Country Music The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists  

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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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48 14
Son House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues, Delta blues
2
55 24
Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Rock music, Blues, Country blues
3
30 8
Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues
4
31 9
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Electric blues, Country blues
5
32 14
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music
6
33 15
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues
7
26 10
Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues
8
36 19
Mississippi John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Folk music, Country, Blues
9
19 8
Huddie William Ledbetter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Folk music, Folk, Country
10
18 8
Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual
11
17 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
13 8
Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues
14
12 7
Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues
15
11 7
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ann... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
16
9 5
Blind Boy Fuller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Country blues
17
11 8
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues
18
9 6
Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues
19
9 6
Josh White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues
20
7 4
R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Garage rock
21
10 8
Pink Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, Country blues
22
9 7
Brownie McGhee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Country blues
23
8 6
Sleepy John Estes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blues, Country blues
24
6 4
Son Bonds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues
25
6 4
Bo Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Country blues, Delta blues