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    The Top 5 Modern Country Singers

    The Top 5 Modern Country Singers
    By Joe Hansen

    Modern Country Music is often regarded as not country at all, lacking the fundamental principles of traditional. Such are the changing times where Pop meets Country and is regarded as Country. So whether good or bad, who are the top modern Country Singers?

    5: Zac Brown Band
    Zac Brown Band is an award winning band from Atlanta, Georgia. They have released four albums, the first in 2004, and three singles, with two number ones "Chicken Fried" and "Toes," and a number two "Whatever it is." With a good steady start, they are growing in popularity and slowly becoming recognized as a good Country Music band to rival other new and very popular bands, such as Lady Antebellum.

    4: Toby Keith
    Toby Keith was born July 8, 1961 and rose to fame when he released his first four albums in the 90's: "Toby Keith," "Boomtown," "Blue Moon" and "Dream Walkin'" and a single "Should've Been a Cowboy," which was one of the most well known Country songs of the 90s. From there he has carried on rising to greatness with 19 Number one Country hits, and now enjoys a top spot among the greatest modern Country singers.

    3: Lady Antebellum
    Lady Antebellum is not technically a singer, but a group, from Nashville, Tennessee, the group is made of Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. They made their debut in 2007 with "Love Don't Live here," which made it to number 3 on the Country Charts. Their first number 1 came in July 2009 with "I Run to You" with this success behind them and their careers only just beginning we can expect to see more of Lady Antebellum in the charts for many years to come.

    2: Brad Paisley
    Brad Paisley born October 28th, 1972, released his first album in 1999 with "Who Needs Pictures," all of his albums are certified gold or higher, and has had fourteen number ones. Strictly though Brad Paisley is not pure country, he tends to cross music genres between traditional and and pop or soft rock. Despite this Brad is very popular among modern Fans and is an up and coming star.

    1: Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood, born 10th March, 1983, rose to the spotlight after she won the fourth season of American Idol. Don't let that put you off though, she is fast becoming a name to be reckoned with in the C. Music Business, with her debut album "Some hearts," going Ten times platinum and is the fastest selling female album in Country music history! Carrie is bringing it to the forefront of the millennium, reintroducing it to a new generation of people, perhaps it lacks the finesse of old greats like Hank Williams or the true Country Spirit of The Carter Family, but she is doing her bit for Country Music worldwide, and showing that Country can still be popular.

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    Thanks, good article. Nice to see them acknowledge Carrie's contribution to the genre.

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    10 times platinum? I like the note though. Yes it is good that they mention Carrie bringing country to new listeners.

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    That's really great that Carrie is recognized along with other greats, how much they contribute to the genre and how they are keeping true country music alive.

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    TEN times Plat??? WHA....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carebear4eva View Post
    TEN times Plat??? WHA....?
    As they say in the article:

    Joe Hansen is an expert in country music

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    This seems like an old article. Nothing mentioned past 2009. And no mention of NYN for Lady A.

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    ^^ it does seem old...NYN was huge so that should've been mentioned...either way glad Carrie is number one!!

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    Maybe 10x platinum is the worldwide figure? hmmm... It's sold 7 million alone in the US, so I could see the other 3 million coming from global sales..

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    Maybe 10x platinum is the worldwide figure? hmmm... It's sold 7 million alone in the US, so I could see the other 3 million coming from global sales..
    Even if it did now, I don't think it was 2-3 years ago? lol...

    But I respect the point they're trying to make.

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    Maybe the 10 mil is US sales of all her CDs 2 or 3 years ago.
    Last edited by robinannhunt; 07-29-2011 at 10:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    Maybe 10x platinum is the worldwide figure? hmmm... It's sold 7 million alone in the US, so I could see the other 3 million coming from global sales..
    That might be it, didnt SH sell 3 million outside the US? Or am I just imagining? Either way its great that shes number one!

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    It is refreshing to read some of the old articles ( this article was written back in November, 2009).......just to show you how great Carrie was then and how much greater she is today. Carrie came a long way...and we are so proud of her. WAY TO GO CARRIE

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    Ohh it was written in 2009! That's why it says 10 times platinum! That makes more sense :P Glad to see Carrie as #1

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    Written in 2009?!..Apparently they see the future♥...lol.


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