Musicians From Arkansas

Arkansas has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Johnny Cash, Billy Bob Thornton, Mary Steenburgen, Glen Campbell, Jonathan Davis and others.

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 1 Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash.
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Famous As: Country Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash, the American singer, songwriter and actor, was known for sorrow, moral suffering and redemption themes in his music. His genre was country, rock and roll, blues, folk and gospel sounds and he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Cash had issues with drinking and drug abuse. Later he was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease.

 2 Al Green

Al Green.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: April 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries

 3 Levon Helm

Levon Helm.
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 19, 2012

 4 Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 8, 2017

Glen Campbell was an American TV host, actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. Regarded as one of the most successful musicians ever, Campbell sold more than 45 million records, which included a double-platinum album, four platinum albums, and 12 gold albums, in a career spanning 50 years. In 2014, he became the subject of a documentary titled Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

 5 Link Wray

Link Wray.
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 5, 2005

 6 Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis.
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Jonathan Davis, or JDevil, is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the band Korn, which is said to have pioneered the genre of nu metal music. The two-time Grammy-winning artist came to be known for his intense and sometimes aggressive and high-pitched vocals.

 7 Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo

Ashley McBryde is an American singer-songwriter who was adjudged New Artist of the Year at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards. The same year, she was also named New Female Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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 8 Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 9, 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

 9 Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo

One of the few celebrities who have been open about their aversion towards celebrity culture, Billy Bob Thornton has had quite an impact on the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer, and musician. He suffers from OCD and a phobia of antique furniture. He hates French antiques and can spot the imitation antiques from a far distance.

 10 Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mary Steenburgen is an American actress and musician. Also an active humanitarian, Steenburgen has been involved with several groups that work towards the welfare of people and the environment. In 2005, she inspired students at the Clinton School of Public Service with her lecture on students' role in public service.

 11 Kris Allen

Kris Allen.
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Famous As: American singer-songwrite
Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini

 12 Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1995

 13 Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

 14 Tommy Cash

Tommy Cash
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries

 15 Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 4, 1975

 16 Ben Moody

Ben Moody
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 17 Ronnie Hawkins

Ronnie Hawkins
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 18 Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 15, 1958

 19 Roger Clinton, Jr.

Roger Clinton, Jr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo

 20 Junior Walker

Junior Walker
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Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 23, 1995

 21 Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 31, 2000

 22 Florence Price

Florence Price
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Died: 1953 AD

 23 Little Willie John

Little Willie John
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 26, 1968

 24 Luther Allison

Luther Allison
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 12, 1997

 25 Jimmy Driftwood

Jimmy Driftwood
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Famous As: Folksinger and songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 12, 1998

 26 Fred Tackett

Fred Tackett
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: August 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo

 27 Charlotte Moorman

Charlotte Moorman
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 8, 1991

 28 Fay Templeton

Fay Templeton
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Famous As: Singer and actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 3, 1939

 29 Patsy Montana

Patsy Montana
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 3, 1996

 30 Robert Lockwood, Jr.

Robert Lockwood, Jr.
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 22, 2006

 31 Joseph Jarman

Joseph Jarman
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Famous As: Composer, Poet
Birthdate: September 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 9, 2019

 32 Erin Enderlin

Erin Enderlin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 33 Willie Smith

Willie Smith
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 16, 2011

 34 Abram Wilson

Abram Wilson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2012

 35 Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre
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Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 9, 2013

 36 Jens Nygaard

Jens Nygaard
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: October 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 24, 2001