Imagine that you sold 7 million albums as an artist. How would you feel about that? Well, Luke Bryan did just that. In my essay I will be telling three reasons why he should be an honorary person.
Shel Silverstein was born September 25,1930 in Chicago,IL. He had many different professions. His professions were poet, author, songwriter, illustrator. He wrote many books and novels. Also, he was awarded for writing his books. He got Grammy Award for Best Country Song (1970 - A boy named sue), Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (1985 - Where the sidewalk ends), and Quill Award for Children’s Illustrated book (2005, runny rabbit). He also did many famous works. His most famous works were Where the Sidewalk ends in 1974, A boy named Sue in 1969, and The Giving Tree in 1964.
New York, 1981. Born an only child, Alicia Keys parents Divorced when she was two years old, after which she was brought up by her mother, Teresa Augello in a one-bedroomed apartment in "Hell’s Kitchen" neighborhood in Manhattan. At the time this was no place to raise a child, it was a boiling pot for the negative, a place where prostitution, drugs and gang violence strived. Despite all the struggles her mom was persistent in wanting her daughter to succeed and did all she could for her to progress. Teresa Augello was Keys' pillar and inspiration, working as a paralegal until midnight most nights and then heading back to work after just a couple hours sleep
Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
Elvis faced many obstacles during his 24 years as the “King” he faced racial controversy, musical barriers, and bad press in order to help create Rock and Roll music. Long before Rock n Roll was created or even thought of, the musical world was divided over petty differences. One of the many reasons why music was divided was the heavy racism that plagued the United States since the end of slavery. Another reason why music was divided was the fact of a huge generation gap, or difference between parent and child. These are some of the challenges that Elvis faced.
George’s career began in 1981 with the album Strait Country, which “was influential in increasing the radio play of more traditional, less pop-influenced country music.” (Biography.com Editors), and was followed by 39 albums that have been; certified gold, the most of any country artist. He also holds the country music record for platinum and multi platinum. One example of his continuing popularity in the genre is that as of 2013 he was the only artist to have a top ten hit every year for the previous 32 years and his 60 number 1 singles are the most in the history of
Born May 18, 1952 in a small Texas town called Poteet, George Strait began his life as a small town boy and worked up to be a Country Music Legend. Raised by a single father in the small Texas town, George was taught to ride horses and how to rope, like many country folk do, but late in life learned to play, write, and sing music. (Carlin)
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races.
With an estimated one billion units sold and counting, Elvis Presley is thought to be the most commercially successful solo musical artist of all time (Meacham 1) Born in Tupelo Mississippi and later relocating to Memphis Tennessee, Elvis was a natural star. Elvis won a high school talent show by singing and playing his guitar, earning the most applause out of any of the contestants. He would soon after that become a trucker, but his dreams of becoming a star were not crushed yet. Elvis gyrated his hips into America's heart as the most influential figure in American history.
As of 1994, Charles won 10 Grammy awards, and one of them was the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award which he won in 1988. It didn't even take a long time for him to have success. He got jobs right when he came to Jacksonville to start his career in music Rits (49,103). He also traveled around the world with bands and on his own, and had many hit songs. Black and white people loved his music, and he was a star all over the world. Charles’s remake of the song “Georgia on my mind” got to the top of almost every popularity chart in America. It later became the state song of Georgia (Rits 86). For two years in the early sixties, Charles was the most popular singer in America. He was even very close with Martin Luther King Jr., and he showed his support to him as well (Rits 99). Charles did almost everything a musician could possibly do. He was able to sing almost any style, and play music with anybody, anywhere. Not many musicians ever did as much as him. Ray Charles accomplished so much in his life, and his music was loved by many despite the hardships he
There are many great country stars today for example, Thomas Luther Bryan or many of you probably recognize him as Luke Bryan. Luke Bryan is an American country singer and songwriter. He began his music career in the mid 2000s. Luke Bryan was discovered when Capitol Records saw him perform at a restaurant and of course soon after signed him. Thanks to Capitol Records, Luke Bryan has sold over seven million albums, twenty seven million tracks worldwide and has twelve number one hits. He has many more great songs to come, like his new Spring Break series soon to be released.
Although he had experience standing on stage and performing in front of crowds of maybe fifty people in college, Brooks had no idea what would come when he dropped his first single, “Much Too Young (to Feel this Damn Old),” in 1989. By 1990, Garth was bigger than imagination! His single, “The Dance,” received best song and best video from ACM and CMA, and his very first award in 1990 was the President Horizon Award from CMA. The biggest accomplishment was winning not only one but two Entertainer of the Year for the CMA and ACM Awards. This has never been done in the history of country music until now. In September of 1991, he released his third album, Ropin’ the Wind. This album made history for Brooks because it was the first country album to debut at number one on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart. Not only did he make history with his third album, but he also won his first Grammy and repeated as Entertainer of the Year at both ACM and CMA Awards. All together, his first three albums contributed to selling 30 million copies (“Garth Brooks”). The biggest accomplishment that Garth Brooks’s has ever received was on October 6, 1990, when he was inducted into the family of the Grand Ole Opry. Brooks was the 65th member of the Opry (“25 Little-Known Tidbits”). In 2012, Garth was brought to tears as he joined the Country Music Hall of Fame with his hero, George Strait, who had welcomed him to the family
He made a record for the most No.1 albums in the history of country music. He also produced a top ten hit every year for a consecutive of 30 years. This was a world record in the history of music. In 2006, he was elected into the Country Hall of Fame. In 2008, he won his first grammy for the “Best Country Album”. In 2009, he was named “artist of the decade” for the 2000s. Across the world, George was the most popular contermapy singer. George started as someone of little importance but came to fame overnight. His biggest influences were Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and George Jones. “You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I'm just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of 'em” (George Strait). George Strait was different from other country music artists. Wherever he was, he stood out. He stayed true to the traditional and contemporary country sound while mixing in his own style of music. His music had a blend of western swing and honky tonk. For instance, “All My Exes Live in Texas” is a fun country song with a little zing. This song captures the true 80s country music. It is a mix of line dance and honky tonk.“Check Yes or No” is also another great contemporary song with a blend of western swing. George does not originally write his songs but he has some of the best songwriters. Some of the his best songwriters are Dean Dillon, Bryon Hill, and Steve Bogard. George Strait said, “ I just haven't been a very motivated songwriter, I'm just lazy about it. There's so many good songwriters out there … If I put my mind to it, I know I could write. I'm just not inspired to do it” George was very particular in his songwrites. He only chose the very best. Brad Baddock says, "Dean Dillon is the king of George Strait
Kenny Rogers has touched many people with his music, and has also had an effect on bands that he was in because of his amazing music. He preformed really well for his fans when he went out on stage and sang his song. He played in a lot of places and all of his fans liked his songs. Kenny Rogers was very young when he first started to sing and play instruments.Kenny Rogers impacted country music with the amount of awards he won in his lifetime, due to his popular songs.
The Grammy Awards have been around for close to sixty years and as of right now is a highly respected awards show that represented what people were listening to in that given year. Looking back now, one can see that, that was not always the case. In 1965, the 7th year for the Grammys, there was a wide amount of controversy surrounding the winners. The Grammys had added new categories like “Best Vocal Performance” and “Best Single,” but the category was labeled as “Contemporary(R&B)” instead of properly being labeled rock and roll. Because of this, The Beatles were snubbed in favor of Roger Miller, even though The Beatles had released HELP!, which is regarded as one of the top 5 best singles of 1965. Beatlemania was in full swing so; in my opinion