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The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices 

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Updated April 9, 2020 1.1k votes 319 voters 19.6k views 28 items

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
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003) from USA, Arkansas, Kingsland
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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 85 from Texas, USA, Abbott
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Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 81 from Oildale, California, United States of America
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Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Dec. at 30 (1923-1953) from Contiguous United States, Butler County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Mount Olive, Alabama, Continental United States
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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 48 from Romeo, Michigan, United States of America
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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 69 from Burbank, California, United States of America
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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 80 from Texas, USA, Houston
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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 57 from Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States of America
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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 86 from Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States of America
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Lee Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 76 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 57 from Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America
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Gary Allan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 51 from La Mirada, California
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Tanya Tucker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 60 from Seminole, Texas, United States of America
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Kim Carnes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 73 from Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Mary Chapin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 61 from Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
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Wanda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 81 from Maud, Oklahoma, United States of America
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Gus Hardin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
JoeHarder added Dec. at 51 (1945-1996) from Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Lacy J. Dalton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 72 from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Randy Owen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 69 from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States of America
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Hal Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 65 from USA, Greenwich, New York
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Rob Crosby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 64 from Sumter, South Carolina
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Haley Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
Age 28 from Wheeling, Illinois
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Eddy Raven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers with Raspy Voices
jsmusicprincess85 added Age 74 from Lafayette, Louisiana