Sunday, February 21, 2010
Country Triumphs Over Rock Yet Again
Just like in 1990's where everybody from every
Genre was in the Shadow of Garth Brooks, country music
has one again dominated Rock in the 00's.
George Strait who is pictured had the most album
certifications for a male, with 29 in total.
The Eagles were the top group with an amazing 48
Taylor Swift was the top selling female artist
with 25 Certifications.
Shania Twain had the highest selling album of the
00's, up which sold 11 million.
The first album of the 00's to go Platinum was
Leann Rimes 1999 self titled release.
Garth Brook's 1998 Live album, became the biggest
selling live ever when in 2005 it was certified
for 21 million copies sold.
He has currently sold 128 million albums in the
USA, making him the top selling male artist ever.
Kenny Chesney has played to more people in the 00's
than any other artist, solo or group.
So the decade of the 00's has followed the same path
as the 90's all other genres in country music wake in
So much for the editors of mojo magazine, saying the Genre
was going thru a short fad in the early 90's.
Oh to the New Zealand media, our own Keith Urban became
the biggest selling NewZealand born artist ever, I'm still
waiting for Simon Sweetman to blog about this.
Well done to all involved in the country music
industry, this is what happens when you keep it
about the music.
Roll on this decade.