Best Country Rock Bands
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1EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
2Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.
Not to split hairs, but they're a southern rock band. There is a difference.
3Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Much more of a swamp-rock style (even though they were West Coast.) Did a good job sounding like they were from Louisiana (or Texarkan).
4The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.V1 Comment
5AlabamaAlabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
6The Marshall Tucker Band
8The Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances ...read more.
9Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
10Pure Prairie League
12Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
The Banjo solo in the outro of "Bluebird" is arguably the first true incarnation of the form, although "Rockabilly" existed from the very beginning, and proves the two were never very far apart.
13The ByrdsThe Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
Not "country" at all. Electric folk.
The original lineup 1964-1967 was among the greatest of folk rock artists.
The changing lineup from 1968 forward, and especially the short lived addition of Gram Parsons resulted in the Byrds being credited with inventing "country rock", and their 1968 album "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" is usually considered the first full country rock album.
14The Desert Rose Band
15Flying Burrito Brothers
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