6 Modern Day Outlaws That Are Changing The Direction Of Country Music

Outlaw country music and the glory days of Willie, Merle, Waylon and Cash may seem like they are far behind us.

However, there are a few artists out there that are still carrying that outlaw spirit into the studio and onto the stage. Artists who made their reputations by doing things their own way. While many of them might laugh at the idea of being compared to the legends, there is no denying their rough around the edges style and “no bullsh*t” attitudes towards making great country music.

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Here’s 6 artists embracing the outlaw way.

6. Jamey Johnson


5. Brandy Clark


4. Eric Church

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Recording artist Eric Church performs onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)

3. Chris Stapleton


2. Sturgill Simpson


1. Jason Isbell


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