The Mount Rushmore of country music: Who belongs on it?
August 27, 2019
The Top 4 Country Artists of all Time. Who would you choose?
The Tennessean asked artists like Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and more and there were some surprising answers:
Brad Paisley: He needs it to include Glen Campbell . . . quote, “[He]’s one of them that when they find the right block of granite, his face should go on it.”
Kane Brown: He said he’d have trouble narrowing it down to just four, and suggested it should start with Keith Whitley, Kenny Chesney, and Randy Travis.
Thomas Rhett: He went with a modern choice in Eric Church, to go alongside outlaw legend Merle Haggard.
Rascal Flatts: “Us and Garth [Brooks]. That’s it.”
That’s a joke . . . probably . . . so they also suggested George Jones, alongside a trio of ladies: Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, and Dolly Parton. (Apparently, Garth also got squeezed out in that version?)
So who’s on your list?
I would have to go with George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
And on a smaller hill next to them I’d add four more: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Brooks and Dunn (do they count as 2? Oh well)