One thing is for sure, in Florida, we love our country music! In the 70's and 80's quite a few acts hailed from Florida! One of most notable in recent years in Jake Own, who was born in Winter Haven, and spent some of his younger years in Tampa! He even played at US 103.5's Throwdown By The Bay in January of 2018!
Florida is also home country singer Mel Tillis who was born in Darby, a small rural community in Pasco County. His daughter Pam Tillis, who had a big country hit 'Maybe It Was Memphis' was born in nearby Plant City
In Pasco County there is an intersection of SR52 and Bellamy Brothers BLVD, paying homage to The Bellamy Brothers, a duet act that hailing from Darby had several number one country songs before reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their cross-over hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976.