Country Music The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists  

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Over the past few years, a new genre has emerged within country music that has had fans within the genre grappling over the soul of country music. Bro country has been either the best thing to happen to country or the worst, depending on your point of view. It can be seen as a derogatory term, or endearing. With the rising popularity of singers like Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, all of which include bro/heavlily masculine themes in their songs, country music has expanded to college dudes and frat guys who love nothing than to get their drink on and party while listening to a slicked up brand of country music. These country artists are making some of the best country songs of 2018.

Most of the singers are men. Experts say the genre started in the late '90s when Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" first shot to prominence. Since then, singing about trucks, beer, chicks and stuff like that. In fact, New York Magazine‘s Jody Rosen actually is the person who came up with the term “bro country.” Broadly, it refers to “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude. So you get the point: this list is about these type of fellas.

This is the list of the budding genre of bro country. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them to this list. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit.

list ordered by

1
177 89
Florida Georgia Line is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country pop, Country

2
159 78
Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

3
132 71
Jason Aldean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country rock, Country

4
126 69
Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

5
111 68
Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

6
113 70
Thomas Rhett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

7
104 63
Brantley Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Rock music, Country rock, Country

8
117 74
Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

9
98 63
Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

10
93 60
Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

11
79 50
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

12
107 75
Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Americana, Rock music, Country rock

13
79 57
Billy Currington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists

14
75 54
Lee Brice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

15
68 50
Kip Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

16
85 69
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

17
52 46
Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
pam-avery-roark added Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

18
58 57
Randy Houser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

19
41 53
Eric Paslay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

20
42 55
Chris Cagle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

21
42 57
Parmalee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

22
35 49
Jerrod Niemann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

23
27 46
Thompson Square is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
DavidSantiago added Country

24
33 54
David Nail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country

25
36 60
Colt Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country rap

26
32 57
Love and Theft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Country