Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, George Strait. Those are just some names of the musicians who have left their mark on the country music scene. Whether its hillbilly, honky tonk, outlaw, country pop, or any other sub-genre, these are the musicians who have transformed the style to the greatness it is today. Which is precisely why we’ve gathered a list of the greatest country music stars of all time – but, who will make the cut? Read on to find out!
When it comes to country music, the Man in Black epitomized outlaw country’s rebel spirit. And while he is mainly remembered as a country music icon, Cash’s songs and sound often embraced rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel. Traditionally he began every show just by simply introducing himself, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” Four words that are forever ingrained in every Cash fan’s mind. Cash has sold more than 90 million records worldwide – plus his crossover appeal has earned him entry to the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.