August 4, 2008
Leeann's review of the new Randy Travis album mentioned that it's his seventeenth album. In the comments, LJ notes: “SEVENTEENTH ALBUM!!” She's right: that's a lot of albums! Usually, artists don't get much attention after the first few, but the good ones usually keep making music long after the limelight has moved on. But as LJ adds, “I love me some Randy and am so glad he’s still around.”
This got me thinking about those artists I've been following for years now. Among the pure country acts, they date back to 1990, though there are a few rock, pop and crossover acts that I dug when I was a young
er kid. But which one has the biggest chunk of my music collection?
Well, there's the old school way to do this, and the new school way, and I invite readers to do the one that makes the most sense for them.
Old School: What artists do you have the most albums of?
New School: What artists do you have the most songs of on your iPod/mp3 player?
I no longer buy CD's, but back in the day, I had more of Emmylou Harris, I believe.
But I'm kickin' it new school. Here are the ten country artists I have the most music of, though Johnny's #2 overall, thanks to a pop artist with a penchant for remix singles and such.
- Johnny Cash – 480
- Dolly Parton – 403
- Emmylou Harris – 372
- Pam Tillis – 242
- Dixie Chicks – 219
- Dwight Yoakam – 215
- Willie Nelson – 211
- Trisha Yearwood – 204
- Linda Ronstadt – 192
- Kathy Mattea – 177
How about all of you?