Country music genre songs are very popular especially in the United States of America. Many American love listening to country music in the morning, and in the rush hour time hence it’s the most listened type of music in those stated hours. Just like in other Genres country music has also some competition since not everybody can become the best.
However in 2017 we have identified the best country music singers and here is the list of top 10 best country singers in 2017.
10. Thomas Rhett
The American country music songwriter and a singer is among this year top 10 best country singers. Although the son of Rhett Akins has just produced two studio albums Tangled Up (2015) and It Goes Like This (2013) he is really making his mark in the Country music Genre. During the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016 his song “Die a Happy Man” made him get nominated in the category of Best Country Song, and during iHeartRadio Music Awards same year he won in the category of Country Artist of the Year.in 2017 Thomas has been nominated pending results in the CMT Music Awards in the category of Video of the Year, male video of the year with his song “Star of the Show”.
9. Brandy Clark
The winner of International Song of the Year – “Stripes” in 2015 British Country Music Association Awards Brandy is one of the rising women in the genre of country music today. Most recently in the 59th Grammy awards in 2017 she was nominated in the category of Best Country Album: Big Day in a Small Town, and received a nomination in the category of Best Country Solo Performance “Love Can Go To Hell”. In 2017 also she was nominated in ACM Awards in the category of New Female Vocalist of the Year. Most recent hits songs of hers are “Three Kids No Husband”, “Love Can Go to Hell” and “Girl Next Door”.
8. Miranda Lambert
The wife of the country singer Blake Shelton is one of the key singers you can’t miss in the list of top 10 best country singers in 2017.as of today she has been honoured by Country Music Association Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Academy of Country Music Awards, among others. Most recently in 2017 she became the most awarded female in history of ACM Awards in the category of Female Vocalist of the Year. She was also nominated in the 59th Grammy awards in the category of Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for her song ”vice”. She has six albums and some of her hit songs are “Automatic”, “All Kinds of Kinds”, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, “Baggage Claim”, “Over You”, “platinum” among others.
7. Maren Morris
Unlike many other stars here Morris doesn’t have much history about her career but as of today she has been able to release 4 studio albums. Most recently Her debut single, “My Church”, which was among the top 5 in US Hot Country Songs chart won her an award in the 59th Grammy Awards in the category of best country solo performance. She also received a nomination best country song for the same song and his album Hero was nominated in the category of best country album.as if that’s not all in the ACM Awards, she won in the category of New Female Vocalist of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. Some of her great songs today are “80s Mercedes”, Craving You”, “Once” among others.
6. JASON ALDEAN
Another great American country music singer is Jason Aldean.as of today Jason has released seven albums and 24 singles . of all his 24 singles 19 of them have been on position one spot in country Airplay charts or the Hot Country Songs. In 2017 he was nominated in the category of male vocalist of the year and won in the category of Entertainer of the Year in ACM Awards. Some of his best songs are “Any Ol’ Barstool”, “When She Says Baby”, “Burnin’ It Down”, “Tonight Looks Good on You”, “Lights Come On”, among others.
5. KEITH URBAN
The Australian American country musician is one of the legends in this genre. Most likely you know him from the American Idol or The Voice.as of today he has a total of nine albums and 37 singles and among the 37 18 of them have been on the number one spot in US Hot Country Songs. Keith during the 59 Grammy Awards he was nominated in the category of Best Country Album-Ripcord, and also received a nomination in the category of Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for her song “Blue Ain’t Your Color”. Some of his 2017 and 2016 best music are songs such as “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, “Wasted Time”, “Break on Me” among others.
4. LUKE BRYAN
Among the best sellers of country music in the world is Luke Bryan. To date he has sold more than seven million albums and 26 million singles globally. Most recently he has won artist of the year and male vocalist of the year award , Touring Artist of the Year and Top Country Artist in the Billboard Music Awards and American Country Countdown Awards. Some of his best latest music you would want to listen to is “Want to Want Me”, “Huntin’, Fishin,’ and Lovin’ “Kick the Dust Up” , Every Day” “Kill the Lights”, “Strip It Down” among others.
3. CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Since winning the American Idol in 2005 Carrie Underwood has risen to become one of the best country music singers we have today. She has become one of the most successful artist in any musical genre, no wonder she is recognized as Country Music’s reigning Queen or “the female vocalist of her generation of any genre”. Some of the reasons Underwood has earned those titles is because she is the top country artist of all-time on the RIAA’s Digital Singles ranking, the woman with most number-one hits in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart , most successful American idol winner of all time, and the highest certified country album artist to debut in the 21st century. She has earned her place in Grand Ole Opry, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and in addition winning numerous accolades among them he name in the Guinness world records. Some of her songs are “Church Bells”, which has been nominated in the category of best country solo performance in the 59th Grammy awards, “See You Again” “Before He Cheats” “Blown Away” among others.
2. CHRIS STAPLETON
Among the icons of country music Chris name has to be there. He was born 1978 and has made his name by being one of the best songwriters, guitarist and singer. his style of music is bluegrass and southern rock. Recently on May 5 2017 he released his second studio album From A Room: Volume 1, and some of the albums tracks are “Broken Halos”, “Last Thing I Needed, “Either Way”, “Second One to Know” among others. Chris has also earned several accolades among them seven ASCAP awards, two Grammy Awards, and five Academy of Country Music Awards.
1. Blake Shelton
The husband to country singer Miranda Lambert takes our topmost position in this list of top 10 best country singers in 2017. Blake Shelton is a songwriter, a television personality having featured as a judge in the Voice, Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, among other shows. He has won numerous awards and the most recent ones are people’s choice awards he won in 2017 category of Favourite Male Country Artist, Favourite Album, NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards in the category of Best Reality Personality, CMT music awards in the category of CMT Social Superstar, among others. Some of his best songs are “Gonna”, “Neon Light”, “My Eyes”, “Sangria”, among others.
These are the best top 10 country music singers in 2017. They have earned these positions based on awards given only in 2017 and number of hit songs in various charts. If you love sweet country melodies just take your time and listen some from these country icon. In the recent times Country many new artist are cropping up in the genre of country music and emerging with super hits that you might argue they deserve a place in the list but let judge our list based on history of the artist.