International Country Music Day: A journey into the Wild West with our top country artistes
Country music isn’t just another genre of music, it is a feeling as fresh as the winds of the countryside.
The melodies, the yodels, the hats and horses and, of course, the feelings make country music one of its kind.
On International Country Music Day, let’s celebrate and upgrade our playlists with some unique and must-have country artists who will take you down to that old town road with their harmonies.
Dolly Rebecca Parton is one of the leading names in the country scene. With more than 25 accolades in her name, she is much more than just a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, an author, a businesswoman, and humanitarian and the list is floor touching. Our recommendations: I will Always Love You and Jolene.
Tania Maree Kernaghan is an Australian singer who was born and brought up in Albury, New South Wales. The country music runs through her blood as Lee Kernaghan is her sister and Ray Kernaghan is her mother. Tania has earned fifteen number-one radio hits singles, copious awards, sell-out concerts and record sales in the hundreds of thousands. Our recommendations: Nine Mile Run, When I Ride.
John R 'Johnny' Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honour of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Our recommendations: Ring of fire, I Walk the Line among many Others.
Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. Our recommendations: Collision of Worlds, Whiskey Lullaby.
An established Australian singer and songwriter was born in Paddington, an Eastern suburb of Sydney in 1926, and moved with his parents to Cooks Creek near Bellingen, New South Wales in 1929. At age 14 he left his parents' farm and subsequently worked as a sleeper-cutter. Around this time he entered the country music scenario and there has been no turning back since then. Our recommendations: The Australian Bushman, Rhythm of the Range.