10 Country Albums for People Who Claim to Hate Country Music
We all know at least one person who claims to "hate" country music, despite having never given it a chance. But great country music changes minds, and this Country Albums for Those Who Claim to Hate Country Music list is meant for those nonbelievers!
Start with Dierks Bentley's Modern Day Drifter, the now-star's second album. Kicking it off with "Lot of Leaving' Left to Do" will turn heads, and by the time "Gonna Get There Someday" comes around, you've likely got a new country fan. Still need help? Dwight Yoakam's Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room is a good one to convert new listeners. After all, Yoakam is one of the most talented in the business.
We can't name amazing country acts without Lee Ann Womack, who is anything but hokey and stereotypical. Play There's More Where That Came From for your country-hating friends and watch their eyes light up from tracks like the beautifully heartbreaking "I May Hate Myself in the Morning." Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert also have albums on this list.
Of course, any music fan can appreciate Johnny Cash's The Legend of Johnny Cash. The 21-track album includes "Cry! Cry! Cry!," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line." It's iconic.
What other country albums would you recommend to change non-fans' minds? Sound off in the comments section below!