When it comes to the music business and the world of celebrity, New York City and Los Angeles are where the action is. Yet, some platinum artists choose to live a more secluded lifestyle away from the spotlight, either because they want to maintain their privacy, like Prince in Minneapolis, or because they want to enjoy a life in the country, like John Mayer in Montana.

These 10 artists don’t truly live “off the grid” as we typically use the term -- they’re not growing their own food and generating their own electricity. But they do spend most of their time outside N.Y.C. and L.A., and are therefore off the beaten path when it comes to rock star lifestyle.

Read on to discover 10 off the grid singers and the stories behind their far-flung cribs.