#WeTheFans: The Artists & Songs That Made You A Country Music Fan
We believe that the country music genre has the best fans in the world. Being a New York based outlet, we love representing all things country music in the Big Apple, but last week, we asked YOU, the fans, what song or artist made you fall in love with the genre.
Interestingly enough, we have an eclectic group of fans out there! Some of y’all fell in love with 90s country music, while others got hooked on the more modern-day sound. We are proud of the inclusive representation of songs that were shared as the songs that made you a country music fan.
Take a look below at some of our favorite responses!
- Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line.
Like our founder, Stephanie, some of you guys became country music fans because of Mr. Luke Bryan himself. Rebecca M. credits “Crash My Party” as the song that made her a fan of the genre, while Rachel G. shared the love for Bryan! Scott G. credits “Night Train” by Jason Aldean as the song that made him a fan back in 2013, during a trip to Nashville. Of course, the smash hit, “Cruise” by FGL was also a song that many of you identified as a favorite too! For Gayle W. though, “H.O.L.Y.” put country music on the map for her, when she was listening to a music channel on television.
- Dolly Parton, Reba & Trisha Yearwood
We love that some of the badass women were some of our followers’ first introduction to country music. Douglas S. was introduced to classic country music by his grandparents, but Reba’s “Whoever’s In New England” was what got him hooked. Toni B. and Angela O. chose “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” by Parton as their favorites, while Nickole H. went with Trisha Yearwood’s number one single, “She’s In Love With The Boy.”
- George Strait, Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks
These are arguably some of the biggest names in country music. These classic artists were among some of our follower’s favorites that made them a country fan. Most of you couldn’t choose a specific song by the three, like Dina N. who credits “everything Garth!!” Some of you were able to identify a song, such as “Friends In Low Places” and “Shameless” by Garth Brooks, which both Brenda M. and Urs U. shared as their favorite, while Stacey S. chose “I Cross My Heart” by the King of Country himself, Mr. George Strait. As far as Alan Jackson goes, Matthew W. fell in love with the solemn “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).”
- Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice & Eric Church
When Alexis M. was just eleven years old, she fell in love with “Lightning” by Eric Church and the rest was history. For Nicole S. and Justyna K., Lee Brice’s music was their favorites. Songs like “I Don’t Dance” and “I Drive Your Truck” were among some of the favorites. No surprise here, Kenny Chesney was a favorite by a few of our followers. His songs “Young,” and “She Thinks My Tractors Sexy” made the cut.
For a full list of all your responses, head to our Facebook post here.
Check out the songs that made our NYCS team country must fans here!
Keep on the look-out for our next question this week on our social media platforms, and let us know what you think! You just might be featured in our next post!
- Achy Breaky Heart
- Garth Brooks
- Crash My Party
- Whoever’s in New England
- Bottoms UP
- Night Train
- Red Dirt Road
- I’m Gonna Miss Her
- Bottoms Up
- George Strait/80s country
- When You Say Nothing At All
- 90s country; Garth, Dixie Chicks
- I Drive Your Truck
- If I Told You
- Before He Cheats
- Before the Next Tear Drop Falls
- Ol’ Red
- God Bless Texas
- Friends in Low Places
- Alabama- Love in the first degree 1981 tv show
- Dang me
- Gunpowder and Lead
- She’s In Love With The Boy
- Our Song
- Don’t Take the Girl
- Keep me in mind
- Young Kenny
- She Thinks My Tractors Sexy
- I Cross My Heart
- Forever and Ever Amen
- Unanswered Prayers
- I Know Where Love Lives
- You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man
- Family Tradition
- Dust On The Bottle
- I Don’t Dance
- Forever and Ever Amen
- Tennessee Whiskey
- Smokey Moutain Rain
- Ocean Front Property
- Places I’ve Never Been
- I will always love you
- Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning
- Randy Travis
- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
- What’s It To You
- Wild As you Cody Johnson
- Sure Be Cool If You Did
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