Famous and Important Country Artists

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An artist is a person who expresses their thoughts and ideas during a show, in front of an audience. The simplest way to do that is by creating music. Country artists’ music is influenced by the geographic location of the person that makes it and it’s appreciated by people who really understand this type of music.

Numerous important country artists have brought large contributions to this type of music over time. Here are some of the biggest figures that represent this type of art:

  • Willie Nelson

He is one of the most recognized country music artists. He is a singer who writes his own songs and he is also an actor. He started to sing in a band at the age of 10. However, he wrote his first song at the age of 7. The singer joined the Air Forces but was discharged after a while because of some health problems. After that, he enrolled in a university, but he only attended it for two years because he was very busy producing his music. While working as a disk jockey, he wrote some of his most popular songs. If you are a country music fan, you have to listen to these songs: “Funny How Time Slips Away”, Pretty Paper“and “Crazy”.

  • Lynn Anderson

This is one of the most successful female country artists. She has won many awards during her career, including a Grammy Award.  Her first hit was “Ride, Ride, Ride” and she was 19 years old when she debuted. Lynn Anderson’s parents were also musicians and one of her mother’s friends heard Lynn singing. That’s how he recognized her talent and that’s how her career begun. Her greatest hit was “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”.

  • Dolly Parton

Miss Parton is best known as a country singer, although she is also an actress, author and a benefactor. She was a child when she started singing and her first performances were in church. Over the years she wrote over 2,000 songs and the best known songs are “Coat of Many Colors”, “I Will Always Love You” and “My Tennessee Mountain Home”. She sings at a various number of instruments, which can only prove she is one of the most complex country artists there are.

Country artists bring a great contribution to music and their songs will serve as inspiration for many years to come.