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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1,019 116
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
829 99
Cross Canadian Ragweed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country rock

3
671 71
Jason Boland & The Stragglers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

4
745 79
Randy Rogers Band is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country

5
704 84
Stoney LaRue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt

6
547 63
Reckless Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

7
454 46
Wade Bowen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

8
294 57
Charlie Robison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added Country

9
167 17
Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Outlaw country, Americana, Folk music

10
185 29
Aaron Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

11
68 3
Cody Jinks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

12
277 65
Ryan Bingham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Folk music

13
181 47
Mike McClure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rock music, Red Dirt, Country

14
245 61
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

15
45 2
Whiskey Myers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

16
86 12
Micky & the Motorcars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
BrianWirtz added Country

17
99 25
Kevin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

18
17 0
Cory Morrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country

19
171 57
No Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

20
113 46
Ranker Video
MichaelDaleDodd added Red Dirt / Country Rock

21
61 6
Chris Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Folk music, Country

22
70 14
Hayes Carll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Quinn Aldous added

23
62 10
Brandon Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added

24
85 38
Bob Childers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

25
30 2
Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country

26
67 32
Randy Crouch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass

27
43 18
Jimmy LaFave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
demde added Folk music, Country rock, Alternative country

28
70 39
Logan Mize is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
JonathanJonnyStremmel added Country

29
82 35
J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound

30
24 2
Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Folk music, Country, Cowpunk

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36 12
John Moreland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

32
32 9
John Fullbright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Pop music, Rock music

33
41 9
Uncle Lucius is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added

34
27 11
Red Dirt Rangers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

35
21 10
Parker Millsap is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

36
21 11
Tom Skinner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

37
22 20
Dix Hat Band is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
mamasan added

38
10 9
Travis Linville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

39
15 16
Ranker Video
demde added

40
29 32
Troop Taylor Band is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
tannerlong added Red Dirt, Rock Country - Red Dirt, Rock Country

41
8 10
Scott Copeland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

42
3 9
CODE WHITE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rob Ernest Howard added

43
2 9
Carter Sampson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

44
13 12
Chuck Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
chuck-dunlap added

45
4 13
Wade Magee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Wade Magee added

46
4 14
Joe Barron Band is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
AndrewCannon added

47
18 33
Ranker Video
SarahSkinner added red dirt, americana, blues

48
1 2
Giovannie and The Hired Guns is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MarkBannister added

49
12 28
121 North is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added

50
20 30
Susan Herndon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rock music, Folk music, Red Dirt