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The Best Country Singers From Michigan  

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List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Michigan.

Here are the best country artists and country bands from Michigan. Michigan is not necessarily known for its country music scene. The state, and Detroit in particular, have been incredibly important for various other musical genres, such as Motown, punk rock and techno. However, that is not to say a lot of famous country artists did not come from the Great Lakes State. In fact, some of the biggest country stars of all time were either born or raised here. There are plenty of country singers from Michigan, and some of the names on this list may surprise you. 

Kid Rock may have started in rock and hip hop, but he later found a voice in the country music scene. His first real country success came when he collaborated on the ballad "Picture" with Sheryl Crow. He was introduced to a wider audience and has come out with numerous other country singles in the years since. Some other popular artists in the country scene that came out of the state include Uncle Kraker, Frankie Ballard, and Josh Gracin. 

Have you ever asked yourself, "Which country singers are from Michigan?" You no longer have to wonder because the best ones are on this list. Vote for the artists you listen to all the time. 

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Uncle Kracker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Matthew Shafer, better known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist. He is influenced by fellow musician Kid Rock.
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Frankie Ballard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Frank Robert "Frankie" Ballard IV is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one album each for Reprise Records and Warner Bros. Records, and has ...more
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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Robert James Ritchie, known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor. His 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 ...more
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Pete Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Pete Anderson is an American guitarist, music producer, arranger and songwriter. Anderson is most known for his guitar work with, and critically acclaimed production of, country music star ...more
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Anita Cochran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Anita Renee Cockerham, known professionally as Anita Cochran, is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1997, she made her ...more
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Whitey Morgan and the 78's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Whitey Morgan and the 78's are a honky tonk country band based in Flint, Michigan. In 2010, they signed a recording contract with Chicago-based Bloodshot Records.
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Josh Gracin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Joshua Mario "Josh" Gracin is an American country music singer. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, he first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on the ...more
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J. D. Souther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
John David Souther, commonly abbreviated as J.D. Souther, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written numerous hit songs recorded by artists such as ...more
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Johnny Powers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Johnny Powers is an American guitar player, singer, writer and producer specializing in rockabilly. Powers is best known for his 1957 recording on the now-defunct Fox Records label entitled ...more
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Stephen Cochran is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Stephen Cochran is an American Country music singer and songwriter. In 2009 Stephen was named as a spokesman for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Research and Development. The VA ...more
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Joy Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Joy Elizabeth Williams is an American singer-songwriter. The winner of four Grammy awards, Williams has released four solo albums and four EPs since the release of her self-titled debut in 2001. ...more
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Blanche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Blanche is an American alternative country band from Detroit, Michigan. Their music is based in Americana, early country, and folk blues, with a touch of haunting Southern Gothic stylings and ...more
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Amos Garrett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Amos Garrett is an American-Canadian musician, performer, and author. He holds dual citizenship and was raised in Toronto and Montreal. He is best known for his guitar solo on Maria Muldaur's ...more
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Randy Barlow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Randy Barlow is an American country music artist. Between 1976 and 1983, he released four albums, including three for Republic Records. In the same time span, he charted more than fifteen ...more
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Leroy Drumm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Leroy Maxey Drumm was born in Algonac, Michigan is an American and a bluegrass/country music songwriter who served in the United States Navy, in the 3rd Division as a sonar man aboard the USS ...more
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Bill Kirchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Bill Kirchen is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s and is known as "The Titan ...more
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Paul Franklin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Paul V. Franklin is an American multi-instrumentalist, known mainly for his work as a steel guitarist. He began his career in the 1970s as a member of Barbara Mandrell's road band; in addition ...more
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Harlan Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Harlan Perry Howard was a prolific American songwriter, principally in country music. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote a large number of popular and enduring songs, recorded by a ...more
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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 ...more
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Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Michigan
Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal ...more