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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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265 77
Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

2
164 35
X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

3
145 29
The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
NicoleMcCrearyCowell added Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

4
216 61
Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

5
147 39
Jason & The Scorchers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country

6
130 35
The Beat Farmers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Country rock, Alternative rock, Cowpunk

7
205 73
Jr. Gone Wild is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Cowpunk

8
117 34
The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

9
110 36
Lucero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative country

10
115 39
Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Psychobilly, Cowpunk

11
91 36
The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk

12
99 44
Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

13
99 46
Los Lobos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Americana, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

14
63 22
The Bottle Rockets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Outlaw country, Classic rock, Heartland rock

15
82 35
Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Punk blues, Boogie rock, Psychobilly

16
81 36
Lone Justice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

17
9 0
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
samtheguitarman added Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

18
64 27
The Long Ryders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Alternative country, Cowpunk

19
72 34
Rank and File is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
New Wave, Alternative rock, Alternative country

20
54 22
Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Psychobilly

21
57 25
Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Psychobilly

22
44 17
Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jangle pop, Rock music, Country rock

23
38 16
Blood on the Saddle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands

24
38 19
The Mekons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Cowpunk

25
27 10
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Ben Daniel added Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

26
29 16
Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Folk music, Country, Cowpunk

27
23 12
Tex and the Horseheads is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Punk blues, Deathrock, Punk rock

28
12 2
Old 97's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added Country rock, Alternative country, Country

29
24 15
Dan Baird is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Americana, Country rock, Alternative country

30
17 11
Dash Rip Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
furgus-peril added Ska punk, Rock music, Alternative country

31
23 18
D-A-D is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

32
18 15
Naked Prey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Country rock, Alternative rock

33
13 10
Goober & the Peas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Garage rock, Alternative country

34
10 7
Slim Cessna's Auto Club is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
gary-allen added Alternative country, Gothabilly

35
22 20
Jon Wayne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Alternative country, Cowpunk

36
16 14
Antiseen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Scum punk, Rock music, Shock rock

37
3 1
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Kane Kelly added

38
5 4
Waco Brothers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added

39
4 3
The Sadies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Jeff Cohen added Rockabilly, Alternative country, Indie rock

40
1 0
Spiderbait is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Pop music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

41
1 0
The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

42
1 0
Seaweed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

43
1 0
Kylesa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Progressive metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal

44
7 7
The Ziggens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
Rock music, Rockabilly, Surf rock

45
2 2
L7 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

46
2 2
Mudhoney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

47
11 12
500 Miles To Memphis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands

48
1 1
Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Riot grrrl, Grunge, Alternative rock

49
1 1
Love Battery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Grunge, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock

50
1 1
Buffalo Tom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cowpunk Bands
dan808 added Rock music, Alternative rock