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The Best Country Singers From Kansas  

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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 Schiff, known professionally as Martina McBride, is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is known for her soprano singing range and her country ...more
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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on ...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 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 his wife, Joey Martin ...more
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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New ...more
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Jerrod Niemann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Jerrod Lee Niemann is an American singer and songwriter. He has released one single for Category 5 Records and three albums for Sea Gayle Music/Arista Nashville: Judge Jerrod & the Hung ...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 "Joe" Walsh is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Walsh has been a member of ...more
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Joe Don Rooney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Joe Don Rooney aka J.D. Rooney was and raised in Picher, Oklahoma. Joe Don Rooney is an American musician and the lead guitarist and high octave harmony singer in the American country pop trio ...more
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Steve Charles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Steven Patrick Charles, is an American musician, best known as a member of Western Flyer, and for his contributions to the Nashville recording industry. Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, United ...more
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Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Terry Allen is a country music singer in the outlaw country/Texas Country genre, painter, and conceptual artist from Lubbock, Texas. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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KK Bodiford is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Kenny Starr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Kenneth Trebbe is an American country singer, known professionally as Kenny Starr. He recorded for MCA Records between 1973 and 1978, charting thirteen singles and releasing one studio album. ...more
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James Wesley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
James Wesley Prosser is an American country music singer. In 1999, Prosser released the album Life Goes On through Warner Bros. Records. Ten years later, he signed to Broken Bow Records under ...more
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Marvin Rainwater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Marvin Karlton Rainwater, was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole ...more
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Wendell Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Wendell Woods Hall was an American country singer, vaudeville artist, songwriter, pioneer radio performer, Victor recording artist and ukulele player.
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Sarah Buxton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Sarah Buxton 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 play titled Almost My ...more
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Gary S. Paxton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Gary Sanford Paxton is an American record producer, and a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning songwriter and recording artist.
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Buck Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Drakkar Sauna is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Kansas
Carson Jay Robison was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a major role in promoting country music in its early years ...more