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    I was listening to "When You Get To Asheville" (Edie Brickell & Steve Martin) and got to wondering about artists that have successfully pivoted genres.

    Edie Brickell was more a pop/folk or folk/pop artist, now doing country.

    And I can think of Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) also changing to country. I think he has been pretty successful.

    I had heard once that Pat Benatar was doing jazz but checked Spotify once and I don't think I found much of anything.

    Which can you think of?

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    how about Ronnie James Dio doing do-whop .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by filmslayer View Post
      how about Ronnie James Dio doing do-whop .

      Which reminds me of Lemmy doing rockabilly.

      And I think Taylor Swift sold a few pop album copies this last go-round.
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      • #4
        Aaron Lewis of Staind went country.
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        • #5
          As did Dallas Green? of Default

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            Renee Fleming, famed opera singer and all round beautiful voice, did a couple of 'crossover' albums: "Haunted Heart" and "Endlessly": she covers Stevie Wonder, Tears for Fears, and Leonard Cohen among others and they're great records.

            She doesn't try to sing the numbers in an 'opera' voice, which is why I think these albums succeed where almost every other soprano has failed doing crossover.

            Listen to her versions of 'My Cherie Amour, Mad World and, especially Hallelujah and see if you agree

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            • #7
              Kenny Rogers started in rock and switched to country.

               
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              • #8
                Bee Gees went from pop to disco.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hongrn View Post
                  bee gees went from pop to disco.
                  lol

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                  • #10
                    Mike Ness.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ron_E View Post
                      Kenny Rogers started in rock and switched to country.
                      I don't know that I buy that description. 'Ruby', and others from his time with The First Edition really weren't rock either. 'My Condition...' might have been slightly the acid-rock sound and era, but it still seems more country than rock to me. FWIW, I really like KR. I've listened to him since I was a little kid, and have a good small collection of my own of his stuff.

                      He said it himself- you can listen to about the first 7 hits he had, and you can surmise pretty much all of the 7 deadly sins right there. Makes for some really well-written poetic stuff, whether he or someone else wrote it.

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                      • #12
                        Conway Twitty. Pop, Rock, R&B and Country.
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                        • #13
                          Rod Stewart became Tony Bennett.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Neis View Post
                            Rod Stewart became Tony Bennett.
                            Yeah - Kinda like Robert Plant. He could no longer wail like he did the the late 60s - so he became more of a lounge lizard crooner.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Neis View Post
                              Rod Stewart became Tony Bennett.
                              LOL, ten points, use them wisely.

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