The city of Nashville in Tennessee is famous for being the home of country music and a number of internationally renowned country artists have their origins there. Here is a list of legendary country artists who have shot to fame in Nashville.
The Man in Black is perhaps one of the most famous country singers in the world, and the songs of the gravelly voiced singer can be heard in bars all around the world. Many of Johnny Cash’s songs are as fresh and relevant today as when he first wrote them, and a number of performers such as Bob Dylan and the Nine Inch Nails have also released successful covers of his songs such as Hurt.
This legendary country singer played a major role in the country music scene in the 1960s, and was one of the most acclaimed singers of her day. Despite dying at the age of 30, Patsy Cline’s legend lives on and she is adored even today by people of all ages.
Billy Ray Cyrus
With a total of twelve albums under his belt, Billy Ray Cyrus is still going strong at the age of 51 and shows no signs of being crushed by his Achy Breaky Heart.
Talent obviously runs in the family as this young country singer is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. She has scored a total of six Top 10 hits to date and regularly performs in Nashville as well as other parts of USA.
This sparky country singer and songwriter is one of the latest shining stars in Nashville although at the age of 33, she has already earned international recognition. One of the things that really helps make Carrie Underwood shine is the fact that she takes on traditional country style while giving it her own special twist.