The Greatest Country Music Artist Of All Time

The Canadian Country Music Association Awards (known to you and me as the CCMA Awards) takes place Sunday, September 8, 2019. All the nation's favourite country music stars will descend upon Calgary, Alberta, and vie for the coveted trophy. As anticipation builds for such a momentous event, ET Canada would like to know which of the genre's stars over the years is the greatest. Cast your vote for every battle in each round. We'll announce the winner just before you tune in to the awards show live on Global on September 8.

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Blake Shelton
92.65%

Blake Shelton

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Over 33 singles, 24 of which hit No. 1
  • Seven-time Grammy nominee
  • Hit songs: “Ol’ Red”, “God Gave Me You”, “Some Beach”
Randy Travis
7.35%

Randy Travis

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 16 of which hit No. 1
  • Has won seven Grammy Awards, six CMA Awards, eleven ACM Awards, 10 AMA Awards, eight Dove Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hit songs: “Forever and Ever, Amen”, “Three Wooden Crosses”, “Diggin’ Up Bones”
1 / 4
George Strait
51.27%

George Strait

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Seven of his albums reached No. 1 on the country charts in the 1980s. Has had more No. 1 songs than any artist in any genre
  • Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Hit songs: “Check Yes or No”, “All My Ex’s Live In Texas”, “Write This Down”
Tim McGraw
48.73%

Tim McGraw

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Sold over 50 million records and has had 43 No. 1 singles
  • Won a Grammy, seven CMA Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, and eight Billboard Awards
  • Hit songs: “Humble and Kind”, “Live Like You Were Dying”, “It’s Your Love”
2 / 4
Darius Rucker
26.93%

Darius Rucker

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Has released four consecutive albums that have topped the Billboard Country Albums chart
  • His 4x platinum cover of “Wagon Wheel” earned him his third Grammy Award for Best Solo Country Performance
  • Hit songs: “Come Back Song”, “Alright”, “If I Told You”
Keith Urban
73.07%

Keith Urban

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • “Somebody Like You” named the biggest country hit of the 2000s by Billboard
  • Charted 37 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, 18 went to No. 1
  • Hit songs: “Blue Ain’t Your Colour”, “Break on Me”, “Stupid Boy”
3 / 4
Jon Pardi
35.88%

Jon Pardi

Reasons To Vote For Him:
  • Nine of his 10 singles have made their way onto Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts
  • “Head Over Boots” held the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Country Airplay year-end chart
  • Hit songs: “Dirt on My Boots”, “Heartache on the Dance Floor”, “Night Shift”
Shania Twain
64.12%

Shania Twain

Reasons To Vote For Her:
  • Has sold over 100 million records, making her the bestselling female artist in country music history
  • Has received five Grammy Awards and 27 BMU Songwriter Awards
  • Hit songs: “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, “Forever and For Always”
4 / 4

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Round 1

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Brooks & DunnBrothers Osborne

Brooks & Dunn

79.76%

Brothers Osborne

20.24%
Luke BryanLuke Combs

Luke Bryan

48.85%

Luke Combs

51.15%
Blake SheltonJake Owen

Blake Shelton

73.69%

Jake Owen

26.31%
Kacey MusgravesLee Ann Womack

Kacey Musgraves

39.52%

Lee Ann Womack

60.48%
Merle HaggardRandy Travis

Merle Haggard

37.04%

Randy Travis

62.96%
Steve EarleChris Stapleton

Steve Earle

54.18%

Chris Stapleton

45.82%
Tanya TuckerTrisha Yearwood

Tanya Tucker

22.97%

Trisha Yearwood

77.03%
Zac Brown BandWillie Nelson

Zac Brown Band

23.55%

Willie Nelson

76.45%
AlabamaFlorida Georgia Line

Alabama

74.35%

Florida Georgia Line

25.65%
Garth BrooksGeorge Strait

Garth Brooks

44.44%

George Strait

55.56%
Hank Williams Jr.Johnny Cash

Hank Williams Jr.

