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Country Artists with Pop Crossover Success

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Have you ever wondered which country music artists went on to be successful on the pop charts? Hi, Taylor Swift! Here are 10 of the most successful crossover artist in country music as of today.

  1. Shania Twain: Shania Twain is one of the most successful crossover country artists of all time. Her album “Come On Over” (1997) became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female artist in any genre, and it featured numerous pop-infused hits like “You’re Still the One,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
  2. Taylor Swift: Although Taylor Swift started as a country artist, she made a transition to pop music and achieved immense success in both genres. The Eras tour has cemented her status as one of the biggest artists in all of music history. Taylor’s ¬†crossover hits include “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me,” “Shake It Off,” and many others.
  3. Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton is a legendary country artist who has also found success in the pop genre. Songs like “9 to 5” and “Islands in the Stream” (a duet with Kenny Rogers) became massive pop hits.
  4. Kenny Rogers: While primarily known as a country artist, Kenny Rogers had several crossover hits, including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” and “Islands in the Stream” with Dolly Parton.
  5. Faith Hill: Faith Hill is another country artist who has crossed over to pop music with hits like “Breathe” and “This Kiss.”
  6. Dixie Chicks (now The Chicks): The Dixie Chicks had several crossover hits in the late ’90s and early 2000s, including “Wide Open Spaces” and “Not Ready to Make Nice.”
  7. Keith Urban: Keith Urban is a country artist with a contemporary sound that appeals to a wide audience. Some of his crossover hits include “Somebody Like You” and “You’ll Think of Me.”
  8. Carrie Underwood: Although she is primarily known as a country artist, Carrie Underwood has had some pop-crossover success with songs like “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”
  9. Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum): Lady A achieved crossover success with songs like “Need You Now” and “Just a Kiss.”
  10. Tim McGraw: Tim McGraw has had some crossover success with songs like “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over” (a duet with Nelly).

Written by: Nick Rainey

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