If you love country music, you are probably listening to some while reading this right now – and for good reason! There are so many new and old stars of country music these days, sometimes its hard to keep up with who is in and who is not, who is still together, who is still touring and more.
Well, if you love country music and you want to take a look at some of the most popular country stars around OR you want to sort of broaden your horizons and find someone new to listen to, this is the blog you should be reading! Take a look below and see if you can spot anyone new you would be interested in seeing live in concert!
Jason Aldean – “Aldean’s newest single, “Gonna Know We Were Here”, is now available at Country Radio. To date, Aldean has sold more than ten million albums, each of which has been certified at least Platinum and has taken 14 trips to No. one at country radio.
Last year, Aldean was recognized by the RIAA as the top male digital country artist in history with sales totaling more than 21.5 million downloads. Additionally, his headlining BURN IT DOWN TOUR has been extended into 2015, having already played five stadium dates in addition to sold out shows in the country’s biggest amphitheaters and arenas.”
Some of Jason’s most popular hits include Big Green Tractor, Fly Over States, Dirt Road Anthem, She’s Country and Night Train. Obviously this is a real cowboy and real country music with songs like that!
Josh Turner – “One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (including three multi-week chart-toppers): “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance” (a four-week No. 1 that was named the most-played song of the year in 2010 by MediaBase).
His song, “All Over Me,” from Haywire also reached the top spot on the charts, making him one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits in 2010. Turner is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry, inducted in 2007.” You might have heard some of Josh Turners songs on the radio like Long Black Train, Lay Low, Me and God, Another Try and Firecracker.
Jason Turner has been making songs since 2003 when he first signed to MCA.
Vance Joy – “Vance Joy has an original voice which at first he kept to himself. Feeding on a diet of The Pogues, Paul Kelly, and whatever else was playing, he cut his teeth performing at open mike nights in Melbourne. It is folk music with pop influences. His songs capture the familiar pulse of everyday experiences in a unique and celebratory manner.
His lyrics will reach out to you and hold on for a moment.” Vance has said that his influences are Paul Simon, Coldplay, and even Sia which sort of makes for a funny combination for a Country star, but just the same Vance has done quite well for himself since he started out in 2013.
Blake Shelton – Shelton is one of those people you really either love or you don’t love – I won’t say hate because how could anyone hate this guy! Blake has always been a popular commodity in the country singing world, but I think he became even more popular once he started on The Voice.
A little bit about Blake Shelton: “Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin”. The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
The gold-certified debut album also produced two more Top 20 hits (“All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red”).Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.” Recently he and his wife Miranda broke up, but he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon in the music world.