Originally Posted by camodown
Shania twain started that trend by bridging the gap. What better way to build your fan base than by being a part of multiple genres.
Been downhill since.
You can't sit here and tell me that Conway Twitty was 100% country. Don't even get me started on Elvis.
Nobody gave a shit about Shania Twain's crossover style because she was and still is incredibly attractive.
IMO, mainstream country died when the steel guitar and fiddle weren't used any more.