Some popular classic country artists include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard. Other classic country artists that have achieved widespread fame include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
Some popular classic country artists, such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, achieved popularity in the 1950s and '60s, and their music has remained popular ever since. Other artists who achieved fame during this period include Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and George Jones.
The 1970s brought fame and success to female country artists, such as Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Some popular country artists still performing as of July 2015, include Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.