What fans love most about country music is its roots to an American experience that emphasizes the value of home, family, and life on the farm. It reminds us of the good old days and brighter days to come. Country fans are some of the most supportive fans across any genre. They constantly sell out their favorite concerts and buy the newest records in bulk. While record sales have dipped tremendously in the music industry, country music still proves to be a lucrative and passionate industry. Fans just can’t get enough.
Country music has also produced some of the most amazing divas we’ve ever seen. Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn are two icons paving the way for new starlets such as Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves. These divas have accumulated Grammys and Academy Award nominations. They have sold out international arena tours and they have starred in their own TV series. They are indomitable forces who have made a career by encapsulating an American experience and presenting it to the world through music. The songs they’ve produced are timeless tunes that have been re-recorded and reproduced by rising stars. At its heart, country music is all about the song.
Most often this song either begins or ends in Nashville, Tennessee. The country music capital of the world has nurtured and developed talent for more than a century. It has built stars including Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood and molded them into the artists we now know and love. It is difficult to believe that a city with a population of 600,000, so far away from the millions and millions that inhabit New York and Los Angeles, is home to the biggest stars the world has ever seen. It also brings some of the world’s major talent to it in hopes of scoring big. Shania Twain moved from Canada to Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. To date, she’s one of the most successful country music stars of all time. It’s a genre so tied into American culture but its themes are just universal enough to make the entire world fall in love.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest divas in country music history. These women have inspired the masses with their songwriting, their voices, and their presence. They are forces of nature who have and continue to entertain us and make our lives brighter.
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Before Reba McEntire became the incredibly successful singer we all now know her as, she was a struggling musician in Nashville just like everybody else. In fact, it wasn’t until her third album, Feel the Fire, that McEntire finally broke through. Her first foray into the Billboard charts was with the 1980 single, You Lift Me Up (To Heaven). She released her biggest album to date – the 4-time platinum For My Broken Heart – in 1991 after a tragic plane crash killed most of the members of her touring band.