As a guitar player myself, (a shitty one) I am continuously amazed at what people can do with 6 strings and a block of wood.
Watching Brad Paisley, Charlie Worsham, and Randy Houser jam out til 3 a.m. at Joe’s Bar will forever be one of the greatest moments of my life. Like me, just about everyone loves a live show and nothing is better than seeing your favorite artists get on stage and shred. Here’s my list of 12 guys that are sure to blow the roof off the joint with some great guitar work. If you get the chance… Go see them play!
12. Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three)
11. Lindsay Ell
10. Zac Brown
9. Randy Houser
8. Hunter Hayes
7. Chris Stapleton
6. Chase Bryant
5. Frankie Ballard
4. John Osborne (Brothers Osborne)
3. Charlie Worsham
2. Keith Urban
1. Brad Paisley
Side Note: I only included, more or less, current frontmen in this post. I know there are tons of great guitar players out there in every band, some of whom I know personally. Also I left out session guys and older artists that aren’t necessarily putting out new music right now i.e. Vince Gill, who, trust me, I think he is a god.
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