Country Music The Best Country Singers From Texas  

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List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Texas or groups formed in Texas.

Here are the best country artists and bands from Texas. Country music has been an important part of Texas' heritage. In fact, the genre is so popular in the state, a new form of country music emerged. Texas Country is a subgenre that fuses traditional root sounds with the styling of outlaw country. The music can best be described as having a working man's approach with witty undertones. Some of the most notable artists who are part of the Texas Country movement include Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Chris Knight. With that being said, there are plenty of country singers from Texas who fuse all kinds of influences into their songs. 

Roy Orbison is one of the most famous musicians to come out of the Lone Star State of all time. He is best known for his hits, including "Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely." A more modern artist who has put country music in Texas on the map is Kacey Musgraves. She carved a niche for herself in the industry for her straight-shooting lyrics and rebellious nature. Some popular country groups from Texas include Eli Young Band, Josh Abbott Band, and The Great Divide.

This list of Texas country singers is the most complete you will find. You will find artists from various decades, so no matter how old you are, you will find an artist you appreciate here. Vote for your favorites. 

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more
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George Strait is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
George Harvey Strait is an American singer, actor, and music producer known as the "King of Country" and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is ...more
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Cody Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Cody Johnson (born May 21, 1987 in Sebastopol, Texas) is an American Texas country singer-songwriter. He has self-released six albums; the sixth album Gotta Be Me debuted at number two on ...more
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Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. His first band was The Texas ...more
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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he ...more
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Kacey Musgraves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. ...more
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Chris Cagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Chris Cagle is an American country music artist. He was first known for writing songs for David Kersh before signing to Virgin Records Nashville in 2000. Cagle made his debut on the Billboard ...more
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Eli Young Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Eli Young Band is an American country music band composed of members who met while students at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas: Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris ...more
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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by his nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark ...more
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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Miranda Leigh Shelton is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. ...more
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Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Dixie Chicks is an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres, including alternative country. The band is composed of founding members Martie Erwin Maguire and ...more
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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted ...more
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LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer. Known for her rich vocals, Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of the ...more
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Clint Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Clint Patrick Black is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Black's debut album Killin' Time ...more
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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
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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Bad Livers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
The Bad Livers were a band from Austin, Texas whose inventive musical style defied attempts to categorize them according to existing genres. The original lineup, formed in 1990, included Danny ...more
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Tracy Byrd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Tracy Lynn Byrd is an American country music artist. Signed to MCA Nashville Records in 1993, Byrd broke through on the country music scene that year with his single "Holdin' Heaven", ...more
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George Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
George Glenn Jones was an American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including "White Lightning", as well as his ...more
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Jimmy Dean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a ...more
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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer and actress. She is known for a series of Top 10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country's most ...more
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Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
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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James Bonamy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
James Michael Bonamy is an American country music artist. He released two studio albums 1996's What I Live to Do and 1997's Roots and Wings, both on the Epic Records Nashville label. These ...more
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Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby ...more
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Ronnie Dunn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist ...more
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Danielle Bradbery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Texas
Danielle Simone Bradbery (born July 23, 1996) is an American country singer from Cypress, Texas. She won season four of NBC's The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first ...more