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.

  • Garth Brooks

    1995

    Brooks appeared on Sesame Street twice, once to sing about "Different Friends" and, later, to wrangle some Muppets in "We Make Music."

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter

    1995

    Carpenter shares a lesson about self-esteem in the song "Really, Really, Really Glad I'm Me."

  • Johnny Cash

    1985

    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."

  • Dixie Chicks

    2002

    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.

  • Waylon Jennings

    1992

    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 Station

    2005

    Krauss and Union Station joined the Sesame Street cast to perform "Sesame Jamboree" in 2005.

  • Loretta Lynn

    1981

    Lynn shared a tender duet, "Count on Me," with Count Von Count in one of her two appearances on Sesame Street.

  • Martina McBride

    2004

    McBride had an adventure in imagining with Elmo while singing "That's Pretending" on Sesame Street in 2004.

  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

    2000

    McGraw and Hill appeared on the show in 2000 to sing "Take a Turn," relaying the message that sharing is caring: "I know that if I scratch your back a nice long time / You'll take a nice long time when you scratch mine ..."

  • Brad Paisley

    2007

    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.

  • Thomas Rhett

    2019
  • Sugarland

    2007

    Sugarland appeared on Sesame Street in 2007. They sang "Songs" with Elmo.

  • Randy Travis

    1990

    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."

  • Carrie Underwood

    2009

    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 Womack

    2007

    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.

  • Trisha Yearwood

    1998

    Yearwood performed "I'm Talkin' Love," with Herry Monster and others. It's a song about her far-away friend whom she's missing.