On the CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice marathon, more than 100 of country music’s biggest names voted on the greatest musical acts of all time, regardless of the genre they represent. The results were spotlighted in a CMT special over the weekend of Dec. 27-28.
Country fans swiftly responded on Twitter. Here are some of the most vocal viewers.
— Jolie-Grace Wareham (@jgwareham3) December 28, 2014
#CMTtop40 is bull. Taylor swift beat Vince Gill and Bruce Springsteen. Loretta Lynn is #11 and George Jones is #10. I'm disgusted.
— McKayla Ferguson ♡ (@mckayla724) December 28, 2014
— Deanna (@dfrustag) December 28, 2014
What a joke Johnny Cash is number 8 I guess that's why country music is so bad now days these artist are crazy #CMTtop40
— Derek Ivy (@ivy_derek) December 27, 2014
— Sara Richardson (@SaraRic12794865) December 27, 2014
I'm surprised Elvis isn't #1 on #CMTtop40. He's the King.
— East Coast Brunette (@ShesEastCoast) December 27, 2014
Dolly #4! Yasssss (still should be higher)! #CMTtop40
— T. Dunn (@tifdunn) December 27, 2014
— Schuckle⚾️ (@schuckybaby14) December 27, 2014
CMT All Time Top 40 really makes me miss how country music used to be. Nobody will ever compare to Loretta Lynn and George Jones.
— Devon Adams (@_devonladams) December 27, 2014
CMT's top 40 greatest artists of all time. The Beatles @ no. 14… Implying there are 13 greater artists/bands…right.
— Jordan Allen (@jordanallen12) December 27, 2014
Watching Country's top 40 artists of all time on @CMT! What great icons!
— Drew Baldridge (@DrewRBaldridge) December 27, 2014
Watching CMT's Top 40 country singers of all time. Timeless singers with timeless music. Love. ❤️
— Casey (@CaseyFetters) December 27, 2014
Do you agree with the rankings? See the full list. The special re-airs Tuesday night (Dec. 30) at 8/7c.