Top Ten Worst Country Music Artists


The Top Ten

1 Florida Georgia Line

The Nickelback of country - ReturnOfScorpio


I'm not a big fan of country, and these guys are partially to blame. Most country music I can deal with, or at least tolerate, even if it does seem to have pop elements in it. But these guys take these pop elements WAY too far, to the pint that it doesn't even sound like country anymore.

But what really tips it for me, is the song "this is how we roll", in which the main singer

And I'm not kidding here,


It's not evens like they hire a rapper to do it, the REGULAR SINGER just starts rapping out of the blue. That was the last straw for me.

Whenever my friend plays this crap I cringe so hard and my other buddies tell him how gay it is.

2 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

I don't know why people patronize the music of such a snobby, trigger-happy racist like this POS!

Racist prick with no talent

She is the best country singer of all time and is an amazing human being how is she on this list!

Sings about nothing but revenge and committing violence. She's not a good human being, she's a murderous sociopath.

3 Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood.

As if their music isn't bad enough, they have to be racist when finding a name for their stupid band.

I hate Your fans I'm gonna Ignore you, Adios your Music suck To yourselves Thanks a lot?

I don't care for them either

So overrated - christangrant

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

Luke Bryan is the best singer I know how of all country singers

Okay so I have a lot to say about Luke... but there inst enough space in the comment box.

Carrie Underwood isn't bad, Luke Bryan is

I don't know why people are hating on Carrie Underwood. Luke Bryan is way worse.

5 Sugarland Sugarland Sugarland is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.

FINALLY someone who deserves to be on here

Simply hearing this women sing, haunts me in my sleep. Please quit making music, you’re trash.

Jennifer Nettles has the absolute ugliest twangy voice ever. Period. Kristian Bush is better off on his own.

6 Big & Rich

While they stretch the meaning of "country" to its limits, they tried something original and some of their songs are very well written and clever. I enjoy them. But calling them country in the traditional sense is... well not quite right.

7 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.

Just the worst. Not good enough for the NFL and not good enough for my radio. Does he sing? Does he talk? He does both! But neither of them well. Should definitely retire but I think he'd have to have a career first. All the best in keeping him out of the public eye for the next millennia.

He is AlphaQ’s favorite - DrayTopTens

He literally just talks through half the damn song

Yup, I officially hate people. - Survivor101

8 Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.

Who made this frikin list? Miranda Lambert is awesome! Heart felt lyrics, and a voice to match! - Ratman18

She is terrible and her songs are to make people mad at Blake Shelton after their divorce.

I don’t know what’s wrong with y’all. Miranda Lambert is one of the best country singers out there. Her songs actually have meaning unlike all those fake country music artists out there.

u suck

9 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.

Not gonna lie, she was cute. She was very cute, and I think that’s what won over a lot of people, especially in my generation (I was 10 when she came about, so I had a small crush on her).

But she has definitely overstayed her welcome now. - ReturnOfScorpio

Should be 1

Shes Trash... but everyone else is good. Y'all don't know country if it hit you on the face.

Never was country

10 Brad Paisley

Tone deaf morons have no business voting. Every act on this list, deserves to be on this list.

You guys don't know music

No. Brad Paisley doesn't deserve to be on this list. He had some good songs and some bad songs, but he had more good than bad.

Brad Paisely shouldn't be on this list he's and amazing guitarist and has an amazing story to back up his career


The Newcomers

? 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.
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The Contenders

11 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".

You forgot the worst one, REBA who can not find her notes!

So overrated. Can we stop hearing about his so called "relationship" with Gwen Stefani and GET TO THE MUSIC?

12 Jason Aldean Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is awesome

This man killed country music.

You guys are stupid too. - JamiePrice

Jason Aldean really sucks. He can’t even sing. He sounds like he’s dying

13 Faith Hill Faith Hill

Are there any singers with a more annoying voice?

14 The Band Perry The Band Perry The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.
15 Billy Ray Cyrus

He's the reason we have you know who.

16 Big Smo Big Smo

Country should be left at country not turned into rap. come on.

17 Kane Brown Kane Brown

This guy is an absolute joke. Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt are also bad, but at least they're attractive. This guy looks like an ogre. And he can hardly sing. He mumbles in a mediocre baritone groan. His songs are the stereotypical bro-country dreck heard throughout mainstream country music for the last couple of years, with no originality whatsoever. Kane Brown should simply stop making music.

I like him a lot... love his voice

Can't write and only getting by because he has a look.

18 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.

Because Of You has got to be one of the most whiny songs this side of Rascal Flatts. Or Reba McEntire, whatever crappy country singer 'Muricans think are great.

Stop supporting this anti-Semitic jackass.

She’s not really a country artist. - 3DG20

19 Thomas Rhett Thomas Rhett Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr., is an American country music singer and songwriter. His father is the singer Rhett Akins. Rhett has released three studio albums for Big Machine Records' Valory Music imprint: It Goes Like This, Tangled Up, and Life Changes.

This pathetic excuse for a "musician" doesn't have a tenth of the talent of his father. In fact, if it weren't for his father, this talentless man wouldn't even have a music career. And speaking of his "music", not a single song of his is good. There's the cheap knockoff of the Bee Gees ("Make Me Wanna"), the cheap knockoff of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" ("Crash and Burn"), and the cheap knockoff of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" ("Die a Happy Man). And not to mention Rhett also had a hand in two of the worst country songs in the history of the genre - Jason Aldean's "1994" and Rhett's own song "Vacation". Not only are these two abominations terrible in their own right, but "Vacation" even rips off the beat from War's "Low Rider", only to add crappy bro-country lyrics that Florida Georgia Line would be ashamed to record. As for Rhett's other music, there's not a single shred of country music, instead being loaded with pop rock, R&B, disco, funk, and 80's hair metal influences. Hank ...more

Thomas rhett is a very good singer actually in my opinion. He's a good Christian and puts out so many jams. He's also not only a pop star but kind of like a rock star too. He has long hair and sounds like a rock star.

