Popularity, influence and critical acclaim. The lists includes artists in the genres alternative country (ie. Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams), Alternative country-rock or "alt country" (ie. Drive-By Truckers, Uncle Tupelo), Cowpunk (ie. Meat Puppets, Mekons) and other related genres. Does NOT include Outlaw Country (ie Willie Nelson) or certain artists labeled as "Country Rock" (ie. Gram Parsons, Dwight Yoakam).
Edited By: Ryan
Last Updated: 07-09-2012