Who are some great old counrty singers?
I am not familiar as to what artist are really good. I haven't listened too much, but im interested. Im looking for really old country albums, made anywhere from the 1920's-80's. Im not into the country rock, i like classic counrty with the steel guitars and such. Does anybody know of any artists that meet these standards?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
I can give you a large list of artists from the time period, However it will be no where near complete.
Roy Acuff, Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Bill Anderson, John Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Liz Anderson, Eddy Arnold, Ernst Ashworth, Gene Autry, Hoyt Axton, Deford Baily, Razzy Bailey, Moe Bandy, Bobby Bare, Johnny Bond, Jim Ed Brown, Maxine Brown, T. Graham Brown, Ed Bruce, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Bush, Glen Campbell, Henson Cargill, Bill Carlisle, Kim Carnes, Anita Carter, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, Wilf Carter, Johnny Carver, Johnny Cash, Tommy Cash, Roy Clark, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, David Allan Coe, John Conlee, Earl Thomas Conley, Spade Cooley, Rita Coolidge, Helen Cornelius, Cowboy Copas, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Rodney Crowell, Dick Curless
Vernon Dalhart, Lacy J Dalton, Charlie Daniels, Gail Davies, Mac Davis, Skeeter Davis, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Dean, Martin Delray, John Denver, Jimmie Dickens, Dave Dudley, Johnny Duncan, Roy Drusky, Slim Dusty, Barbara Fairchild, Donna Fargo, Narvel Felts, Freddy Fender, Red Foley, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Janie Fricke, David Frizzell, Lefty Frizzell, Larry Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, Bobby Gentry, Terry Gibbs, Don Gibso, Vince Gill, Mickey Gilley, Vern Godsin, Bobby Goldsboro, Jack Greene, Merle Haggard, Tom T Hall, Freddy Hart, Arlene Harden, Carolyn "Gus" Hardin, Emmylou Harris, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jeanette Hicks, Goldie Hill, Johnny Horton, David Houston, Jan Howard, Ferlin Husky, Burl Ives, Stonewall Jackson, Wanda Jackson, Sonny James, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Grandpa Jones, Sammy Kershaw, Merle Kilgore, Claude King, Pee Wee King
Fred Knoblock, Kris Kristofferson, Frankie Laine, Cristy Lane, Brenda Lee, Dickey Lee, Johnny Lee, Hank Locklin, Bob Luman, Loretta Lynn, Warner Mack, Rose Maddox, Uncle Dave Macon, Cledus Maggard, Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell, Wink Martindale, C. W. McCall, Charly McClain, Mel McDaniel, Ronnie McDowell, Reba McEntire, Jody Miller, Ned Miller, Roger Miller, Ronnie Milsap, Bill Monroe, George Morgan, Patsy Montana, Melba Montgomery, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Juice Newton, Marie Osmond, Tommy Overstreet, Buddy Allen Owens, Buck Owens, Patti Page, Johnny Paycheck, Leroy Parnell, Dolly Parton, Stella Parton, Leon Payne, Webb Pierce, Ray Pillow, Carl Perkins, Bill Phillips, Johnny Preston, Ray Price, Charlie Pride, Jeanie Pruett, Eddie Rabbit
Marvin Rainwater, Johnny Ray, Collin Raye, Jerry Reed, Del Reeves, Jim Reeves, Jack Reno, Charlie Rich, Don Rich, Jeanie C. Riley Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Johnny Rodriguez, Jimmie Rodgers (Father of Country Music), Jimmy Rodgers, Kenny Rogers, Roy Rogers, Linda Rondstast, Bobby Russell, Johnny Russell, John Schneider, Jeannie Seely, Jean Shepard, TG Sheppard, Red Simpson, Cal Smith, Connie Smith, Margo Smith, Sammi Smith, Hank Snow, Red Sovine, David Soul, Billie Joe Spears, Jean Stafford, Terry Stafford, Jo Stampley, Red Stegall, Ray Stevens, B. W. Stevenson, Wynn Stewart, George Strait, Mel Street, Nat Stuckey, Tex Ruby, B. J. Thomas, Hank Thompson, Floyd Tillman, Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis, Merle Travis, Randy Travis, Ernest Tubb,
