You definitely have to include roger alan wade in the real list. Of all the places to discover a country singer, I first heard his music on the Howard Stern show. He's Johnny Knoxville's cousin. Anyone who writes a song about wanting to shoot someone in the ass with a bb gun is the real thing.
Looking forward to all the artists. Why do people have to like one or the other? It's all country to me. Come on, it's not like the pop country artists are singing with rap stars (oops, I guess some are). I can boo the rap stars off the stage when it doesn't fit into the song, but will welcome any artist classified under country in the music store.