Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams and Charlie Pride are some good old country music singers. Each singer's catalog contains dozens of hits, and each has several albums that country music buffs consider classics of the genre.Continue Reading
Loretta Lynn's album "Blue-Eyed Kentucky Girl" contains her most iconic hits, "You're Lookin' At Country" and "Coal Miner's Daughter," which is also the title of the biopic starring Sissy Spasek as Lynn.
Marty Robbins's musical output spans 30 years and includes such hits as "El Paso" and "Don't Worry." Robbins' career encompasses 94 charting country songs and a 1982 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Best known for the controversial song "Stand By Your Man," Tammy Wynette was born in Mississippi. She picked cotton as a child, played a variety of instruments and sang gospel with her grandmother. She scored a Top 40 hit with her second single, "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad."
Hank Williams is the unofficial father of honky tonk, credited with bridging the stylistic gap between hillbilly music and the Nashville Sound. Before his untimely death at age 30, he conquered the Grand Ole Opry, churned out a string of hits and witnessed Tony Bennett record one of his songs, "Cold, Cold Heart," in 1952.
Although not widely known outside of country circles, Charlie Pride is a black country singer with 36 number one hits to his credit. In a career spanning five decades, Pride amassed four gold albums in the United States alone, 30 gold albums and four platinum internationally. Chet Atkins signed Pride to RCA in the late 1960s, and Pride went on to become the highest-selling musician at RCA since Elvis Presley.Learn more about Art & Literature