Charley Pride was the first prominent black country singer, with his hit "Kiss an Angel Good Morning. " Darius Rucker, formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish, has had great success lately on the country charts. Cowboy Troy, out of Texas, sings what he calls "country rap. "
Mike Johnson [b.1946] Country Music's No.1 Black Yodeler, has 114 yodeling songs in the Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center's collection. He has had over 40 releases [45rpm, cassettes, CDs] since 1981 and was recently profiled in Bart Plantenga's 2012 history of yodeling book "Yodel In Hifi."