Who are your favorite male and female country artists from the last 10 years? ?
(Don’t waste your time with an answer if you’re just going to whine about how they all suck and they’re not real country)
- RacerLv 62 weeks ago
Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert
- Beau JestLv 51 month ago
Male: Sturgill Simpson.
Female: Sarah Shook.
Not quite sure how you'd define "from the last 10 years" though. There are older artists who are still doing great work.
- RainLv 72 months ago
- AshleyLv 62 months ago
Keeping my list to people who appeared on the scene in the last ten years:
Male: Luke Combs, maybe Sam Hunt
Female: Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Tenille Towns
Luke Combs is my favorite of all of them
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- phatzwaveLv 72 months ago
Wayne Hancock ---
- Stiff DragonLv 62 months ago
Male: Sturgill Simpson
Female: Lucinda Williams, though she's more on the Alt-Country side and been active since the 70's but still release albums. If she doesn't count then I'd go with Lydia Loveless.
- 2 months ago
None of them. Country is a horrible genre of music.
- Michael ELv 72 months ago
Well, I'm not sure about favorite, but Kacey Musgraves has impressed me ever since I heard Merry Go Round. She seems to be able to make songs about something more serious than tight jeans and honky-tonks and get them into mainstream commercial airplay.
Ashley Monroe is another artist that I like.
Lindi Ortega has some real good music that some would say isn't "real country". I hope she gets over her hiatus real soon. (BTW, at the time, Hank Sr. wasn't "real country", he was "western". Similarly Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band proved that new country can be both different and real country. "Real country" is a concept that is useful to snobs.)
On the male side of things, its good that Willie Nelson has kept putting out new material. Not just rehashes of his older stuff.
Oh yes, big ups to all of the Highwomen.