Bands/Musicians The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists  

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Western swing artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good western swing bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top western swing bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Western swing 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 swing bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest western swing bands of all time, since the most famous western swing artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best western swing music. You can click on the western swing band names to see more information about that particular notable western swing group. If they're near the top of the best western swing artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top western swing bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the western swing band names themselves. List includes Lyle Lovett, Chet Atkins, more. Your favorite artists on this list deserve to be at the top. This is what they're doing. Not a fan of Asleep at the Wheel or Bob Wills? Them vote them down!All important, significant and iconic names in western swing 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 swing 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 swing, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into western swing 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 swing bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent western swing bands.This list answers the questions "who are the best western swing bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest western swing 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 swing bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.You can change the order of the list by having your Google circles vote too. 

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142 17
Bob Wills is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

2
61 7
Tommy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

3
114 27
Asleep at the Wheel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

4
55 12
Leon McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

5
49 9
Hank Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

6
49 12
Eldon Shamblin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Swing music, Jazz, Western swing

7
44 9
Ray Price is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Traditional pop music, Country, Western swing

8
33 6
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norma added Country, Western Swings, Honky Tonk

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48 17
Ray Benson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

10
38 10
Hot Club of Cowtown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Folk music, Western swing

11
42 13
Riders in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Children's music, Country, Western swing

12
36 9
Milton Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

13
38 14
The Quebe Sisters Band is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

14
30 8
Spade Cooley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

15
29 8
Tex Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

16
26 7
Merle Travis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Gospel music, Country

17
24 7
Ace in the Hole Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

18
21 5
Moon Mullican is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rockabilly, Country, Blues

19
23 8
Cliff Bruner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

20
19 5
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paula-evone-jungmann added

21
27 12
Johnny Bush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

22
17 6
Ranker Video
paula-evone-jungmann added

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17 6
Merl Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

24
19 8
Wayne Hancock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

25
12 2
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paula-evone-jungmann added

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12 2
Ranker Video
paula-evone-jungmann added

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21 11
Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Country pop, Country rock

28
12 3
Ranker Video
jonathan-trawick added

29
15 6
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boy... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rockabilly, Country, Western swing

30
11 4
BR549 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rockabilly, Alternative country, Country

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9 3
Ranker Video
Western Swing - Mikki Daniel is an award winning Western Swing musician and vocalist.  Her album "Cowgirl Swing" has won Swing Album of the Year from the Western Music Association and the Rural Roots Commission.  Mikki has been nominated as Female Western Swing Vocalist by the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.  See more about Mikki Daniel at http://mikkidaniel.com

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5 0
The Western Swing Authority is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Dennis Neigh added

33
7 2
John England & the Western Swi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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6 1
The Western Flyers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
sawgirl71 added Western Swing

35
11 7
Bob Dunn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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8 4
Fred LaBour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

37
7 3
Don Walser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

38
6 3
Roy Nichols is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jazz, Country, Western swing

39
5 2
Cecil Brower is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jazz, Country, Western swing

40
5 2
Floyd Tillman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

41
5 3
“Porky” Freeman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

42
4 2
Shoot Low Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

43
3 1
Dave Stogner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

44
3 1
Jimmie Dolan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

45
2 0
Doug Moreland and the Flying A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

46
7 6
Arkie Shibley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

47
5 4
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jug band, Swing music, Folk music

48
5 4
Hurshul Clothier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

49
4 3
Richard Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Folk music, Gypsy jazz, Classical music

50
3 2
Jack Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing