Can you guess the top independent artist of 2007?

Pop quiz, hot shots: Rank the following folks in the order they finished on this year’s Billboard Top Independent Artists chart, which combines radio play, album sales, and tour $$.

The Eagles
Arcade Fire
Jason Aldean
Elliott Yamin
Little Big Town
The Shins
Garth Brooks

The answer’s after the jump.

Aldean_l1. Jason Aldean
2. The Shins
3. Elliott Yamin
4. Little Big Town
5. The Eagles
6. Garth Brooks
7. Arcade Fire

I enjoy me some Aldean as much if not more than the next gal — click below to play "Johnny Cash," which I embed in lieu of finding an embeddable copy of "Amarillo Sky" — but never figured to see him on the top of that list, especially given the competition and my affectionate opinion that he suffered from a little sophomore-itis with the rest of this year’s Relentless. But hey, cowboy, big congrats; now make me a new record. As for you, The Shins, way to keep that Sub Pop magic alive. I embed "Phantom Limb" in your honor. The rest of you get nothing. Sorry. Do better next time.


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  • Gillian

    ALDEAN! Whitney, I wish you would have found an embeddable copy of “Amarillo Sky.” It’s his best song!!!

  • KR

    I can’t believe half of these people are considered independent artists. Arcade Fire and the Shins are the only two I recognize as independent artists. Where’s Feist and Ingrid Michaelson?

  • Chardyluv

    KR independant according to Billboard just means you dont have major label distrubtion. So you can be a little band released on a little label or a big band released on your own/little label. It didnt say #1 Indie band, that would be different, and not about numbers wouldnt it?

  • jambajim

    re: KR. feist is actually on interscope records, which is as un-indie as you can get!!

  • Ally

    YAY Elliot Yamin!

  • sara

    whitney, where have you been? i’ve missed your snark!

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