Country Music Hall Of Fame: A list of your favourite Country stars who have made an impact all the way to the Country Music Hall of Fame

“Shania Twain: Rock This Country”, a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame opens today! To celebrate, we’re sharing a list of country legends who made it all the way to the Country Music Hall of Fame, including Canada’s own, Shania Twain.

Who are your favourite artists in the Country Music Hall of Fame? Since 1964, trailblazing artists that contributed greatly to the heart and soul of the genre were inducted into the legendary fold. Keep reading to learn more about some of your favourite hall of famers.

Shania Twain

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With hit after hit, the, “Life’s About To Get Good” singer shot to stardom in the 90s. The Canadian’s cheeky blend of pop and country made for an incredible fusion that topped the charts. While she reached success, Twain had to overcome an impoverished upbringing in a broken home. Once her siblings grew older, she was finally able to pursue and achieve her dreams. She payed homage to her youth and started a charity to help poor youth reach for their dreams too.

 

Dolly Parton

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Parton paved the way for solo female country music acts. The ‘Nine-to -Five’ actress certainly made a name for herself beyond her platinum blonde hair and eclectic fashion sense. Her stance to maintain her publishing rights to, “And I Will Always Love you” and thus rejecting the legendary Elvis Presley from covering the song was unheard of and iconic. You go, Dolly!

 

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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The legendary, “Like a Rolling Stone” singer received the first Nobel Prize awarded to a musician. Known for his gravelly vocals and mop of curls, his commentary on the world through his lyrics and role in the development of country and Americana could not be replaced. The 75-year old singer just released a new project ‘Triplicate’ this year and we can’t wait for what else he’s got up his sleeve.

 

Johnny Cash

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An inspiration to many artists, Cash’s death was an incredible loss in the country world. While the southern ‘bad boy’ wasn’t perfect, his activism for Native American rights brought needed attention to their plight. He recorded songs that told many of their tragic stories and called out the record industry for not standing up with him.

 

Reba McEntire

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McEntire’s work, personality and signature hair made her a household name. This red-haired country music veteran crossed over into mainstream media with her own Golden Globe nominated TV series and a slew of sold out casino shows. The multi-platinum songstress released country staples, ‘Fancy’ and ‘Till You Love Me’ while she built her empire.

 

Anne Murray

Anne Murray

The Canadian singer-songwriter was well known for her picture-perfect public image. However in her tell-all memoir, she revealed her hardships with substance abuse and the deterioration of her marriage. As a result, she received encouragement and support from her fans and friends alike. Murray’s career garnered her a grammy and incredible recognition as a pioneer in the genre!