As the calendar is about to turn on a phenomenal year for Country music, it’s time to sit back and reflect a bit.
Country’s influence and impact reached far and wide this past year. Cross-over artists like Taylor Swift and Lady A brought their music to millions of fans, many of whom may have been getting their first taste of the genre. Country artists finished first and second on the latest season of American idol with Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. Then there was Blake Shelton, who brought a funny, thoughtful and sometimes surprisingly compassionate face to Country through his work on NBC’s “The Voice”.
We recently asked Trace Adkins about the state of Country music. We’re by no means appointing him the President of Country, but when the member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Weekly’s “Sexiest Man” speaks, we listen:
Trace will be ringing in the New Year with a performance on Fox News Channel’s “All American New Year” (December 31, 2011 from 11PM – 12:30AM EST).