My Favorite Country Artists and Groups

by leeannj89 | created - 12 Aug 2011 | updated - 23 Jan 2013 | Public

2. The Band Perry

Soundtrack | CMT Top 20 Countdown

The band includes Kimberly Perry and her brothers, Neil Perry and Reid Perry.

3. Jason Aldean

Soundtrack | Patriots Day

Jason Aldean was born on February 28, 1977 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Jason Aldine Williams. He has been married to Brittany Kerr Aldean since March 21, 2015. He was previously married to Jessica Ussery.

4. Keith Urban

Soundtrack | Act of Valor

Keith Urban was born on October 26, 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand as Keith Lionel Urban. He has been married to Nicole Kidman since June 25, 2006. They have two children.

5. Carrie Underwood

Actress | Soul Surfer

Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Checotah, Oklahoma, USA as Carrie Marie Underwood. She has been married to Mike Fisher since July 10, 2010. They have one child.

6. Kellie Pickler

Soundtrack | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Raymond Pickler, Jr. Kelley's mother left when she was 2 but was then granted custody for two years. She was returned to her grandparents (Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr., Faye Pickler) at age 12. Kellie's father was ...

7. Chris Young

Soundtrack | Country Strong

Grammy-nominated Country singer/songwriter Chris Young was born Christopher Alan Young in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With music in his family (his grandfather Richard Yates was a performer in the Louisiana Hayride), young Chris showed interest in it by performing in different children's theater ...

8. Alan Jackson

Soundtrack | I Am Number Four

Alan Jackson was born on October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia, USA as Alan Eugene Jackson. He has been married to Denise Jackson since December 15, 1979. They have three children.

9. Billy Currington

Soundtrack | Due Date

Born on November 19, 1973, Billy was born and raised in Georgia, and has four sisters and two brothers. His mother Donna married his step-father when he was just one and a half years old. Life was not good during his early years, as his step-father had a substance abuse problem which caused ...

10. Blake Shelton

Actor | The Ridiculous 6

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.

11. Brad Paisley

Soundtrack | Cars

Brad Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA as Brad Douglas Paisley. He has been married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.

12. Brooks & Dunn

Soundtrack | Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Country singing duo.

13. Darius Rucker

Soundtrack | Monte Carlo

Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Darius Carlos Rucker. He has been married to Beth Leonard since December 9, 2000. They have two children.

14. Dierks Bentley

Soundtrack | Only the Brave

Dierks Bentley was born on November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He has been married to Cassidy Black since December 17, 2005. They have three children.

15. Eli Young Band

Soundtrack | Nashville

Country music band.

16. Josh Kelley

Soundtrack | My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Josh Kelley was born on January 30, 1980 in Augusta, Georgia, USA as Joshua Bishop Kelley. He has been married to Katherine Heigl since December 23, 2007. They have three children.

17. Josh Turner

Soundtrack | An Unfinished Life

Josh Turner was born on November 20, 1977 in Hannah, South Carolina, USA as Josh Otis Turner. He has been married to Jennifer Ford since June 14, 2003. They have four children.

18. Julianne Hough

Actress | Rock of Ages

A true triple-threat, Emmy Award-winner Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. She became a household name virtually overnight as a two-time professional champion on ABC's top-rated "Dancing With the Stars," before making a...

19. Justin Moore

Soundtrack | Nashville

Justin Moore was born on March 30, 1984 in Arkansas, USA as Justin Cole Moore. He is a writer, known for Nashville (2012), CMT Hot 20 Countdown (2001) and Justin Moore: Lettin' the Night Roll (2013).

20. Katie Armiger

Soundtrack | Top 20 Country Countdown

Katie Armiger was born on June 23, 1991.

21. Kenny Chesney

Soundtrack | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Kenny Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Kenneth Arnold Chesney. He was previously married to Renée Zellweger.

22. Luke Bryan

Soundtrack | GCB

Luke Bryan was born on July 17, 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia, USA as Thomas Luther Bryan. He has been married to Caroline Bryan since December 8, 2006. They have two children.

23. Martina McBride

Soundtrack | Runaway Bride

Martina McBride was born on July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas, USA as Martina Mariea Schiff. She has been married to John McBride since May 15, 1988. They have three children.

24. Miranda Lambert

Soundtrack | Hot Pursuit

Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983 in Lindale, Texas, USA as Miranda Leigh Lambert. She was previously married to Blake Shelton.

25. Rascal Flatts

Soundtrack | Keeping Up with the Joneses

Rascal Flatts were awarded a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee.

26. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

27. George Strait

Soundtrack | Pure Country

George Strait was born on May 18, 1952 in Poteet, Texas, USA as George Harvey Strait. He has been married to Norma Gail Voss since December 4, 1971. They have two children.

28. Sara Evans

Soundtrack | Where the Heart Is

Sara Evans was born on February 5, 1971 in New Franklin, Missouri, USA as Sara Lynn Evans. She has been married to Jay Barker since June 14, 2008. She was previously married to Craig Schelske.

29. Scotty McCreery

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Scotty McCreery was born on October 9, 1993 in Garner, North Carolina, USA as Scott Cooke McCreery.

30. Shania Twain

Soundtrack | Twister

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...

31. Sugarland

Soundtrack | CMT Top 20 Countdown

Band's manager is Gail A. Gellman.

32. Taylor Swift

Soundtrack | Taylor Swift: Bad Blood

Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards...

She is not my favorite, but people will say she should be on here. I like some of her songs. But sometimes she does too much.

34. Steve Holy

Soundtrack | Camille

Steve Holy was born on February 23, 1972 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

35. Tim McGraw

Actor | Tomorrowland

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw, the son of former major league reliever Tug McGraw, is a country music superstar who has sold over 40 million albums. Eleven of his album have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot ...

36. Trace Adkins

Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer

Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior...

40. Florida Georgia Line

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Country music duo comprising Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.

41. Lauren Alaina

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Lauren Alaina (real name Lauren Alaina Suddeth) quickly became a favorite on American Idol (2002) Season Ten's list of competitors, unique in her looks and known for her devotion to God. Born and raised in Rossville, Georgia, Lauren tapped into her talent of singing when her cousin got diagnosed ...

42. Gloriana

Soundtrack | CMT Top 20 Countdown

Country music group.