People who have followed the American music scene will find that there are a ton of names that can be associated with the genre. For instance Bill Haley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as Bob Luman to name a few. To should be noted though the that the success and the influence of this music style ass seen a decline around the 1960s. But the genre actually had a major revival in its interest in the 70s and the 80s. It is also worth noting that the genre has successfully endured even in present times. Oftentimes, this endurance is noted within a subculture. In fact, rockabilly has actually left a legacy. As a result of its inception, it has since spawned numerous sub-styles and it has even influenced other genres such as punk rock.
Country music and blues have always had a close relationship. This is even from the earliest recordings back in the year 1920. Two new sounds actually cropped up in the 1930s to the 1940s. There is the Western Swing of which leading proponents were the Texas Playboys and Bob Wills. This is a sound that combined big band jazz as well as steel guitar along with horn sections. His recording from the middle part of the 1940s until the earlier part of the 1950s actually includes jazz choruses as well as rhythms of two-beat jazz, along with guitar work that has actually preceded the earlier recordings of the rockabilly tune.