Country music is a truly American art form that originated in the 1920’s in the South. Over the years, country music has evolved to create several subgenres while at the same time exploding in popularity. Today, country music and country music concerts are some of the most popular in the United States—its tremendous approval extends to both rural and urban areas. Even in the digital age, when album sales have drastically declined, country music recordings still sell very well and country music tickets are always in extremely high demand.
One of the most coveted honorific titles in country music is that of “Queen of Country Music.” There are many female singers in the discussion—Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton—but the coronation always seems to go Reba McEntire. You tend to get a crown if you sell 80 million albums, post 40 number one singles, and sell millions of Reba McEntire tickets. The term is sometimes used to describe a female country singer who is red hot on the charts and at the box office. In the past few years several female country singers have vied for the transient crown including Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Miranda Lambert.
Without a doubt, the “King of Country Music” is George Strait. He’s responsible for 60 number one hits and 70 million in record sales. His amazing career has given him the throne over legends Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, and Kenny Rogers. Garth Brooks would probably be holding the specter had he not retired in 2001. Even so, Brooks is the third bestselling artist of all-time in the U.S. behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Other country music singers that might give Strait a run for his money are Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and Jason Aldean.
Country music isn’t really known for its bands, but the one group that sits heads and tails above all the others is Alabama. The band has sold more than 75 million albums and is credited with more than 30 number one records. In the 1980s, Alabama released 30 singles. All but one (the first one) went to the top of the country music singles chart. For those of you playing at home, that’s 29-straight number one singles. Other prominent country music bands include Dixie Chicks, Oak Ridge Boys, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Little Big Town and Georgia Florida Line.
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