Saturday, May 31, 2008

Favorite Country Artists Standings, Second Update...

With just a few weeks left in the voting, Johnny has a comfortable--but Hank has more than twice as many first place votes.

A few commenters noted the absence of women from the top 10 after the first update. The ladies are doing a little better now with Patsy and Emmylou sneaking into the top 10 and Loretta at No. 11.

Now for the bad news. Despite all of my efforts here, Tom T. Hall and John Hartford have dropped out of the Top 20. Sigh.

1. Johnny Cash
2. Hank Williams
3. Merle Haggard
4. George Jones
5. Willie Nelson
6. Townes Van Zandt
7. Waylon Jennings
8. Patsy Cline
9. Gram Parsons
10. Emmylou Harris
11. Loretta Lynn
12. Buck Owens
13. Bob Wills
14. Louvin Brothers
15. The Carter Family
16. Steve Earle
17. Dwight Yoakam
18. Lucinda Williams
19. Gillian Welch
20. Doug Sahm

Others receiving multiple votes: Lyle Lovett, Dolly Parton, Iris Dement, John Hartford, Jimmie Rodgers, Roger Miller, Tammy Wynette, Tom T. Hall, Flatlanders, Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, Kris Kristofferson, Ralph Stanley/Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, Marty Robbins, Uncle Tupelo, Hank Thompson, Randy Travis, Hank Williams Jr, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gene Clark, Terry Allen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Jason & The Scorchers, Ray Charles, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells, George Strait, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, The Jayhawks, Robbie Fulks, Alison Krauss, Son Volt, Roseanne Cash, The Handsome Family, The Be Good Tanyas.

Here's a good one from the coal miner's daughter (written by Shel Silverstein):

Loretta Lynn - One's On The Way (buy album)

It's not too late for you to be heard. While I continue my semi-hiatus from blogging, the voting continues. If you haven't already chimed in, please leave a ranked ballot of your top to favorite country artists in the comments. For more details, see original post.

And now for a video from a pretty country gal:


Matt said...

1) Loretta Lynn
2) Willie Nelson
3) Patsy Cline
4) Hank Williams
5) Dolly Parton
6) Steve Earle
7) Johnny Cash
8) Jason Ringenberg (jason and the scorchers)
9) Neko Case
10)Buck Owens

boyhowdy said...

Oh my God, I can't believe I forgot about Kelly Willis. Stupid brain...

Anonymous said...

I'm devastated about Tom T. Hall. Interestingly enough, we were talking about concerts at work today, and one of my co-workers said that he saw Tom T. Hall once, and the women were going nuts. He said, and I quote, "they were throwing articles of clothing, I mean, underclothing, on stage." He looked horrified, lol.

Paul said...

Wow ragmamarag, that's hilarious. But I can understand. With the right kind of woman, ole Tom T. can be quite the charmer...

I once saw an old lady (practically an AARP member) rip her entire shirt off and throw on stage in homage to a white-bearded Irish folk singer at my local pub. So anything is possible through music. (That's why I bought a guitar when I was 16.)