music The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices  

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List Rules Vote up the best country singers with raspy voices.

Many country singers sing with a raspy tone, whether it's their natural voice or a sound they've cultivated over the years. If you enjoy country singers with raspy voices, you might be a fan of singers like Willie Nelson or Melissa Etheridge. Some famous country musicians are known for their rough voices and it's become an endearing quality for their fans. A few famous country singers with raspy voices have even won Grammy Awards.

Who will you find on this top country singers with raspy voices list? Johnny Cash's voice became significantly more raspy in his later years, notably on his heartbreaking rendition of “Hurt.” Kid Rock may have started his career as a rap rocker, but his raspy voice now shapes some of country music's top hits. Other good country stars with vocal fry include Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, and Chris Stapleton.

Do you have a favorite country singer with a raspy voice? Vote the best artists up to the top of this list and add anyone you feel is missing. 

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Chris Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Johnny Cash Died at 71 (1932-2003)

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Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Hank Williams Died at 30 (1923-1953)

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Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Merle Haggard age 81

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Willie Nelson age 84

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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Bonnie Raitt age 68

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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices

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7 4
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Loretta Lynn age 85

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Kid Rock age 47

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Steven Tyler

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Wanda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Wanda Jackson age 80

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Haley Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices

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Drake White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Drake White

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Kim Carnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Kim Carnes age 72

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Danny Worsnop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Danny Worsnop age 27