Notable performers include songwriters Michael Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, the Lost Gonzo Band, B.W. Stevenson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Steven Fromholz; western swing and honky tonk musicians Alvin Crow, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Marcia Ball (Freda & the Firedogs); and Nashville-based Outlaw country musicians Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser.
A Nashville based parallel development was showcased at the EXIT/IN. Key exemplars are BR549, Area Code 615, Charlie Daniels and Barefoot Jerry. The Kings of Leon are among the latest to carry on this genre in Tennessee.
A second station, KAFM in Dallas programmed a progressive country format with significant success. Additionally, live radio concerts were produced and simulcast with KRLD-AM to 13 states. Artists included Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Asleep at the Wheel, David Allen Coe, Jimmy Buffet, Jerry Jeff Walker and others. Dave Thomas founding Music Director and later Program Director was the Executive Producer who brought live radio broadcasts back to major market radio.
Progressive country music had a significant impact on the emergence of the alternative country (alt.country) movement in the 1980s and early 1990s.
The meaning of progressive in progressive country appears to have little to do with that of Progressive rock.
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