The Greatest Male Country Singers of All Time

Originated in the American South in the early-1920s, Country music soon gained popularity all over the United States, thanks to its exponents. By 2009, it had become one of the most popular music genres. Check out our list of the greatest male country singers of all time to know about men responsible for popularizing this wonderful genre of music.

1. George Jones

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Birthday: 12 September 1931
Born In: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died On: 26 April 2013

George Jones was described as one of the greatest country singers of his time. His intense loyalty towards country music was highly appreciated and influenced artists of other genres like jazz, rock, and blues. He was a performer at the 'Grand Ole Opry.'


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Birthday: 06 April 1937
Born In: Oildale, California, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 06 April 2016

Merle Haggard is the recipient of many awards, including a 'Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award' and 'Kennedy Center Honor.' In 1994 and 1997, he was inducted into the 'Country Music Hall of Fame' and 'Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame,' respectively.


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Birthday: 26 February 1932
Born In: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died On: 12 September 2003

An exponent of country music, Johnny Cash has left behind a legacy. 'I Walk the Line' and 'Ring of Fire' are two of his songs that have been inducted into the 'Grammy Hall of Fame.'


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Birthday: 18 May 1952
Born In: Poteet, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Age: 68

Known as the 'King of Country,' George Strait is regarded as one of the most popular and influential recording artists of all time. In 2006, he was inducted into the 'Country Music Hall of Fame.'


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Birthday: 17 September 1923
Born In: Alabama
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died On: 01 January 1953
Considered as one of the most influential and significant American singers of the 20th century, Hank Williams influenced singers like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Charley Pride. In 1961 and 1987, he was inducted into the 'Country Music Hall of Fame' and 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,' respectively.