Shania Twain opened the door for a range of female country singers, with some joining her pop-rock crossover, while others are going the traditional route.
With the C2C Festival extended to a three-day event, Saturday (12) was a day for the huge crowds to make new discoveries and greet old favourites.
Country duo Maddie & Tae tell uDiscover Music how much they're looking forward to their first trip to the UK and Ireland for the 2016 C2C Festival.
The 2016 C2C event rolls into London, Glasgow and Dublin next weekend (11-13 Mar), as a stellar bill proves country music is now a international phenomenon.
2015 was a year of landmarks and exciting happenings in country music, celebrated in uDiscover's latest 20 Songs playlist.