5 Country Musicians That Are Not Based In U.S.A
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When we think of country music, the U.S.A. always comes to mind. But in reality, country musicians all came from varying places – cementing the fact that music breaks location barriers. To that end, we’ll be discussing five non-American country music performers whose places may come as a surprise to you.
Singer k.d. lang was born Kathryn Dawn Lang in Edmonton, Alberta in 1961. She’s since won a Grammy and had a string of chart-topping singles, including “Constant Craving.”
Anne Murray, who made history when she won the CMA Award for Album of the Year with her 1983 release, A Little Good News, was born in the Canadian mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1945.
Shania Twain is not just the most successful female country musician of all time, but also one of the most successful female artists in history. The “You’re Still the One” singer was born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1965.
The late Olivia Newton-John was a singer and actress who was also well-known for her country music talents. She was born in London in 1948. At six years old, she and her family made the journey to Melbourne, Australia. After starring in blockbuster films like Grease, the Grammy-winning singer settled in Nashville in 1998 to record her country album Back with a Heart.
Keith Urban was born in Whangarei, New Zealand in 1967, but his family relocated to Australia when he was barely two years old. For his talents in country music, he has earned four Grammys and thirteen Country Music Association honors. A total of 57 of Urban’s singles have reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, with 16 reaching the top charts.