Country and folk continues to be one of the music industry’s most popular genres, attracting new and younger audiences across the world.
Icons like Jonny Cash, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton defined the genre, new and emerging talent have made country music stronger than ever, ensuring its songs continue to dominate the air waves.
At National Holidays you can see today’s biggest country and folk stars. Keep checking to secure your tickets as soon as the acts are announced and get ready to don your boots and Stetson.
The rise of Country and Folk music
It’s easy to see why country and folk music continues to appeal to music fans, with its catchy melodies and guitar licks.
Since being founded in the Southern States of America in the 1920s the genre has undergone significant transformations, from the hillbilly sound of the early days synonymous with traditional barn dances to the rockabilly 50s, which saw the emergence of names like Jonny Cash and Hank Williams.
Country music became a worldwide phenomenon in the 90s with artists such as Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes and Faith Hill being some of the biggest selling artists of the decade.
More recently the chart success of contemporary artists Carrie Underwood, the Zac Brown Band, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Antebellum and global superstar Taylor Swift have helped drive new fans to the genre, ensuring country music is still very much alive, whilst acts like Mumford & Sons have reinvigorate the UK folk scene.
So, warm up your vocals and book a Country and Folk trip now!