Biggest Stars

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
USAFolk Rock

Creedence Clearwater Revival

USARockFolk Rock
Eagles
Eagles
USAFolk Rock

Eagles

USARockFolk Rock
Johnny Cash
H
Johnny Cash
USAContemporary Country
Hot

Johnny Cash

USACountryContemporary Country
Cody Johnson
Cody Johnson
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Cody Johnson

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis
USAContemporary Country

Jordan Davis

USACountryContemporary Country
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
USAContemporary Country

Willie Nelson

USACountryContemporary Country
Tyler Childers
Tyler Childers
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Tyler Childers

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Kid Rock
Kid Rock
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Kid Rock

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Cody Jinks
Cody Jinks
USAContemporary Country

Cody Jinks

USACountryContemporary Country
Oliver Anthony
Oliver Anthony
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Oliver Anthony

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum
USAContemporary Country

Parker McCollum

USACountryContemporary Country
YelaWolf
YelaWolf
USAAlternative Hip Hop

YelaWolf

USAHip HopAlternative Hip Hop
Faye Webster
Faye Webster
USAIndie Pop

Faye Webster

USAPopIndie Pop
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
USAMainstream Pop

Sheryl Crow

USAPopMainstream Pop
Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Brantley Gilbert

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Wheeler Walker Jr.
Wheeler Walker Jr.
USAContemporary Country

Wheeler Walker Jr.

USACountryContemporary Country
Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
GBRFolk Rock

Mark Knopfler

GBRRockFolk Rock
The Chicks
The Chicks
USAAmericana/Alt Country

The Chicks

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Trixie Mattel
Trixie Mattel
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Trixie Mattel

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
Elle King
Elle King
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Elle King

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Kid Rock
Kid Rock
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Kid Rock

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
32.1K radio spins
Cody Johnson
Cody Johnson
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Cody Johnson

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
25.3K radio spins
Los Lobos
Los Lobos
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Los Lobos

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
21K radio spins
Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Ronnie Milsap

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
18.3K radio spins
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr.
USAAmericana/Alt Country

Hank Williams Jr.

USACountryAmericana/Alt Country
16.7K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
Rich Men North of Richmond
Rich Men North of Richmond
6M streams
2
Straight and Narrow
Straight and Narrow
2.8M streams
3
All Your'n
All Your'n
2.6M streams
4
Feathered Indians
Feathered Indians
2.5M streams
5
The Painter
The Painter
2M streams
6
Lady May
Lady May
1.9M streams
7
In Your Love
In Your Love
1.8M streams
8
Shake the Frost (Live)
Shake the Frost (Live)
1.6M streams
9
Me and My Kind
Me and My Kind
1.6M streams
10
'Til You Can't
'Til You Can't
1.6M streams
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Rich Men North of Richmond

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Straight and Narrow

3

All Your'n

4

Feathered Indians

5

The Painter

6

Lady May

7

In Your Love

8

Shake the Frost (Live)

9

Me and My Kind

10

'Til You Can't

Top Spotify Playlists

Swagger
Swagger
Spotify
1.4M followers
This Is Johnny Cash
This Is Johnny Cash
Spotify
687K followers
The Pulse of Americana
The Pulse of Americana
Spotify
613.2K followers
Southern Gothic
Southern Gothic
Spotify
583.5K followers
Southern Rock
Southern Rock
Spotify
488.2K followers
Indigo
Indigo
Spotify
485.2K followers

Subgenre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

Top Countries

    Top Cities

      • 11.5K
      • 1.1B
      • N/A
      • 772.6K
      11.5K
      Americana/Alt Country artists
      Spotify
      1.1B
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      772.6K
      Radio spins
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      Overview of Americana/Alt Country music

      Americana/Alt Country music emerged in the late 20th century as a fusion of traditional American roots music genres such as country, folk, blues, and rock. It is characterized by its raw, authentic sound and lyrics that often explore themes of love, loss, and the human experience.

      The genre gained popularity in the 1990s and has since evolved to encompass a wide range of styles and influences, from acoustic singer-songwriters to electric rock bands.

      Americana/Alt Country music has become a staple of the American music scene, with festivals and events celebrating the genre popping up all over the country. The genre has also gained international recognition, attracting fans and artists from all over the world.

      Today, Americana/Alt Country music continues to evolve and thrive, with new artists pushing the boundaries of the genre and keeping its roots alive.

      Which musicians and bands defined Americana/Alt Country music?

      While numerous musicians have contributed to the development and popularity of Americana/alt-country, several artists and bands have played defining roles in shaping the genre. Here are some key figures:

      Willie Nelson, with his iconic braided hair and distinctive voice, is a legendary figure in Americana and alt-country music, known for his heartfelt storytelling and timeless songwriting.

      Dolly Parton, the queen of country music, has also ventured into Americana and alt-country territory with her soulful vocals, emotive lyrics, and charismatic stage presence, captivating audiences with her genuine charm.

      Old Crow Medicine Show captures the spirit of Americana and alt-country with their energetic performances, blending traditional folk and bluegrass elements with a modern sensibility, resulting in foot-stomping rhythms and infectious melodies.

      Steve Goodman, though not as widely recognized, is a revered figure in Americana and alt-country circles, known for his introspective songwriting, witty lyrics, and warm, expressive voice that resonates with authenticity.

      Lynyrd Skynyrd, while primarily associated with Southern rock, also embodies the spirit of Americana and alt-country through their storytelling and heartfelt ballads, capturing the essence of the American South with their evocative music and powerful performances.

      These artists and bands, among others, have contributed to the growth and recognition of Americana/alt-country, pushing the boundaries of traditional country music and creating a distinct sound that continues to resonate with audiences today.

      Which songs and albums defined Americana/Alt Country music?

      Some popular Americana/Alt Country music albums and songs include:

      Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind" showcases the heartfelt emotion and introspection that is characteristic of Americana/Alt Country music, with its poignant lyrics and soulful delivery.

      Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is a timeless classic that exemplifies the beauty and vulnerability of the genre, with its heartfelt lyrics and Dolly's signature vocals.

      Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" is an infectious anthem that seamlessly blends folk, bluegrass, and country influences, capturing the spirit of Americana with its lively instrumentation and sing-along chorus.

      Steve Goodman's album "Judith" offers a collection of introspective and thought-provoking songs, with Goodman's poetic storytelling and heartfelt performances painting vivid pictures of life and love.

      Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" may be known as a Southern rock anthem, but its roots in country and its celebration of Southern culture make it a beloved track in the Americana/Alt Country realm, with its catchy riffs and iconic lyrics that evoke a sense of nostalgia and pride.

      These albums and songs often blend elements of folk, country, rock, and blues, and have a raw and authentic sound that speaks to the American experience.

      Which music festivals and events represent Americana/Alt Country music?

      Some of the most notable music festivals and events that represent the Americana/Alt Country music genre include the Americana Music Festival & Conference, held annually in Nashville, Tennessee. This festival features performances by established and emerging artists in the Americana genre, along with seminars, panels, and networking events for industry professionals.

      Another major event is the Stagecoach Festival, which takes place in Indio, California, and showcases a mix of country, folk, and Americana music.

      Other notable festivals include the Newport Folk Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

      These events feature a diverse lineup of artists representing the Americana/Alt Country genre, along with other related genres such as folk, bluegrass, and roots rock.