When it comes to singing about struggle and emotion, there are few genres that match the intensity of country music. Country music was born from musicians that were brave enough to wear their hearts on their sleeves from happiness to heartache. Because of country icons like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Jimmie Rodgers, this southern, soulful genre has grown to become loved by many. Browse through the legends that established country music as the popular genre that it is today.
Singer Dolly Parton holds two new Guinness World Records: She’s the only musician with Top 20 hits across six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. She’s also the female artist with the most hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
After winning Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks admitted to lip synching during his performance. "My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can," he explained.