Country Music The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only artists releasing new music in 2019.

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 country music legends, like George Strait and Carrie Underwood. 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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Thomas Rhett is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Chris Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Chris Stapleton is an American country, bluegrass, and rock musician signed to Universal Music Group Nashville. He is an established songwriter. with four number one songs including the 5-week ...more

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George Strait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
George Harvey Strait is an American singer, actor, and music producer known as the "King of Country" and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is ...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, known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has ...more

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Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dierks Bentley is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its ...more

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Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Kenneth Eric Church, known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio ...more

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is an American country singer-songwriter. Luke Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After ...more

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Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer and actor. He has been married to fellow singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw ...more

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Dan + Shay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dan + Shay is an American country music duo composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. They are signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville and have released three albums, ...more

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Lee Brice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Lee Brice is an American country music singer signed to Curb Records. Brice has released three albums for the label: Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love, and I Don't Dance. He has also released eleven ...more

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Old Dominion is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Christopher Alan "Chris" Young is an American country music artist. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on ...more

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Midland is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Jon Pardi is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Scotty McCreery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery 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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Brett Eldredge is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broke several records ...more

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Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Zac Brown Band is an American country music band based in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Southern Ground Artists label. The lineup consists of Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy ...more

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Cody Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Brantley Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Brantley Keith Gilbert is an American country artist from Jefferson, Georgia. He was originally signed to Colt Ford's label, Average Joe's Entertainment, where he released Modern Day Prodigal ...more

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, entrepreneur and music competition judge. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and ...more

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Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2006, he released his debut album Startin' with Me that year. This album produced three singles, ...more