The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Americans have always had a soft spot for country music, and in fact many of the best male country singers of all time are household names. For example, who doesn’t know the names Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, or Blake Shelton? But who is your favorite top male country singer?

If you enjoy listening to top bluegrass songs, then you definitely need to check out the works of Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs. But if you want more pop in your country music, you’ll want to give Eddie Rabbitt or newer Tim McGraw songs a listen.

As you can see, there are many different types of country songs by male singers that cater to a variety of tastes. Whether you prefer the classics by Johnny Cash or more contemporary tracks by Blake Shelton, you’re sure to find a top country song by a male performer to listen to in the car or at home.

Which top male country artist is your favorite? Vote up the ones you like or add one you think is missing! This is your chance to share your love for the best male country singers with others!

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    George Strait is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Country

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    Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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    Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Outlaw country, Bakersfield sound, Country

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    Alan Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Country, Neotraditional country

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    George Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    George Jones Country

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    Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Garth Brooks Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

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    Conway Twitty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Conway Twitty Rock and roll, Country

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    Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music

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    Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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    Randy Travis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Randy Travis Gospel music, Country, Neotraditional country

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    Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Waylon Jennings Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country

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    Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Tim McGraw Country, Southern rock

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    Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Dwight Yoakam Rockabilly, Country rock, Country

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    Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Toby Keith Country

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    Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Bluegrass

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    Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Kenny Chesney Country

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    Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Blake Shelton Country

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    Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Brad Paisley Americana, Rock music, Country rock

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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

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    Country

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    Ronnie Milsap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Ronnie Milsap Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Nashville sound

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    Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Country rock, Country

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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    Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Brooks & Dunn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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    Brooks & Dunn Country

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    Pop music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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    Country

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    Country

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    Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock

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    Clint Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Clint Black Country

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    Buck Owens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Buck Owens Bakersfield sound, Country

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    Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Pop music

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    Western music, Pop music, Traditional music

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    Country

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    Country

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    Country

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    Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

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    Indie rock, Post-punk

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    Alabama is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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    Alabama Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Country

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    Country

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    Country

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    Country rock, Country

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    Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Jimmy Buffett Tropical rock, Western music, Pop music

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    Country

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    Nashville sound, Country

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    Gary Allan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Country Singers of All Time


    Gary Allan Country rock, Country

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    Bluegrass, Country

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    Country

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