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The 20 biggest country crossover artists

Yardbarker Logo By Amy McCarthy of Yardbarker | Slide 3 of 21: Even though his brooding, rock-influenced alter-ego Chris Gaines never really took off, audiences well outside of country music found much to like in Garth Brooks's distinct sound. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Brooks is the single most successful solo artist of all time when it comes to albums, with more than 180 million records sold. 

Garth Brooks

Even though his brooding, rock-influenced alter-ego Chris Gaines never really took off, audiences well outside of country music found much to like in Garth Brooks's distinct sound. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Brooks is the single most successful solo artist of all time when it comes to albums, with more than 180 million records sold. 

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