9 Country Artists Who Made A Successful Comeback
The music industry can be a fickle place. The rise to fame can come rather quickly, but it can also fade twice as fast. The country music industry is no exception to this. There have been many artists who’ve shot to the top of the charts, only to disappear and never be seen again. But there are also artists who’ve fallen off the charts only to come back again with the help of their fans and a really good hit single. Here’s a list of 9 country artists who made a successful comeback!
9. Tanya Tucker
She started experiencing success at a very young age which contributed to the demise of her career. Her first hit “Delta Dawn” came when she was only 13 in 1972. She managed to maintain her fan base throughout her teens and into adulthood with a string of successful albums and hits like “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” “Blood Red and Goin’ Down,” “Lissie and the Rainman” and “Strong Enough to Bend.” In the late ’70s, her sales began to decline. In the early ’80s, she fell off the charts completely and developed a drug and alcohol problem in her late teens. Thankfully it didn’t take her long to make a comeback. She was back in the No. 3 spot by 1986 with the single, “One Love at a Time,” and did a quick stint in rehab in 1988. By the 1990s she was back on track and further established herself as one of the greatest female artists in country history!
8. Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks made the tough decision to retire from recording and performing in 2001 until his youngest daughter graduated from high school. During this time he got divorced and remarried fellow country singer, Trisha Yearwood. He stuck to his word and remained on a hiatus until 2005 when he struck a deal with Walmart to lease the rights of his record catalog and did sporadic performances at benefit concerts. In 2009 he began a periodic weekend residency show at Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre which ran until 2014. When his residency ended, he signed with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014, and in September he began his comeback tour, The Garth Brooks World Tour, alongside his wife. In November 2016, he released his most recent album, Gunslinger!