Best Male Country Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of more.

Hank you to the 11% who voted Johnny #1, this guy deserves to be on the list but really, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia line, that stuff is a pathetic excuse of country music

Hurt I walk the line ain't no grave jackson with june carter get a rhythm highwayman and a boy named sue was amazing to bad he died

Indeed a boss! No one can stop him but what about Charlie pride?

The man

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2 Blake Shelton Blake Shelton Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".

Blake Has The Good Country Songs I Like That One Song God Gave Me You Cause The Reason Why I Like it is Because I Want To Pray For People Who Die Like My Family I Want To Pray For Them When They Die Too Plus My Siblings That Are in Prison Like My Brothers They Are in Prison And God Gave Me You is About Praying

Blake is a genuine one-of-a-kind country music singer and entertainer! He is the complete package and the best I've ever seen in concert! He deserves the highest and best awards country music has to offer.

Love Blake - once I started listening to him I realized the rest just sounded so generic & boring!

He is true country - no one does it better!

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3 George Jones

George had a golden voice that really can't be compared to anyone else. It was distinctive, as was his style. He had an instinct about hit he found them or if the songs found Jones doesn't matter. He was gifted in many ways and we are truly blessed to have had him around for as long as we did. Your music will always be held up as the gold standard.

King GEORGE JONES is the real king of country music!

No country singer in the world can never sing like george jones, either before him or after him, never again

Second only to Hank Williams.

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4 George Strait

Of all the things he has accomplished, #1 songs, albums etc... I believe George Strait has earned the title the king and should be at the top.

George is great, but the real king is George Jones.

HE IS THE KING OF COUNTRY! What's not to like about that? He isn't country rock, he sings real country music.

He's a dawg

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5 Hank Williams Hank Williams Hiram King "Hank" Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His band were called "The Driftin' Cowboys"

Other than Jimmie Rodgers there were ""No"" country singers before Hank who this Englishman started listening to in 1951/2 and just thin he's the greatest.

Most influential singer and songwriter of all time. All of the best singers name him as an influence. Hank was the best singer to ever walk the streets of nashville.

The pioneer of modern country music and second only to Johnny Cash. Died too young

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6 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

Not a terrible list, but both Willie and Merle Haggard need to be top 20 if not top ten.

No 5

7 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks, is an American country pop singer-songwriter.

Garth Brooks was the first country singer to "crossover" into the mainstream like no one had done it before. I saw him just before he hit national fame at Grahams in Oklahoma City. I remember he dedicated a song to his favorite 3 country singers; George Jones, George Jones and George Jones. At the time I had never heard of him being from Brooklyn and not a real country fan. I was there to dance and was surprised that a crowd was gathering around his band instead of dancing; but I remember saying that he was pretty good for a country singer. Little did I know.

I was introduced to Garth Brooks a couple days before we went to see him in Hamilton, and although country isn't really my cup of tea, I gotta admit that I really liked that concert!

When Garth crossed over he should have kept going. Lost interest in him when he started going wild and breaking guitars on stage.

The most sold out converts ever. And may I remind you that he is the best ever.

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8 Waylon Jennings

This list is laughable. Waylon Jennings has no other spot than 1.

Who can top WAylon? No one. Ever. Period.

Waylon Jennings is the best singer ever. Period.

Waylon behind Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan? Come on! and I'm sorry but Johnny Cash is behind no one.

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9 Luke Bryan Luke Bryan Thomas Luther Bryan, known professionally as Luke Bryan, is an American country music singer and songwriter.

My Favorite Country Singer Is Luke Bryan He Is Attractive Kind Sweet Gorgeous Pretty Perfect Hot Sexy Country And His Smile Turns Me On He Has A Great Body He Is Awesome He Is Cute He Is My Rock He Is My Top Personl Favorite Country Singer I Love His Songs I Love To Listen To Him And To His Songs He Has Amazing Voice And He Such A Hunky Guy He Has Great Body Sweet Abs And I What To Date Luke Bryan

Talented and AWESOME! Very great and did a great job with Blake helping coach The Voice! Awesome Luke Bryan!

Luke Bryan he is so cute. he is my top personal Favorite country singer

Chill country singer

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10 Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers

Kenny is the best of all in my opinion, nobody can embody a song like he does, you feel his pain, soar with his joy, he is just the best

Kenny is a great singer. I love his songs, they thrill me. He needs to be ranked a little higher. Come on people vote for him!

Have to agree with your comment. My Mother likes him so he gets my vote. - Britgirl

He is a legendary romantic singer I like him a lot

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The Contenders

11 Kenny Chesney Kenny Chesney Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American country singer and songwriter. He has recorded 20 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA.

Love Him!

12 Florida Georgia Line

I love their songs. They should be in the top 5, definitely.

I love them they should be second after Brantley Gilbert

I love your songs. I'm your biggest fan. From,Shelby

I only voted for them to leave a comment saying why the hell are these guys on the list?!?! You seriously think there the 7th best country artists of all time

13 Alan Jackson

Absolutely hands down the best country singer/songwriter ever!

