There’s no doubt everyone has their own favorite country artist, but “Rolling Stone” has just come out with a list counting down what they’re calling the “Greatest Country Artists of All Time.” The magazine noted that those who made the list were considered for “their lasting impact on the genre, their recorded output and even their legacy as an entertainer.”
So who landed at number one? Well, Merle Haggard earned the top spot, with the mag writing, “his story, like his music, was as American epic, shot through with improbability, struggle, sin and redemption.” Check out the Top Ten below, and click here for the complete 100.
“Rolling Stone’s” Top Ten Greatest Country Artists Of All Time
- Merle Haggard
- Hank Williams
- Johnny Cash
- Loretta Lynn
- The Carter Family
- Willie Nelson
- Waylon Jennings
- Dolly Parton
- George Jones
- Garth Brooks
Do you agree with their Top Ten? What I love about it is, EVERY SINGLE ONE of those artists can be referred to by their first name alone, and you know EXACTLY who they are. Legends. Plain and simple.
ps-- some more modern-day artists made the Top 100; Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Eric Church, just to name a few.