Country Western 8 of 23

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The origins of country music can be found in recordings Southern Appalachian fiddle players made in the late 1910s. It wasn’t until the early ‘20s, however, that country music as a viable recorded genre took hold. The first commercial country record was made by Eck Robertson in 1922 on the Victor Records label. Vernon Dalhart had the first national country hit in 1924 with “Wreck of the Old ’97.” But most historians point to 1927, the year Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, as the true moment country music was born.

63 Country Western Artists in blog:

Atkins, Chet Greatest Hits 19 (https://youtu.be/a-0ZXe0Gdh4) (RQ 10).

Autry, Gene Back in the Saddle Again 12 (https://youtu.be/E5F-O_19lSI) (RQ 8).

Bandy, Mo That’s What Makes a Jukebox Play 12 (https://youtu.be/mwZMbwa6eqc) (RQ 10).

Boyd, Craig Wayne Can’t You See 53 (https://youtu.be/3m5RzM8YEAE) (RQ 10).

Bradbery, Danielle The Heart of Dixie 53 (https://youtu.be/BylRObFjmaE) (RQ 10).

Bryan, Luke Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 32 & 33 (https://youtu.be/a5M_rT89kxY) (RQ 9).

Buffet, Jimmy Margaritaville 38 (https://youtu.be/CICf8xoLyG8) (RQ 9).

Caroline, Emma Slow Burn 53 (https://youtu.be/p3EpTSsG-_g) (RQ 9).

Cash, Johnny Ring of Fire 30, 33 & 38 (https://youtu.be/mIBTg7q9oNc) (RQ 10).

Casper, J.D. How To Save a Life 53 (https://youtu.be/6ocymEK7pFY) (RQ 8).

Chestnut, Savanna Hold Me Now 53 (https://youtu.be/VUSzPAbw9ZE) (RQ 9).

Denver, John Take Me Home Country Road 38 & 56 (https://youtu.be/1vrEljMfXYo) (RQ 10+).

Dodds, Kenadi (15) Love Wins 37 (https://youtu.be/R42WunzhFdw) (RQ 9).

Ford, Mary & Les Paul Vaya Con Dios 36 (https://youtu.be/QqZ0Sdz_V40) (RQ 10).

Gentry, Bobby Ode to Billy Joe 30, 33, & 36 (https://youtu.be/nv33eaygVDQ) (RQ 9).

Grant, Gogi The Wayward Wind 36 (https://youtu.be/2Ga7OkZRJY4) (RQ 9).

Guitar, Bonnie Dark Moon 36 (https://youtu.be/_eVDHn_b_CE) (RQ 10).

Haggard, Merle Greatest Hits 56 (https://youtu.be/ERQK64zTA6k) (RQ 10).

Head, Sundance I’ve Been Lovin You Too Long 53 (https://youtu.be/HmhGjyySsIY) (RQ 9).

Hoot, Jake Cover Me Up 53 (https://youtu.be/AGgEzfbn5No) (RQ 8).

Jackson, Alan Greatest Hits 56 (https://youtu.be/1QGWb6VwQFg) (RQ 10).

Jackson, Wanda In the Middle of a Headache 36 (https://youtu.be/e4JRD3uMSRM) (RQ 10).

Jackson, Wanda Hard-Headed Woman 18 (https://youtu.be/SNyAWDIJxvs) (RQ 10).

Keith, Toby How Do You Like Me Now 56 (https://youtu.be/3umaLe37-LE) (RQ 10).

Kennedy, Caleb On the Road Again 52 (https://youtu.be/FIszwkH27X8) (RQ 8).

Krauss, Alison (& Robert Plant) Please Read the Letter 38 (https://youtu.be/L3Xi5gvZ7Kk) (RQ 9).

Lil Nas X (20) (& Billy Ray Cyrus) Old Town Road 37 (https://youtu.be/r7qovpFAGrQ) (RQ 8).

Lively, Ethan You Look So Good in Love 53 (https://youtu.be/d24zyOjPbXc) (RQ 9).

Lynn, Loretta Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool 38 & 56 (https://youtu.be/BCu83KvIb7M) (RQ 7).

Lynn, Loretta Coal Miner’s Daughter 36 (https://youtu.be/f9eHp7JJgq8) (RQ 9).

