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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1,108 129
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
807 86
Randy Rogers Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country

3
886 114
Cross Canadian Ragweed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Red Dirt, Country rock

4
717 81
Jason Boland & The Stragglers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

5
751 93
Stoney LaRue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt

6
594 73
Reckless Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

7
501 54
Wade Bowen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

8
119 4
Whiskey Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

9
208 21
Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Outlaw country, Americana, Folk music

10
145 7
Cody Jinks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers

11
319 65
Charlie Robison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
MattDieter added Country

12
230 42
Aaron Watson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

13
315 71
Ryan Bingham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Folk music

14
194 56
Mike McClure is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Rock music, Red Dirt, Country

15
266 67
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Red Dirt, Country

16
109 16
Micky & the Motorcars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
BrianWirtz added Country

17
54 3
Ray Wylie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Folk music, Country, Cowpunk

18
121 30
Kevin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added Country

19
98 18
Hayes Carll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Quinn Aldous added

20
88 9
Chris Knight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Jackson Ellisor added Folk music, Country

21
182 62
No Justice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
Americana, Rock music, Red Dirt

22
63 5
Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country

23
77 13
Brandon Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
kamysdad added

24
122 50
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MichaelDaleDodd added Red Dirt / Country Rock

25
35 2
Cory Morrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Dirt Singers
KeithSmith added Country