Top 10 Alt-country bands

Attached is an URL for an interesting article in the Dallas paper about the Alt-country sub-genre. I really like most of these bands. If you don't dance to the Gourds, you don't have a spine. I would add Alejandro Escovedo and Steve Earle to this group. Any other alt-country artists of note?
I agree good list though I would personally have the Old97's higher and Wilco lower. For an awesome newcomer to the genre check out J Roddy Wallston and the Business out of Baltimore. The debut album from a few years ago is off the charts good.
lucinda williams
jamey johnson
cross country ragweed [now broken up sadly]
hacienda brothers [now less 1 member]
dave alvin
band of heathens
shooter jennings
maybe not exactly alt country but great groups from the edge of the genre
how could i forget chris knight and reckless kelly?
shelby lynne and allison moorer
Son Volt! Jay is currently the best alt-country Singer/Songwriter we have.