Mack, Lonnie Memphis (instrumental) 6 (https://youtu.be/o_NVckr5nk8) (RQ 9).

Miller, Alex (17) I’m Over You 37 (https://youtu.be/kTbthXDrX8c) (RQ 10).

Monroe, Bill (mandolin) Bluegrass Breakdown 18 (https://youtu.be/7cXJFvRuhXk) (RQ 9).

Moore, Scotty (Sound Engineer) That’s Alright Mama 19 (https://youtu.be/_1gkhU2w458) (RQ 9).

Nelson, Willie Always on My Mind 38 & 56 (https://youtu.be/R7f189Z0v0Y) (RQ 9).

Nelson, Willie On the Road Again 7 (https://youtu.be/dBN86y30Ufc) (RQ 10).

Oates, John (& Daryl Hall) Maneater 56 (https://youtu.be/yRYFKcMa_Ek) (RQ 9).

Page, Patti Tennessee Waltz 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/yGzIYzBxR0E) (RQ 9).

Parton, Dolly Jolene 56 (https://youtu.be/Ixrje2rXLMA) (RQ 10).

Petty, Tom You Don’t Know How It Feels 56 (https://youtu.be/9TlBTPITo1I) (RQ 10).

Pike, Wyatt Blame It On Me 52 (https://youtu.be/2UucrGoKJpE) (RQ 8).

Ramsey, Mason (14) Famous 37 (https://youtu.be/NukmFF__G-g) (RQ 10).

Robbins, Marty El Paso 51 (https://youtu.be/7UVVS5-9HvA) (RQ 10).

Roberson, Avery If You’re Reading This 53 (https://youtu.be/DKDV00jg-4M) (RQ 9).

Royal, Billy Joe Down in the Boondocks 51 (https://youtu.be/v4CeR9Mkjs4) (https://youtu.be/v4CeR9Mkjs4) (10+).

Shepard, Jean Second Fiddle to an Old Guitar 36 (https://youtu.be/ddvETSWrOeM) (RQ 9).

Sinatra, Nancy These Boots are Made for Walking 36 (https://youtu.be/TDmidrIDB4o) (RQ 10).

Skynyrd, Lynard Sweet Home Alabama 38 (https://youtu.be/ye5BuYf8q4o) (RQ 10+).

Smith, Connie Once a Day 36 (https://youtu.be/D25uVgUooks) (RQ 9).

The Browns The Three Bells 12 (https://youtu.be/UGoCXt50usk) (RQ 9).

The Dead South Bluegrass 48 (https://youtu.be/B9FzVhw8_bY) (RQ 9).

Thompson, Hank The Wild Side of Life 16 (https://youtu.be/3nwiwiGKGfk) (RQ 8).

Twitty, Conway Its Only Make Believe 16 (https://youtu.be/ZNE2txcAyl0) (RQ 10).

Wallace, Jerry If You Leave Me Tonight I’ll Cry 21 (https://youtu.be/Znwb8Gu-MlA) (RQ 8).

Watson, Gene The Old Man and His Horn 21 (https://youtu.be/5LDyz_9ERJY) (RQ 10).

Wells, Kitty Making Believe 36 (https://youtu.be/-sP5OuqR9pc) (RQ 10).

West, Dottie Here Comes My Baby 36 (https://youtu.be/SgVLCjY-G58) (RQ 10+).

Wheeler, Kenzie Don’t Close Your Eyes 53 (https://youtu.be/5bFfeiVrE_I) (RQ 9).

Whitman, Slim Indian Love Call 36 (https://youtu.be/egUdn7skq4k) (RQ 10).

Williams, Hank Best Of & Cold Cold Heart 18 & 56 (https://youtu.be/DAa2C9vqnM8) (RQ 10).

Willis, Bob (& His Playboys) Stay a Little Longer 18 (https://youtu.be/riOJw7-MJ0w) (RC 8).

Young, Matthew Jordan I’m No Stranger to the Rain 53 (https://youtu.be/QF4Fd8kYr50) (RQ 9).

Wynette, Tammy Stand By Your Man 31, 33, & 36 (https://youtu.be/f2KP9fYZUWA) (RQ 10).