The roots of country music in Oklahoma date back for centuries. New settlers to the region brought Appalachian folk music to the state. It did not take long until the state was brimming with songs about the struggles of the average working man. Much of the country music that came out at the time had religious themes. Oklahoma is also responsible for introducing honky-tonk music to the masses. The music industry would not be the same without all of the most famous country singers from Oklahoma who have come out over the years.
Before Blake Shelton was a judge on The Voice, he was just a kid growing up in Ada. He made his debut with the hit song "Austin" in 2001, and he went on to dominate the country music charts for the last couple of decades. Another reality TV star/country music artist from Oklahoma is Carrie Underwood. She won the fourth season of American Idol, and her biggest hits include "Before He Cheats" and "Cowboy Casanova."
Which of these popular Oklahoma country singers do you listen to frequently? You can vote for as many as you like, so show Oklahoma some love. You may just learn something about an artist you love.