Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Carrie Underwood are popular country singers. Other popular country singers include Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney.
Country music began to develop in the 1920s in the southern United States and has roots in bluegrass and other forms of folk music. Country music increased in popularity among the general public in the 1990s due to Garth Brooks. He broke several records, including concert attendance and album sales, to become one of the most successful musicians of all time. Other popular country singers with platinum record sales include Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan and Faith Hill.