eddie Cibirian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville, talk-show host Wendy Williams and... well, keep reading.

4. Hank Williams Jr. vs. David Allan Coe

This "feud" between the two grizzled outlaws is more like Neil Young's supposed beef with late Lynyrd Skynyrd front man Ronnie Van Zandt - more a mutual admiration society than a feud. Nevertheless, some people think Coe was taking a backhanded shot at Bocephus in his song about an encounter with the ghost of Hank's daddy, 1983's "The Ride." This argument is not helped by the fact that Hank Jr. has also recorded the song, nor by Coe's complimentary "Hank Williams Junior-Junior," which appears on 1985's 17 Greatest Hits.

On the other hand, the two collaborated on 1981's "Were You Born an Asshole?", and Junior challenges Coe's assertion that "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" is the perfect country and western song in 1999's "I'd Love To Knock the Hell Out of You." Told you we had a hard time coming up with five.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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