The 8 Top Country Singers Of All Time

Hank Williams, the "Hillbilly Shakespeare," left a lasting legacy with soulful hits such as "Your Cheatin Heart" and "I m So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Hank Williams

Merle Haggard's music blended country with blues and folk, capturing themes of hardship in songs like "Mama Tried" and "Okie From Muskogee."

Merle Haggard

Loretta Lynn's autobiographical songs like "Coal Miner s Daughter" and guidance from Patsy Cline shaped her career, appealing to a new generation with Jack White's help.

Loretta Lynn

Known as the "Man in Black," Johnny Cash's legendary songs such as "Ring of Fire" and "Folsom Prison Blues" reflected his maverick spirit and Christian beliefs.

Johnny Cash

Dolly Parton's songwriting talents and hits like "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" earned her 11 Grammys and a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton

Despite personal struggles, George Jones' emotive voice made hits like "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and his duets with Tammy Wynette iconic.

George Jones

A pioneer of the Outlaw movement, Willie Nelson is celebrated for songs like "On the Road Again" and "Always On My Mind," even into his 90s.

Willie Nelson

Patsy Cline, known for her deep voice and hits like "Crazy," became a country music icon posthumously after her death in 1963.

Patsy Cline