Country artists continue to recognize the music that shaped their lives with CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice. One by one, the countdown of influential artists will be revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown, starting with No. 40 and concluding with No. 1 in December.
Each influential musician or band is ranked based on an artist poll conducted by CMT among the biggest stars in country music. The ballot isn’t limited to just country artists, so over the course of 2014, CMT All-Time Top 40 will highlight artists from all genres that influence country’s biggest names.
Arriving at No. 39 on the list is Buck Owens.