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Country blues artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good country blues bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top country blues bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Country blues groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all country blues bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest country blues bands of all time, since the most famous country blues artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best country blues music.

You can click on the country blues band names to see more information about that particular notable country blues group. If they're near the top of the best country blues artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top country blues bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the country blues band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including Bob Dylan and B.B. King. Upvote your favorites and downvote the ones that don't belong to make this list better. Always vote for things like Ray Charles or Muddy Waters if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in country blues music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new country blues bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of country blues, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into country blues music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good country blues bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent country blues bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best country blues bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest country blues musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular country blues bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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39 8
Son House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

2
52 21
Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Rock music, Blues, Country blues

3
25 8
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Electric blues, Country blues

4
24 8
Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

5
29 13
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

6
24 10
Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

7
33 18
Mississippi John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Folk music, Country, Blues

8
29 15
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

9
19 7
Huddie William Ledbetter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Folk music, Folk, Country

10
17 8
Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual

11
15 8
Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

12
17 10
Reverend Gary Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues

13
12 7
Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues

14
13 8
Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues

15
11 8
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

16
10 7
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ann... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists

17
9 6
Josh White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues

18
8 5
Blind Boy Fuller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Country blues

19
10 8
Pink Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues

20
9 7
Brownie McGhee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Country blues

21
8 6
Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

22
6 4
R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Garage rock

23
6 4
Robert Belfour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

24
6 4
Bo Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

25
6 4
Son Bonds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

26
7 6
Sleepy John Estes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues

27
7 6
Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

28
5 4
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

29
4 3
Barbecue Bob is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues

30
3 2
Bessie Tucker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists

31
5 5
Sonny Terry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Harmonica blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

32
5 5
Tommy McClennan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

33
4 4
Yank Rachell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues

34
4 4
Frank Stokes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues

35
4 4
Casey Bill Weldon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues

36
3 3
Sylvester Weaver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues

37
3 3
Roy Book Binder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

38
3 3
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Traditional music, Folk music, Country blues

39
3 3
Phil Heywood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

40
5 6
Rory Block is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

41
3 4
Ramblin' Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Texas blues, Country blues

42
3 4
Hammie Nixon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

43
3 4
Dan Sane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Memphis blues, Country blues

44
3 4
Black Ace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Texas blues, Country blues

45
3 4
Ishmon Bracey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

46
3 4
Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

47
2 3
Steve James is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues

48
2 3
Calvin Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues

49
1 2
Big Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Electric blues, Blues, Country blues

50
1 2
Daddy Stovepipe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Jug band, Traditional pop music, Cajun music