Country music first originated in the Southern United States of America became very popular around the world, and the roots of Country music are folk and blues. The Bluegrass music genre is a part of Country music which takes it roots from the traditional music of Irish, Scottish and English. The Bluegrass later influenced the African American population in America.
The following are some of the top Artist of Country and Bluegrass music:
- Johnny Cash.
- Dolly Parton.
- Alan Jackson.
- Carrie Underwood.
- Blake Shelton.
Johnny Cash is a famous country artist in the entire world. His music was so famous back in those days and still is fresh in all our hearts. He sold about 90 million records. Cash is known for his dark, intense, bass-baritone voice and he also does magic with his guitar when he plays it. Some of his signature songs include “I walk the line,” “Don’t take your guns to town,” “Men in Black,” “Ring of Fire,” “Hurt” etc. His mother taught cash guitar, and he started out playing gospel songs at the age of 12, and he also played on the radio. Cash has won many awards not only related to the Country genre but all in many other genres. He is one of the best artists there ever could be in the entire world then and always.
Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean is one of the most famous women country artist of all time. She started out with her first debut album “Hello, I’m Dolly.” Later she won many awards which include 9 Grammy awards, 7 Academy awards and 3 American Music awards. Her songs hit the charts of Billboard any times. Her childhood life influences her music as she had a terrible childhood, her family was affected by utter poverty, and she slowly started to sing in the churches and became such a brilliant artist.
Alan Eugene Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide. He has won about 2 Grammy awards, 16 CMA awards, 17 ACM awards, etc. Alan first started out with singing gospel songs, and he still does sing gospel songs which are brilliant to listen.
We all know Carrie from the American season which she won in the fourth season. Some of her best selling songs were “Jesus take the wheel,” “Before he cheats,” “Blown away,” “Heart beat” etc. She has sold about 65 million copies and still is making good music. Carrie too like many other country artists started singing at the churches, and her breakthrough was when she won the American Idol in the year 2004- 2005.
Blake is one of the most popular country artists of the current times. Apart from the brilliant music he does he is also known for being a judge on the show called the Voice. Some of his best albums were “Austin,” “The Dreamer,” “If I’m honest” etc. He was married to Miranda Lambert, but they broke up in 2015 and recently started to date his fellow voice coach – Gwen Stefani.