Country Musicians I Discovered

country musicians I discovered recently

Country Musicians I Discovered

As you guys know I really enjoyed my country music class and thought I would share some of my favourite artists that I learnt about along with some background information on them and their music. Also this is far from the full list there are lots more musicians that I loved these five are just the ones that truly stood out for me. Here are some country musicians I discovered recently:

The Carter Family

To me at least The Carter Family is really the heart of what country music is. They are really country royalty and the people who pretty much started what we now know as country music. There were of course other early musicians but they were extremely popular. What really stood out for me as well was that they didn’t make much from the music and continued working throughout their life and only made music for a couple of hours every year.

The Dixie Chicks

I love the Dixie Chicks so much! They are an incredible band that you have likely heard of at some point if you were alive in the 2000’s. They were the biggest country band at one point but unfortunately lost a large chunk of their fan base due to an incident in 2003. However, this changed their sound and made them more which I actually love!

Steve Earle

He’s another musician that I am really into. He has a very unique sound that isn’t exactly country and isn’t rock either. It’s just very unique and I personally really enjoy it.

Old Crow Medicine Road

This is another alternative country band that I have been very obsessed with lately. I love their sound and how old school country they sound.

Kitty Wells

I absolutely love her because she started something called response songs which are a very classy version of a diss track. Basically in a response song the singer will usually use the song they are responding to’s music, rhythm and sometimes words and respond to that song in this way. Kitty Wells’ response was to a Hank Williams song but also country in general which was blaming women in honky tonks for the affairs men were having there but she was like it’s not the ladies fault it’s the men who act like they aren’t married and sleep with random women they meet at the honky tonk.

O.B. McClinton

He is one of the very few African American country musicians and instead of hiding his race or not talking about it he put it out there and was proud of being African American. He also knew what racists were saying about him and his music and made fun of it. Unfortunately, he eventually stopped making country music due to the racism he faced but the music he did make was amazing.

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44 responses to “Country Musicians I Discovered”

  1. Taylor Swift.

    1. Yeah her country music days were good!

  2. Okay so I get a kick out of a girl from Africa of Indian descent who is into country music. You go girl 🙂

    1. Hahaha thank you!!`

  3. I love Country and Western music. We grew up with it so I love the old-style; Patsy Cline, Tammy, Kitty and Hank. You brought a few memories back there. Thank you. Caz x

    1. I love all those musicians and I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. Really cool. I don’t actually know that last two musicians in your list. Classic country is the best.

    1. Thank you and you should check them out they’re really good!

      1. I most definitely will.

  5. Going to try these.

    1. Hope you like them!

  6. Great stuff! I used to teach a country section in my History of Rock Music course. You should check out Jimmie Rogers, Hank Williams, Charlie Poole, and then Joe Ely.

    1. I love Rogers and Hank but I haven’t heard the other two so will definitely be checking them out!

  7. I only came to respect (some) country music fairly recently; it’s difficult to when you’re from a city in the US because to us, country music fans are just blonde trophy wives line dancing in bars after one-too-many cosmopolitans. Mainstream country has lost that “frontier” vibe that some of the songs you posted (Steve Earle in particular) have. Now it’s all about getting drunk and being unemployed… which I suppose IS the American experience more or less, lol. It was just always difficult to relate to, being someone who was ashamed of drinking and who was never unemployed or from a small town. But on the other hand, that’s probably also why small town white folks don’t like hip-hop… just can’t relate.

    1. Yeah country music at least mainstream country has definitely gone downhill. It’s all bro-country now which is basically guys singing about girls, trucks, and beer (queue Blake Shelton’s Boy’s ‘Round Here). It has a lot to do with your personal experiences too for sure because a lot of people can’t relate to it like you said.

  8. I love country music. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post!

    1. Thank you!

  9. I like ’90s country. And Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

    1. Yup those are definitely classics!

  10. As someone from the south, this made me laugh and smile. We have rock & roll college classes. It’s interesting to me that you study country music.

    1. Ooh I would love to take a class on rock n’ roll at some point!

      1. I hear it’s A LOT of fun!

  11. Try Tim Mc Graw,he’s fun to look at and a beautiful voice.

    1. Yes I love Tim McGraw!

  12. Dixie Chicks are the best! I fucking love country music so this post made my heart happy!

    1. Country music is incredible and the Dixie Chicks are amazing! They’re releasing an album this year and I am so excited!

  13. Dixie chicks are one of my favourite country bands too ! I grew up singing along to their music 🙂 great memories there!!!

    1. They are incredible! Can’t wait for their new album coming out this year!

      1. No way !! I’m going to have to check that out!

        1. You have to!

  14. I don’t listen to as much modern country music anymore but I remember how popular the Dixie Chicks were when I was younger… for a time, I used to really enjoy Lady Antebellum and I still enjoy some bands who mesh together southern rock / country / alternative sounds

    1. Yup the Dixie Chicks used to be crazy popular and I really liked Lady Antebellum too!

  15. this is great; I look forward to checking out all of these artists – and probably writing about one or two of them!

    1. Thank you and hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

  16. Will do ! 🙂

  17. Wow! This article just blew my mind. Such an amazing read.Thank you for the value offered here:-)

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