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New Traditionalist refers to the legions of young country singers that emerged in the late '80s. These artists reworked and updated the classic sounds of honky tonk and traditional country, adding contemporary production touches to make it more commercially viable -- even with the flourishes, the music was essentially hardcore country. After the first wave of new traditionalists (George Strait, Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam), the genre became a bit slicker and demonstrated more overt rock influences, but the new traditionalists continued to dominate the country charts in one form or another until the mid-'90s.

New Traditionalist Artists Highlights

Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs
Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks
Randy Travis
Randy Travis
Vince Gill
Vince Gill

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New Traditionalist Album Highlights

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
George Strait
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross ...
Storms of Life
Randy Travis
Storms of Life
Always & Forever
Randy Travis
Always & Forever
3 Pears
Dwight Yoakam
3 Pears
Diamonds & Dirt
Rodney Crowell
Diamonds & Dirt
No Fences
Garth Brooks
No Fences

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New Traditionalist Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Highway 40 Blues Ricky Skaggs
Crying My Heart Out over You Ricky Skaggs
Swingin' John Anderson
Black Sheep John Anderson
A Better Man Clint Black
Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks
Ain't Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up) Garth Brooks
Ocean Front Property George Strait
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind George Strait
1982 Randy Travis

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