The music video format has been around so long that most modern country artists began their career with one. Even some of the veterans from the era before music video now have decades of clips to their credit.
I thought it would be fun to compare the first clip of an artist to their most recent, since it lends itself so well to embedded video in the comments.
First up: Dolly Parton.
She released her first music video in the late seventies, accompanying her cover of The Beatles classic “Help!” in 1979:
Sort of how I’m feeling about html and css right now. Enjoy. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHK_HttgkmU
Kathy Mattea, “Black Lung” Joe’s Pub, New York City – October 24, 2007
I can’t think of another living musician with a greater entitlement to arrogance than Paul McCartney, and he is still remarkably humble. This should be a lesson to all musicians in all genres.