Are These The All-Time Greatest Country Albums, Songs, Artists?

For the first time, Billboard has analyzed its country charts stretching back more than six decades to determine the rankings for the genre’s greatest artists, albums and songs of all time.

Topping the list for all-time greatest artist is George Strait with a whopping 44 #1 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

For all-time greatest album, the honor goes to Shania Twain’s Come on Over, which spent a record 50 weeks atop the Country Albums chart while selling 15.7 million copies.

And the all-time greatest single is Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” which racked up 24 weeks at #1 atop the Hot Country Songs chart.

Here are the top 10 finishers on each list:

  • George Strait
  • Merle Haggard
  • Willie Nelson
  • Alabama
  • Conway Twitty
  • Charley Pride
  • Reba McEntire
  • Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Tim McGraw
  • Come on Over, Shania Twain
  • No Fences, Garth Brooks
  • Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift
  • Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks
  • Always and Forever, Randy Travis
  • Behind Closed Doors, Charlie Rich
  • Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood
  • Greatest Hits, Waylon Jennings
  • The Woman in Me, Shania Twain
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
  • “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
  • “Walk on By,” Leroy Van Dyke
  • “Wanted,” Hunter Hayes
  • “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
  • “There Goes My Everything,” Jack Greene
  • “Love’s Gonna Live Here,” Buck Owens
  • “Convoy,” C.W. McCall
  • “Somebody Like You,” Keith Urban
  • “Amazed,” Lonestar
  • “Daddy Sang Bass,” Johnny Cash
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