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Genre: traditional country

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Parent Genre: country

Traditional country music is a genre that originated in the southern United States in the early 20th century. It is characterized by its simple melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and the use of acoustic instruments such as the guitar, fiddle, and banjo. The genre often focuses on themes of love, heartbreak, and the struggles of everyday life. It has been popularized by many legendary artists over the years, including those who helped shape the genre such as Gene Autry, Hank Williams, and Kitty Wells.


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Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, Organ, Horn Section

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Most popular traditional country albums

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The Ray Price Christmas Album
1969
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The Legend Lives Anew: Hank Williams, Sr. With Strings
1966
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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Classics
1947
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Hello Walls
2013
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The Decca Singles 1952-1953
2022
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Glad I Found You Lefty!
2021
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Old Rivers - Original Lp Remastered
2015
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Presenting Billy Grammer
1958
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Sunset On the Range
1990
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Retrospective (Volume 2)
1987
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Cattle Call
1963
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Columbia Historic Edition
1982
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Ridin' That Midnite Train
1972
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Great Train Tracks
2014
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I Heard A Forest Praying
2011

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Explore traditional country history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of traditional country artists

Here is a list of traditional country artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the traditional country genre. You can find out what traditional country genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 41 150122
2 39 102225
3 36 108671
4 36 41192
5 55 972630
6 44 100784
7 36 45345
8 27 10150
9 34 77348
10 27 56535
11 36 44848
12 24 9534
13 35 59395
14 31 48272
15 34 41744
16 23 14574
17 38 133097
18 22 14039
19 37 70118
20 37 69048
21 25 6839
22 31 40266
23 31 31779
24 39 143960
25 29 75921
26 29 2989
27 21 6497
28 18 6634
29 44 6953
30 31 27418
31 42 3513
32 21 685
33 25 6358
34 33 15092
35 8 3184
36 15 7619
37 33 17457
38 11 282
39 7 3029
40 17 3288
41 22 4250
42 14 1705
43 12 2767
44 21 1009
45 21 621
46 19 2009
47 12 727
48 17 818
49 5 960
50 15 1465
51 12 2849
52 1 219
53 11 904
54 11 167
55 3 63
56 10 1342
57 8 880
58 7 270
59 7 207
60 7 171
61 7 682
62 4 468
63 4 244
64 2 89
65 1 80
66 1 437
67 1 41
68 1 131
69 1 149

traditional country playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular traditional country music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.