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

2
60 6
Tommy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

3
112 26
Asleep at the Wheel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

4
55 11
Leon McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

5
47 8
Hank Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

6
49 10
Eldon Shamblin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Swing music, Jazz, Western swing

7
43 8
Ray Price is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Traditional pop music, Country, Western swing

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32 5
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norma added Country, Western Swings, Honky Tonk

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42 12
Riders in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Children's music, Country, Western swing

10
36 8
Milton Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

11
47 16
Ray Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

12
37 9
Hot Club of Cowtown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Folk music, Western swing

13
29 7
Spade Cooley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

14
29 7
Tex Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

15
37 13
The Quebe Sisters Band is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

16
25 6
Merle Travis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Gospel music, Country

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

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20 4
Moon Mullican is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rockabilly, Country, Blues

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12 1
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12 1
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19 4
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paula-evone-jungmann added

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27 11
Johnny Bush is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

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20 6
Ace in the Hole Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Country, Western swing

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17 5
Merl Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

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15 5
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paula-evone-jungmann added

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17 7
Wayne Hancock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

27
20 10
Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Americana, Country pop, Country rock

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12 3
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jonathan-trawick added

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13 5
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

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9 2
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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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10 3
BR549 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Rockabilly, Alternative country, Country

32
7 1
John England & the Western Swi... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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11 6
Bob Dunn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

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5 0
The Western Flyers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
sawgirl71 added Western Swing

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8 3
Fred LaBour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

36
6 2
Don Walser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Country, Western swing

37
6 2
Roy Nichols is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jazz, Country, Western swing

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5 1
Floyd Tillman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, 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
3 0
Jimmie Dolan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

41
3 0
Dave Stogner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

42
7 5
Arkie Shibley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

43
5 3
“Porky” Freeman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

44
5 3
Hurshul Clothier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

45
4 2
Shoot Low Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Western swing

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2 0
The Western Swing Authority is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Dennis Neigh added

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2 0
Doug Moreland and the Flying A... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists

48
5 4
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jug band, Swing music, Folk music

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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
Gerald Ross is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western Swing Bands/Artists
Jug band, Ragtime, Swing music