10 Traditional Country Artists That Every Radio Hater Should Be Listening To

A lot of people aren’t fans of the majority of what’s played on country radio. I get it.

I hear the words “that’s not country” every second of every day and it drives me up the wall. I know the boundaries of country music are pushed more and more each day, but the truth is that many artists, in every genre continue to evolve their sound. That, and radio and labels and dollars all push trends in one direction or another. Whatever.

The point is, there are plenty of artists that are staying true to that traditional country sound that everybody seems to be missing these days.

Here are 10 of my favorites right now:*

1. William Michael Morgan

2. Ashley Monroe

ashley_monroe 3. Easton Corbin

easton-corbin-1430405712 4. Tara Thompson

5. Josh Turner

Josh-Turner 6. Brandy Clark

BrandyClark 7. Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney Country Official Music Video YouTube 8. Margo Price

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"FAMILY MAN" CRAIG CAMPBELL TO PERFORM FINAL WEEKLY SHOW AT THE STAGE 10. Aaron Lewis

* Texas artists not included. Save your bitching.

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