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Modern Country Music Artists - Keith Urban Taylor Swift Shania Twain Garth Brooks

Updated on March 20, 2014

What is Modern Country music?

Modern Country music really began in my opinion in the 1990's, this was thanks to artists such as Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Billy Ray Cyrus and the Dixie Chicks. It is characteristed by a pop, rock or world influence alongside familiar country music sounds. In the last decade Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban have been popular modern country artists.

Keith Urban

He has had number one singles with -

"But for the Grace of God" (2001)

"Somebody Like You" (2002)

"Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" (2003)

"You'll Think of Me" (2004)

"Days Go By" (2004)

"Making Memories of Us" (2005)

"Better Life" (2005)

"You Look Good in My Shirt" (2008)

"Start a Band" (with Brad Paisley) (2009)

"Sweet Thing" (2009)

"Only You Can Love Me This Way" (2009)

"Without You" (2011)

"Long Hot Summer "(2011)

He has released these albums -

Keith Urban in The Ranch (1997)

Keith Urban (1999)

Golden Road (2002)

Be Here (2004)

Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (2006)

Defying Gravity (2009)

Get Closer (2010)

Days Go By (compilation album) (2005)

Greatest Hits: 18 Kids (compilation album) (2007)

My favourite is Days Go By, there's a great range of songs and it's a great album to leave in the car cd player and listen to over and over!

Great Country music available at Amazon.

Taylor Swift

My favourite Taylor Swift song is Love Story.

Taylor has released 3 albums to date -

Taylor Swift (2006)

Fearless (2008)

Speak Now (2010)

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      dannydeu 6 years ago

      Great lens. Keep it up. I like Taylor Swift. She's great. Thank you for your hard work.