Best of Country Music 2017

Best of Country Music 2017

 

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Country music (frequently referred to as just country and historically country and western) is a musical genre that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music) and blues.

Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyric and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), and fiddles as well as harmonicas.[2][3][4] Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[5]

According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. In 2009, in the United States country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute.[6]

The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are the folk music of working class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities.

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Highlights14

Boom
 
Boom (stylized as boom.) is the upcoming second studio album by American singer Walker Hayes.
I Believe in You
 
I Believe in You is the first children's album by American country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton.
I Don't Believe We've Met
 
I Don't Believe We've Met is the second studio album by American country music singer Danielle Bradbery.
You Look Good
 
"You Look Good" is a song by American country music group Lady Antebellum and serves as the first single from the group's seventh studio album, Heart Break (2017).

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Artist Spotlight

Nikki Lane (born October 17, 1983) is an American country music singer-songwriter.[3] She has released three albums: Walk of Shame, All or Nothin', and Highway Queen.

Artist Spotlight

Midland is an American country music group consisting of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Cameron Duddy (bass guitar, background vocals), and Jess Carson (lead guitar, background vocals). Their debut single, "Drinkin' Problem", reached the top 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The album's second single, "Make a Little" released to country radio on September 25, 2017.

Top 10 Albums of 201710

Top 10 Songs of 201710

Albums Released this Year88

Artists With Albums Released this Year85

Chart-Topping Artists97

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists164

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists160

Best Reviewed Albums17

Best Reviewed Artists17

Award Winners29

Top Albums by Award Winners34

Top Songs by Award Winners34

Up & Coming Artists9

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists13

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists10

Artists on Tour127

Popular Music Festivals27

Popular Record Labels19

Videos2892

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles321

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks166

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts50

Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence
Florence, US
April 5, 2018
Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence
Florence, US
April 5, 2018
Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence
Florence, US
April 6, 2018
Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence
Florence, US
April 7, 2018
Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence
Florence, US
April 8, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 27, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 27, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 28, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 29, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, US
May 27, 2018
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, US
June 7, 2018
Winstock Grounds
Winsted, US
June 8, 2018
Winstock Grounds
Winsted, US
June 8, 2018
Winstock Grounds
Winsted, US
June 9, 2018
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, US
June 9, 2018
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, US
June 11, 2018
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, US
June 14, 2018
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, US
June 15, 2018
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, US
June 15, 2018
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, US
June 16, 2018
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, US
June 17, 2018
Country Fest
Cadott, US
June 21, 2018
Country Fest
Cadott, US
June 21, 2018
Country Fest
Cadott, US
June 22, 2018
Country Fest
Cadott, US
June 23, 2018
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, US
July 19, 2018
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, US
July 19, 2018
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, US
July 20, 2018
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, US
July 21, 2018
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, US
July 22, 2018
Soo Pass Ranch
Detroit Lakes, US
August 2, 2018
Soo Pass Ranch
Detroit Lakes, US
August 2, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, US
August 3, 2018
Soo Pass Ranch
Detroit Lakes, US
August 3, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, US
August 3, 2018
Soo Pass Ranch
Detroit Lakes, US
August 4, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, US
August 4, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, US
August 5, 2018
Prairie Winds Park
Calgary, Canada
August 17, 2018
Prairie Winds Park
Calgary, Canada
August 17, 2018
Prairie Winds Park
Calgary, Canada
August 18, 2018
Prairie Winds Park
Calgary, Canada
August 19, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 5, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 5, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 6, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 7, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 12, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 12, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 13, 2018
Zilker Park
Austin, US
October 14, 2018

