Your Take: 25/25 Vision
Here’s how the chart was created:
The Top County Artists 1985-2010 ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts from January 5, 1985 to the Billboard issue dated May 29, 2010. Artists are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at the lower end of the chart earning the least.
Prior to the Hot Country Song’s implementation in January 1990 of monitored radio airplay by Nielsen BDS and the Top Country Albums incorporation of point-of-purchase sales date from Nielsen SoundScan in May 1991, titles on those lists had shorter reigns at No. 1 and shorter chart lives. To ensure equitable representation from all 25 years, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years and the turnover rates that have occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data.
Check out the full list on Billboard’s website, which is topped off with Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and, coming in at number one, George Strait.
What artists’ placements on the list surprise you? Who did you not expect to make the list? Do you think Billboard’s measurement methods reflect the titular claim of the “top 25 artists of the past 25 years”?
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