How is Miranda Lambert above him Thomas Rhett is an insult to country
music and most of his songs from tangled up are insufferable and most
of the songs don't even sound close to country music

20 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.

! I HATE this guy, he should be number one. My mother loves this guy. I love how he is using the money from his recent album for charity. But I can't stand his music!

One of the best

21 Dierks Bentley

DIRKS BENTLY IS AMAZING don't WORRY DIRKS I GOT your BACK and to everyone else at least they are doing somethin with their life and if they werent good which they are then why would the have sold out concerts be on the radio where the whole world can here there songs and have millions of bucks because of their amazing songs why would they be on T.V. so while there doing something with their life and your sitting there looking for someone to bring down why don't you think it over

22 Hank Williams, Jr. Hank Williams, Jr.

If you don't like his music don't listen to it you little pussies. You butt hurt libtard are offend by every little things. This is the best there is out there

Hank Williams Jr has no business talking politics on fox or any other news station. He is a drunk and drug abuser and his fans are as well. He gives the weak minded and simplest country fans permission to think as little as possible and judge people too

23 Rascal Flatts

He sounds like a girl and from the very first tie I heard them in the early 2000s I couldn't stand to hear them.

Yes, this country trio sucks! I hate them so much, the singer sounds like a girl. Oh... and their song My Wish is so damm overplayed on every radio station. so... My Wish is the worst country song ever made. I really hate their music a lot with all my heart. What's my favorite song from them? None. they suck and all their music is boring, mediocre and overplayed. I mean, I do love this music genre but they are ruining it! I cannot stand his whiny voice anymore, So... I cannot stand them anymore. I hate them so much! Guys, I hate all of you guys, please leave me in peace. You guys are annoying and that singer's whiny voice is annoying. You guys suck! Why are you ruining this music genre? It's not a bad genre but now you guys are making it awful. Hey guys, I really hate your all songs and your overplayed trashy song which is called "My Wish". That singer absolutely sounds like a girl. Radio:My wish for you. Me: No. I seriously had enough of you guys and your song My Wish. You ...more

24 Lee Brice
25 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.

The man can not sing a lick. Gifted song writer but...I can go to a little bar in Nowhere, USA and listen to a karaoke singer with a better voice than him.

No he's good - christangrant

26 Lil Nas X Lil Nas X

Country + Rap = Crap - I80

27 Cole Swindell

His voice is kind of annoying.

Have you listened to his songs? He can't sing! His voice isn't even backup singer quality.

28 Colt Ford

i love it

Country rap artists, oh hell no! - Jmcgreevy

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

A good fellow. But he can't sing.

30 Chase Rice
31 Eric Church

He's a loser. He writes songs that only a chick would enjoy.

He is amazing, and who doesn't think so is a disgrace

32 Maddie & Tae
33 Alan Jackson

Without a doubt this guy destroyed country music. Keep in mind that it was Alan Jackson, the Nickelback of country music, who dumbed down country music by living up to stereotypes, thus making the genre look dumb and ignorant. and us country fans look like racist, trailer-dwelling white trash rednecks and hicks. If you don't believe me, see his songs "It's Alright to Be a Redneck", "I Don't Even Know Your Name", "Jim and Jack and Hank", "I Still Like Bologna", and especially that stupid 9/11-exploiting song (which he donated none of the proceeds made off of it to any families of 9/11 victims) where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran. And it was also Jackson who practically invented the bro-country tripe that is polluting country radio these days, as the majority of his songs are loaded with bro-country tropes such as moonlight, beer, river banks, pickup trucks, attractive girls, and house parties, like ...more

34 Little Big Town

They are amazing! They are one of the bests out there.

35 Johnny Rebel

All these other people are above HIM? Rebel himself was classified as "White-power music". He is a racist and a shame to country music. - Katanaceilingfan

36 Maren Morris

Marten Morris is flipping amazing

37 Brett Young

He is s JERK. I mean Mercy for country music! He is a loser. He should be a pop singer

38 Jake Owen

Great voice. Good live. How did Phil Vasser not make #1.

39 Old Dominion
40 Abby and Tate
41 Whiskey Myers Whiskey Myers Whiskey Myers is an American Southern Rock/Red Dirt/Country group from Palestine, Texas composed of Cody Cannon(lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Cody Tate(lead and rhythm guitar), John Jeffers(lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jeff Hogg(drums) and Gary Brown(bass).

So full of themselves. The only one in the band that has any real talent is the cowbell player.

42 Kellie Pickler
43 Brantley Gilbert Brantley Gilbert

he sucks

44 Tim McGraw Tim McGraw Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw has released fourteen studio albums.

Wearing a cowboy hat doesn't make you a country artist - Hypercube

Worst voice in country music - flat.

45 David Fanning
46 Social Distortion Social Distortion Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo, Jr., and David Kalish.

They’re not country...? - 3DG20

Umm… aren’t they post punk or something that’s, you know… not country? - ReturnOfScorpio

47 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.
48 George Strait

Unfortunately for me my teacher likes his music

49 The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys make really cringy music, and I just can't stand listening to them. - MLPFan2019

50 Dustin Lynch Dustin Lynch

Awesome young country boy love most of his songs my favorite "Where it's at"

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