Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American singer and songwriter. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington and releasing his first spring break album. . Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award. To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.
Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released six albums and 24 singles. His 2010 album My Kinda Party is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Of all his singles, 14 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts.
Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin”. The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Shelton is also known for his role as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and The Voice.
George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer known as the “King of Country” and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is known for his neotraditionalist country style, cowboy look, and being one of the first and main country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s.
Kenneth Arnold “Kenny” Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American singer and songwriter. He has recorded twenty albums, fourteen of which have been certified gold or higher by the (RIAA). He has also produced more than forty top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 28 of which have reached number 1 on the charts. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues in which he performs.
Carrie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broken several records throughout her career. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won numerous music awards, including seven Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and nine American Music Awards.
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line is an American country music duo comprising Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia). Florida Georgia Line has achieved major success since their inception, and are one of the most successful country music acts of the 2010s. Their 2012 single Cruise is the best-selling digital country song of all time in the United States as of January 2014.
Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, entrepreneur, and music competition judge. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year. Urban has released a total of nine studio albums, and has charted 37 singles on the US Hot Country Songs, 18 of which have went to number one.
Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. (born March 30, 1990), better known by his stage name Thomas Rhett, is an American bro-country singer and songwriter. He is the son of songwriter Rhett Akins. Akins has charted five singles from his debut album It Goes Like This, including the title track, “Get Me Some of That” and “Make Me Wanna”, all three of which went to number 1 on Country Airplay. Rhett has also written singles for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Florida Georgia Line.
Christopher Alan “Chris” Young (born June 12, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that same year. It produced two singles on Hot Country Songs with “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me”.
Frederick Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975), known professionally as Dierks Bentley, is an American singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Bentley’s studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which thirteen have reached No. 1, including his debut single “What Was I Thinkin'”.
Samuel Timothy “Tim” McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. McGraw has released thirteen studio albums; 10 of those albums have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts, with his 1994 breakthrough album Not a Moment Too Soon being the top country album of 1994. His Soul2Soul II Tour with Faith Hill is the highest grossing tour in country music history, and one of the top 5 among all genres of music.