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Billboard’s Top 50 Country Artists of 2012

Posted By Sarah Wyland On December 20, 2012 @ 10:56 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Taylor Swift [1]

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

Taylor Swift [2] has been named Billboard.com’s [3]Top Country Artist of 2012. Taylor was also Billboard’s Top Country Artist in 2011 [4]. Jason Aldean [5] comes in at no. 2 with Luke Bryan [6], Lady Antebellum [7] and Carrie Underwood [8] rounding out the Top 5.

The Top 20 includes several new faces this year. Lionel Richie [9] secured the No. 15 spot with the release of his country duets album, Tuskegee. Lee Brice [10], Hunter Hayes [11] and Little Big Town [12] also made the Top 20 this year.

Billboard Charts are calculated using custom formulas collecting sales, streaming and radio play. What do you think of this ranking? Who’d top YOUR Top 50 list? Leave us a comment below!

  1. Taylor Swift [2]
  2. Jason Aldean [5]
  3. Luke Bryan [6]
  4. Lady Antebellum [7]
  5. Carrie Underwood [8]
  6. Eric Church [13]
  7. Zac Brown Band [14]
  8. Blake Shelton [15]
  9. Toby Keith [16]
  10. Kenny Chesney [17]
  11. The Band Perry [18]
  12. Tim McGraw [19]
  13. Miranda Lambert [20]
  14. Rascal Flatts [21]
  15. Lionel Richie [9]
  16. Lee Brice [10]
  17. Hunter Hayes [11]
  18. Scotty McCreery [22]
  19. Brantley Gilbert [23]
  20. Little Big Town [12]
  21. Jake Owen [24]
  22. Dierks Bentley [25]
  23. Kip Moore [26]
  24. Josh Turner [27]
  25. Eli Young Band [28]
  26. Chris Young [29]
  27. Brad Paisley [30]
  28. George Strait [31]
  29. Keith Urban [32]
  30. Justin Moore [33]
  31. Dustin Lynch [34]
  32. Gloriana [35]
  33. Jana Kramer [36]
  34. Alan Jackson [37]
  35. Love and Theft [38]
  36. Easton Corbin [39]
  37. Florida Georgia Line [40]
  38. Martina McBride [41]
  39. Pistol Annies [42]
  40. Thompson Square [43]
  41. Rodney Atkins [44]
  42. Billy Currington [45]
  43. Montgomery Gentry [46]
  44. Lauren Alaina [47]
  45. Colt Ford [48]
  46. Chris Cagle [49]
  47. David Nail [50]
  48. Craig Morgan [51]
  49. Casey James [52]
  50. Edens Edge [53]

 

Tune in for GAC’s Top 50 Videos of 2012!

There were over 120 videos to pick from but only 50 made it into the countdown. Tune in and join our special guest host Laura Bell Bundy [54] to see the results as she presents YOUR Top 50 videos of 2012! Plus, some of your favorite stars like Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins and more are dropping by to help count ‘em down! Full Schedule » [55]

 

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[1] Image: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift/article/0,,GAC_29996_4708512,00.html

[2] Taylor Swift: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift

[3] Billboard.com’s : http://www.billboard.com/charts-year-end#/charts-year-end/country-artists?year=2012&begin=1&order=position

[4] Billboard’s Top Country Artist in 2011: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/12/19/billboards-top-50-country-artists-of-2011/

[5] Jason Aldean: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jason_aldean

[6] Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan

[7] Lady Antebellum: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum

[8] Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood

[9] Lionel Richie: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lionel_richie

[10] Lee Brice: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lee_Brice

[11] Hunter Hayes: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_hunter_hayes

[12] Little Big Town: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_little_big_town

[13] Eric Church: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_eric_church

[14] Zac Brown Band: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_zac_brown_band

[15] Blake Shelton: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_blake_shelton

[16] Toby Keith: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_toby_keith

[17] Kenny Chesney: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kenny_chesney

[18] The Band Perry: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_the_band_perry

[19] Tim McGraw: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_tim_mcgraw

[20] Miranda Lambert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_miranda_lambert

[21] Rascal Flatts: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rascal_flatts

[22] Scotty McCreery: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_scotty_mccreery

[23] Brantley Gilbert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6039076,00.html

[24] Jake Owen: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jake_owen

[25] Dierks Bentley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_dierks_bentley

[26] Kip Moore: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kip_moore

[27] Josh Turner: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_josh_turner

[28] Eli Young Band: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_eli_young_band

[29] Chris Young: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_chris_young

[30] Brad Paisley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_brad_paisley

[31] George Strait: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_george_strait

[32] Keith Urban: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_keith_urban

[33] Justin Moore: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_justin_moore

[34] Dustin Lynch: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6052790,00.html

[35] Gloriana: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_gloriana

[36] Jana Kramer: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6052540,00.html

[37] Alan Jackson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_alan_jackson

[38] Love and Theft: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_love_and_theft

[39] Easton Corbin: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_easton_corbin

[40] Florida Georgia Line: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6050826,00.html

[41] Martina McBride: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_martina_mcbride

[42] Pistol Annies: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_pistol_annies

[43] Thompson Square: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_thompson_square

[44] Rodney Atkins: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rodney_atkins

[45] Billy Currington: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_billy_currington

[46] Montgomery Gentry: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_montgomery_gentry

[47] Lauren Alaina: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lauren_alaina

[48] Colt Ford: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_colt_ford

[49] Chris Cagle: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_chris_cagle

[50] David Nail: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_david_nail

[51] Craig Morgan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_craig_morgan

[52] Casey James: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_casey_james

[53] Edens Edge: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6039548,00.html

[54] Laura Bell Bundy: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_laura_bell_bundy

[55] Full Schedule »: http://www.gactv.com/gac/shows_fif/

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