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The Best Alternative Country Bands/Artists

Over the past few decades, alternative country music has served as a more exciting option for fans of country music who aren't excited about what the mainstream has to offer. Alt country bands fuse together genres outside of traditional music to create a more diverse sound that retains its country roots, but at the same time, isn't exactly like what's going on. These bands have managed win over fans of other brands of alternative music because of their originality and the accessibility to their sound.

So, with so many great alt country bands out there, who can be called the best alt country band? One of the widely recognized originators of alternative country music is Uncle Tupelo. Though the group no longer exists, they are considered one of the most important alternative country artists because of their derivative bands, Wilco and Son Volt, both of which are considered some of the best alternative country bands. Other widely acclaimed alt country bands include Ryan Adams, Drive-by Truckers, Steve Earle and Band of Horses.

That said, it's up to you to determine which of these alt country bands can truly can be considered the best. 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 notice someone is missing, feel free to add them as this should include all alternative country bands.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.(40 items)
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    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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    Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States of America

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    Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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    Greenville, North Carolina, United States of America

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    Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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    Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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    Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Washington, D.C., United States of America

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    Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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    Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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    Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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    Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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    Irmo, South Carolina, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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