music The Best Red Dirt Singers  

Reference
Originally by
7.2k votes 1.7k voters 128.0k views 54 items Embed

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 it's 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 name 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.
list ordered by

1
783 83
Turnpike Troubadours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
PascalSnijders added Turnpike Troubadours Country rock - Folk, Bluegrass, Red Dirt, Alt. Country, Americana

The Most Gorgeous Female Country Singers of All Time The Best Overall Books for Kids

2
666 68
Cross Canadian Ragweed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Cross Canadian Ragweed Americana, Red Dirt, Country rock

3
624 57
Randy Rogers Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Randy Rogers Band Americana, Red Dirt, Country

4
593 57
Stoney LaRue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Stoney LaRue Red Dirt

5
541 52
Jason Boland & The Stragglers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jason Boland & The Stragglers Red Dirt, Country

6
441 49
Reckless Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Reckless Kelly Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

7
351 35
Wade Bowen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Wade Bowen Red Dirt, Country

8
230 35
Charlie Robison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added Charlie Robison Country

9
221 51
Ryan Bingham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Ryan Bingham Americana, Rock music, Folk music

10
49 2
Whisky Myers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Whisky Myers

11
20 0
Whisky Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Whisky Myers

12
102 12
Aaron Watson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Aaron Watson Country

13
207 50
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
The Great Divide Red Dirt, Country

14
90 10
Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Robert Earl Keen Outlaw country, Americana, Folk music

15
151 39
Mike McClure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Mike McClure Rock music, Red Dirt, Country

The Best Female Rock Singers The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

16
51 5
Micky & the Motorcars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
BrianWirtz added Micky & the Motorcars Country

17
147 49
No Justice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
No Justice Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

18
89 37
Ranker Video
MichaelDaleDodd added Casey Daniels Band Red Dirt / Country Rock

19
22 1
Chris Knight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Chris Knight Folk music, Country

20
51 16
Kevin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Kevin Fowler Country

21
70 32
Bob Childers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Bob Childers Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

22
35 6
Hayes Carll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Quinn Aldous added Hayes Carll

23
35 7
Brandon Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Brandon Jenkins

24
64 32
Logan Mize is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
JonathanJonnyStremmel added Logan Mize Country

25
67 30
J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
J.J. Cale Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound

26
54 27
Randy Crouch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Randy Crouch Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

27
28 13
Jimmy LaFave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
demde added Jimmy LaFave Folk music, Country rock, Alternative country

28
18 3
John Fullbright is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
John Fullbright Americana, Pop music, Rock music

29
21 6
John Moreland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

The Best Singers of All Time Why Women Who Are Only Friends With Guys Are The Worst

30
12 1
Whisky Myers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Whisky Myers

31
14 7
Tom Skinner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

32
13 6
Red Dirt Rangers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

33
11 6
Parker Millsap is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

34
18 15
Dix Hat Band is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
mamasan added Dix Hat Band

35
26 27
Troop Taylor Band is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
tannerlong added Troop Taylor Band Red Dirt, Rock Country - Red Dirt, Rock Country

36
13 13
Ranker Video
demde added Houston Marchman

37
8 2
Uncle Lucius is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Uncle Lucius

38
12 9
Chuck Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
chuck-dunlap added Chuck Dunlap

39
3 5
Travis Linville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

40
2 5
Travis Downs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

41
1 4
CODE WHITE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rob Ernest Howard added CODE WHITE

42
1 5
Carter Sampson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

43
1 5
Scott Copeland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

Country Singers Who Have Struggled with Alcoholism The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

44
4 8
Wade Magee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Wade Magee added Wade Magee

45
4 10
Joe Barron Band is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
AndrewCannon added Joe Barron Band

46
17 28
Ranker Video
SarahSkinner added The Red Dirt Skinners red dirt, americana, blues

47
19 25
Susan Herndon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Susan Herndon Rock music, Folk music, Red Dirt

48
12 23
121 North is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added 121 North

49
14 25
Lata Gouveia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Lata Gouveia Swamp pop, Red Dirt, Blues

50
12 23
Mootz Moody is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Mootz Moody Red Dirt