Some popular male country singers are Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Other popular singers include Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.
Country music became successful in the 1950's and 60's, bolstered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard. The genre has remained consistently popular since, with exceptional popularity in the 1990's due to the crossover success of artists such as Garth Brooks, Sawyer Brown and George Strait. Since the early 2000's, artists such as Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton have risen to stardom and increased popularity with the country music fan base.