Country music has been with us since the invention of the radio in the 1920’s. It is formed by the folk songs of the South American natives pertaining their daily lives and stories. We can relate the country music with gospel songs, Celtic music and traditional folk songs. Throughout the years, folk music has been ruling the music industry. It has contributed a lot in the music history not only in the U.S., but also in other parts of the world.
This music genre has continually evolved along the generations and so many modern country music artists have been coming out. They have released chart toping albums that made country music always on the top of the other music genres. We cannot deny how this type of music really gets into us. It is one of the easiest listening music which we can relate to in many ways.
Here are five of the best country music albums of this modern generation:
· Doin’ my Thing by Luke Bryan
This album has been released in March 2009 with songs such as “Sorority Girls” and “Take my Drunk Ass Home”. Luke Bryan also has released songs that included from the album which he sings together with Lady Antebellum’s Hilary Scott. His album reached the #2 on the charts in December of 2009 and later won the Top New Solo Artist and Top New Artist in the 2010 Academy Country Music Awards.
· Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
“Need you now” is the second album from Lady Antebellum that is surely one of the most phenomenal albums of all country music artists. With its release in January 26, 2010, it has sold over 2 million copies within just 3 months from its release date. Lady Antebellum is now one of the top country music bands that we have in this generation. Need you now is definitely a must try album.
· Up on the Ridge by Dierks Bentley
“Up on the ridge” is Dierks Bentley’s fifth studio album that is released in June 8, 2010. It is produced by the Capitol Studios in Nashville. As of now with its release just recently, his album has reached #9 in the U.S. Billboard 200, and gaining the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums.
· Sweet and Wild by Jewel
Just with its release in June 8, 2010, jewel’s album “Sweet and wild” is now one of the top albums on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country songs within just the first week of its release. It has now sold 31,000 copies which will sure to get higher in the coming weeks.
· Play On by Carrie Underwood
This is Carrie Underwood’s third studio album which has been released in November 2009. It has sold more than 318,000 copies within its first week. It has even overtaken Susan Boyle’s album release. As of today, it has sold 1,519,000 copies which make Carrie Underwood’s album certified platinum.