Biggest Stars

Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen
USAContemporary Country

Morgan Wallen

USACountryContemporary Country
Luke Combs
Luke Combs
USAContemporary Country

Luke Combs

USACountryContemporary Country
Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan
USAContemporary Country

Zach Bryan

USACountryContemporary Country
Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton
USAContemporary Country

Chris Stapleton

USACountryContemporary Country
Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan
USAContemporary Country

Luke Bryan

USACountryContemporary Country
Toby Keith
Toby Keith
USAContemporary Country

Toby Keith

USACountryContemporary Country
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
USAContemporary Country

Dolly Parton

USACountryContemporary Country
Kane Brown
Kane Brown
USAContemporary Country

Kane Brown

USACountryContemporary Country
Shania Twain
Shania Twain
CANContemporary Country

Shania Twain

CANCountryContemporary Country
Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
USAContemporary Country

Kacey Musgraves

USACountryContemporary Country
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
USAContemporary Country

Johnny Cash

USACountryContemporary Country
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton
USAContemporary Country

Blake Shelton

USACountryContemporary Country
Lainey Wilson
Lainey Wilson
USAContemporary Country

Lainey Wilson

USACountryContemporary Country
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
USAContemporary Country

Carrie Underwood

USACountryContemporary Country
Bailey Zimmerman
Bailey Zimmerman
USAContemporary Country

Bailey Zimmerman

USACountryContemporary Country
Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson
USAContemporary Country

Alan Jackson

USACountryContemporary Country
Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean
USAContemporary Country

Jason Aldean

USACountryContemporary Country
Cody Johnson
Cody Johnson
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Cody Johnson

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line
USAContemporary Country

Florida Georgia Line

USACountryContemporary Country
George Strait
George Strait
USAContemporary Country

George Strait

USACountryContemporary Country

Most Popular Country Songs

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63.8M Streams
2
40.7M Streams
3
38.6M Streams
4

Folsom Prison Blues - Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA (1st Show) - January 1968

30.8M Streams
5

Folsom Prison Blues - Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA - January 1968

30.8M Streams
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen
USAContemporary Country

Morgan Wallen

USACountryContemporary Country
175.1K radio spins
Luke Combs
Luke Combs
USAContemporary Country

Luke Combs

USACountryContemporary Country
107.7K radio spins
Shania Twain
Shania Twain
CANContemporary Country

Shania Twain

CANCountryContemporary Country
94.7K radio spins
Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett
USAContemporary Country

Thomas Rhett

USACountryContemporary Country
80.9K radio spins
Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean
USAContemporary Country

Jason Aldean

USACountryContemporary Country
75K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
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Kerosene
Kerosene
20.8M streams
2
I Remember Everything (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
I Remember Everything (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
17.7M streams
3
Last Night
Last Night
13.8M streams
4
Rich Men North of Richmond
Rich Men North of Richmond
12M streams
5
Fast Car
Fast Car
10M streams
6
Something in the Orange
Something in the Orange
9.3M streams
7
Hey Driver (feat. The War and Treaty)
Hey Driver (feat. The War and Treaty)
8.8M streams
8
Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's
Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's
8.8M streams
9
Neon Moon
Neon Moon
7.5M streams
10
Spotless (feat. The Lumineers)
Spotless (feat. The Lumineers)
6.9M streams
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Kerosene

2

I Remember Everything (feat. Kacey Musgraves)

3

Last Night

4

Rich Men North of Richmond

5

Fast Car

6

Something in the Orange

7

Hey Driver (feat. The War and Treaty)

8

Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's

9

Neon Moon

10

Spotless (feat. The Lumineers)

Top Spotify Playlists

Hot Country
Hot Country
Spotify
7.5M followers
Top 50 - USA
Top 50 - USA
Spotify
3.4M followers
Chillin' on a Dirt Road
Chillin' on a Dirt Road
Spotify
3.3M followers
Country Gold
Country Gold
Spotify
2.2M followers
90s Country
90s Country
Spotify
1.7M followers
Country Kind of Love
Country Kind of Love
Spotify
1.7M followers

Genre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

Top Countries

    Top Cities

      • 21K
      • 4.8B
      • N/A
      • 5M
      21K
      Country artists
      Spotify
      4.8B
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      5M
      Radio spins
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      Questions? We have answers

      Overview of Country music

      Country music is a genre that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It was formed by combining traditional folk music with gospel and blues elements. The genre was popularized by radio broadcasts and recordings, leading to the emergence of stars such as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family in the 1930s.

      During the 1940s and 1950s, country music continued to evolve, incorporating elements of swing, western, and honky-tonk music. The Nashville sound emerged in the late 1950s, characterized by slick production and a more polished sound. The 1960s saw the emergence of outlaw country, a subgenre that rejected the Nashville sound in favor of a rawer, more rebellious sound.

      In the 1970s and 1980s, country music became more mainstream, with crossover hits and the emergence of country-pop. The 1990s saw the rise of neo-traditional country, a return to traditional country music values and sounds.

      Today, country music continues to evolve, incorporating elements of rock, pop, and hip-hop. The genre remains popular worldwide, with festivals and events celebrating its rich history and diverse sounds.

      Which musicians and bands defined Country music?

      Some of the biggest and most influential artists in the genre include icons like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson. These artists helped define the country sound and paved the way for future generations of musicians.

      Other notable country artists include Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Carrie Underwood. These artists have continued to push the boundaries of the genre and bring fresh perspectives to country music. Additionally, there are many up-and-coming country artists who are making waves in the industry, such as Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, and Maren Morris.

      Overall, the landscape of country music is diverse and constantly evolving, with a wide variety of talented artists bringing their own unique styles to the genre.

      Which songs and albums defined Country music?

      From its humble beginnings to its rise as a global phenomenon, country music has woven its way into the hearts of millions. In this brief exploration, we'll journey through the eras of country music, highlighting some of its most iconic songs, influential artists, and the enduring themes that have made it a beloved genre across generations.

      Pre-1940s:
      "Wreck on the Highway" by Roy Acuff
      "Blue Yodel" by Jimmie Rodgers
      "In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce

      1940s-1950s:
      "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
      "Hey, Good Lookin'" by Hank Williams
      "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

      1960s-1970s:
      "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
      "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
      "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard

      1980s-1990s:
      "The Dance" by Garth Brooks
      "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks
      "Forever and Ever, Amen" by Randy Travis

      2000s-Present:
      "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
      "Need You Now" by Lady A
      "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show

      Country music continues to evolve, yet its soulful essence remains intact. Whether it's the raw emotions of love and heartbreak, the celebration of life's simple joys, or the portrayal of everyday struggles, country music has an uncanny ability to connect with listeners on a profound level.

      Which music festivals and events represent Country music?

      There are several prominent music festivals and events that represent the Country music genre. The Country Music Association (CMA) Festival, held annually in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the largest and most well-known Country music festivals in the world. Another major event is the Stagecoach Festival, held annually in Indio, California, which features top Country music performers and draws a large crowd of fans.

      Other notable events include the Country Thunder festivals, held in various locations across North America, and the Country Jam festivals, held in Colorado and Wisconsin. Additionally, the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly Country music radio show and stage performance, is a long-standing tradition in Nashville and is considered a cornerstone of the Country music genre.

      Overall, these festivals and events provide an opportunity for fans to experience the best of Country music, with performances from top artists, up-and-coming acts, and classic favorites.