The World’s Most Influential Country Music Singers In 2017

There is no doubt that country music is one of the world’s most-listened-to music genre. Taylor Swift tops our list of the world’s most influential country music singers in 2017. Coming in at No. 2 is Luke Bryan, followed by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Carrie Underwood.

Rounding out the top ten are Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, and Lady Antebellum.

To determine the most influential country music singers in 2017, CEOWORLD magazine, the world’s fastest-growing business news website, constructed an index of various measures related to Billboard charts and internet presence. The report presents a distinguished selection of the world’s most influential country music stars.

Here is the list of the top 30 most influential country music singers in the world:

1. Taylor Swift
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Red (#1 in 2012)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 14,084
Facebook likes: 74.3 million
Twitter Followers: 85.4 million

2. Luke Bryan
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 8
Top charting album: Crash My Party (#1 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 3,135
Facebook likes: 8.7 million
Twitter Followers: 9.18 million

3 Blake Shelton
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 7
Top charting album: If I’M Honest (#3 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 7,690
Facebook likes: 9.3 million
Twitter Followers: 19.8 million

4. Jason Aldean
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 4
Top charting album: Old Boots, New Dirt (#4 in 2015)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,837
Facebook likes: 9.1 million
Twitter Followers: 3.38 million

5. Carrie Underwood
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Storyteller (#4 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 5,156
Facebook likes: 11.5 million
Twitter Followers: 7.5 million

6. Kenny Chesney
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 5
Top charting album: Welcome To The Fishbowl (#12 in 2012)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,698
Facebook likes: 6.6 million
Twitter Followers: 2.55 million

7. Eric Church
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 4
Top charting album: The Outsiders (#4 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,818
Facebook likes: 3.6 million
Twitter Followers: 2.05 million

8. Tim McGraw
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 5
Top charting album: Two Lanes Of Freedom (#14 in 2013)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 3,755
Facebook likes: 8.6 million
Twitter Followers: 2.89 million

9. Zac Brown Band
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 5
Top charting album: Jekyll + Hyde (#3 in 2015)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,483
Facebook likes: 6.5 million
Twitter Followers: 1.71 million

10. Lady Antebellum
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 4
Top charting album: Own The Night (#4 in 2012)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,740
Facebook likes: 10.9 million
Twitter Followers: 2.52 million

11. Florida Georgia Line
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Here’s To The Good Times (#2 in 2013)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,744
Facebook likes: 4.1 million

12. Garth Brooks
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences (#2 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 5,313
Facebook likes: 2.2 million

13. George Strait
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 5
Top charting album: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From At&T Stadium (#19 in 2015)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,581
Facebook likes: 7.7 million

14. Little Big Town
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Tornado (#7 in 2013)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,123
Facebook likes: 2.2 million

15. Miranda Lambert
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Platinum (#8 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 3,317
Facebook likes: 8.5 million

16. Keith Urban
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Ripcord (#9 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 5,750
Facebook likes: 6.3 million

17. Brantley Gilbert
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Just As I Am (#5 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,059
Facebook likes: 3.8 million

18. Dierks Bentley
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Riser (#12 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,182
Facebook likes: 3.3 million

19. Thomas Rhett
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Tangled Up (#7 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,070
Facebook likes: 1.6 million

20. Sam Hunt
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 1
Top charting album: Montevallo (#1 in 2015)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,552
Facebook likes: 1.0 million

21. Toby Keith
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 4
Top charting album: Clancy’s Tavern (#13 in 2012)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,714
Facebook likes: 5.5 million

22. Rascal Flatts
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Changed (#17 in 2012)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,089
Facebook likes: 6.6 million

23. Brad Paisley
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Wheelhouse (#23 in 2013)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,075
Facebook likes: 7.5 million

24. Chris Young
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: I’M Comin’ Over (#13 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 659
Facebook likes: 2.0 million

25. Hunter Hayes
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Hunter Hayes (#6 in 2013)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 835
Facebook likes: 2.0 million

26 Kacey Musgraves
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Same Trailer Different Park (#14 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,094
Facebook likes: 765,139

27 Willie Nelson
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 3
Top charting album: Band Of Brothers (#50 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 7,022
Facebook likes: 5.4 million

28 Jennifer Nettles
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: That Girl (#21 in 2014)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,187
Facebook likes: 693,642

29 Kelsea Ballerini
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 1
Top charting album: The First Time (#20 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 1,557
Facebook likes: 337,748

30 Jana Kramer
# of top Billboard albums in last 5 years: 2
Top charting album: Thirty One (#55 in 2016)
Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 4,542
Facebook likes: 624,441

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