Country music icons Morgan Wallen and George Strait are Texas’ favorite country music singers, according to an analysis published in mid-June.
Using data from Google Trends to uncover the most popular music between 2022 and 2023, the website BetTexas found that Wallen and Strait are Lonestar State favorites, which will probably drive the mainstream music industry up a wall. Rounding out the lineup were Luke Combs in third, Zach Bryan in fourth and Lainey Wilson and Cody Johnson tied for fifth place.
What might be most surprising is how much Wallen outranked Strait in the overall scores. While fans of Wallen understand the cultural, social and emotional impact his music has had on the country over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the last year, the mainstream music industry still hates him.
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Wallen is still the top selling artist in the country, having broken record after record since the release of his album “Dangerous: The Double Album.” The surprise release of his follow-up album “One Thing