By Mitch Rice
When talking about the top-ranking country artists of all-time, people often talk about legends such as John Denver, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, and Alison Krauss. For those who don’t know much about country music, it is a form of popular music that originated from the Southern United States. It’s a mixture of ballads and dance tunes which is played on banjo, guitar, fiddle, and pedal steel guitar. Country Music brings joy and sells millions of records each year. It has also inspired books, television shows, movies, and you can even play online casino games with a music-theme! For those who love listening to this type of music and want to learn more about the above artists, just keep reading and all will be revealed.
We all know him because of one of his biggest hits – ‘’Take me Home, Country Roads’’. Henry John Deutschendorf Jr – also known as John Denver was a solo singer, an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and was very successful and famous. He started his music career with folk groups during the 1960s. He was one of the most popular artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists around.
Keith Urban is Australia’s biggest country-music artist. His first release was in 1991, his songs come with the storytelling of contemporary country and often include digital elements of pop. Keith’s personal life is simple, he loves his family and he once mentioned: [We’ve had] lots and lots of family time, and I’ve been enjoying that, honestly. [We are] just being creative as a family with how we use our time and help other people in any ways we can do, even if it is something like an at-home concert,” It’s our little bit to try and help out.”
Toby Keith Covel is an American country singer, actor, songwriter, and record producer. His first album was released in 1993’s Toby Keith. All his albums all got Gold or higher certification, and have even produced several Top Ten singles, such as “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” which became highly popular with over three million plays across country radio stations and was a number one in the US Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Brooks & Dunn
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are an American country music duo that formed the group, Brooks & Dunn. Both are vocalists and songwriters. The duo was created, but before that, they were solo artists. They also have released 50 singles, and 20 of them went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts plus 19 more reached Top 10.
Samuel Timothy McGraw is an American actor, singer, and record producer. He has released fifteen studio albums and most of them have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts. He made his breakthrough in 1994 with the album Not a Moment Too Soon. The 53-year-old superstar likes spending time with his family and rock songs. He once mentioned: “I love rocking songs,” he once said. “I’ve done plenty of those songs throughout my career, but not every album has to have that. And not every place in your life needs that.”