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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
Social Distortion Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
X Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
NicoleMcCrearyCowell added The Reverend Horton Heat Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Jason & The Scorchers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jason & The Scorchers Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country

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Jr. Gone Wild is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jr. Gone Wild Cowpunk

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The Beat Farmers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Beat Farmers Country rock, Alternative rock, Cowpunk

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The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Supersuckers Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Mojo Nixon Psychobilly, Cowpunk

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Lucero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Lucero Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative country

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The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Gun Club Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk

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Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Meat Puppets Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Los Lobos Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

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The Bottle Rockets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Bottle Rockets Outlaw country, Classic rock, Heartland rock

The Best Honky Tonk Bands/Artists

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Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Nashville Pussy Punk blues, Boogie rock, Psychobilly

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Lone Justice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Lone Justice Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

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The Long Ryders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Long Ryders Rock music, Alternative country, Cowpunk

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Rank and File is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rank and File New Wave, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers Punk blues, Rock music, Psychobilly

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Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Tiger Army Horror punk, New Wave, Psychobilly

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Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Green on Red Jangle pop, Rock music, Country rock

The Best Blues Bands of All Time

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Blood on the Saddle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands

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The Mekons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
The Mekons Alternative rock, Punk rock, Cowpunk

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Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Ray Wylie Hubbard Folk music, Country, Cowpunk

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Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Ben Daniel added Dead Milkmen Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Tex and the Horseheads is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Tex and the Horseheads Punk blues, Deathrock, Punk rock

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Dan Baird is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Dan Baird Americana, Country rock, Alternative country

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Old 97's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added Old 97's Country rock, Alternative country, Country

The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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D-A-D is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
D-A-D Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Dash Rip Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
furgus-peril added Dash Rip Rock Ska punk, Rock music, Alternative country

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Naked Prey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Naked Prey Rock music, Country rock, Alternative rock

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The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
samtheguitarman added The Cramps Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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Jon Wayne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jon Wayne Alternative country, Cowpunk

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Antiseen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Antiseen Scum punk, Rock music, Shock rock

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Goober & the Peas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Goober & the Peas Rock music, Garage rock, Alternative country

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
samtheguitarman added Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
gary-allen added Slim Cessna's Auto Club Alternative country, Gothabilly

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Kane Kelly added die Strömms

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The Pixies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added The Pixies

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Spiderbait is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Spiderbait Pop music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Seaweed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Seaweed Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added The Fireballs Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Kylesa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Kylesa Progressive metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal

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Waco Brothers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added Waco Brothers

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The Sadies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added The Sadies Rockabilly, Alternative country, Indie rock

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500 Miles To Memphis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands

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Buffalo Tom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Buffalo Tom Rock music, Alternative rock

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Mudhoney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Mudhoney Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Cosmic Psychos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Cosmic Psychos Punk rock

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
samtheguitarman added Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music