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Q&A: Who are the five most important country artists?

Question by Fructose: Who are the five most important country artists?
My friend and I were discussing this and we couldn’t agree at all. What do you think?

Best answer:

Answer by cowgirl chick
I don’t know if you mean past or present so I will do present
Alan Jackson
George Strait
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Justin Moore
then it would be Brantly Gilbert:-)
I think these people keep the real country music alive.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

7 Responses to “Q&A: Who are the five most important country artists?”

  • ghost:

    Important not being favorite, but influentially:

    Hank Williams
    Patsy Cline
    Loretta Lynn
    Merle Haggard
    Johnny Cash

    I’m sure I forgot someone. This is just from brainstorming.
    Wendigo just put me in my place. I’m not even familiar with 3 of those singers. My knowledge of country is limited
    thanks Wendigo, you’re alright.

  • Wendigo:

    These five really over time have been proven to have set the bar in one way or another.

    Jimmie Rogers The Singing Brakeman,” also known as the father of Country music.
    Maybelle Carter “The Mother of Country Music.”
    Hank Williams, Sr.
    Deford Baily The first black American country singer, from the 1920′s.
    Kitty Wells “The Queen of Country Music.”

    Some others could be Chet Atkins, Roy Acuff “The King of Country Music,” Charlie Pride, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Patsy Montana, and Wanda Jackson.

    Edit Point:
    This is a historical perspective. This has nothing to do with my personal preference by the way.

    I can’t leave out Vernon Dalhart early 1900′s, who is considered to be one of, if not the first country singer recorded.

    Edit Point Two:

    Ghost you and Haters Make Me Famous did very well, so kudos for well done. None of the ones menti0oned can be or should be in any consideration be overlooked, for the important role they have played. I may have you at a disadvantage, as I’ve spent roughly fourty, of my nearly fifty four years, studying the music of my first choice which is country music.

    To Ghost there are a handful I’ve seen here, that could put me in my place. BBTalk Shamone, KW, Sally B, Patmua, (ladies first) Sawmill, 24Dude, American Guitarist, Micheal, and Blakree. There are some others who would definitely give me a good run for the money.

    I could have added a few more names that are considered important in Country Western as it’s properly known.

  • Rebecca:

    1. Jason Aldean-I love him! Obsessed(;
    2. Garth Brooks
    3. Tim McGraw
    4. Johnny Cash
    5. Loretta Lynn

  • haters make me famous:

    Hank Williams Sr.
    George Jones
    Loretta Lynn
    Dolly Parton
    Johnny Cash

  • countryteam2011:

    Thompson Square

    Steel Magnolia

    Little Texas

    Blake Shelton

    Tim McGraw

  • Hawkeye Pierce:

    Hank Williams
    Willie Nelson
    Waylon Jennings
    Johnny Cash
    Loretta Lynn

  • rock,metal,and blues forever-taco:

    Johnny Cash
    Hank Williams Sr/Jr
    Randy Travis
    John Anderson

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