Music keeps on attracting new generation. Country music is also not apart from this theory. But only a few can get a place in people’s hearts. They produce brilliant, exhilarating singles and albums. Due to these performers, country music is one of the widely listened and acknowledged music genre. One can’t be popular in a single day. These singers fought hard and as expected, name and fame got hooked to them. One can gain massive popularity and fame only due to his/her incredible voice which can dominate the audience.It was very difficult for me to make a list of popular country singers. So, I took the popularity of the performers worldwide in 2017, ability to entertain the audience and their melodious voice into account and tried to make a list.
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Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Country Singers in The World
10. ERIC CHURCH
Kenneth Eric Church is a singer and songwriter. He signed to Capitol Nashville since 2005, has released 5 albums for that label. His debut album, Sinners like me, produced 4 singles on Billboard country charts. He has been nominated for Grammy’s in 7 categories. He has won a total of 11 awards and is still spinning the magical web in the music industry. He is a store of incredible talent.
9. LITTLE BIG TOWN
One must know about Little Big Town. It is an American music group founded in 1998. May be little in members; the same four from the first- Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet but big in terms of talent. That is what Little Big Town is. All the 4 are vocalists and keep alternating as lead singers. Jimi and Phillip can paly rhythm guitar. They have won a total of 20 awards. Having won 2 Grammy awards for Pontoon and Girl Crush and nominated for 7 times, they are just incredible.
8. KENNY CHESNEY
This fellow is damn talented. Kenneth Arnold “Kenny” Chesney is an American singer, songwriter and record producer has recorded 20 albums and 14 of them have been certified as gold or higher by RIAA!! That wasn’t enough for him. He has produced more than 40 top 10 singles in U.S. billboard hot country songs and 28 of them topped the charts. He has never won a Grammy! He is one of the few successful crossover country artists. Now I have become his fan.
7. BLAKE SHELTON
Blake Tollison Shelton, who doesn’t know him? The guy who debuted with a gold certified album, went on to produce 31 top 10 country singles with 21 topping the charts and 16 of which were consecutive. Till date, he holds the record of having most number of consecutive singles that topped the chart. He is a songwriter and television personality also. He is also well known as a judge in the TV shows The Voice, Nashville star and clash of choirs. A 6 times Grammy nominee, Blake Shelton is the one to watch out.
6. JASON ALDEAN
In a span of 11 years, Jason Aldine Williams has produced 7 albums and 24 singles for Broken Bow Records. His 2010 album My kinda party is certified TRIPLE-PLATINUM by RIAA. Night train(2012) is certified as double-platinum and other 5 as singe-platinum. This crazy singer is a 5 time Grammy nominee. He also performs in country rock and R&B genre. He has won a total of 25 awards. He is one amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Country Singers in The World 2017.
5. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
This is an American bro-country duo with vocalists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard as the members. Their music has been named as bro country due to their hybrid sounds and lyrical focus on girls, drinking, trucks and backroads. They are so famous and are widely known for the new twist on the songs about sex. Their songs don’t have the conventional country feel but they are superb. With a total of 22 awards in their bag, they are someone to watch for. Watch them out.
4. CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Carrie Marie Underwood is also a songwriter and an actress. She is serious about music, extremely talented and super hot. After winning American Idol in 2005, she never looked back. She went on to win 7 Grammy awards, 17 Billboard Music awards, 12 ACM awards, 9 American music awards and a Guinness world record. Her debut album became the best selling female debut album in country music history. Her Heartbeat song is very much popular among the cult. Her debut album won three of the Grammy awards.
3. ZAC BROWN BAND
The storage of crazy talents, Zac Brown Band has Zac Brown, Coy Bowles, Clay Cook, Daniel de los Reyes, Matt Mangano, Jimmy de Martini, Chris Fryar and John Driskell Hopkins as the team members. Zac Brown is the lead vocalist and a guitarist. It has six studio albums, two live albums, one greatest hit album and 2 extended plays to its name. 11 of their songs have topped the billboard chart. The first Atlantic album was certified as triple platinum which is another honour for their talent. The band has earned a total of 55 nominations and won 8 awards. They are 3 times Grammy winners. Listen to them friends.
2. SAM HUNT
Sam Lowry Hunt used to write lyrics for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Billy Currington and Reba McEntire. His debut studio album Montevallo, broke several chart records. The lead single, Leave the Night On, peaked 3 country music charts simultaneously and a legend was born. He was recognised quickly due to his ease of transitioning to different genres of music like pop and R&B. He can play guitar and piano also. A 2 time Grammy nominee has won a total of 7 awards. That makes him a great musician dude.
1. LUKE BRYAN
Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan guy began his musical career by writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington in middle of year 2000. He is not only a vocalist but can also play acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano. He has produced a total of 5 albums, and 14 number one singles and has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. He has earned 87 nominations and won 33 of them.
This was the list of the Top 10 Most popular Country Singers in the world 2017. These people have made country music proud. It is one such genre that produces a very unique yet some brilliant music that also soothes one’s ears. If you haven’t checked out these artists yet, you have been missing out some great music from your playlist.