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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. {#nodes}

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

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Asleep at the Wheel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Asleep at the Wheel Country, Western swing

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Tommy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Tommy Duncan Western swing

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

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Ray Price is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Ray Price Traditional pop music, Country, Western swing

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Ray Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Ray Benson Country, Western swing

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Hank Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Hank Thompson Country, Western swing

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Eldon Shamblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Eldon Shamblin Swing music, Jazz, Western swing

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Riders in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Riders in the Sky Children's music, Country, Western swing

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Tex Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Tex Williams Country, Western swing

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Milton Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Milton Brown Western swing

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norma added The Time Jumpers, Western Swing Country, Western Swings, Honky Tonk

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Spade Cooley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Spade Cooley Western swing

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Merle Travis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Merle Travis Americana, Gospel music, Country

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Hot Club of Cowtown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Hot Club of Cowtown Americana, Folk music, Western swing

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The Quebe Sisters Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
The Quebe Sisters Band Country, Western swing

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Cliff Bruner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Cliff Bruner Western swing

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paula-evone-jungmann added Jason Roberts Band

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

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Johnny Bush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Johnny Bush Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

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Merl Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Merl Lindsay Western swing

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Moon Mullican is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Moon Mullican Rockabilly, Country, Blues

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Ace in the Hole Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Ace in the Hole Band Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

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paula-evone-jungmann added Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys

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Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Lyle Lovett Americana, Country pop, Country rock

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jonathan-trawick added Carolyn Martin

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paula-evone-jungmann added Jake Hooker and the Outsiders

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paula-evone-jungmann added Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition

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John England & the Western Swi... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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Mikki Daniel 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 ...

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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boy... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys Rockabilly, Country, Western swing

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Fred LaBour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Fred LaBour Western swing

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BR549 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
BR549 Rockabilly, Alternative country, Country

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Bob Dunn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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Roy Nichols is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Roy Nichols Jazz, Country, Western swing

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The Western Flyers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
sawgirl71 added The Western Flyers Western Swing

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Arkie Shibley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Arkie Shibley Western swing

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“Porky” Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
“Porky” Freeman Western swing

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Don Walser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Don Walser Country, Western swing

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Richard Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Richard Smith Folk music, Gypsy jazz, Classical music

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Cecil Brower is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Cecil Brower Jazz, Country, Western swing

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Doug Moreland and the Flying A... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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

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Hurshul Clothier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Hurshul Clothier Western swing

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Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem Jug band, Swing music, Folk music

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The Belleville Outfit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
The Belleville Outfit Folk music, Western swing

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Gerald Ross is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Gerald Ross Jug band, Ragtime, Swing music

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Shoot Low Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Shoot Low Sheriff Western swing

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Donny Parenteau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Donny Parenteau Country, Western swing

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Stephen Cummings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Stephen Cummings New Wave, Rock music, Rockabilly