Musicians From Kansas

Kansas has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Janelle Monae, Charlie Parker, Melissa Etheridge, Grace VanderWaal, Kendall Schmidt and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Joe Walsh
(Singer and Guitarist Who Was Member of Three Successful Rock Bands: 'The Eagles', 'James Gang' & 'Ringo Starr’)

Joe Walsh
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Birthdate: November 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Joe Walsh is an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer. Over the years Walsh has contributed to the success of popular rock bands such as Eagles and James Gang. In 1998, he was made an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was ranked 54th on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.

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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)

Janelle Monae
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Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Artist Janelle Monae initially sang with rapper Big Boi and is known for albums such as Dirty Computer. She has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times. Monae also appeared in films such as Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight. She is both bisexual and pansexual.

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)

Grace VanderWaal
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Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

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Charlie Parker
(Jazz Saxophonist & Developer of the 'Bebop' Style of Jazz)

Charlie Parker
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Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 12, 1955

Charlie Parker was an American composer and jazz saxophonist. A highly influential soloist, Parker played a significant role in the development of a form of jazz called bebop. He is also credited with introducing harmonic ideas into jazz, such as chord substitutions and rapid passing chords. His contribution to jazz and bebop made him an icon of the hipster subculture.

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Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)

Melissa Etheridge
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Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

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Martina McBride
(Singer-Songwriter)

Martina McBride
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Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

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Kendall Schmidt
(Singer-songwriter)

Kendall Schmidt
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Birthdate: November 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 8 
Jeff Bhasker
(Multi-instrumentalist known his many collaborations with Kanye West)

Jeff Bhasker
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Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Pi'erre Bourne
(Best known for producing the singles 'Magnolia' by Playboi Carti and 'Gummo' by 6ix9ine)

Pi'erre Bourne
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Birthdate: September 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Rory Feek
(Country Singer-songwriter)

Rory Feek
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Birthdate: April 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

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Murry Wilson
(Musician, Pianist, Songwriter, Record producer, Talent manager)

Murry Wilson
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Birthdate: July 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 4, 1973

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Stan Kenton
(American musical artist)

Stan Kenton
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Birthdate: December 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 25, 1979

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Charles Rogers
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Birthdate: August 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 21, 1999

 14 
Krizz Kaliko
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)

Krizz Kaliko
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Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

 15 
Ed Sanders
(Musician, Writer)

Ed Sanders
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Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

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Shawn Lee
(Musician)

Shawn Lee
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Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Jesse Albert Stone
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Birthdate: November 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 1, 1999

 18 
Dorothy DeLay
(Violin Instructor)

Dorothy DeLay
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Birthdate: March 31, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 24, 2002

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Buck Clayton
(Jazz trumpet player)

Buck Clayton
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Birthdate: November 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 8, 1991

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Robert Russell Bennett
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Birthdate: June 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 18, 1981

 21 
Steven Stucky
(Composer)

Steven Stucky
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Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 14, 2016

 22 
Nathan Davis
(Jazz multi-instrumentalist)

Nathan Davis
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Birthdate: February 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 8, 2018