Musicians From Arkansas

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Arkansas has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Johnny Cash, Mary Steenburgen, Glen Campbell, Ne-Yo, Georgia Holt and others.
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 1 
Al Green
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Al Green
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Birthdate: April 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
 2 
Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Levon Helm
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Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 19, 2012
 3 
Glen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)
Glen Campbell
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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.

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Johnny Cash
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Johnny Cash
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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.

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Ne-Yo
(American Singer-songwriter And Record Producer)
Ne-Yo
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Birthdate: October 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Grammy-winning R&B/pop singer-songwriter Ne-Yo soared to fame with his debut album, In My Own Words, which included the Billboard 200-topping track So Sick. He is also known for his tracks Let Me Love You, Closer, and Miss Independent. He has been a judge on the show World of Dance.
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Georgia Holt
(Singer, Actress and Model)
Georgia Holt
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Birthdate: June 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini

Georgia Holt is a retired American actress, singer-songwriter, and former model. After beginning her career as a child singer, Holt started appearing on popular TV shows which increased her popularity. In 2013, Georgia Holt became the subject of a documentary titled Dear Mom, Love Cher, which also featured her famous daughter Cher.

 7 
Dick Powell
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Birthdate: November 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 2, 1963
 8 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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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.

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Ashley McBryde
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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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Mary Steenburgen
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Films: ‘Goin' South’, ‘Melvin and Howard’ and ‘Ragtime’)
Mary Steenburgen
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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.

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Blaze Foley
(Singer-songwriter)
Blaze Foley
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Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 1, 1989
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Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
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Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1995
 13 
Kris Allen
(American singer-songwrite)
Kris Allen
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Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
 14 
Beth Ditto
(Singer-songwriter)
Beth Ditto
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Birthdate: February 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Tommy Cash
(Singer-Songwriter)
Tommy Cash
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Birthdate: April 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
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Johnnie Taylor
(Songwriter)
Johnnie Taylor
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Birthdate: May 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 31, 2000
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Ronnie Hawkins
(Rockabilly musician notable for his role as a talent scout and mentor of musicians he recruited for his band the Hawks)
Ronnie Hawkins
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Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 22, 2022
 18 
Louis Jordan
(Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Louis Jordan
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Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 4, 1975
 19 
Ben Moody
(Musician)
Ben Moody
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Birthdate: January 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 20 
Roger Clinton, Jr.
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Birthdate: July 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
 21 
Junior Walker
(Multi-instrumentalist)
Junior Walker
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Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 23, 1995
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Big Bill Broonzy
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Birthdate: June 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 15, 1958
 23 
Florence Price
(Composer)
Florence Price
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Birthdate: 1887 AD
Died: 1953 AD
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Little Willie John
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Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 26, 1968
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Jim Ed Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Jim Ed Brown
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Birthdate: April 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 11, 2015
 26 
Dan Hicks
(Singer-songwriter)
Dan Hicks
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Birthdate: December 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 6, 2016
 27 
Luther Allison
(Guitarist)
Luther Allison
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Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 12, 1997
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Conlon Nancarrow
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Birthdate: October 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 10, 1997
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Jimmy Driftwood
(Folksinger and songwriter)
Jimmy Driftwood
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Birthdate: June 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 12, 1998
 30 
Fred Tackett
(Songwriter)
Fred Tackett
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Birthdate: August 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Patsy Montana
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Birthdate: October 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 3, 1996
 32 
Charlotte Moorman
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Birthdate: November 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 8, 1991
 33 
Fay Templeton
(Singer and actress)
Fay Templeton
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Birthdate: December 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 3, 1939
 34 
Robert Lockwood, Jr.
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Birthdate: March 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 22, 2006
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 35 
Joseph Jarman
(Composer, Poet)
Joseph Jarman
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Birthdate: September 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 9, 2019
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Willie Smith
(Musician)
Willie Smith
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Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 16, 2011
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Erin Enderlin
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Abram Wilson
(Musician)
Abram Wilson
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Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2012
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Jens Nygaard
(Conductor)
Jens Nygaard
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Birthdate: October 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 24, 2001
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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre
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Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 9, 2013