15 Non-Country Stars Who Went Country
The music industry is really broad and is constantly changing as artists experiment with their music, but for the most part it’s divided up into a genres, but even then the lines are blurred creating more and more subgenres. Some artists might never step outside of their genre, while others venture out quite a bit whether to collaborate with another musician, or simply because they’ve decided to change up their tune. It’s definitely not uncommon and collaborations between artists can be pretty awesome, especially the ones we least expect. Here’s a look at 15 non-country artists who went country by either teaming up with a country artist or releasing their own country music!
15. Kid Rock
When Kid Rock first started out he introduced himself as a rap and hip hop artist and performed as one from 1990 to 1997. But in 1998, the Michigan native started to release some rap-rock hits before he finally went country on his 2001 album Cocky which had a more rock, country and blues sound. His first taste of country was when he collaborated with Sheryl Crow on their insanely successful hit “Picture” in 2001 and in 2015 he released his first full fledged country album called First Kiss.
14. Flo Rida
Flo Rida is known for producing some of the best top charting hits like “My House,” “Good Feeling,” “Wild Ones,” and “G.D.F.R,” and while he’s definitely an artist who likes to experiment with his sound, no one pictured him going country. The rapper debuted his single “Who’s With Me?” in March 2016 and many people couldn’t help but notice that the song sounded a little country. The lyrics are still true to what he would normally produce, but the sound has a honky tonk beat and a hyped up guitar slide mixed in with an overall R&B vibe.