Country music has a deep history spanning well over a century. Given this, there have been legends arising every decade of the genre’s rich history.
This only complicates and makes the “Mount Rushmore of Country Music” debate even more entertaining. Today, rising star, Charles Wesley Godwin, gave his opinion on who should be honored as country’s all-time greats.
In an exclusive interview with Country Chord, Godwin discussed his own Mount Rushmore.
He began answering the question by saying, “It really should be like a dozen first; it’s kinda hard to pick. It would be Hank Williams, Willie Nelson. I think you’d have to put Garth Brooks just because of just the effect he had. And then, it’s tough. It really should be like a dozen first. It’s kinda hard to pick. But, uh, I’ll go with George Jones. I think he’s legendary, the voice and everything.”
However, Godwin later swapped out George Jones with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, saying, “Nah, Johnny Cash… So Willie [Nelson], Johnny [Cash], Garth Brooks and Hank Williams.
He later expressed how he felt that he was leaving many incredible artists out, “That’s a really tough question ’cause I’m leaving a lot of people out.”
Click the Instagram post above to watch this segment of the interview.