Crossover Music, Easy Listening, Light Classical

Crossover hits have a long distinguished history in country and pop music. By definition, they are songs considered country by genre, but pop audiences embraced them and took them into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the early years of rock and roll, there was sometimes little distinction between a country and an early rock and roll song.
Today they are regarded as Crossover
 


Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now" (2009)

Written by Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Josh Kear

Produced by Lady Antebellum and Paul Worley

The trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood all had music in their families. When the trio came together as Lady Antebellum they first appeared on record as guest vocalists for the Jim Brickman single "Never Alone." The group quickly found success after being signed to Capitol Records. They scored two top three country hit singles from their debut album.

The band co-wrote the title song of their second album "Need You Now" with veteran country songwriter Josh Kear. It quickly became another #1 country hit for the group and crossed over to mainstream pop radio resulting in a #2 peak on the Billboard Hot 100. With strong critical acclaim, "Need You Now" won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group.

 
Taylor Swift.
Beginning as a teenager, Taylor Swift rewrote the rules for country-pop crossovers.

For her second album Fearless, Taylor Swift released the Romeo and Juliet inspired "Love Story" as the first single. It made her into simultaneously a country and pop star. The song peaked at #1 on the country chart and #4 pop. Taylor Swift soon turned into one of the biggest country-pop crossover stars of all time.

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not my usual style of music, but I like this one
 
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Hi Sorry Brian, there can only be one worthy version of "we are Australian"
 
Wow !....that is one Talented dude !! ^^^^

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