Bands/Musicians The Best Red Dirt Singers  

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This best Red Dirt bands list ranks the best Red Dirt country singers and musicians by votes. This list of Red Dirt bands let’s you see who Red Dirt fans think are the best in Red Dirt country music. Getting its name from the soil in Oklahoma, Red Dirt singers are generally from the Sooner State (Stillwater in particular). One of Red Dirt music's greatest attributes is how its sound is expansive in the sense that few people can accurately pinpoint it. Some associate Red Dirt bands with alt-country, others with Americana and folk. No matter what your definition is, Red Dirt music remains wildly popular in America's heartland with Red Dirt country dominating the radio and live shows in that particular region. Though the sound is closely associated with Oklahoma, the difference between that and Texas country music has dimmed over the years and with some Red Dirt bands intertwining the sound that was once so distinctive between the neighboring states.

So, what are the best the Red Dirt bands? Any list of Red Dirt bands has to include the likes of Stoney LaRue, Bob Childers, Randy Rogers Band, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and Wade Bowen. These are widely considered some of the biggest names in Red Dirt music and with good reason. When people think of Red Dirt country these are the names they're likely to associate with the genre. No matter which generation of Red Dirt music you like, we can all agree that these are the best Red Dirt artists, period.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Red Dirt bands. If you know Red Dirt music, then don't hesitate to have your voice heard. Also, if you notice that a band is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "Who are the best red dirt bands of all time?" and "Who is the greatest red dirt 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 Red Dirt bands that you might've heard of.

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1,082 122
Turnpike Troubadours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
PascalSnijders added Country rock - Folk, Bluegrass, Red Dirt, Alt. Country, Americana

2
871 109
Cross Canadian Ragweed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country rock

3
703 77
Jason Boland & The Stragglers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

4
784 85
Randy Rogers Band is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country

5
734 88
Stoney LaRue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt

6
580 69
Reckless Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

7
487 49
Wade Bowen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

8
198 19
Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Outlaw country, Americana, Folk music

9
314 62
Charlie Robison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added Country

10
95 4
Whiskey Myers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

11
121 7
Cody Jinks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

12
214 39
Aaron Watson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

13
306 68
Ryan Bingham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Folk music

14
191 54
Mike McClure is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rock music, Red Dirt, Country

15
259 65
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

16
105 14
Micky & the Motorcars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
BrianWirtz added Country

17
92 16
Hayes Carll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Quinn Aldous added

18
42 2
Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Folk music, Country, Cowpunk

19
83 8
Chris Knight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Folk music, Country

20
113 29
Kevin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

21
178 61
No Justice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

22
120 50
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MichaelDaleDodd added Red Dirt / Country Rock

23
29 1
Cory Morrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country

24
73 13
Brandon Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added

25
48 4
Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country

26
91 39
Bob Childers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

27
61 10
Uncle Lucius is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added

28
71 35
Randy Crouch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

29
46 21
Jimmy LaFave is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
demde added Folk music, Country rock, Alternative country

30
76 42
Logan Mize is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
JonathanJonnyStremmel added Country

31
43 15
John Moreland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

32
38 11
John Fullbright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Pop music, Rock music

33
86 37
J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound

34
31 12
Red Dirt Rangers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

35
25 12
Tom Skinner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

36
9 0
Mike and the Moonpies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
DannyPitt added

37
22 12
Parker Millsap is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

38
13 10
Travis Linville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

39
23 22
Dix Hat Band is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
mamasan added

40
17 17
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demde added

41
30 34
Troop Taylor Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
tannerlong added Red Dirt, Rock Country - Red Dirt, Rock Country

42
10 13
Scott Copeland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

43
7 1
Dale Watson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
thetravelingcoyote added Country

44
4 11
CODE WHITE is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rob Ernest Howard added

45
3 12
Carter Sampson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

46
14 14
Chuck Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
chuck-dunlap added

47
5 15
Wade Magee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Wade Magee added

48
19 34
Ranker Video
SarahSkinner added red dirt, americana, blues

49
4 16
Joe Barron Band is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
AndrewCannon added

50
13 28
121 North is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added