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Country music has crossed the line

Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard of Florida

Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano

Country music has seemed to cross the Mason-Dixon Line and entered the pop music world. Many musicians who have been traditionally considered country singers have gained popularity with not just country fans, but pop music fans as well. These are some of our favorites:

TAYLOR SWIFT Although once a country star, she has declared herself a pop star. This controversy has rocked the country music world. Taylor won a 2016 Grammy for her album “1989.”

LADY ANTEBELLUM American country music group formed in Nashville. Their single “Love Don’t Live Here,” reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. They have won several Country Music Association Awards.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Their hits such as “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On” are played on all the top 40 radio stations. At the Billboard Music Awards in 2015, they won the award for top country artist.

SAM HUNT Sam Hunt is an American songwriter. His song “House Party” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.

HUNTER HAYES Hunter Hayes is an American singer and songwriter. His song “Wanted” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.


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