The music industry is a tough! A lot of artists rise to fame quickly and fade even faster, while others have fruitful careers that last decades. It’s a notoriously fast past industry with a high turnover rate, so singers are required to put forth a lot of time and effort in order to remain relevant. Sometimes it’s just too much and artists retire early or give up. There are some instances where stars are able to fight their way back into the limelight and regain their fame with a solid comeback by releasing new music and revamping their image, but this is rare. No genre is exempt from this harsh reality, not even country music! Here’s a list of 10 country music stars who we predict will never make a comeback!
10. Chad Brock
This former country artist is best known for his No. 1 hit single, “Yes!” which came out in 2000. After being forced into early retirement as a professional wrestler, he turned to music. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in the late ’90s and released three albums between 1998 and 2001. From those three albums he had seven singles on the Billboard country charts, with “Yes!” as the No. 1 hit, and “Ordinary Life” landing at number 3. He left Warner Bros. and signed to Broken Bow Records in 2002. He released five singles, four of them landed on the charts, but his album was never released, so he left the label. He left the music industry for good and ended up working in radio as a co-host on a morning show, but now seems to be more focused on politics.
9. Suzy Bogguss
Suzy Bogguss started her career in the early ’80s and after a decade in the biz she started gaining a lot of recognition in the ’90s. She released a platinum and three gold albums, had six top 10 singles and won an ACM award for Top New Female Vocalist. After all this success, she took a brief break to focus on starting a family, and when she returned she never reached the same level of success she once had. During her time off a lot of new country artists came onto the scene like Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, so there was a lot of competition and the climate of country music was changing. She has continued to release albums without much success, and more recently she’s been re-releasing old albums or cover songs. While Bogguss was an amazing artist during her time, she’ll never make a comeback and be what she once was.
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