The 1950′s are long gone, but the incredible country music artists of the 1950′s still live on. The magnificent country music these talented people have performed touches the heart and soul in a very particular way every time it’s heard. Country music has evolved from having been a “hillbilly” musical style known to the southern states of the United States, to what it is today.
After a slow period in country music, the 1950′s brought new talent and expressive style, creating a mixed bag of the blues and southern hills melodies. Legendary singers such as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and believe it or not, Elvis Presley, were singing the top country hits during the 50′s. In 1956, Johnny Cash’s “I walk the line,” Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” and Carl Perkins, singing “Blue Suede Shoes,” were all top hits. Then in 1958, Elvis and Johnny Cash landed back in the top five hits with “Guess Things Happen That Way/Come In, Stranger,” by Cash and Elvis did “Don’t/ I beg of you.”
Other 50s top performers that contributed to the sounds of the decade were Hank Williams Sr., Kitty Wells, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Webb Pierce, Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, and many more.Still bored? Click to continue: Best Country Songs Of All Time