The Web’s Top 30 Country Singers, According to PeekScore
Carrie Underwood — making her first awards-show appearance since the birth of her son Isaiah in February — made the strongest showing during the ceremony; performing her single “Little Toy Guns” and ending the night with three awards to call her own.
Inspired by the buzz surrounding this auspicious occasion, we’ve decided to revisit our list of the Web’s most popular living country singers.
These aren’t necessarily the best-selling country acts, although many of them are included here, nor is this a list of the most influential, although a handful of performers of whom that can be said can also be found below.
What this list features specifically are the 30 country singers currently most prominent and influential in cyberspace, as measured by our PeekScore scale.
PLEASE NOTE: In a move some might find controversial, but others will welcome eagerly, we’ve not included Taylor Swift in this survey. Let’s face it, her newest album has about as much to do with country — by even the broadest definitions — as Rihanna’s last album. That said, were she on this list, she’d handily top it with a perfect PeekScore of 10.
|1||Carrie Underwood||Jesus Take the Wheel, Cowboy Casanova||10.00 / 10.00|
|2||Blake Shelton||Austin, She Wouldn’t Be Gone||9.75 / 10.00|
|3||Tim McGraw||Grown Men Don’t Cry, Angry All the Time||9.60 / 10.00|
|4||Dolly Parton||Jolene, Coat of Many Colors||9.56 / 10.00|
|5||Shania Twain||You’re Still the One, Man! I Feel Like a Woman!||9.48 / 10.00|
|6||Alan Jackson||Don’t Rock the Jukebox, Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)||9.39 / 10.00|
|7||Faith Hill||Wild One, Piece of My Heart||9.36 / 10.00|
|8||Toby Keith||Should’ve Been a Cowboy, Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue||9.35 / 10.00|
|9||LeAnn Rimes||Blue, One Way Ticket (Because I Can)||9.34 / 10.00|
|10||Willie Nelson||Good Hearted Woman, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain||9.32 / 10.00|
|11||Eric Church||How ‘Bout You, Guys Like Me||9.32 / 10.00|
|12||Keith Urban||But for the Grace of God, Somebody Like You||9.31 / 10.00|
|13||Luke Bryan||All My Friends Say, We Rode in Trucks||9.24 / 10.00|
|14||Loretta Lynn||Fist City, Coal Miner’s Daughter||9.23 / 10.00|
|15||Billy Currington||Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right, People Are Crazy||9.23 / 10.00|
|16||Trisha Yearwood||She’s in Love with the Boy, There Goes My Baby||9.22 / 10.00|
|17||Jason Aldean||The Truth, Don’t You Wanna Stay||9.19 / 10.00|
|18||Brad Paisley||I Wish You’d Stay, Two People Fell in Love||9.18 / 10.00|
|29||Miranda Lambert||Kerosene, Over You||9.17 / 10.00|
|20||Kenny Chesney||The Boys of Fall, Out Last Night||9.16 / 10.00|
|21||Trace Adkins||Ladies Love Country Boys, You’re Gonna Miss This||9.16 / 10.00|
|22||Reba McEntire||How Blue, Somebody Should Leave||9.13 / 10.00|
|23||Dierks Bentley||Settle for a Slowdown, Come a Little Closer||9.13 / 10.00|
|24||Zac Brown||Highway 20 Ride, Colder Weather||9.11 / 10.00|
|25||George Strait||Fool Hearted Memory, Ocean Front Property||9.10 / 10.00|
|26||Brantley Gilbert||Country Must Be Country Wide, You Don’t Know Her Like I Do||9.10 / 10.00|
|27||Josh Turner||Why Don’t We Just Dance, All Over Me||8.87 / 10.00|
|28||Kellie Pickler||Red High Heels, I Wonder||8.84 / 10.00|
|29||Scotty McCreery||I Love You This Big, The Trouble with Girls||8.77 / 10.00|
|30||Garth Brooks||Rodeo, Friends in Low Places||8.26 / 10.00|