Legends: The Chicks

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Earning universal recognition as the biggest-selling U.S. female band of all time, The Chicks have sold more than 30.5 million albums and are among an elite group of artists and the only female group to achieve multiple “diamond” selling (ten million copies) releases. Read more

Legends: Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks is an American country music singer-songwriter who has achieved unprecedented success in both the country and pop markets. He was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began his musical career in 1985. He released his self-titled debut album in 1989, which was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of … Read more

Legends: Darius Rucker

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Darius Rucker is one of the most successful and influential black musicians in country music history. After success with rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which sold millions of albums and won two Grammy Awards, he reinvented himself as a country solo artist and achieved even greater success. This article gives a deep dive into his life and story. Read more

Legends: Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw is one of the most successful and influential artists in the genre, with a career spanning over three decades and counting. He has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Read more

Legends: Loretta Lynn

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The Coal Miner’s Daughter was a trailblazer for women in country music, writing and singing about topics like divorce, birth control and feminism. She was also a prolific hitmaker and a duet partner of Conway Twitty. Read more

Legends: Hank Williams

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest country singers of all time, he influenced generations of artists with his songs of heartache, loneliness and honky-tonk. He sadly died at the age of 29 but he created many classic songs that touched the hearts of millions of people. Read more

Legends: Kenny Rogers

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Kenny Rogers was a country music legend who left a lasting mark on the history of American music and culture. Rogers was widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential country music artists of all time, with a career that spanned more than six decades and crossed over to pop, rock, folk, and jazz. He sold more than 165 million records worldwide and charted more than 120 singles across various genres. He won three Grammy awards, six Country Music Association awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards, and numerous other honors. Read more

Legends: John Denver

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John Denver was an American guitarist, singer, composer, actor, humanitarian and environmentalist who rose to fame in the 1970s with his acoustic folk music that celebrated nature, love and social causes. He died in a plane crash in Monterey Bay, California, in 1997 at the age of 53, leaving behind a rich musical legacy and a devoted fan base. He is widely recognized as a cultural icon of the American West and his songs have been adopted as state songs by Colorado and West Virginia. As he sang in one of his songs, he was “a country boy who never got far from home” Read more