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.

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Luke Bryan Country

2
163 81
Florida Georgia Line is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Florida Georgia Line Country pop, Country

3
120 63
Jason Aldean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Jason Aldean Country rock, Country

4
117 64
Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Eric Church Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

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104 62
Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Zac Brown Band Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

6
105 64
Thomas Rhett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Thomas Rhett Country

7
109 69
Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Blake Shelton Country

8
97 61
Brantley Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Brantley Gilbert Rock music, Country rock, Country

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104 69
Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Brad Paisley Americana, Rock music, Country rock

10
87 56
Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Jake Owen Country

11
92 61
Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Kenny Chesney Country

12
73 48
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Chris Young Country

13
73 55
Billy Currington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists

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67 53
Lee Brice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Lee Brice Country

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79 65
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Garth Brooks Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

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60 49
Kip Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Kip Moore Country

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

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54 54
Randy Houser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Randy Houser Country

19
40 52
Chris Cagle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Chris Cagle Country

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39 51
Eric Paslay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Eric Paslay Country

21
40 56
Parmalee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Parmalee Country

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30 49
Jerrod Niemann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Jerrod Niemann Country

23
26 44
Thompson Square is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
DavidSantiago added Thompson Square Country

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35 58
Colt Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Colt Ford Country rap

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31 53
Love and Theft is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
Love and Theft Country

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30 52
David Nail is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bro Country Bands/Artists
David Nail Country