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The Best Alternative Country Bands/Artists

Alternative country artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good alternative country bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top alternative country bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Alternative country groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all alternative country bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest alternative country bands of all time, since the most famous alternative country artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best alternative country music.

You can click on the alternative country band names to see more information about that particular notable alternative country group. If they're near the top of the best alternative country artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top alternative country bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the alternative country band names themselves.

List features Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more items. Click the thumbs up button to make sure your favorite items get to the top of the list. Not a fan of Zooey Deschanel or The Band? Them vote them down!

All important, significant and iconic names in alternative country music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new alternative country bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of alternative country, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into alternative country music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good alternative country bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent alternative country bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best alternative country bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest alternative country musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular alternative country bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Americana, Heartland rock, Country rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative country, Country

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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    Americana, Folk music, Old-time music

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    Country rock, Alternative country, Country

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    Psychedelic folk, Pop music, Garage rock

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    American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock

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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative country

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    Folk music, Alternative country, Country

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Alternative country

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    Rockabilly, Alternative country, Country

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    Chicano rock, Heartland rock, Alternative rock

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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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    Americana, Alternative country, Indie rock

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Alternative country, Indie folk

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    Americana, Rock music, Country rock

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    Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock

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    Folk music, Alternative country, Country

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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Folk music

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    Cory Branan Rock music, Folk music, Alternative country

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    Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country

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    Clem Snide Alternative country, Indie rock

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    Folk music, Alternative country, Indie folk

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    Alternative country, Indie rock, Southern rock

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    Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop, Alternative country

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    Psychedelic folk, Alternative country, Psychedelic rock

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    Folk music, Alternative country

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