Pioneers of Country Music

The Pioneers of Country Music are the Country Superstars who blazed the trail for the Superstars that you hear daily on Pure Country. These Pioneers were the original members of the Grand Ole Opry, The Louisiana Hayride, and numerous Jamborees throughout the country that laid the foundation of Country Music for the Superstars of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Most of these Pioneers are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.


The Pioneers of Country Music on Pure Country 106.7

Lynn Anderson Buck Owens
Moe Bandy Dolly Parton
Glen Campbell Elvis Presley
Johnny Cash Ray Price
Patsy Cline  Charley Pride
Billy “Crash” Craddock Jeanne Pruett
Jimmy Dean Jerry Reed
John Denver Charlie Rich
Freddy Fender Jeannie C. Riley
Crystal Gayle Marty Robbins
Don Gibson Kenny Rogers
Merle Haggard Sammy Smith
Tom T. Hall Joe Stampley
George Jones B.J. Thomas
Kendalls Tanya Tucker
Jerry Lee Lewis Conway Twitty
Loretta Lynn Gene Watson
Barbara Mandrell Hank Williams
Roger Miller Tammy Wynette
Ronnie Milsap