COUNTRY MUSIC FANS...Who Is Your Favorite Country Artist EVER ?

Who is your favorite county artist (must be country) and tell us 5 interesting facts of that persons life. I know it is hard to choose, (I have so many I love) but my choice is:

George Jones:

1) One of his lesser known nicknames is "The Rolls Royce of Country Music"

2) Once Recorded Rockabilly songs under the name "Thumper Jones"

3) He was born in Saratoga, Texas

4) His first #1 Hit was White Lightning

5) He once rode his riding lawnmower 8 miles to the liquor store in Beaumont, when his wife hid the keys to every car they owned.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    So many but I choose Hank Jr., I grew up on him.

    1) He can play multi instruments, he plays the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, banjo, piano, keyboards, harmonica, fiddle, and drums.

    2) Nicknames: Bocephus, Man of Steel

    3) At his 18 year old Birthday Party, Waylon Jennings said Hank announced "From this day on, nobody ever tells me what to do again. The message was meant for his mama Audrey

    4) Fell off of Ajax Mountain, and liked to died

    5) He got to be so popular that NASHVILLE (who shunned him) could no longer overlook him for awards

  • papaw
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Dixie, L'il Darlin, I really like George Jones, too, but my all time favorite has to be Hank Williams. I remember the day, when I lived in California, that they announced his death. I was pretty young, but I remember the affect on my parents when they heard the news. I've been a fan of his music ever since. Don't like Hank, Jr., though, he's moved too far from real country.

    I was at Vanderbilt hospital with My Bro-in-Law while he had a heart transplant, when George Jones wrecked his car and was nearly killed. You wouldn't believe the confusion and news trucks, and helicopters, and people there when that happened. Quite an experience. Also, I was a disappointed ticket holder to one of his concerts in Asheville. NC, when he was a no-show, and cancelled due to his drinking problem. That still don't take away from his being a great country music artist, though

  • 1 decade ago

    Carrie Underwood!!!!

    1) She was born and raised in Checota, Oklahoma

    2) She won American Idol in May 2005

    3) She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on May 10, 2008

    4) Her first single was Inside Your Heaven

    5) She has two sisters

    Reba McEntire!!

    1) Her first music video was Whoever's in New England

    2) She has her own tv show - Reba

    3) Her husband is Narvel Blackstock

    4) Reba has one son, Shelby

    5) Her last album, Reba Duets, so far has two singles - Because of You and Every Other Weekend

    I know you said your favorite, but i can never choose between them.

  • 1 decade ago

    Carrie Underwood

    Taylor Swift

    Kenny Chesney

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  • 1 decade ago

    Alan Jackson:

    1). Born in Newnan, Georgia

    2). First #1 hit was 'I'd Love You All Over Again'

    3). First artist signed to Arista Nashville

    4). Worked many odd jobs before coming a country singer

    5). Has recently passed the '50 million albums sold' mark. Congrats, Alan!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Carrie Underwood <333

    1) She's from Checoatch, OK

    2) She was winner on the 4th season of American Idol

    3) Her debut album "Some Hearts" went Sextuple Platinum (x7)

    4) All of her songs released so far have went to No. 1 on Mediabase

    5) Her fans are sometimes called "Care Bears"

    I love your pick too, George Jones

    Those are some pretty good facts, Always love hearing Number 5.

  • sedona
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I know what you mean, it is hard to pick just one, but for me it is

    Gene Watson

    1) He never had ambitions to be a professional singer

    2) He only ever wanted to repair automobiles

    3) He is teetotal

    4) He continued to work2000/1 while having cancer treatment and chemotherapy, so his band could earn a living wage

    5) He spent some of his childhood living in a remodeled school bus

  • 1 decade ago

    Bob Wills, hands down the granddaddy of them all

    1) He is one of the best band leaders/organizers I've ever heard.

    2) He had some of the most creative and smoothest voices in his band (Milton Brown, Tommy Duncan)

    3) He broke up his successful band to serve in the army after Pearl Harbor

    4) Was reunited with his band by the young Merle Haggard

    5 Had Bing Crosby collaborate on lyrics

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hank Williams Sr

    1. he learned to sing the blues from a black street musician named rufus payne aka tee tot

    2. he was born on september 17, 1923

    3. he was raised by his mother mostly, since his father was in the hospital during hanks early life

    4. he passed away in the back of his cadillac at the age of 29

    5. he was fired from the opry, there is now a petition to have him reinstated:

    www.reinstatehank.org

  • 1 decade ago

    Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland)!!!!!

    1. She grew up in Douglas, Georgia

    2. She has 3 tattoos

    3. her birthday is september 12 1974

    4. She went to Anges Scott college in Atlanta Georgia

    5. She was in a duo called Soul Miner's daughter and the Jennifer Nettles band before Sugarland.

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