Country Music Twitter List

When choosing people to follow that are related to country music, I tried to find a variety of Twitter Accounts to follow. I started with the Country Music Association. This is a verified account that reports on what is going on in the world of country music. This account posts several times a day about topics like artist news, what happened in country music history, and, because it was last night, The Grammys. Actually, the Grammys was a very popular topic among all of the accounts I followed. These accounts know their followers are tuning into the Grammys, so they want to be a part of the conversation as well.

I followed the two popular country music television stations, Country Music Television (CMT) and Great American Country (GAC). CMT tweets a lot about the programming on their station, as well as the Grammys. GAC tweets about its programming as well, but they respond to followers more, replying to comments they make about the shows. Country Music “gossip” sites like Taste of Country and The Boot tweet a lot of celebrity news about what the stars are doing, tour announcements, and information about new records.

 I also followed a lot of the country music stars themselves. Some of the stars, like Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton, tweet for themselves, sometimes about personal things, but also about their tours and their music. Other artists, like Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, and Jo Dee Messina, have someone who manages their social media, and use Twitter more for updates than for personal reasons. The artists that use Twitter more personally tend to interact with their fans more.

Some overarching themes I noticed were that if some big news was announced, such as Rascal Flatts’s new single Rewind or Hunter Hayes’s “We’re Not Invisible” Tour, many of these accounts were covering it. Some accounts were more tailored with their news. The Country Music Hall of Fame focused more on tidbits of country music history, such as who was inducted into the hall of fame on a certain date.

Most of these accounts really seemed to be on top of the news though. A lot of country music fans are young, and are probably on social media like Twitter a lot. It’s a good way to reach out to them and keep them informed on everything going on in the industry.

List of accounts I followed:

Country Music Association: @CountryMusic

Big Machine Records: @BigMachine

CMT: @CMT

Cody Alan (CMT Radio Host): @cmtcody

ACM Awards: @ACMAwards

Country Weekly Magazine: @countryweekly

GAC: @gactv

Grand Ole Opry: @opry

Ryman Auditorium: @TheRyman

Country Music HOF: @countrymusichof

Rob Beckham (agent): @robbeckhamwme

Country Aircheck: @countryaircheck

CMT Press: @CMTpress

104.9 The Wolf: @1049thewolf

Nash FM 97.3: @973Nash

Brian O’Connell (concert promoter): @boccountry

Hunter Hayes Road Guy: @HHRoadGuy

Taste of Country: @tasteofcountry

The Boot: @thebootdotcom

Miranda Lambert: @mirandalambert

Dierks Bentley: @DierksBentley

Sugarland: @sugarlandmusic

Luke Bryan: @lukebryanonline

Keith Urban: @keithurban

Lady Antebellum: @ladyantebellum

Reba McEntrie: @reba

Jason Aldean; @Jason_Aldean

Kenny Chesney: @kennychesney

Rascal Flatts: @rascalflatts

Tim McGraw: @TheTimMcGraw

Zac Brown Band: @zacbrownband

Little Big Town: @LBTmusic

Trace Adkins: @traceadkins

Kellie Pickler: @kelliepickler

Joe Nichols: @JoeNichols

Darius Rucker:  @dariusrucker

Taylor Swift: @taylorswift13

Alan Jackson: @officialjackson

Toby Keith: @TobyKeithMusic

The Band Perry: @thebandperry

Billy Currington: @billycurrington

Chris Young: @ChrisYoungMusic

Justin Moore: @justincolemoore

Eric Church: @ericchurch

Gary Allan: @garyallan

Eli Young Band: @eliyoungband

Rodney Atkins: @rodneyatkins

Sara Evans: @saraevansmusic

Faith Hill: @faithhill

Trisha Yearwood: @TYcom

Jo Dee Messina: @jodeemessina

Josh Turner: @joshturnermusic

Keith Anderson: KAcom

Chuck Wicks: @chuckwicksmusic

Craig Morgan: @cmorganmusic

Easton Corbin: @eastoncorbin

Dolly Parton: @dollyparton

Carrie Underwood: @carrieunderwood

James Otto: @jamesotto

Randy Houser: @RandyHouser

Pistol Annies: @pistol annies

Kip Moore: @kipmooremusic

Jerrod Niemann: @jrodfromoz

George Jones: @gjpossum

Loretta Lynn: @The_LorettaLynn

Merle Haggard: @merlehaggard

Vince Gill: @VGcom

Clay Walker: @claywalker

Brantley Gilbert: @brantleygilbert

Willie Nelson: @willienelson

Florida Georgia Line: @FLAGALine

Hunter Hayes: @HunterHayes

Blake Shelton: @blakeshelton

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