It's five o'clock somewhere

A genuine country singer...sings from his heart.

14 Brad Paisley

I've been listening to him since I was born. He is absolutely the best! I just love him!


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15 Vince Gill

He should be in the top 3 for singers

He can bring me up or down in an instant.

Most beautiful male voice ever.

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16 Eric Church

Eric church is best county singer of these days.

He is defiantly my favorite! He's amazing.

17 Jason Aldean

Come on even Keith urban is top ten aldean should definitely be ahead of him

His good songs are written by Brantley Gilbert. Go Brantley Gilbert!

You are the best. I love your songs. I'm your biggest fan.

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18 Darius Rucker
19 Randy Travis Randy Travis Randy Bruce Traywick, known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American country music and Christian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.

Randy is the best thing to happen to country music since george jones

Better than most on this list. Don Williams is also a great guy

Real country voice. What is played today is not country.

20 Keith Urban Keith Urban Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand born Australian country musician. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year.

Oh come on. I couldn't be the only one who's commenting and sharing my opinion on Keith.

He is an amazing guitar player! - JamiePrice

The man

Keith is literally my idol! ❤️❤️❤️

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21 Kris Kristofferson
22 Marty Robbins

El Paso is a legendary song and people of all ages still love this guy whenever they hear his music.

The greatest singer in country music, ever. Never will be another voice like Marty.

The most beautiful voice in the history of country music

No doubt he is in the top 10 country of all time.

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23 Glen Campbell Glen Campbell

Nobody on this list is in the class of Glen Campbell playing and singing.. It was like a bird flying... He did it with ease.. I miss him already.

Nobody like him with the guitar in his hand

No words...

24 Eddie Rabbitt
25 Dierks Bentley

I love his song what was I thinking. He should be number three after second Florida Georgia line and first Brantley Gilbert

26 Merle Haggard Merle Haggard

Merle was awesome and unbelievable so many listed above him! Such an unbelievable talent. So happy I was able to see him live in 1991.

Seeing Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line above makes me want to commit suicide. - 445956

No way there are 28 country singers better than Merle. And an even better writer.

It makes me sad that he isn't number 1. At least he will be number 1 in my life, always and forever.

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27 Hank Williams Jr.

Hank made country music what it is today. They brought electric guitars in country because of him

The man can write music, but he ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

28 Cole Swindell

Awesome stunning

Nah dog.

29 Brantley GIlbert

Your so cute I love your songs. I'm your biggest fan.
I love you from Shelby

He is not totally country,he is also rock,but my favorite artist.He writes some very powerful songs and all of them are his own experiences.

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30 Chris Janson
31 Thomas Rhett Thomas Rhett

I love him and Brantley Gilbert

Come on guys it is so him

Thomas Rhett is the BEST! I can't wait for his daughter to be born! Thomas and Lauren will make great parents.. I mean, come on, his new single was named song of the year, and he was named male vocalist of the year at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.. Go Rhett! Fun Fact: Rhett's full name is Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. He was named after his father, who's stage name was Rhett Akins.. His full name is Thomas Rhett Akins Sr. Thomas should be at the #1 spot, not the #31 spot.

32 Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie is definite top ten

Top five, including Keith Whitley and Steve Warinet

33 Clint Black
34 Jim Reeves

A lot have earned more because of the time he was out there; but no one EVER had as fine a voice as Gentle Jim. His resonance was simply out of reach.

Greatest voice ever

35 Keith Whitley

Best ever

36 Conway Twitty

No doubt in my mind Conway is one of the top 3 of all time.

Conway should be in the top 3, no questions asked..

One of the greatest ever

Conway is Number One

37 Dwight Yoakam

Love his voice and style!

38 Toby Keith Toby Keith Toby Keith Covel, known professionally as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actor.

Top 10 no doubt

39 Ricky Scaggs
40 Ed Bruce
41 Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt is the most outstanding Country singer to ever step foot on stage _ or will ever step foot on stage! Loved him from the start _ No one sounds like Travis, he has his own unique sound & style & I love it! Love the fact he has always been an outlaw_ went against the grain & still come out on top! One more thangs he never did get the recognition he so well deserved! I'm a member of the Travis Tritt Country Club & will be til I take my last breath! 👏😘👍🎤🎵🎸🙌

42 Tim Foust

Amazing 5 octave range. Sweet voice.

By the way, Home Free's doing a collab. W/the great Oak Ridge
Boys, on an aca-version of 'ELVIRA'! 9 great voices (incl.
2 deepest basses in country music & superb beatboxer-new to country music)..

43 Ray Price Ray Price
44 Lee Brice
45 Bill Monroe
46 Chris Young

Dynamite deep voice, gifted song writer...Chris is awesome!

47 Sam Hunt Sam Hunt Sam Lowry Hunt is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, Hunt played football in his high school and college years and once attempted to pursue a professional sports career before signing with MCA Nashville in 2014.
48 Boxcar Willie
49 Gary Stewart
50 Buck Owens
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