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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Top 100 Country Acts of All Time

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This list was compiled by averaging 11 lists of the best country acts of all-time and adding in points accrued on the Billboard country singles charts along with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition, a percentage of the acts’ overall points in Dave’s Music Database were factored in. Click on a link to see the act’s DMDB music encyclopedia entry.

  1. Johnny Cash
  2. Hank Williams
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Willie Nelson
  5. Garth Brooks
  6. George Jones
  7. Dolly Parton
  8. Loretta Lynn
  9. Eddy Arnold
  10. Kenny Rogers

  11. Jimmie Rodgers
  12. Merle Haggard
  13. Shania Twain
  14. Reba McEntire
  15. Glen Campbell
  16. The Carter Family
  17. Alabama
  18. George Strait
  19. Alan Jackson
  20. Tim McGraw

  21. Bill Monroe
  22. Patsy Cline
  23. Roy Acuff
  24. Bob Wills
  25. Buck Owens
  26. Brooks & Dunn
  27. Conway Twitty
  28. Marty Robbins
  29. Tammy Wynette
  30. Waylon Jennings

  31. Kitty Wells
  32. Lefty Frizzell
  33. Gene Autry
  34. Hank Snow
  35. Charley Pride
  36. Jim Reeves
  37. Ernest Tubb
  38. Hank Williams, Jr.
  39. Clint Black
  40. Toby Keith

  41. Jerry Lee Lewis
  42. Martina McBride
  43. Ray Price
  44. Vince Gill
  45. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
  46. Kenny Chesney
  47. Anne Murray
  48. Randy Travis
  49. Emmylou Harris
  50. Ronnie Milsap

  51. Webb Pierce
  52. Faron Young
  53. Don Gibson
  54. Sonny James
  55. Mel Tillis
  56. John Denver
  57. Red Foley
  58. Carl Smith
  59. Porter Wagoner
  60. Tom T. Hall

  61. Crystal Gayle
  62. Lynn Anderson
  63. Roger Miller
  64. Tanya Tucker
  65. Bobby Bare
  66. Charlie Rich
  67. Dwight Yoakam
  68. Bill Anderson
  69. Hank Thompson
  70. Mickey Gilley

  71. Faith Hill
  72. Don Williams
  73. Tennessee Ernie Ford
  74. Chet Atkins
  75. Dottie West
  76. Oak Ridge Boys
  77. Travis Tritt
  78. The Statler Brothers
  79. Trisha Yearwood
  80. Dixie Chicks

  81. Ricky Skaggs
  82. Patty Loveless
  83. Barbara Mandrell
  84. Connie Smith
  85. Brad Paisley
  86. Roy Clark
  87. Ferlin Husky
  88. T.G. Sheppard
  89. Earl Thomas Conley
  90. LeAnn Rimes

  91. Gene Watson
  92. The Judds
  93. Johnny Paycheck
  94. Jerry Reed
  95. Larry Gatlin/The Gatlin Brothers
  96. Vern Gosdin
  97. Steve Wariner
  98. Eddie Rabbitt
  99. Diamond Rio
  100. Rascal Flatts

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