Top 10 List of Most Popular Male Country Singers In 2021
Hundreds of established and new artists are actively recording country music. They continue to release scintillating chart topping singles and albums, which have made country music one of the most listened to genres not only in Southern United States, but also worldwide. In 2021, the top 10 most popular male country singers are:
10. Chris Stapleton
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Chris Stapleton is a 36-year-old American Country singer from Lexington Kentucky, United States. He is also a reputable songwriter, and rock musician, currently signed by Universal Music Group Nashville. Apart from being one of the most successful new-age country singers, he is also one of the most popular, courtesy of the hit songs and albums that he has produced over the years. Some of his most notable works are Never Wanted Nothing More, Love’s Gonna Make it Alright, and Come Back Song, all of which charted at number on the Billboard Country chart. For his singing, Chris Stapleton has won three Grammy Award nominations. He has also won the International Bluegrass Music Award, and the ASCAP Award and impressive six times
9. Thomas Rhett
Popularly known as Thomas Rhett, Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is a famous country singer and songwriter from Valdosta, Georgia, United States. Aged only 25 years, he is already an elite country singer and one of the artists to watch in 2021. The son of Rhett Akins, a singer-songwriter himself, Thomas has enthralled audiences worldwide mainly because of his sentimental style of writing. His clear vocals are invaluable, while his charm and good looks are major draws for female country music enthusiasts. Since his professional debut, Thomas has charted five singles on the Billboard chart with Get Me Some from his It Goes Like debut album charting to number one on country airplay. This has brought him fame and fortune at a relatively young age.
8. Alan Jackson
Best known for his blend of mainstream and traditional country sound, Alan Jackson is an award-winning musician and songwriter from Newnan, Georgia, United States. Now 56-years old, he has penned approximately 85 billboard hits (35 number one and 50 in the top 10) and recorded 15 studio albums, two gospel albums, two Christmas albums, and three Greatest Hits albums among several compilations. Cumulatively, he has sold more than 80 million albums and received 16 CMA Awards, 2 Grammys, and 17 ACM Awards. Alan Jackson is a reputable member of the renowned Grand Ole Opry and a respected inductee of the American Country Music Hall of Fame.
7. Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan’s rise to fame started in the mid-2000s a songwriter for popular country artists such as Billy Currington and Travis Tritt. In 2007, he signed a music contract with Capitol Music in Nashville Tennessee. He has enjoyed a successful musical career ever since. His debut album (I’ll Stay Me), for instance, was a big hit. His follow-up album, Doin’ My Thing, was also a hit with its Someone Else Calling You Baby and Rain Is a Good Thing singles charting at number one on Billboard charts. Luke Bryan is a recipient of the Country Music Award and Academy of Country Music Awards. He is 38 years old and hails from Leesburg, Georgia, United State of America.
6. Clint Black
In top 10 lists of most popular male country singers in 2021, Clint Black is a famous artist because of his heart piecing vocals and charm while on stage. He is also a reputable songwriter, and occasional writer and an established record producer in America. A native of Long Branch, New Jersey, United States, Clint Black broke into the music industry in 1989, with his debut album Killin’ Time producing four number one singles on United States Billboard Hot Country and Tracks chart. To date, he has charted over 30 hit singles on Billboard charts, founded his own record label (Equity Music Group (2003), and made cameo appearance in films such as Maverick (1994).
5. Tim McGraw
Considered one of the hottest country music singers in the world, Tim McGraw is also a talented artist, with thirteen highly grossing studio albums under his name. Collectively, 10 of his 13 albums have charted at number one on Top Country Album charts, while 25 of his 50 singles have charted at number one on either Country Airplay Charts or Hot Country Songs Charts. This makes him one of the most established and successful male country singers of all time. For his significant contribution in the Country music industry, Tim McGraw has received 10 American Music Awards. He has also received 114 Academy of Music Awards 3 People’s Choice Awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and 3 Grammy Awards.
4. Garth Brooks
Troyal Garth Brooks, popularly known as Garth Brooks is a 53-year-old country singer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He rose to prominence in 1989 with his debut album, Garth Brooks, peaking at number two in US Country Album Chart and number 13 on the Billboard 200 Chart. His first single, Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) also received international acclaim, peaking at number 8 on the 1989 Billboard Chart. Since then, his vocal control and integration of interesting rock elements into his recordings have resonated well with his fans when performing live. Brooks has won several prestigious awards and accolades including an RIAA Award for Best Selling Solo Album, 17 American Music Awards, and 2 Grammy Awards.
3. Randy Travis
Randy Travis, born Randy Bruce Traywick in Marshville, North Carolina, United States has been active in the country music industry since 1978. Over his 34 years in the industry, he has charted over 50 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart (with 16 charting at number one) and recorded 20 studio albums. By selling over 22 million records worldwide, he has enjoyed commercial success, played a pivotal in US music country, and because a dominant force in non-traditional country. For his work, Randy Travis has won 6 CMA Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 7 Dove Awards, 10 AMA Awards, and a star on Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame.
2. Charlie Pride
Charlie Frank Pride, popularly known as Charlie Pride is one of the most talented and influential black country music singers of all time. He is also an established businessperson, a captivating performer, and one three African-American country singers who are members of the Grand Ole Opry. At 76-years-old, his songs are among the most popular not only in Southern United States, but also worldwide.
1. Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers is the most popular male country singer in 2021. A native of Houston, Texas, United States, Kenny Rogers is 76-years-old, an entrepreneur, and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has charted over 120 singles on Billboard charts and topped pop and country album charts over 200 times. Kenny has sold over 100 million copies of his albums worldwide and has received numerous Grammys, AMA Awards, CMA Awards, and ACM Awards among several other prestigious accolades.