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The Best Cowpunk Bands 

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Updated June 16, 2019 5.2k votes 1.2k voters 74.6k views 81 items

Cowpunk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. The best country punk music. List of good cowpunk 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 cowpunk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cowpunk 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 cowpunk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cowpunk bands of all time, since the most famous cowpunk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cowpunk music, also known as country punk. 

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

List is made up of artists like Drive-By Truckers and Social Distortion. Every time you vote for an item you like, or think deserves a top spot, that item has a better chance of making it to the top. If you're a fan of Sheryl Crow or Hank Williams III, make sure you give them some love.

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

The list includes all new cowpunk 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 cowpunk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into cowpunk 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 cowpunk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent cowpunk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best cowpunk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cowpunk 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 cowpunk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Jason & The Scorcher... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Reverend Horton Heat... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Jr. Gone Wild is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Beat Farmers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Lucero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Lone Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Rank and File is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Bottle Rockets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Long Ryders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Th' Legendary Shack*Shak... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Old 97's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Blood on the Saddle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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The Mekons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
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Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands