Beyonce’ has created buzz with her #1 single on the Country charts. But her path to that place isn’t as unusual as it might appear.
Before they were The Beatles, they were huge fans of Country artists like Hank Williams. Those early influences never left them.
During the 90s, Country music underwent a bit of a rebirth. Female artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Chicks were a big part of it.
Country music wasn’t the first genre that either Ray Charles or Leon Russell tackled. When they did, their fortunes each changed … in a big way.