Best Outlaw Country Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

Best Outlaw Country Artists of All Time

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Outlaw country artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Bands who play outlaw country music or outlaw music--Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings. The outlaw movement is more masculine and raw than the softened honky tonk country coming out of Nashville today. This list of good outlaw country bands includes a filter so you can sort by the  label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top outlaw country bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Outlaw 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 outlaw country bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest outlaw country bands of all time, since the most famous outlaw country artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best outlaw country music.

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

This list features items like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash. Vote for your favorite items to see them rise to the top! The list includes Willie Nelson and Townes Van Zandt so that you have plenty of choices on what to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in outlaw 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 outlaw 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 outlaw country, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into outlaw 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 outlaw country bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent outlaw country bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best outlaw country bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest outlaw 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 outlaw country bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country More
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
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    Outlaw country, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music More
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    Outlaw country, Bakersfield sound, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Outlaw country, Honky-tonk, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music More
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Country rock More
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    Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly More
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    Outlaw country, Rock music, Country rock More
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    Outlaw country, Country More
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    Country More
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    Outlaw country, Folk music, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Pop music, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Alternative country More
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    Country More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Country More
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    Scott H. Biram

    Rock music, Punk rock, Country More
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    New Riders of the Purple Sage

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    Nu metal, Acoustic music, Post-grunge More
    added by: JackMackenzie
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    Rock music, Folk music, Country More
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    Country More
    added by: thetravelingcoyote
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    Outlaw country, Country pop, Country More
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    Outlaw country, Country More
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    Eli Radish Band

    Outlaw country, Rock music More
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    Horror punk, Outlaw country, Crossover thrash More
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    Brantley Gilbert

    added by: JackMackenzie
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