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The Greatest of All-Time Top Country Artists, Songs and Albums rankings are based on weekly performance on Hot Country Songs (from its Oct. 20, 1958 inception through June 4, 2016) and Top Country Albums (from its Jan. 11, 1964 inception through June 4, 2016). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above, of all their Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME TOP COUNTRY ARTISTS

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Merle Haggard Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Willie Nelson Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Alabama Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Conway Twitty Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Charley Pride Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Reba McEntire Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Garth Brooks Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Alan Jackson Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Tim McGraw Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Waylon Jennings Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Buck Owens Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Hank Williams Jr. Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Johnny Cash Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Kenny Rogers Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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George Jones Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Loretta Lynn Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Dolly Parton Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Kenny Chesney Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Ronnie Milsap Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Toby Keith Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Brooks & Dunn Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Glen Campbell Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Randy Travis Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Tammy Wynette Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Don Williams Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Ray Price Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Rascal Flatts Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Sonny James Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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The Oak Ridge Boys Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Eddy Arnold Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Crystal Gayle Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Jim Reeves Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Elvis Presley Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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The Statler Brothers Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Keith Urban Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Taylor Swift Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Carrie Underwood Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Clint Black Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Eddie Rabbitt Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Tanya Tucker Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Anne Murray Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Brad Paisley Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Shania Twain Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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The Judds Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Vince Gill Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Marty Robbins Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Jason Aldean Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Luke Bryan Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Blake Shelton Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Emmylou Harris Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Faith Hill Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Bill Anderson Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Mickey Gilley Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Lynn Anderson Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Charlie Rich Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Dixie Chicks Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Jerry Lee Lewis Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Ricky Skaggs Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Martina McBride Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Earl Thomas Conley Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Dwight Yoakam Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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John Michael Montgomery Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Zac Brown Band Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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LeAnn Rimes Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Lady Antebellum Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Travis Tritt Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Ricky Van Shelton Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Mel Tillis Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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T.G. Sheppard Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Barbara Mandrell Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Lee Greenwood Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Freddie Hart Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Connie Smith Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Trace Adkins Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Trisha Yearwood Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Steve Wariner Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Sugarland Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Tracy Lawrence Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Tom T. Hall Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Sawyer Brown Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Dierks Bentley Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Johnny Rodriguez Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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David Houston Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Rosanne Cash Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Lonestar Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Porter Wagoner Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Linda Ronstadt Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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The Bellamy Brothers Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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John Conlee Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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John Anderson Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Patty Loveless Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Eric Church Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Miranda Lambert Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Clay Walker Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Jack Greene Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Olivia Newton-John Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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John Denver Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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Collin Raye Billboard Greatest of All Time Country Artists
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