47 Notable alumni of
Belmont University

Belmont University is 1012th in the world, 371st in North America, and 349th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 47 notable alumni from Belmont University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. DJ Qualls

    DJ Qualls
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    film actorfilm producertelevision actormodel
    Biography

    Donald Joseph Qualls is an American actor. He is best known for his work in films including Road Trip (2000), The New Guy and The Core (2003), and for several appearances on television series such as Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Scrubs, Lost, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He co-starred in the FX comedy series Legit, the Syfy horror series Z Nation and the Amazon Studios show The Man in the High Castle.

  2. Trisha Yearwood

    Trisha Yearwood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    musiciansongwriterwritertelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    Patricia Lynn Yearwood is an American singer, actress, author and television personality. She rose to fame with her 1991 debut single "She's in Love with the Boy," which became a number one hit on the Billboard country singles chart. Its corresponding self-titled debut album would sell over two million copies. Yearwood continued with a series of major country hits during the early to mid-1990s, including "Walkaway Joe" (1992), "The Song Remembers When" (1993), "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" (1994), and "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)" (1996).

  3. Brad Paisley

    Brad Paisley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Bradly Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 35 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 20 of which have reached number one. He set a new record in 2009 for the most consecutive singles (10) reaching the top spot on that chart.

  4. Josh Turner

    Josh Turner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    musiciansingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Joshua Otis Turner is an American country and gospel singer and actor. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Records. That same year, his debut album's title track, "Long Black Train", was his breakthrough single release. His second album, Your Man (2006) accounted for his first two number-one hits: "Your Man" and "Would You Go with Me", while 2007's Everything Is Fine included a No. 2 in "Firecracker". Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the four week No. 1 "Why Don't We Just Dance" and another number one in "All Over Me". It was followed by Punching Bag (2012), whose lead-off single "Time Is Love" was the biggest country hit of 2012 according to Billboard Year-End.

  5. Jena Sims

    Jena Sims
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    film actormodel
    Biography

    Jena Michelle Sims is an American actress who has appeared in made-for-TV films and B movies like Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012), 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015) and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017). She was Miss Georgia Teen USA in 2007. She is engaged to former world number one professional golfer Brooks Koepka.

  6. Lee Ann Womack

    Lee Ann Womack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    guitaristsongwritersinger
    Biography

    Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Her 2000 single, "I Hope You Dance" was a major crossover music hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.

  7. Ian Clark

    Ian Clark
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ian Patrick Clark is an American professional basketball player for the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball at Belmont University. As a senior, he was the 2012–13 Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year with Murray State's Isaiah Canaan. Clark was third in the nation in three-point field goal shooting percentage and led the Bruins to the conference championship in the school's first year as an OVC member. In July 2013, Clark signed a two-year contract with the Jazz after his performance at the Las Vegas Summer League impressed numerous teams. Clark won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2017.

  8. Brian Kelley

    Brian Kelley
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    songwritersinger
    Biography

    Brian Edward Kelley is an American musician, best known as a member of the Nashville-based duo Florida Georgia Line. Kelley is from Ormond Beach, Florida, and enjoyed playing sports and music growing up. He moved to Nashville to go to school and play baseball at Belmont University, where he met Tyler Hubbard, the other member of Florida Georgia Line.

  9. Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George

    Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    singerreality television participant
    Biography

    Tamara Antrice George, best known by her stage/nickname Taj, is an American singer, rapper, actress, and author. George is best known as one-third of the R&B singing group Sisters with Voices (SWV). She also competed on the eighteenth season of Survivor, Survivor: Tocantins.

  10. Diane Black

    Diane Black
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Belmont University
    In 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Occupations
    fundraisernursepolitician
    Biography

    Diane Lynn Black is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2019. The district includes several suburban and rural areas east of Nashville. A Republican, she was previously elected to the Tennessee Senate, serving as floor leader of the Republican Caucus. She unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination in the 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial election.

  11. Rachel Smith

    Rachel Smith
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    television personalitybeauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Rachel Renee Smith is an American actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2007 and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant. She represented the United States at Miss Universe 2007 and placed 4th runner-up.

  12. Steve Grand

    Steve Grand
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    guitaristpianistsinger-songwritermodel
    Biography

    Steve Grand is an American singer, songwriter and model from Lemont, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He became an overnight internet celebrity and the music video of his first hit "All-American Boy" went viral on YouTube in less than a week in July 2013. This attention landed Grand on Good Morning America, CNN and other national media. In addition to being a musician, Grand has become an active figure in the LGBT equality movement. He released his debut album titled All American Boy financed by a successful Kickstarter public funding campaign. The follow-up album Not the End of Me was released in 2018.

