Country Western (63) 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” Post 19 (https://youtu.be/a-0ZXe0Gdh4) (RQ 10).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dodds, Kenadi (15 yrs old). “Love Wins” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/R42WunzhFdw) (RQ 9).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ramsey, Mason (14 yrs old). “Famous” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/NukmFF__G-g) (RQ 10).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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