Justin Tubb, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Ricky Van Shelton, Leroy Vandyke, Porter Wagoner
Jimmy Wakely, Billy Walker, Clay Walker, Charlie Walker, Jimmy Walker, Doc Watson, Gene Watson, June Webb, Shirley Webb, Freddy Weller, Kitty Wells, Dottie West, Billy Edd Wheeler,
Keith Whitley, Ray Whitley, Slim Whitman, Roger Whittaker, Diana Williams, Don Williams, Hank Williams, Hank Williams, Jr., Tex Williams, Bob Wills, David Wills, Tom Wopat, Bobby Wright, Johnny Wright, Michelle Wright, Ruby Wright, Tammy Wynette, Faron Young
Alabama, Bellamy Brothers, The Browns, The Carlisle’s, The Carter Family, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Dave & Sugar, The Delmore Brothers, The Harden Trio, Homer & Jethro, Johnny & Jack, The Kingston Trio, The Miller Brothers, Mills Brothers, John & Joni Mosby, The Oak Ridge Boys, Osborn Brothers, Sons of the Pioneers, Stanley Brothers, The Statler Brothers, The Whites, Wilburn Brothers, The Willis Brothers
- Anonymous9 years ago
The Stanley Brothers
Also, listen to bluegrass music. If that's your thing.
Older traditional bluegrass would be
The Stanley Brothers
Reno & Smiley
Flatt & Scruggs (the best bar none of the old groups)
Moving on a bit from there you'd have
The Osborne Brothers
The Country Gentlemen
The Kentucky Colonels
By the 70s you have
JD Crowe & The New South
Tony Rice (one of the greatest voices in bluegrass, and possibly the greatest non-classical guitarist ever)
The New Grass Revival
The Seldom Scene
More recently, it can get a bit acoustic progressive new acoustic which probably wouldn't appeal to you,
but Blue Highway is a band that evokes old sounds of classic country and bluegrass. 3 great singers, and amazing dobro playing from Rob Ickes (who has some brilliant solo albums by the way)
- MichaelLv 69 years ago
Marty Robbins has "everything" you would look for
in country music...as he was the (most versatile, and Diverse singer)
in Country Music History.. Also, probably the best Voice
and Vocalist.... Want me to prove it to you ?
Type in on you-tube : Marty Robbins, the performer (vinyl) side B
and also, check out these tunes !
1. Johnny Fedavo
2. My Woman, my woman, my wife
3. Girl from Spanish Town
4. Hello, daily news
5. A Man and a Train (power song, done well)
6. Begging to you
8. The Chair (a Man about to die in the electric chair)
9. Pride and the badge (fantastic Ballad)
10. You'll never walk alone
11. White Sport Coat (and a pink carnation)
12. I walk Alone
13. Bend in the river
14. The story of my life
and remember: these are ALL, Marty Robbins singing
the songs...he had an "8 octave" vocal range...which means
he was capable of many "vocal notes and tones".... which is
- blakreeLv 79 years ago
....several very good answers. I would go to "etrecordshop.com" and look at the list of country artist they have listed.The store has the CDs for all the artist they have listed in Country and Bluegrass also has gospel by the great country artist.
They have everyone from Acuff to Youn, worth the time to look at the site.
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- Mississippi GirlLv 79 years ago
The Carter Family
The Staler Brothers
The Oak Ridge Boys
Hank Williams Sr.
Uncle Dave Macon
Little Jimmy Dickens
Leroy Van Dyke
Hank Williams Jr.
Jeannie C. Riley
Hay George Dewey
The Charlie Daniels Band
Earl Thomas Conley
The Forest's Sisters
Ricky Van Shelton
David Allen Cole
Jim Ed Brown
Lacy J. Dalton
Billie Jo Spears
The Blue Sky Boys
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
& Lester Flatt
Jim & Jesse McReyold's
Sunny Mountain Boys
Jimmy C. Newman
Tom T. Hall
Pee Wee King
Tennesse Ernie Ford
- Brittany NicoleLv 49 years ago
- 9 years ago
Err.. none, ew.