These Country Stars Can Tell You How to Get to ‘Sesame Street’ [PICTURES]
Sesame Street celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. Since launching in November of 1969, the show has featured some of the biggest stars in music, entertainment and pop culture -- including plenty of country artists.
Waylon Jennings, the Dixie Chicks and including Garth Brooks (twice!) are only a few of the country stars who have learned how to get to Sesame Street over the years. An appearance on the educational children's TV show is a rite of passage, and a nod to the success of the artists that have been tapped over the years to lend their talents.
Who else from the country music world appeared on Sesame Street? Read on for some of the genre's finest moments on the celebrated children's show.
Brooks appeared on Sesame Street twice, once to sing about "Different Friends" and, later, to wrangle some Muppets in "We Make Music."
Mary Chapin Carpenter1995
Carpenter shares a lesson about self-esteem in the song "Really, Really, Really Glad I'm Me."
The Man in Black first appeared during the fifth season of Sesame Street to sing "Nasty Dan" with Oscar the Grouch. Cash returned in 1992 to sing "Five Feet High and Rising."
The Dixie Chicks were on Sesame Street to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show in 2002 with a parody of their hit song "I Can Love You Better" -- re-made as "No Letter Better Than B" -- and a remake of "Sing," with the Sesame Street Chickens.
Jennings appeared as a truck driver in the Sesame Street movie Follow That Bird in 1985, but he came back to the show in 1992 to perform a duet with his previous co-star, Big Bird.
Alison Krauss & Union Station2005
Krauss and Union Station joined the Sesame Street cast to perform "Sesame Jamboree" in 2005.
Lynn shared a tender duet, "Count on Me," with Count Von Count in one of her two appearances on Sesame Street.
McBride had an adventure in imagining with Elmo while singing "That's Pretending" on Sesame Street in 2004.
Paisley appeared in the holiday special Elmo's Christmas Countdown in 2007, singing "Jingle Bells" with Grover, whom the artists says is his favorite Sesame Street star. Paisley returned to Sesame Street in 2011 with his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, for the Growing Hope for Hunger special.
Rhett made a trek to Sesame Street in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the children's show.
Sugarland appeared on Sesame Street in 2007. They sang "Songs" with Elmo.
Travis made two appearance on Sesame Street: He sang the songs "How Should I Tell You I Love You" and "You've Gotta Ask Some Questions."
Underwood made her debut on Sesame Street in 2009, voicing the character of Carrie Underworm, who appears at the Squirmadega Car Race and performs the "Worm Anthem."
Lee Ann Womack2007
Womack appeared in a direct-to-video special for Sesame Street in 2007, Kids Favorite Country Songs. She helps Elmo get in touch with his inner cowboy.
Yearwood performed "I'm Talkin' Love," with Herry Monster and others. It's a song about her far-away friend whom she's missing.