Country & Western Singers in South Africa 2023: Country and Western music has a tiny but devoted fanbase in South Africa, with a few of local performers performing in this genre. These are only a few of South Africa’s many country and western artists, and the genre’s popularity is growing as more South Africans discover it.
South Africa’s most popular country and western singers include:
- Lance James – Known as the “Big Daddy of Country Music” in South Africa, Lance James has been performing country music for over four decades.
- Clive Bruce – Another veteran of the South African country music scene, Clive Bruce has been performing since the 1970s and has released a number of popular albums.
- Manie Jackson – Originally from Namibia, Manie Jackson has become one of the most popular country singers in South Africa with hits like “Die Hemel Weet” and “Dorings Vir Ma”.
- Tommy Dell – A singer, songwriter, and producer, Tommy Dell has been performing country music for over 30 years.
- Jody Wayne – Though he passed away in 2018, Jody Wayne was one of the most beloved country singers in South Africa with hits like “Patches” and “The Wedding”.
- Ricus Nel – A relative newcomer to the South African country music scene, Ricus Nel has quickly made a name for himself with hits like “Boerepompie” and “Hardekole”.