The New Generation of Country Music Stars

The New Generation of Country Music Stars

This book highlights 50 of the most important entertainers in contemporary country music, providing a brief biography of each artist with special emphasis on experiences that influenced their musical careers. The artists are divided into five categories: “The New Traditionalists” (artists such as George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Clint Black who established the mainstream country sound in the 1980s); “Alternative Country” (artists such as Steve Earle and Bela Fleck who made country music on their own terms); “Groups” (ensemble acts such as Alabama, the Dixie Chicks, and Rascal Flatts that have carried on the traditions of the Carter Family and other prominent groups of the 1920s and 1930s); “Country-Pop” (artists such as Garth Brooks and Shania Twain who firmly established the “countrypolitan” sound as the cash cow of Nashville); and “New Country” (the next generation of country-pop artists, with particular attention paid to international megastars such as Keith Urban, and teen sensations, including LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift).


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Publisher McFarland
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ISBN 0786485590
Pages 275 pages
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