The Ten Biggest Douchebags In Country Music


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Luke Bryan

2. Luke Bryan
The pretty-faced, nasal-voiced standard-bearer for bro-country, Bryan puts out a spring-break-themed EP every year and dutifully plays a free annual show for blacked-out throngs of Florida revelers who are unlikely to remember a single verse. While he's only a collaborator on Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," Bryan's own "That's My Kind of Night" was accurately lambasted by Zac Brown as the worst song ever  --  although Bryan's breakout 2011 hit, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," gives it a run for its money. Also, he recently fell off the stage while covering a Macklemore song in concert. Nice one, bro. Not the fall, the fact that he was covering Macklemore in the first place.

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Rascal Flatts

1. Rascal Flatts The members of this aging boy band pour gas on the fire for critics of country radio every time they open their manscaped mouths. Gary LeVox's Mariah-like runs bear no resemblance to how a country artist is supposed to sing, and you've never seen a musician eye-fuck a camera until you've seen guitarist Joe Don Rooney optically jizz into the frame.

In case you're wondering, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban are spared the guillotine because they can really shred on guitar.

Follow the writer, who writes frequently about good country music for No Depression, on Twitter @mdseely.

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