330. Garth Brooks
Although the early 1990’s were known for bringing Alternative Music and Gangsta Rap to the forefront, it also ushered in the New Country movement which was a massive success in almost any metric you can think of. Its greatest star was Garth Brooks, and he sold out arenas sold millions of albums and reformatted FM Radio stations across the United States. In terms of the Billboard charts, Brooks did not always transfer over, but he had enough poppish elements to make him palatable to many. He may have revolutionized the Country Music genre, but does that make him a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee? It sure won’t for Chris Gaines!