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The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma  

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List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Oklahoma.

The roots of country music in Oklahoma date back for centuries. New settlers to the region brought Appalachian folk music to the state. It did not take long until the state was brimming with songs about the struggles of the average working man. Much of the country music that came out at the time had religious themes. Oklahoma is also responsible for introducing honky-tonk music to the masses. The music industry would not be the same without all of the most famous country singers from Oklahoma who have come out over the years. 

Before Blake Shelton was a judge on The Voice, he was just a kid growing up in Ada. He made his debut with the hit song "Austin" in 2001, and he went on to dominate the country music charts for the last couple of decades. Another reality TV star/country music artist from Oklahoma is Carrie Underwood. She won the fourth season of American Idol, and her biggest hits include "Before He Cheats" and "Cowboy Casanova."

Which of these popular Oklahoma country singers do you listen to frequently? You can vote for as many as you like, so show Oklahoma some love. You may just learn something about an artist you love. 

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
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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Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on ...more
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Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Troyal Garth Brooks is an American singer-songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the ...more
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Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Toby Keith Covel, best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's ...more
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Vince Gill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band ...more
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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled ...more
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Roger Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Roger Dean Miller, Sr. was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping ...more
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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in ...more
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Roy Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to ...more
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Woody Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and ...more
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Joe Diffie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Joe Logan Diffie is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records' Nashville division in ...more
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Bob Wills is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
James Robert Wills, better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was ...more
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Ty England is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Gary Tyler "Ty" England is an American country music singer and guitarist. Initially a member of Garth Brooks' band, England began his solo career in 1995, recording a self-titled ...more
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Mel McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Melvin Huston "Mel" McDaniel was an American country music artist. His chart-making years were mainly the 1980s with his hits from that era including "Louisiana Saturday ...more
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Norma Jean Beaser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Norma Jean Beasler, better known as Norma Jean, is an American country music singer who was a member of The Porter Wagoner Show from 1961–1967. She had 13 country singles in Billboard's Country ...more
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Bob Childers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Robert Wayne “Bob” Childers was an American country-folk musician and singer-songwriter from the state of Oklahoma. Both before and after his death, he achieved widespread critical acclaim ...more
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Steve Ripley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Steve Ripley is an American recording artist, record producer, songwriter, studio engineer, guitarist, and inventor. He has been active in the music industry since 1977. He is also the ...more
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Tommy Allsup is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Tommy Allsup is an American musician.
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Willie Mack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Willie Mack is a country music singer-songwriter born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Chico, Texas. He has had his songs recorded by Sara Evans, Collin Raye, The Oak Ridge Boys and Mark Wills, ...more
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Johnny Bond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Cyrus Whitfield Bond, known professionally as Johnny Bond, was a popular American country music entertainer of the 1940s through the 1960s.
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Wanda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Wanda Lavonne Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering ...more
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Rodney Carrington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Rodney Scott Carrington is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on Mercury Records and ...more
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Katrina Elam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Katrina Ruth Elam is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Universal South Records in 2004, she released her self-titled debut album that year, charting in the Billboard Hot ...more
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Wade Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
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Tony Wade Hayes is an American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1994, he made his debut that year with his gold-certified album Old Enough to Know Better. Its title track, ...more
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Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma
Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good ...more