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Top 5 current country guitarists?

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  1. Itgoesto11

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    Sorry if this is been covered before but I‘d love to hear your top five in country guitar players that are currently playing. I’ve never been into the genre but expanding my horizons and always looking to play music tailored for a telecaster.
     
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    Marty Stuart
    Kenny Vaughan
    Jason Isbell
    Vince Gill


    I know how good Brad Paisley is, but I don't know what his music is- kind of a pop/Country/rock mess to me
     
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    Brent
    Johnny
    Guthrie
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    I don't know. Who is this guy?


     
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    Paisley, Mason, Vince Gill, and two other guys ...
     
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    All the above plus Kenny Vaughn.
     
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    Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Daniel Donato, Keith Urban, Jerry McPherson
     
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    You mean this guy?

     
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    Chris from cody jinks tone deaf hippies is my #1

    Whitey morgan and Joey from the 78s

    Sturgill simpson and his former guitar player laur jometes

    Jason Isbell and even the early drive by truckers albums. Not 100% country but still check out. Gangstabilly through until jason left the band.

    Wes Bayless and Jason rowdy cope from the steel woods (jason was jamey johnsons guitar player too)

    The amazing Charlie starr from blackberry smoke he's not 100% country but still fits in this category.

    I can keep naming people all day. I am going come out and say. Not knocking nobody's talent, but the best most amazing guitar players are in the underground side of country music today. Or YouTube guitar guys Not the pop country bs. I also highly recommend goin back, and listening to the 40s-80s artists, lead players, and studio musicians from those eras. Absolute geniuses.
     
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    Joametes my bad haha
     
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    I also like Eddie Perez with the Mavericks.

     
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    Yep. Great guitar there.
     
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    By bad I thought you meant Sturgill. And I wanted to post that vid!
     
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    Definitely taking country in a different direction.

    My post was meant to be somewhat ironic. Everybody sounds the same these days. Not a bad player though.
     
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    The real "top 5" are probably players none of us have ever heard before. They work in shoe stores, feed lots, and bowling alleys, and play their hearts out in their off time. But anyway...

    A few I really like:

    Jerry Donahue
    Vince Gill
    Bill Kirchen
    Jim Campilongo
    Will Ray
     
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    Only one I can think of is Willie Nelson.
     
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    I don’t know, to me Sturgil sounds more “pure” country in a classic sorta way than many newer acts we’re seeing out there today. Well, on the charts anyway.
     
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