15.01%

Johnny Cash

84.99%
Lady AntebellumPaul Brandt

Lady Antebellum

47.98%

Paul Brandt

52.02%
Patsy ClineLoretta Lynn

Patsy Cline

43.25%

Loretta Lynn

56.75%
Taylor SwiftTim McGraw

Taylor Swift

14.64%

Tim McGraw

85.36%
Vince GillKane Brown

Vince Gill

19.56%

Kane Brown

80.44%
Alan JacksonKelsea Ballerini

Alan Jackson

70.57%

Kelsea Ballerini

29.43%
Billy Ray CyrusDarius Rucker

Billy Ray Cyrus

22.28%

Darius Rucker

77.72%
Waylon JenningsCarrie Underwood

Waylon Jennings

52.96%

Carrie Underwood

47.04%
Brad PaisleyDierks Bentley

Brad Paisley

69.39%

Dierks Bentley

30.61%
Eric ChurchFaith Hill

Eric Church

22.69%

Faith Hill

77.31%
Toby KeithKeith Urban

Toby Keith

38.62%

Keith Urban

61.38%
Kelly ClarksonTravis Tritt

Kelly Clarkson

28.42%

Travis Tritt

71.58%
SugarlandOak Ridge Boys

Sugarland

32.71%

Oak Ridge Boys

67.29%
Sheryl CrowMiranda Lambert

Sheryl Crow

67.74%

Miranda Lambert

32.26%
Dolly PartonJon Pardi

Dolly Parton

43.77%

Jon Pardi

56.23%
Jason AldeanKenny Rogers

Jason Aldean

21.44%

Kenny Rogers

78.56%
Thomas RhettDustin Lynch

Thomas Rhett

48.50%

Dustin Lynch

51.50%
Old DominionDixie Chicks

Old Dominion

34.49%

Dixie Chicks

65.51%
The Allman Brothers BandLittle Big Town

The Allman Brothers Band

31.74%

Little Big Town

68.26%
Reba McEntireMaren Morris

Reba McEntire

85.82%

Maren Morris

14.18%
Shania TwainBrett Eldredge

Shania Twain

65.49%

Brett Eldredge

34.51%
Dan + ShayThe Judds

Dan + Shay

25.16%

The Judds

74.84%

Round 2

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Brooks & DunnLuke Combs

Brooks & Dunn

77.40%

Luke Combs

22.60%
Blake SheltonLee Ann Womack

Blake Shelton

90.61%

Lee Ann Womack

9.39%
Randy TravisSteve Earle

Randy Travis

80.52%

Steve Earle

19.48%
Trisha YearwoodWillie Nelson

Trisha Yearwood

51.87%

Willie Nelson

48.13%
AlabamaGeorge Strait

Alabama

30.66%

George Strait

69.34%
Johnny CashPaul Brandt

Johnny Cash

79.33%

Paul Brandt

20.67%
Loretta LynnTim McGraw

Loretta Lynn

35.02%

Tim McGraw

64.98%
Kane BrownAlan Jackson

Kane Brown

71.61%

Alan Jackson

28.39%
Darius RuckerWaylon Jennings

Darius Rucker

64.31%

Waylon Jennings

35.69%
Brad PaisleyFaith Hill

Brad Paisley

30.93%

Faith Hill

69.07%
Keith UrbanTravis Tritt

Keith Urban

77.22%

Travis Tritt

22.78%
Oak Ridge BoysSheryl Crow

Oak Ridge Boys

52.86%

Sheryl Crow

47.14%
Jon PardiKenny Rogers

Jon Pardi

60.01%

Kenny Rogers

39.99%
Dustin LynchDixie Chicks

Dustin Lynch

53.14%

Dixie Chicks

46.86%
Little Big TownReba McEntire

Little Big Town

32.15%

Reba McEntire

67.85%
Shania TwainThe Judds

Shania Twain

81.63%

The Judds

18.37%

Round 3

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Brooks & DunnBlake Shelton

Brooks & Dunn

13.32%

Blake Shelton

86.68%
Randy TravisTrisha Yearwood

Randy Travis

53.53%

Trisha Yearwood

46.47%
George StraitJohnny Cash

George Strait

54.37%

Johnny Cash

45.63%
Tim McGrawKane Brown

Tim McGraw

52.08%

Kane Brown

47.92%
Darius RuckerFaith Hill

Darius Rucker

51.09%

Faith Hill

48.91%
Keith UrbanOak Ridge Boys

Keith Urban

80.94%

Oak Ridge Boys

19.06%
Jon PardiDustin Lynch

Jon Pardi

53.78%

Dustin Lynch

46.22%
Reba McEntireShania Twain

Reba McEntire

18.77%

Shania Twain

81.23%

Round 5

Opens Aug 21Open/Close

Round 6

Opens Aug 26Open/Close