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The Best Country Singers From Kansas 

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Updated April 24, 2019 165 votes 50 voters 2k views 20 items

List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Kansas.

When you think of Kansas, what type of music comes to mind? If you are like most people, then you probably reminisce about the vibrant country scene the state has had for decades. One of the largest country music festivals in the United States, the Country Stampede Music Festival, has taken place every year since 1996. Some of the biggest acts in the entire genre have performed at this event, and it looks like it will have many successful festivals to come. Country singers from Kansas and beyond have played in the state, and with any luck, many more acts from the state will have success in the years to come. 

Martina McBride is one of the most successful country female artists of all time. She is known for her country pop style and for cranking out such hits as "The Time Has Come" and "Reckless." Other popular country singers from Kansas include Logan Mize, Jerrod Niemann, and Chely Wright.

Are you ready to see this list of the most famous Kansas country singers? You may just find your favorite act right here, and you can vote for all of your favorites. 

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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Martina Mariea McBride (née Schiff, born July 29, 1966) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record producer. She is known for her soprano singing range and her country pop ...more

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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Richell Rene "Chely" Wright (; born October 25, 1970) is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) ...more

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Rory Lee Feek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Rory Lee Feek (born April 25, 1965) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In his career, he has written singles for Clay Walker, Blake Shelton, Tracy Byrd and other artists. He and ...more
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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground ...more

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Jerrod Niemann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Jerrod Lee Niemann (born July 24, 1979) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has released one single for Category 5 Records (2006), three albums for Sea Gayle Music/Arista ...more

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Logan Mize is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Logan Mize is a Country music artist/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas. In April 2009, Logan signed a publishing/record deal with Big Yellow Dog Music and a booking deal with William Morris ...more

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Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he has been a member of five successful rock bands: ...more

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Steve Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Steven Patrick Charles (born May 30, 1966), is an American musician, best known as a member of Western Flyer, and for his contributions to the Nashville recording industry. Born in Shawnee ...more
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Joe Don Rooney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Joe Don Rooney a.k.a. J.D. Rooney (Born on September 13, 1975) is an American musician and the lead guitarist and high octave harmony singer in the American country pop trio Rascal Flatts. In ...more
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Sarah Buxton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Sarah Buxton (born July 3, 1980) is an American country music singer, formerly signed to the independent Lyric Street Records. Between 2006 and 2008, she issued three singles from an extended ...more
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Kenny Starr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Kenneth Trebbe (born September 21, 1952 in Topeka, Kansas) is an American country singer, known professionally as Kenny Starr. He recorded for MCA Records between 1973 and 1978, charting ...more
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Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Terry Allen (born May 7, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American Texas country and outlaw country singer-songwriter, painter and conceptual artist from Lubbock, Texas. He currently lives in ...more
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James Wesley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
James Wesley Prosser (born in Mound Valley, Kansas) is an American country music singer. In 1999, Prosser released the album Life Goes On through Warner Bros. Records. Ten years later, he signed ...more
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Marvin Rainwater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Marvin Karlton Rainwater (July 2, 1925 – September 17, 2013) was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find ...more
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Wendell Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Wendell Woods Hall (August 23, 1896, St. George, Kansas – April 2, 1969, Fairhope, Alabama) was an American country singer, vaudeville artist, songwriter, pioneer radio performer, Victor ...more
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Drakkar Sauna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Drakkar Sauna was a Lawrence, Kansas-based musical duo active from 2003 to 2015. Their members were Jeff Stolz and Wallace Cochran. Their music incorporated elements of country, bluegrass, and
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Carson Robison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Carson Jay Robison ((1890-08-04)August 4, 1890 - (1957-03-24)March 24, 1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a ...more
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Gary S. Paxton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Gary Sanford Paxton (born Larry Wayne Stevens; May 18, 1939 – July 17, 2016) was an American record producer, recording artist, and Grammy and Dove Award winning songwriter. Paxton was a member ...more
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Buck Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Albert C. "Buck" Griffin was an American country musician and songwriter. He was a popular performer live and on radio, though he never scored a hit on record, and was compared to Hank ...more
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KK Bodiford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Kristen Kissling Bodiford (Born July 13, 1980) is an American country music singer from Topeka, Kansas. She began her career as a finalist on the first season of Nashville Star alongside of ...more