Modern singers like Johnny Cash?

I'm looking for some new songs and artists to listen to as I have exhausted all of my dad's old collection.

My favorite genre is country, however, this modern country-pop junk to put it politely. I can't stand Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, and the like.

I'm looking for younger singers who still play with the same style as older country, such as Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Willy Nelson... you know, REAL country singers.

Any suggestions?


Ramblin Man: Thanks so much! All those artists have just found themselves a new fan, Especially dale Watson.

I would choose your answer as best answer, however, clicking the 'choose best answer' button isn't working for me for some reason. At least nobody else answered, so you should get the ten points anyway once the question expires.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Hi, Here is a list of modern alternative/underground artist who still sing real country. Songs list is in link below following the artists. Dale Watson is similar to Johnny Cash. We must support these artists. Links below.

    You can find similar artists by searching for traditional, alternative, americana, outlaw country, rockabilly/psychobilly, folk, and stuff like that on sites like youtube, reverbnation,, and pandora radio. Most artists have myspace, facebook, & soundcloud pages also.

    Good mainstream artists: Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Pistol Annies, Gretchen Wilson

    Modern alternative/underground artists:

    Wayne Hancock, Rachel Brooke, Joey Allcorn, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jackson Taylor, The Secret Sisters, Little Lisa Dixie, Dale Watson, J.B Beverly & The Wayward Drifters, Fifth On The Floor, Hank III, Bob Wayne, Scott H. Biram, Holly Williams, Amber Digby, Ashley Monroe, Pokey LaFarge, Hellbound Glory, Curtis Lyn Cook, Sara Jarosz, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tonya Watts, Honky Tonk Hustlas, George Goss, Sturgill Simpson, Lydia Loveless, Whitey Morgan & The 78's, Jayke Orvis, More in my answer here:;_ylt=Ai...

    (Ashley Monroe - Weed Instead Of Roses official video) Checkout her songs: You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter), & Hank's Cadillac, plus others.

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    (Dale Watson - My Baby Makes Me Gravy official video) Dale is similar to Johnny Cash.

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    (George Goss - Ain't No Honky Tonks In Jail) He's similar to Willie & Waylon, has more songs on

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    (Joey Allcorn - 50 Years Too Late)

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    (Hellbound Glory - Black Mass) Checkout their other songs!

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    (Little Lisa Dixie - I'll Go With You) Explicit - Checkout her self titled 2011 album.

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    Hope you enjoy these songs. Good luck!

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