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The Best Country Singers From Missouri 

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Updated August 8, 2019 572 votes 85 voters 7.6k views 50 items

List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Missouri.

You can't help but be impressed when you see the list of Missouri country singers. The state has seen some huge developments in America's musical history over the centuries. In particular, St. Louis has served as a major hub of musical talent for years now. The city has numerous venues that fostered various blues, jazz, and country artists. However, when it comes to country music, Branson is truly where it's at. It has become a big tourist destination. The Grand Palace in Branson can seat more than 4,000 people, and plenty of big country acts have played there at one time or another. 

From Boonville is female country music star Sara Evans. She has released many studio albums since 1997 with many of her hit singles topping the country music charts, including "Born To Fly," "Suds in the Bucket," and "A Little Bit Stronger." Another popular country singer from the state is Sheryl Crow. While most people know her as a pop/rock act, she has had some country singles over the years. Most notably, she collaborated with Kid Rock on the song "Picture."

The most famous country singers from Missouri come in all shapes and sizes. Some hail from Kansas City while others were raised in Sedalia. Vote for the artists you like best. 

 

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Sara Evans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Sara Lynn Evans (; born February 5, 1971) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Evans has released eight studio albums: Three Chords and the Truth (1997), No Place That Far (1998), ...more

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Porter Wagoner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was an American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced singer ...more

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, country, jazz, and blues. She has released ...more

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Boxcar Willie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Lecil Travis Martin (September 1, 1931 – April 12, 1999), whose stage name was Boxcar Willie, was an American country music singer-songwriter and Air Force personnel sergeant, who sang in the ...more

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Rhonda Vincent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Rhonda Lea Vincent (born July 13, 1962) is an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.Vincent's musical career began when she was a child in her family's band The Sally ...more

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Ferlin Husky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and ...more

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Chris Janson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Christopher Pierre Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Janson has recorded two full-length albums, Buy Me a Boat and Everybody, through Warner Bros. ...more
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Jeff Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Jeff Black is an American singer-songwriter originally from Kansas City, Missouri and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. His writings have been described in the Allmusic as "impressionistic ...more
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Lennie Aleshire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Leonard Harrison Aleshire (April 27, 1890 – October 15, 1987) was a versatile American vaudeville and later country music performer from the 1920s into the 1960s. A singer, dancer and ...more
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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
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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Billy Yates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Billy Wayne Yates (born March 13, 1963, in Doniphan, Missouri) is an American country music artist. He has released ten studio albums and has charted four singles on the Billboard country ...more
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Mickey Gilley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936) is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards ...more

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David Nail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
David Brent Nail (born May 18, 1979) is an American country music artist, and frontman of the band David Nail & The Well Ravens. In 2002, he debuted the single "Memphis" from an ...more

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Trent Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Trent Tomlinson (born July 3, 1975) is an American country music artist. After several failed attempts at finding a record deal, Tomlinson was signed to Lyric Street Records in 2005, with his ...more
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The Kendalls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
The Kendalls were an American country music duo, consisting of Royce Kendall and his daughter Jeannie Kendall. Between the 1960s and 1990s, they released sixteen albums on various labels, ...more

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Jim Stafford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
James Wayne Stafford (born January 16, 1944) is an American comedian, musician, and singer-songwriter. While prominent in the 1970s for his recordings "Spiders & Snakes", ...more
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Wynn Stewart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Winford Lindsey Stewart (June 7, 1934 – July 17, 1985), better known as Wynn Stewart, was an American country music performer. He was one of the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound. Although ...more
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Teea Goans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Teea Goans (pronounced TEE-uh GO-uhnz) is an American country music singer. She grew up in rural Lowry City, Missouri, not far from the Kansas border. Goans recorded her first album, The Way I ...more
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Gretchen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country artist. She made her debut in March 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on ...more

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Barbara Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Barbara Fairchild (born November 12, 1950) is an American country and gospel singer, who is best known for her hit 1973 country song "The Teddy Bear Song" and other country hits.
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Jan Howard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Lula Grace Johnson (born March 13, 1929), known professionally as Jan Howard, is an American country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star. She attained popular success as a country female ...more
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Leland Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Leland Martin (born February 20, 1957, Success, Missouri) is an American country singer. Martin was one of nine children; his grandmother and father were both country singers. He held jobs as a ...more
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7 Shot Screamers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
7 Shot Screamers is an American psychobilly band from St. Louis, Missouri in the United States.
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Merrill Osmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Merrill Davis Osmond (born April 30, 1953) is the lead singer and bassist of the 1970s pop-rock music group The Osmonds and its 1980s country music spinoff, The Osmond Brothers. He continues to ...more
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Helen Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Missouri
Helen Cornelius (born Helen Lorene Johnson; December 6, 1941) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress, best remembered for a series of hit duets with Jim Ed Brown, many of which ...more