Country Music Gains Top Position as Most Popular Music Genre!


Yeee Haw! The Country music genre surpasses even classic rock to hit number one in popularity! That’s a surprise but no surprise when Country music keeps edging toward the center of music, with cross-over artists and popular songs with twangs!

“According to newly released information from The NPD Group, a global information company, country music surpassed classic rock, to become America’s most popular music genre last year.”

Just the music stats ma’am


Read the full story: The NPD Group

15 Responses
  • Joe Snap
    May 9, 2013

    Lol this is definitley not true in America. Among the young crowd, unless you in the country you ain’t listening to the country

    • katrina
      May 24, 2013

      i am guessing your statement isn’t true and that you do listen to courtney more then you think, because of the ain’t in your sentence XD

    • Swirl900
      September 1, 2013

      I don’t know about popularity, but in terms of revenue, rock and pop far surpass country on a global scale. Japan, which is now the world’s largest music market, is dominated by J-Pop, J-Rock, and K-Pop.

    • Johnny Boy
      July 11, 2014

      I disagree. The most popular among the young crowd is pop/hip hop but there seems to be a small window when its popular. Majority of people I know listened to it when they were in Middle/High School but once they grow up they no longer do. It’s almost as if they realize how stupid 90% of the music is. No adult is listening to Miley Cyrus. lol

  • Jimmy1337
    December 23, 2013

    I like how they divide Rock into a bunch of genres but not Country. Looks like this declaration is bs.

    • Kenneth Mageary
      July 30, 2014

      Im from ny and didnt believe this but several articles including the nytimes claims country is most popular music in america. Not globally and not among kids but all ages and just in america. So it doesnt matter whats most popular on a global level or just among brain dead kids. This article reflects all ages combined in america.

      • Jimmy1337
        July 31, 2014

        Except they aren’t being honest. The only way Country comes out on top is if you divide genres like rock into subgenres and don’t divide country into subgenres. Like this article did. If you added those rock sub-genres together, it smashes country out of the park even if you add classic rock with only one other rock sub-genre.

        Country is still not the Top position and doesn’t look like it will be any time soon. This is just a bunch of country fanatics trying to convince themselves otherwise.

      • Jimmy1337
        September 16, 2014

        You totally missed my point. They cheated to make country look the most popular by dividing Rock and other genres into subgenres. If you did the same thing to country, it wouldn’t be the most popular. It has nothing to do with me just not believing the numbers. It’s classic data manipulation to try to change the result.

        • Pinkk
          June 12, 2016

          That’s because country has two genres. Really old country and country. :p Rock is way more divided in it’s fan base.

    • Jon
      January 20, 2015

      Jimmy 1337 I agree with you. Whenever any component is divided into several sub sets it dilutes the vote and creates a false result.

  • Aaron
    January 26, 2015

    Yeah but “classic rock” isn’t really a genre. A lot of the options aren’t.

  • Cass
    March 14, 2016

    Not true.
    Why is rock divided into “Classic” and “Alternative/Modern/Indie”?
    If we divided country up, it would fall far down the list.
    If only it would fall off the list completely.

  • pop and r&b songs 2014 playlist
    October 1, 2016

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  • Chris
    February 26, 2017

    Country music has got so popular its hard to keep up with the new music so that’s the facts in canada

  • Muscovy duck
    May 20, 2018

    In America, specificly Cali, you get shamed if you like country lol

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