  13. Kimberley Locke

    Kimberley Locke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    musiciansingermodel
    Biography

    Kimberley Dawn Locke is an American singer-songwriter and television personality. She has recorded in the dance and pop genres, and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format. She was the cohost of the daytime talk show, Dr. and the Diva.

  14. Julie Roberts

    Julie Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    songwritersinger
    Biography

    Julie Roberts is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003, Roberts made her debut with the single "Break Down Here" in February 2004, a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and the first track from her self-titled debut album. A second album for Mercury, Men & Mascara, followed in 2006. This album produced two non-charting singles in its title track and a cover of Saving Jane's "Girl Next Door".

  15. Jace Everett

    Jace Everett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    composersingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Jace Everett is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performs country and rock music. Signed to Epic Records in 2005, he released his debut single "That's the Kind of Love I'm In" in 2005, which peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and was the first single from his self-titled debut album. He also co-wrote Josh Turner's Number One single "Your Man". His song "Bad Things" is the theme for the HBO series True Blood and peaked No. 2 in Norway in 2009. In the same year, he released his third album, Red Revelations, under the Weston Boys label that peaked No. 12 in Norway.

  16. Alex Renfroe

    Alex Renfroe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Gregory Alexander Renfroe is an American-born Bosnian professional basketball player for San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB.

  17. Melinda Doolittle

    Melinda Doolittle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansinger
    Biography

    Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Prior to her appearance on American Idol, Doolittle worked as a professional back-up singer for, among others, Michael McDonald, Kirk Franklin, Aaron Neville, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Alabama, Jonny Lang, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Carman, and Anointed.

  18. Dylan Windler

    Dylan Windler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dylan Windler is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Belmont Bruins.

  19. Alysha Clark

    Alysha Clark
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Alysha Angelica Clark is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted in the second round of the 2010 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. In 2018, Clark won a championship with the Seattle Storm as they swept the Mystics in the 2018 WNBA Finals, and in 2020 won her second championship as the Storm swept the Las Vegas Aces. She was also League MVP in 2018 when her team CCC Polkowice (Basketball) of Poland in the Basket Liga Kobiet Basketball won that League's Championship. In 2019, she won a Ligue Féminine de Basketball championship with her French team, Lyon Asvel. She is known for her swarming defense and clutch shooting.

  20. Shealah Craighead

    Shealah Craighead
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Belmont University
    1996-1999 studied business and marketing
    Occupations
    photojournalistphotographer
    Biography

    Shealah Craighead is an American government photographer who served as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Donald Trump. She was the second female chief photographer in White House history, with the first one being Sharon Farmer in 1998. Craighead previously served as official photographer to former First Lady Laura Bush in the administration of George W. Bush.

  21. Matt Beaty

    Matt Beaty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Matthew Thomas Beaty is an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played college baseball for the Belmont Bruins. The Dodgers selected Beaty in the 12th round of the 2015 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2019.

  22. Jimmy Bowen

    Jimmy Bowen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    songwriterrecord producermusician
    Biography

    James Albert Bowen is an American record producer and former rockabilly singer. Bowen brought Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood together, and introduced Sinatra to Mel Tillis for their album, Mel & Nancy.

  23. Gordon Kennedy

    Gordon Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    record producersongwriter
    Biography

    Gordon Scott Kennedy is an American Christian music songwriter, musician, and record producer based in Nashville, Tennessee whose most successful composition is the international hit song "Change the World", recorded by Eric Clapton, for which Kennedy and his co-writers received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Kennedy also received a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album (2007), co-producing, composing and performing on Peter Frampton's Fingerprints album. He was a member of the Christian rock band White Heart for six years in the 1980s. Kennedy has written 15 songs recorded by Garth Brooks, and has done projects with Frampton and Ricky Skaggs. Kennedy's songs have been recorded by artists including Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Stevie Nicks, Faith Hill, and Carrie Underwood. His compositions have been heard in the film soundtracks of Tin Cup, For Love of the Game, Where the Heart Is, Almost Famous, Summer Catch, Someone Like You, The Banger Sisters, Phenomenon and Disney's The Fox and the Hound 2.

  24. Didi Benami

    Didi Benami
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    composersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Vered "Didi" Benami is an American singer who was the tenth-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Since her appearance on American Idol, she has spent the past few years honing her craft, taking classes and writing her first full-length album, Reverie.

