Country Music Royalty

Even if you’ve spent the last 25 years on a seashore in old Mexico, or if you’ve been too stressed trying to make Amarillo by morning you’ve likely heard George Strait, the Old Troubadour, referred to as King George.

But if George Strait is the king, then who is the queen? What about the prince and princess? And if there is a king, there needs to be a court. Who’re the Dukes?

There were some tough choices. We reviewed the country music landscape for the last quarter century. Some all time classic performers didn’t make the list, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Montgomery Gentry to name a few.

So take a Drive down that Red Dirt Road, maybe on My Big Green Tractor, cause you know She Thinks My Tractors Sexy. Just remember, if You’re Gonna Play In Texas, These Days anyways, try not to get any Mud On The Tires because My Old Friend, I may not be As Good As I Once Was, but it’ll still be a Good Ride Cowboy.

So without further delay, I have the honor of presenting to you the Royal Court of Country Music (of the last quarter century):

 

KING:

George Strait

King George of course, George Strait

 

QUEEN:

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

 

PRINCE:

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

 

PRINCESS:

Trisha Yearwood

Honestly, she probably should have come in as a duchess… but if Garth is the prince, then Trisha Yearwood has got to be the princess.

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH:

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

 

DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH:

Faith Hill

Faith Hill

 

DUKE OF CORNWALL:

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Kenny Chesney

 

DUCHESS OF CORNWALL:

Martina McBride

Martina McBride

 

DUKE OF ROTHESAY:

Brooks & Dunn

Ronnie and Kix will have to time share the title. But Brooks and Dunn surely earned their place in this royal court.

 

DUCHESS OF ROTHESAY:

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

 

DUKE OF YORK:

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Alan Jackson

 

DUCHESS OF YORK:

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

 

DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE:

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

 

DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE:

Sara Evans

Sara Evans

 

DUKE OF GLOUCESTER:

Alabama

Alabama

 

DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER:

Wynona

Wynona Judd

 

DUKE OF KENT:

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

 

DUCHESS OF KENT:

Carrie Underwood

Full disclosure, Carrie Underwood got bumped from princess to duchess when I felt obliged to pair Garth with Trisha.

 

DUKE OF LANCASTER:

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Jason Aldean

 

DUCHESS OF LANCASTER:

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Miranda Lambert

 

COURT JESTER:

Toby Keith

Toby Keith

 

PRINCESS WHO GREW UP IN THE REALM, THEN LEFT TO MARRY A FOREIGN PRINCE, BEFORE BREAKING UP WITH HIM AND WRITING AN ALBUM ABOUT IT:

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

 

Well, there you have it, the definitive hierarchy of the royal family of Country Music. Who would you have added/left off? Leave a comment, tweet, or re-tweet your thoughts!

 

  • Jason Sullivan
  • You can find me on Twitter at @TopDucker

 

 

 

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