Music

The Best Western Music Bands/Artists  

Reference
1k votes 382 voters 39.2k views 28 items

Western music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good western music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the group’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top western music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Western music 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 western music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest western music bands of all time, since the most famous western music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best western music music.

You can click on the western music band names to see more information about that particular notable western music group. If they're near the top of the best western music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top western music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the western music band names themselves.

MGMT and Jimmy Buffett are included on this list along with many more. You decide which of these are the best by voting for the ones you think are the best ones. Make sure to give artists you like (John Denver and Gene Autry, for example) votes.

All important, significant and iconic names in western music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new western music 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 western music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into western music 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 western music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent western music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best western music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest western music 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 western music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

Share this list via your social media so that your friends can get in on it too.

Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
list ordered by
1
Marty Robbins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll
2
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Richard777 added Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana
3
Sons of the Pioneers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
4
Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music
5
Ian Tyson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Folk music, Country rock
6
Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
7
Bob Nolan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
8
Den of Ashes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
AshBeck added Western, Americana, Folk Rock

Westerm, Americana, California Folk Rock

9
Bob Wills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western swing
10
Michael Martin Murphey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Popular music, Western music, Folk music
11
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cow... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
12
Patsy Montana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
13
Wilf Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
14
Eddy Arnold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Pop music, Gospel music, Country
15
Anita Lerche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Pop music, Folk music
16
R.W. Hampton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Popular music, Western music, Folk music
17
Duane Eddy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Adam Scott Prenger added Instrumental rock, Rock and roll
18
David McEnery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music
19
Foy Willing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
20
Megha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Carnatic music
21
Rio Grande Band is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Western music, Country
22
Brenn Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Popular music, Western music, Folk music
23
Buck Owens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
angelo-parco-de-mesa added Bakersfield sound, Country
24
Ryan Murphey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Popular music, Western music, Folk music
25
Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Music Bands/Artists
Tropical rock, Western music, Pop music