  25. Jake Wesley Rogers

    Jake Wesley Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    recording artistsingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Jake Wesley Rogers is an American pop musician and songwriter.

  26. Nico Olsak

    Nico Olsak
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Nicolás "Nico" Olsak is an Argentine-born American footballer who plays as a midfielder for Maccabi Petach Tikva.

  27. Jeremy Stover

    Jeremy Stover
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    record producersongwriter
    Biography

    Jeremy Stover is an American country music songwriter and record producer. Stover is an alumnus of Belmont University. Stover has written singles for Tim McGraw, Jon Pardi, Wynonna, Martina McBride, and others.

  28. Adrienne Young

    Adrienne Young
    Occupations
    composersingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Adrienne Adeana Young is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She is founder and operator of AddieBelle Music which produces her recordings.

  29. Brooke Annibale

    Brooke Annibale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    composersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Brooke Annibale is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  30. Amanze Egekeze

    Amanze Egekeze
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Amanze Ikenna Egekeze is an Nigerian-American professional basketball player for Donar of the BNXT League and the Nigerian national team. He is the son of Gilbert and Lize Egekeze, who are natives of Nigeria.

  31. Evan Bradds

    Evan Bradds
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Evan Christopher Bradds is an American basketball coach. He played college basketball at Belmont University.

  32. J. J. Mann

    J. J. Mann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    John Stuart "J. J." Mann is an American basketball player for Bayer Giants Leverkusen of the German ProA. He played college basketball for Belmont University.

  33. Dwight Bernard

    Dwight Bernard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Dwight Vern Bernard is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who is and currently a coach in the San Francisco Giants organization.

  34. Brian Mansfield

    Brian Mansfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    music criticjournalist
    Biography

    Brian Mansfield is an American writer and journalist.

  35. Melissa Peirce

    Melissa Peirce
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Melissa Peirce is an American country and pop music songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.

  36. Katy Kirby

    Katy Kirby
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Katy Kirby is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

  37. Jim Lill

    Jim Lill
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Jim Lill is an American country musician. He is best known for his YouTube channel where he makes guitar videos. He also curates the @GuitarLickADay Instagram account and hosts the Jim Lill Podcast. He has been part of the bands of country artists Josh Thompson, Josh Gracin, and Craig Wayne Boyd.

  38. Lara Landon

    Lara Landon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Laura Landon started her music career in 2008, by signing with Whiplash Records while attending Belmont University in Nashville. She has released six studio albums, Beloved, "Love/Majestic", Overcome, "Christmas", There Is Grace and "The Never Again". The single "Closer" charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Songs chart. The fan funded and self produced album "Overcome" was named one of the top 12 Christian albums of the year by iTunes.

  39. Brad Hill

    Brad Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    audio engineer
    Biography

    Brad Hill is an American record producer, audio engineer, and musician originally from Southern California.

  40. Michael Weist

    Michael Weist
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Enrolled in Belmont University
    Studied in 2015-2019
    Occupations
    record producertalent managerwritertelevision produceractor
    Biography

    Michael G. Weist III is an American producer and actor. He is known for his appearance in the Hulu movie Jawline, which won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

  41. Kevin McClain

    Kevin McClain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kevin Michael McClain is an American basketball player, with Fos Provence Basket of the LNB Pro A. Originally from Jennings, Florida, McClain committed to Belmont University.

  42. Sean Hetherington

    Sean Hetherington
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    entertainer
    Biography

    Sean Hetherington is an American casting director and reality TV producer. He is a former stand-up comedian who was a contestant in the second season of NBC's American Gladiators on their Weight Loss Survivors episode.

  43. Lyndsay Pruett

    Lyndsay Pruett
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Lyndsay Pruett is an American violinist. She is currently a member of the Jon Stickley Trio.

  44. Jerry Bell

    Jerry Bell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jerry Houston Bell is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Bell played for the Milwaukee Brewers for four seasons. He batted right and left and threw right-handed.

  45. Nick Muszynski

    Nick Muszynski
    Years
    1998-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Nicholas Muszynski is an American college basketball player for the Belmont Bruins of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

  46. Grayson Murphy

    Grayson Murphy
    Years
    1999-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Grayson Murphy is an American college basketball player for the Belmont Bruins of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

  47. Willie Mack

    Willie Mack
    Occupations
    songwritersinger
    Biography

    Willie Mack is an American country music singer-songwriter born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Chico, Texas. He has had his songs recorded by Sara Evans, Collin Raye, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Mark Wills among others. His single "Don't Waste Your Pretty" charted on the Canadian Hot 100.