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The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated January 22, 2020 197.5k views 52 items

List Rules Only artists releasing new music in 2019.

Updated: check out our list of the top 50 country music artists of 2020!

Here are the best country artists of 2019, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including artists releasing new music, this list of current country music singers features rising stars, like Kacey Musgraves and Jordan Davis, as well as famous country music legends, like George Strait, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. Current chart-toppers like Chris Young, Luke Combs, and Chris Stapleton, of course, find their place on this list as well. Likewise, no list of today's country singers would be complete without Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, or American Idol's Lee Brice.Who are the top country music stars of 2019?

Vote up the country music artists who are dominating the charts in 2019, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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Luke Combs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville, and the debut single from This One's For You, ...more

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Chris Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Christopher Alvin Stapleton (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in Staffordsville, Kentucky, ...more

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George Strait is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is ...more

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Jon Pardi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jonathan Ryan Pardi (born May 20, 1985) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer, signed to Capitol Nashville. He has released two studio albums, one extended play, ...more

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Jason Aldean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a ...more

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Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Kenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977) is an American country music singer-songwriter. He has released six studio albums through Capitol Nashville since 2005. His debut album, 2006's Sinners ...more

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Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Frederick Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his eponymous debut album. Both it and ...more

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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his ...more

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Cody Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Cody Johnson (born May 21, 1987 in Sebastopol, Texas) is an American Texas country singer-songwriter. He has self-released six albums; the sixth album Gotta Be Me debuted at number two on ...more

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Morgan Wallen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Morgan Wallen (born May 13, 1993) is an American country music artist. He is signed to Big Loud Records and has released three singles: "The Way I Talk", "Up Down", which ...more
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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Christopher Alan Young (born June 12, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Stars, a singing ...more

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – ...more

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Midland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Midland is an American country music group formed in 2016 in Dripping Springs, Texas. It consists of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Cameron Duddy (bass guitar, background vocals), and Jess Carson ...more

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Thomas Rhett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr., better known by his stage name Thomas Rhett, is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins. Akins has charted five singles from his ...more

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Old Dominion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Old Dominion is an American five-member country music band formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Matthew Ramsey (lead vocals), Trevor Rosen (guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers ...more

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Lee Brice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Lee Brice (born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr., June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Curb Records. Brice has released four albums for the label: Love Like ...more

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Carrie Marie Fisher (née Underwood; born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her ...more

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Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Samuel Timothy McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country singer and actor. McGraw has released fifteen studio albums (eleven for Curb Records, three for Big Machine Records and one for ...more

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Scotty McCreery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Scott Cooke McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is an American country music singer. He won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in ...more

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Chris Lane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Chris Lane (born November 9, 1984) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Big Loud Records and Big Loud Mountain management. Lane released "Girl Problems" in ...more

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Brett Eldredge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Brett Ryan Eldredge (born March 23, 1986) is an American country music singer, songwriter and record producer, signed to Warner Music Group Nashville. The cousin of Terry Eldredge of The ...more

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Dylan Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dylan Scott Robinson (born October 22, 1990 in Bastrop, Louisiana) is an American country music singer and songwriter, better known by his stage name Dylan Scott. Scott is signed to Curb ...more
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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and record producer well known for his work in country music. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and ...more

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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Rascal Flatts is an American country pop/country rock music group formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. The band is composed of Gary LeVox and second cousins Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney. ...more

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Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Brett Charles Young (born March 23, 1981) is an American country pop singer and songwriter from Orange County, California. He was a college baseball pitcher but took up songwriting after an ...more

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