Genre Of Ricky Nelson. Rockabilly: One of the earliest forms of rock music originating in the early 1950s. Rockabilly refers to the combination of the words rock n ’ roll and hillbilly and the combination of the C&W and R&B musical styles.
"A lot of people thought of him as a Frankie Avalon or something. Those first records were not like that at all. He had a great rockabilly band and, as I said in my speech, he gave Sam Phillips [Sun Records chief who launched Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins] a run for his money. Rick's first four or five albums are just absolutely classic rock 'n' roll.” (John Fogerty)