History Main / CountryMusic

2nd Nov '17 11:59:47 AM Twentington
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Lynn_Spears Jamie Lynn Spears]]: Younger sister of pop princess Music/BritneySpears, she starred in the lead role of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} teen sitcom ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''. Started her country music career in 2013.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Lynn_Spears Jamie Lynn Spears]]: Younger sister Music/ChrisStapleton: Traditional-minded singer of pop princess Music/BritneySpears, she starred in the lead role of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} teen sitcom ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''. Started her country music career in 2013.TheNewTens.
29th Oct '17 9:35:20 PM GlassRain
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* Music/VinceGill: Former Pure Prarie League leader who became more successful as a solo act.

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* Music/VinceGill: Former Pure Prarie Prairie League leader who became more successful as a solo act.
22nd Sep '17 9:45:04 AM Ezclee4050
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* [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretta_Lynn Loretta Lynn]]: Legend who is arguably the most important female country artist. Called the "First Lady of Country Music", a title that has never been granted to anyone else. Named "Artist of the Decade" for the '70s.

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* [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretta_Lynn Loretta Lynn]]: Legend who is arguably the most important female country artist. Called the "First Lady of Country Music", a title that has never been granted to anyone else. Named "Artist of the Decade" for the '70s. Creator/SissySpacek won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward playing her in ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''.
20th Sep '17 9:21:54 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/MichaelNesmith: Texas-born member of Music/TheMonkees did several early Country Rock songs with them, then went on to a critically acclaimed solo career where he further blended country with eclectic musical influences.



* Music/MichaelNesmith: Texas-born member of Music/TheMonkees did several early Country Rock songs with them, then went on to a critically acclaimed solo career where he further blended country with eclectic musical influences.
20th Sep '17 9:21:26 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/MichaelNesmith: Texas-born member of Music/TheMonkees did several early Country Rock songs with them, then went on to a critically acclaimed solo career where he further blended country with eclectic musical influences.


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* Music/LindaRonstadt: Primarily a pop singer but showed enough country influence in her music to get a fair amount of country radio airplay in her heyday.
20th Sep '17 7:39:37 PM Ezclee4050
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Gayle Crystal Gayle]]: Loretta Lynn's younger sister, known for her smooth singing style, a number of big pop crossover hits, and her RapunzelHair.
20th Sep '17 6:41:33 PM Ezclee4050
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Reeves Jim Reeves]]: Smooth-voiced singer who died at the height of his popularity in 1964 trying to fly his private plane in a heavy rainstorm. Still [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff quite popular in such unlikely places]] as South Africa and India.
20th Sep '17 6:34:16 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/ConwayTwitty: Known for his rock influences and overt sexual themes, not to mention being a ''Family Guy'' running gag.

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* Music/ConwayTwitty: Holder of the record of most #1 hits before George Strait broke it. A rock singer before switching to country full-time, he retained his rock influences. Known for his rock influences and featuring overt sexual themes, themes in his lyrics, not to mention being a ''Family Guy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' running gag.
20th Sep '17 5:27:51 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/JerryLeeLewis: [[/index]] {{Rockabilly}} [[index]] legend who had a series of top 40 hits in the 1950s.

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* Music/JerryLeeLewis: [[/index]] {{Rockabilly}} [[index]] legend who had a series of top 40 hits in the 1950s.1950s, then successfully reinvented himself as a country act in TheSixties and TheSeventies.


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* Music/ElvisPresley: First became a star on the country circuit, then most of his early rock hits also scored big on the country charts. In TheSeventies he started recording country songs again alongside his pop material, and once again started racking up country hits. He even scored a posthumous #1 in 1981 ("Guitar Man").
20th Sep '17 5:14:29 PM Ezclee4050
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_Arnold Eddy Arnold]]: The man who brought pop-style crooning to Country, helping the music to evolve from its hillbilly roots. Jaw-droppingly prolific; his first hit was in 1945, and his final chart entry happened in 2008, a few weeks after his death.



* Music/KinkyFriedman

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* Music/KinkyFriedmanMusic/KinkyFriedman: Colorful singer-songwriter and leader of the Texas Jewboys.



* Music/TomTHall

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* Music/TomTHallMusic/TomTHall: "The Storyteller", whose SliceOfLife songs brought a new dimension to Country songwriting.



* Music/TheStatlerBrothers: A country-gospel group who scored one big pop hit in 1966.

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* Music/TheStatlerBrothers: A country-gospel group Beloved quartet who scored one big started out doing gospel before they became Music/JohnnyCash's backing vocalists. Scored a huge pop crossover hit with "Flowers on the Wall" in 1966.
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