Country music and Westerns are a mutual love for many. The two genres have grown popular over the last few decades and remain some of the most favorite music genres among fans. Both sub-genres of country music have produced legendary artists, many of whom have fans that follow them religiously. Most fans would know the most famous artists like Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, George Strait, and Faith Hill. But what you might not know is which bands they lead in sales... This article takes a look at the top-selling Country and Western acts based on album sales, streams, and digital downloads. It also includes information on which albums were their biggest sellers as well as their awards achievements.
List of the Biggest Selling Bands in Country Music
Before we get into which bands are the biggest selling artists, let’s take a look at the sub-genres of country music.
- Country - This is the original sub-genre of country music and the one that most people are familiar with. It’s played on the radio and is a very popular choice among listeners.
- Country-Pop - This genre is a mix of country with pop music. It’s very popular and is loved by both country and pop music fans. It’s played on Top 40 radio stations, and many artists in this genre have crossover success.
- Alternative Country - This sub-genre is a mix of country music and alternative music. It’s played mostly on alternative rock stations and is not as popular as other sub-genres.
- Western - This sub-genre is the perfect music for fans of cowboy boots and Stetson hats. It’s played mostly on country music radio stations and at rodeos but can also be found on pop and rock stations.
Garth Brooks is the biggest selling artist in country music history. His albums have sold in excess of 135 million copies and have been streamed more than 820 million times. The singer started singing country music in 1989 and has released 11 studio albums to date. His first album, Garth Brooks, was released in 1989 and reached number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Billboard 200 Chart. This was followed by two more number one albums, No Fences and The Chase. His best-selling album was the 1998 release, Double Live, which has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Garth Brooks has won many awards, including a single award from the Country Music Association Awards, which he won nine times. He has also won a Grammy Award, American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards.
Shania Twain - The Biggest Selling Artist
Shania Twain is the most successful female country artist of all time. Her albums have sold over 100 million copies, and her songs have been streamed more than 460 million times. She has released eight studio albums to date, with her first being released in 1995. The most successful album of her career was the album Come on Over which is the best-selling album by a female musician of all time. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times. Shania Twain has won many awards in her career, including a single award from the Country Music Association Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards.
Tim Mcgraw - The Biggest Selling Artist
The biggest selling artist in Western music is Tim Mcgraw who has sold over 30 million copies of his albums worldwide. The artist was born in New Delhi in a military hospital and was raised in Virginia. In 2001, the artist released his first album, Tim Mcgraw and has since released many more albums and collaborated with other artists. The most successful album of his career was the album Live Like You Were Dying which was released in 2005 and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Tim Mcgraw has won many awards in his career, including a single award from the Country Music Association Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards.
George Strait - The Biggest Selling Band
The biggest selling band in Country Western music is George Strait. The band has sold over 90 million copies of its albums worldwide, and their songs have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times. They have released 28 studio albums, with their first being released in 1982. The most successful album of their career was the album Twang, which was released in 1985 and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. George Strait has won many awards in his career, including a single award from the Country Music Association Awards, six American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards.
When it comes to country and western music, there have been many talented artists that have made their mark. The two genres have produced some of the biggest selling artists of all time, and their albums have sold more than 100 million copies. The artists in this article are the biggest selling bands, and they are led by the legendary performer Garth Brooks who has sold over 135 million albums. That’s the power of country music and Western music, and the love for these genres is evident by the sales of the albums.