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

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

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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Charlie Patton Country blues, Delta blues

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Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Lightnin' Hopkins Electric blues, Country blues

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

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John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
John Lee Hooker Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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

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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blind Willie McTell Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

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

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

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

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

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

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Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Blind Blake Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robert Belfour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Belfour Country blues, Delta blues

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Son Bonds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Son Bonds Country blues

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

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Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Lockwood Jr. Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

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

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R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
R. L. Burnside Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Garage rock

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

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

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

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Tommy McClennan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Tommy McClennan Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

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Sonny Terry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Sonny Terry Harmonica blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

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

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

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

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Phil Heywood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Phil Heywood Country blues

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Sylvester Weaver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Sylvester Weaver Blues, Country blues

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

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Hammie Nixon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Hammie Nixon Country blues

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Black Ace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Black Ace Texas blues, Country blues

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

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Ishmon Bracey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Ishmon Bracey Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

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Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Gus Cannon Country blues

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Dan Sane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Dan Sane Memphis blues, Country blues

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Roy Book Binder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Roy Book Binder Country blues

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Calvin Frazier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Calvin Frazier Country blues

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

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Big Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Big Jack Johnson Electric blues, Blues, Country blues

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Rory Block is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Rory Block Country blues

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Junior Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Country Blues Bands/Artists
Junior Kimbrough Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Country blues