Music Wiki

Alternative Country

17,472pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Originating Location: USA

Originating Era: Late 1980s-early 1990s

Key ArtistsEdit

Key AlbumsEdit

Genre DescriptionEdit

A move starting in the early 1990s to move back to the traditional country sound, instead of the Pop Country which had been dominating the Nashville sound since the Urban Cowboy movement. Typically, done on small labels, though every so often, an alt. country group will have mainstream country success (like Alison Krauss, for example), or once mainstream artists will find themselves later saddled with the label (Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter; if he weren't already so established, probably Johnny Cash's recordings with American).

Artists in this genre Edit

Labels in this genreEdit

See Also:

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.