News Articles26

Wanda Jackson details her relationship with Elvis Presley, becoming a country music sex symbol
  –  December 13, 2017
Jackson: The thing that Elvis did for me was giving me the courage to sing this new music, like he was doing. I would tell him, "I can’t do that Elvis because I’m just a country singer! Besides, I’m a girl. I can’t sing that stuff." And he said ...
25 Best Country Songs of 2017
  –  December 13, 2017
Here are Wide Open Country‘s staff picks for the best country songs of 2017. Old Dominion‘s first album was filled ... light instantly connected with listeners. In one of country music’s darkest times, “Dear Hate” reminded us all that love ...
Cam Forges Her Own Path Through Country Music
  –  December 13, 2017
The singer/songwriter known simply as Cam has managed to carve a comfortable path between the two extremes of country music success. Her sound is neither solidly nostalgic, à la Margo Price and Kacey Musgraves, nor does it turn down the twang and stomp ...
Billionaires, ballplayers and country music stars: Who's buying and selling homes
  –  December 13, 2017
It also features a pool and entertaining area, terraced fruit and vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and a waterfall. AUSTIN: Country music star Kevin Fowler sold an 80-acre portion of his former Hill Country estate to Hassan Tork, director and president of C.
A singer spoke up about sexual harassment in country music. Now she’s being sued.
  –  December 13, 2017
As the impact of the Harvey Weinstein scandal was whipping like a wildfire through various industries over the last couple of months, former country music singer Katie Armiger sat down with Fox News to discuss her own uncomfortable experiences in the music ...
CBS Locks In Plans for Academy of Country Music Awards
  –  December 12, 2017
CBS announced today that the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, to be carried live on the network, will air Sunday, April 15, 2018, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show, billed as Country Music’s Party of the Year, is slotted for 8-11 p ...
The Best Music of 2017, Part 1
  –  December 12, 2017
Ricky Ross showcases his favourite music of the year as played on Another Country - a guide to the best Americana and Country releases of 2017.
Year in Review: 2017’s Country Music Weddings
  –  December 12, 2017
Oh, it is love for so many country singers and their significant others this year as a good number of stars tied the knot to their forever special someones in 2017. All year long, blushing brides and dapper grooms dressed to the nines to exchange those ...
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
  –  December 12, 2017
The year 2017 has brought with it its fair share of hits, from love songs to party songs to feel-good family songs. Throughout the year, established artists such as Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean have taken their turn at the top of the charts, as have new ...
Fun At The Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  –  December 12, 2017
Charlene Tipton Baker joins us on Daytime Tri-Cities to tell us how she and the rest of the folks at The Birthplace of Country Music are having some fun with announcing the guests coming to next years Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Here’s why ‘The Voice”s Keisha Renee is a fan of country music
  –  December 11, 2017
“The Voice” semifinalist Keisha Renee loves a good story, which is what drew the Inglewood singer to country music in the first place. She calls it the storytelling genre. RELATED: Keisha Renee responds to racist comments on social media “Every song ...
Margo Price Is The All-American Badass Country Music Needs Right Now
  –  December 11, 2017
Another Country is produced in partnership with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. Live freely. Drink responsibly. JACK DANIEL'S and OLD NO. 7 are registered trademarks. ©2017 Margo Price doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks about her music. She tells ...
Sam Hunt Is Far And Away The Biggest Name In Country Music When It Comes To Streaming
  –  December 8, 2017
It’s been obvious for a while now that country music has had a streaming music problem ... Road,” which rocketed all the way into the top 10 on the Hot 100 earlier in 2017 as well. That same piece mentions that only two other country tunes broke ...
40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017
  –  December 8, 2017
While a number of country veterans released their strongest albums in years – Willie Nelson's God's Problem Child and Brad Paisley's Love and War, among them – 2017 belonged to new ... the scope of modern roots music – there were records of ...
All The Best Country Albums Of 2017, Ranked
  –  December 7, 2017
While country music has made its way into the mainstream press in a new ... Volume 1 Mercury Nashville While I’m personally of the mind that Chris Stapleton’s latter 2017 offering From A Room Vol. 2 is the superior release, the country superstar ...
Following Las Vegas, country musicians struggle to find their free speech footing
  –  December 7, 2017
For an industry whose followers usually avoid taking a stance on controversial issues, the fall of 2017 was a rocky road as country artists decide whether or not to make their voices heard. The Country Music Awards themselves stepped in, barring the media ...
Emmylou Harris to Be Featured in Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit in 2018
  –  December 6, 2017
One of the most visited museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.
Your Guide to the Best Country Christmas Music of 2017
  –  December 1, 2017
Luke Bryan and Alabama highlight the new country Christmas music releases in 2017, but songs featuring Blake Shelton and Shania Twain make pretty good stocking stuffers, too. Alabama's new Christmas album is one of very few full-length albums being ...
Country music stars Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant headed to Savannah
  –  December 1, 2017
DUSTIN LYNCH FAN CLUB Dustin Lynch Fan Club Presale: December 6, 2017 10:00 AM to December 7, 2017 10:00 PM ADA - HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE / PRESALE OFFER Presale Offer Presale: December 7, 2017 10:00 AM to December 7, 2017 10:00 PM CHASE BRYANT FAN CLUB Chase ...
Country music's biggest moments in 2017
  –  November 14, 2017
Country music has never been a genre that's shied away from feelings, nor has it shied away from reality, however tragic. The past year in country music was one that saw happiness and sorrow, and there was not a more sobering day than Oct. 1. That Sunday ...
Photo Gallery: 2017 Country Music Awards
  –  November 8, 2017
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Garth Brooks arrives at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov ...
2017 CMA Awards: Country Music's Cutest Couples Hit the Red Carpet
  –  November 8, 2017
Yeehaw! Grab your partner and do-si-do to the red carpet! No other award show loves to couple-up on the red carpet quite like the Country Music Association Awards! The diverse awards show features denim and dazzling gowns, along with A-list musical ...
2017 Country Music Association Awards: View the nominees
  –  November 8, 2017
Who will be named "entertainer of the year" at tonight's Country Music Association awards? Which country song will take home the award for song of the year? Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts for the duo's tenth consecutive year. The pair is ...
Country Music Association reverses ban on media questions about Las Vegas shooting
  –  November 3, 2017
The Country Music Association on Friday reversed its decision to ban ... 2....1..... — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017 "I'm sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines," he wrote.
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and More to Perform at the 2017 CMA Awards
  –  October 18, 2017
Nashville’s hottest acts will all take the stage for country music’s biggest night! The Country Music Association has revealed the first artists scheduled to perform during the 2017 CMA Awards ... editorially selected. PEOPLE.com may receive a ...
The Country Music World Reacts to the Las Vegas Shooting: “I Witnessed the Most Unimaginable Event Tonight”
  –  October 2, 2017
We are okay. Others arent. Please pray. — Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017 Chris Young, another country music star who was attending the festival, though not performing, described the scene as “heartbreaking.” Spent I don't know how long on the ...

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