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Dec 20

Billboard’s Top 50 Country Artists of 2012

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

Taylor Swift has been named’s Top Country Artist of 2012. Taylor was also Billboard’s Top Country Artist in 2011. Jason Aldean comes in at no. 2 with Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood rounding out the Top 5.

The Top 20 includes several new faces this year. Lionel Richie secured the No. 15 spot with the release of his country duets album, Tuskegee. Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town also made the Top 20 this year.

Billboard Charts are calculated using custom formulas collecting sales, streaming and radio play. What do you think of this ranking? Who’d top YOUR Top 50 list? Leave us a comment below!

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Jason Aldean
  3. Luke Bryan
  4. Lady Antebellum
  5. Carrie Underwood
  6. Eric Church
  7. Zac Brown Band
  8. Blake Shelton
  9. Toby Keith
  10. Kenny Chesney
  11. The Band Perry
  12. Tim McGraw
  13. Miranda Lambert
  14. Rascal Flatts
  15. Lionel Richie
  16. Lee Brice
  17. Hunter Hayes
  18. Scotty McCreery
  19. Brantley Gilbert
  20. Little Big Town
  21. Jake Owen
  22. Dierks Bentley
  23. Kip Moore
  24. Josh Turner
  25. Eli Young Band
  26. Chris Young
  27. Brad Paisley
  28. George Strait
  29. Keith Urban
  30. Justin Moore
  31. Dustin Lynch
  32. Gloriana
  33. Jana Kramer
  34. Alan Jackson
  35. Love and Theft
  36. Easton Corbin
  37. Florida Georgia Line
  38. Martina McBride
  39. Pistol Annies
  40. Thompson Square
  41. Rodney Atkins
  42. Billy Currington
  43. Montgomery Gentry
  44. Lauren Alaina
  45. Colt Ford
  46. Chris Cagle
  47. David Nail
  48. Craig Morgan
  49. Casey James
  50. Edens Edge


Tune in for GAC’s Top 50 Videos of 2012!

There were over 120 videos to pick from but only 50 made it into the countdown. Tune in and join our special guest host Laura Bell Bundy to see the results as she presents YOUR Top 50 videos of 2012! Plus, some of your favorite stars like Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins and more are dropping by to help count ‘em down! Full Schedule »



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