Modern Country Outlaws – Readers Poll
By: Billy Dukes
April 24, 2012
The road of the outlaw is paved with sharp stones, but for fans of country music’s bad boys (and bad girls) it’s a satisfying path to follow. The original outlaws — men named Waylon, Willie, Merle and Hank Jr. — are mostly past their prime, but they’ve left a lasting influence on a new generation of country artists who are willing to upset the establishment to gain creative control.
Who is country music’s modern outlaw? Eric Church and Toby Keith seem like two obvious candidates, but what about newcomers like Brantley Gilbert? Also included in this daily readers poll are Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson and Trace Adkins. Vote for one of these singers or write in your own candidate in the comments section.
There are others on the list I like. But EC should be in the lead. He's always remained himself...never a main-stream guy...or a media created star....he's the real deal!
i think josh thompson has some badassitude in 'im...
Toby Keith...an outlaw...HA!
Eric Church beats them all..... his background ,life, attitude.. a true country music outlaw...We love him and love his music...
How in the f is Toby Keith leading this???? Glad to see eric is in second place but people should remember when Toby first came out he was as main stream as could be, where as eric has never toed the line.