Country music grown in popularity over time — especially in the past decade. The genre has become incredibly mainstream, with country's biggest stars creeping onto the all-genre charts with crossover songs.
Google reports that in the past few weeks, there have been twice as many searches for the phrase "country music" than the phrase "pop music." West Virginia is the state that has searched for the term "country music" the most, and America has searched the term more than any other country in the world.
The most country thing fans are searching for on google? Lyrics for "Mamaw's House" by Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen — a recent top-trending search.
Google also got under the hood and found the top searches for the phrase, "Is [blank] a country music singer?" Taylor Swift is No. 1 on that list, followed by Zach Bryan and Jelly Roll.
Google does still think Swift is a country star, apparently — they say the most searched country music artists of the year so far are Swift, Wallen, Dolly Parton, Zach Bryan and Luke Combs.
When it comes to general questions that Americans are searching for that are related to country music, two of the top questions involve country music icon Toby Keith.
Searches for, "Is Toby Keith sick?" and "How old is Toby Keith?" are the top questions Americans have about Keith. Those most likely spiked due to Keith's breathtaking performance of his song, "Don't Let the Old Man In" on the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards. The star has been battling stomach cancer, but says he feels "good."
Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 120 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Morgan Wallen, + more!
2023 People's Choice Country Awards Red Carpet Pictures
The best dressed from the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards
include several bold fashion choices and plenty of mid-summer crop tops. See pictures from the red carpet at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, taken before Thursday night's (Sept. 28) live broadcast.
Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes
See Dolly Parton's Longtime Nashville Home
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean owned this 4,795 square-foot residence in Nashville from 1980 until 1996. While it's not the lavish mansion one might expect one of the biggest country stars of all time to have lived in, it's a beautiful home that's also a one-of-a-kind piece of country music history.
Built in 1941. the house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the wooded, 2.4-acre property also features a detached storage building. Amenities in the stucco home also include an eat-in kitchen, carport, covered porch and patio, deck, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a great room large enough for plenty of games and entertainment and dual heating and cooling units.
20 Best Morgan Wallen Songs — Hits Every Fan Should Know by Heart
You'll find largely singles in this Top 20 countdown of Morgan Wallen
's best songs and biggest hits. But we've scattered in a few songs found deep within Wallen's two albums, If I Know Me
and his record-breaking double album Dangerous