Merle Haggard
50 Number Ones
40 #1 Hits
George Strait

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Musically, Western Swing Revival differs little from Western swing itself -- it is still the same joyous, eclectic mix of big-band jazz, country songs, and pop melodies that made the genre one of the most popular music styles in the '40s. Western swing revival simply marks the moment when the genre reasserted itself as part of country's mainstream. Following World War II, Western swing slowly lost its fanbase as honky tonk and country-pop won over the country audience. In the early '70s, the genre reappeared thanks to the dedication of Merle Haggard and Asleep at the Wheel, two artists who incorporated Western swing into their sound and brought the music back to the top of the country charts. Throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s, Western swing revival retained a poplar cult following, occasionally slipping a hit single or two onto the charts.

Western Swing Revival Artists Highlights

Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
George Strait
George Strait
Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel
Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
Commander Cody and His ...
Riders in the Sky
Riders in the Sky

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Western Swing Revival Album Highlights

50 Number Ones
George Strait
50 Number Ones
40 #1 Hits
Merle Haggard
40 #1 Hits
Strait out of the Box, Vol. 1
George Strait
Strait out of the Box, ...
The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (1963-1977)
Merle Haggard
The Lonesome Fugitive: The ...
I'm a Lonesome Fugitive/Branded Man
Merle Haggard
I'm a Lonesome ...
Mama Tried/Pride in What I Am
Merle Haggard
Mama Tried/Pride in What I ...

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Western Swing Revival Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Blue Clear Sky George Strait
Heartland George Strait
Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
You Don't Have Very Far to Go Merle Haggard
Silver Wings Merle Haggard
Marina del Rey George Strait
San Antonio Rose Merle Haggard
Jesus, Take a Hold Merle Haggard
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Merle Haggard
White Line Fever Merle Haggard

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