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Billboard’s Top 25 Country Artists Of The Past 25 Years

Billboard’s Top 25 Country Artists Of The Past 25 Years

With the 2010 CMT Music Awards and the annual CMA Music Festival both taking place this week, it’s no doubt a busy (and great!) time in the world of country music. To honor the genre, Billboard has counted down their top 25 country artists over the last 25 years…

25. LeAnn Rimes
24. Travis Tritt
23. Martina McBride
22. Dwight Yoakam
21. Ricky Van Shelton
20. Brad Paisley
19. Keith Urban
18. Dixie Chicks
17. Vince Gill
16. Faith Hill
15. The Judds
14. Shania Twain
13. Hank Willliams Jr.
12. Clint Black
11. Rascal Flatts
10. Brooks & Dunn
9. Alabama
8. Kenny Chesney
7. Toby Keith
6. Randy Travis
5. Tim McGraw
4. Alan Jackson
3. Reba McEntire
2. Garth Brooks
1. George Strait

Click HERE to read the complete article that includes a brief summary of why they chose each artist.

What do you think of the list? Who’s missing… who should be ranked higher/lower… who’s on the list that shouldn’t be?