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Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts is certainly a big name in country, but songs like "Bless the Broken Road" and "What Hurts the Most" are a hit with fans of all types of music! In fact, the group's Jay DeMarcus (left) takes credit for blazing a trail into mainstream stardom that Taylor Swift and others have been able to follow. "Not to sound boastful ... but I think there was a movement that was started with us and Keith Urban, that paved the way for country to cross over a little more easily, with the pop-flavored country music that we know today," he told AOL's The Boot.

Country Crossover Stars

Some country music stars are so popular that they transcend their genre. Artists such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum are a big deal, no matter how far you are from Nashville!