Question: Who was a major rockabilly artist?

Initially popularized by artists such as Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette, Jerry Lee Lewis and others, the rockabilly style waned in the late 1950s; nonetheless, during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a revival.

Which artist made the rockabilly style famous?

Elvis Presley Record reviewers coined the term rockabilly—literally, rock and roll played by hillbillies—to describe the intense, rhythm-driven musical style introduced by Elvis Presley on his first recordings.

Who invented rockabilly music?

Elvis Presley The exhibition teaches that rockabilly was one type of rock-and-roll—the type that was particularly popular in Virginia. It explains that Elvis Presley invented rockabilly by bringing together black music and hillbilly (“blues and bluegrass”).

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