I am 52 years old and will turn 53 in a couple of weeks. I am at the age when you are supposed to start feeling a bit more elderly but I have never felt better in my life. I am better at 52 than I was at 32 for sure. I am in a business where there are some who think your shelf life is starting to expire when you hit 50 but I am here to tell you that I am just getting started. I plan on defying time...and here are a few country artists who are doing just that.

Here are a few artists that prove that age is nothing more than a number and that you still have plenty of value and a lot to give in spite of the calendar and what others may say.

Garth Brooks is 56 born 2/1962

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Keith Urban is 50 born 10/1967

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Tim McGraw is 51 born 5/1967

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Fatih Hill is 50 born 9/67

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Kenny Chesney is 50 born 3/1968

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Gary Allan is 50 born 12/1967

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Believe it or not Willie Nelson is over 50!! Born 4/1933

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