GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Country Music Industry Statistics And Trends in 2024

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"The country music industry employs over 20,000 people directly and indirectly in the United States."

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"The majority of country music listeners (56%) are aged 18-49."

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"In 2020, country music accounted for 7.8% of all album sales in the United States."

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"Country music festivals attract over 5 million attendees annually in the United States."

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"The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville has been a launching pad for many country music stars since it opened in 1982."

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"Country music is the second most listened to radio format in the United States."

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"There are over 2,000 country music radio stations in the United States."

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"The Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running live radio show, has been broadcasting country music since 1925."

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"Country music streaming increased by 21.5% in 2020."

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"The CMT Music Awards attracted over 7.5 million viewers in 2019."

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"48 million Americans listen to country music weekly."

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"The country music industry generated approximately $10 billion in revenue in 2019."

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"The Country Music Hall of Fame has welcomed over 1 million visitors annually since it opened in 1961."

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"Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" was her first million-selling album, released in 1977."

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"Nashville, Tennessee is home to over 180 recording studios specializing in country music."

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"The Academy of Country Music Awards, first held in 1966, is one of the longest-running music award ceremonies."

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"Shania Twain’s "Come On Over" is the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million copies sold globally."

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""Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X spent a record-breaking 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts."

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"Garth Brooks is the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, with over 148 million albums sold."

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"The CMA Awards, known as the Country Music’s Biggest Night, has been aired annually since 1967."

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