Are These Really the 100 Best Country Music Artists Ever?

Opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one. However, when Rolling Stone talks music, people usually listen. 

Who are the greatest country artists of all time? Well, Rolling Stone has just made its picks. 

"We considered their lasting impact on the genre, their recorded output and even their legacy as an entertainer," the outlet writes about how it came up with its selections. "Some of the contemporary artists we included--all of them already trailblazers--also benefitted from our speculation that their best work may in fact be ahead of them." 

Without further ado, here's who made the top 10 (check the link for the full list):

  1. Merle Haggard
  2. Hank Williams
  3. Johnny Cash
  4. Loretta Lynn
  5. The Carter Family
  6. Willie Nelson
  7. Waylon Jennings
  8. Dolly Parton
  9. George Jones
  10. Garth Brooks

See the full list here.

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