Country music hits, both old and new air frequently on Radio Broadcasts across the country, to meet the demand of its devoted and growing number of fans. The legacy of Country Music dates back to fifty years ago, when musicians invented soul singing music in cowboy hats and blue jeans. Country music is the largest selling genre in North America and makes up a large share of the music industry, with an ever growing fan base from all over the world.
Old time country folk songs with the twangs of guitars remain all time classics of American heritage, and are still listened to by many today. Country music has its roots in folk music, Celtic sounds, gospel, blues, and older classics with rustic sounds and the banjo. Veteran country singer Garth Brooks has sold over 100 million album copies. Other well known veteran country artists include Simon and Garfunkel, John Denver, Kenny Rogers and more.
The Country music scene has been redefined with many new artists, with inspiring vocals and attractive guitar riffs, creating modern sub genres unique to their style. Many chart topping albums being produced stay on the charts for a long while, with most of the songs aired on Radio Broadcasts. Singers from the Deep South, like the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and Carrie Underwood have become very popular across America. The boys of the Rascal Flatts, with their blue jeans and cowboy getup and hats, produced their album called Me and My Gang, which stayed for several weeks on the charts. Tim McGraw became an award winning Country music artist, with his 2002 debut release hitting the Billboard Top 200 as number one.
The Dixie Chicks have been very successful country artists, with many tours to their credit. They came to be known as very a controversial country singing group, with their political themes and outright expression of hate and dislike through their lyrics. The American Idol winner Carrie Underwood grossed a huge fan following, and shortly later her album Some Hearts became the third highest album in the music industry.