Singers From Arkansas

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Arkansas has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Johnny Cash, Mary Steenburgen, Ne-Yo, Georgia Holt, Blaze Foley and others.
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 1 
Johnny Cash
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Johnny Cash
65
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
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Al Green
12
Birthdate: April 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
 3 
Ne-Yo
(American Singer-songwriter And Record Producer)
Ne-Yo
11
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.
 4 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
5
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1995
 5 
Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Levon Helm
4
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 19, 2012
 6 
Georgia Holt
(Singer, Actress and Model)
Georgia Holt
6
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 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
3
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.

 8 
Mary Steenburgen
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Films: ‘Goin' South’, ‘Melvin and Howard’ and ‘Ragtime’)
Mary Steenburgen
2
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.

 9 
Ashley McBryde
7
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.

 10 
Blaze Foley
(Singer-songwriter)
Blaze Foley
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 1, 1989
 11 
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
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 22, 2022
 12 
Tommy Cash
(Singer-Songwriter)
Tommy Cash
4
Birthdate: April 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
 13 
Beth Ditto
(Singer-songwriter)
Beth Ditto
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
 14 
Johnnie Taylor
(Songwriter)
Johnnie Taylor
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 31, 2000
 15 
Louis Jordan
(Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Louis Jordan
4
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 4, 1975
 16 
Ben Moody
(Musician)
Ben Moody
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 17 
Big Bill Broonzy
4
Birthdate: June 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 15, 1958
 18 
Little Willie John
4
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 26, 1968
 19 
Jim Ed Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Jim Ed Brown
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 11, 2015
 20 
Dan Hicks
(Singer-songwriter)
Dan Hicks
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 6, 2016
 21 
William Warfield
(American Singer and Actor)
William Warfield
3
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 25, 2002
 22 
James Witherspoon
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 18, 1997
 23 
Barbara Hendricks
(American Concert Singer and Operatic Soprano)
Barbara Hendricks
1
Birthdate: November 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Patsy Montana
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 3, 1996
 25 
Robert McFerrin
(American Operatic Baritone )
Robert McFerrin
2
Birthdate: March 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 24, 2006
 26 
Willie Smith
(Musician)
Willie Smith
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 16, 2011
 27 
Andrew Fontenot
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
 28 
Abram Wilson
(Musician)
Abram Wilson
0
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2012
 29 
Erin Enderlin
1
 30 
Marvin Junior
(Musician)
Marvin Junior
4
Birthdate: January 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 2013
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