Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Webster Public Relations celebrates 16 Clients on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists


From Johnny Cash to Crystal Gayle and everyone in between including Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., Tanya Tucker, Charley Pride, Bill Anderson, Randy Travis, The Judds, John Anderson and more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s no secret that Webster Public Relations is blessed to work with some of the best-selling and most influential artists of all time. Collectively, our artists have sold hundreds of millions of records and Rolling Stones' recent 100 Greatest Country Artists Of All Time chart proves it.

Webster PR’s client roster continues to tour year-around, record new music and entertain their loyal fan base, and can also be seen on such national TV series asTodayThe Tonight ShowFox & Friends and more.

"What an honor to have 16 artists that we have worked with in the Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time!," exclaimed Wester Public Relations president Kirt Webster. "The heritage and history of Country music must never be forgotten and many on this list represent decades of musicians who have come and gone, yet their music and influence still is recognized today. As a fan – which we all are at heart – I grew up enamored with all of the artists listed in the Top 100, whether we represent them or not. What a blessing it was to represent George Jones, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, and The Texas Tornados (Doug Sahm) who may no longer be with us, but their music has continued to live on and influence many of today's stars.”

Billboard's list includes current and deceased Webster PR clients:
Johnny Cash / Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

No. 3 - Johnny Cash - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 8 - Dolly Parton - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 9 - George Jones - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 15 - Ray Price - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 31 - Charley Pride - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 32 - Randy Travis - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 49 - Kenny Rogers - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 50 - Hank Williams Jr.
No. 52 - Don Williams - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 56 - John Anderson
No. 60 - Doug Sahm (Texas Tornado member)
No. 67 - Tanya Tucker
No. 81 - The Statler Brothers (Jimmy Fortune) - CM Hall of Fame members
No. 86 - Bill Anderson - CM Hall of Fame member
No. 88 - The Judds
No. 90 - Crystal Gayle

According to Rolling Stone, for those who made the cut, they considered their lasting impact on the genre, their recorded output and even their legacy as an entertainer. Some of the contemporary artists they included – all of them already trailblazers – also benefited from their speculation that their best work may in fact be ahead of them. But in the end, the common denominator for both legends and today's stars was that they are all one-of-a-kind.

Other Rankings include:
#100 John Denver, #99 Carrie Underwood, #98 Keith Urban, #94 Alison Krauss, #89 Tim McGraw, #85 Eric Church, #80 Taylor Swift, #74 Lee Ann Womack, #58 Emmylou Harris, #45 Dixie Chicks, #36 Reba McEntire, #33 Miranda Lambert, #28 Alan Jackson, #25 Shania Twain, #20 George Strait, #17 Glen Campbell & #10 Garth Brooks.

1. Merle Haggard
 From 1966 to 1987, he placed 38 hits at Number One on the country charts, among them the bitterly patriotic "Okie From Muskogee" and "The Fightin' Side of Me," though his nomad lifestyle and the pot he smoked gave him more in common with the longhairs those songs denounced than he let on. He called his far-ranging style "country jazz," and the string of late-period albums he began releasing at age 63 in 2000 were among his strongest. "If there's an ambition left in my body,” he told Rolling Stone in 2009, "it' write eight lines that will put the condition of the country foremost again before it's too late." He'd done it many times by then, but he kept going. J.L.

Key Tracks: "Mama Tried," "Okie From Muskogee," "Branded Man"

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