Musicians From Kentucky

Kentucky has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Loretta Lynn, Harry Dean Stanton, Trace Cyrus, Sturgill Simpson, Wynonna Judd 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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 1 Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries

Loretta Lynn is an American singer known for her groundbreaking contribution to country music. In a career spanning six decades, she has released multiple gold albums and has won Grammy Award thrice. Apart from being the most decorated female country singer, Loretta is also the only female Academy of Country Music (ACM) Artist of the Decade (the 1970s).

 2 Jack Harlow

Jack Harlow.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces

 3 Trace Cyrus

Trace Cyrus.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces

The son of Billy Ray Cyrus and the oldest of the famous Cyrus siblings, Trace Cyrus is an American musician. In 2010, he formed a band named Ashland HIGH, which has released a couple of albums. Trace Cyrus is known for his eccentric style and multiple tattoos that cover his entire upper body.

 4 Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton.
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Famous As: Aactor
Birthdate: July 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton was an American musician, singer, and actor. A self-made man, Stanton established himself as an actor by playing supporting roles in popular films, such as The Godfather Part II and Alien. A lovable person, Harry Dean Stanton was celebrated by singer Deborah Harry and the music band Pop Will Eat Itself.

 5 Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson.
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Famous As: singer, musician, model, songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

 6 Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sturgill Simpson is an American actor and country music singer-songwriter. Often compared to Waylon Jennings, Simpson has recorded some critically-acclaimed albums, such as Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and A Sailor's Guide to Earth. Sturgill Simpson's journey from being a drug peddler, who experimented with LSD during high school, to becoming a famous musician is quite inspiring.

 7 Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 8 Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 9, 1989

Keith Whitley was an American singer whose career was cut short by his sudden death at the age of 34. Before his death, due to alcohol intoxication, Whitley recorded two albums, which spawned 12 chart-busting singles. His third and final studio album was released posthumously.

 9 Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini

Wynonna Judd is an American country music singer. One of the most decorated female country singers of her generation, Judd was honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame for her contribution to music. Also a philanthropist, Judd joined hands with Habitat for Humanity and helped raise more than $90 million to aid victims of natural disasters.

 10 Chuck Woolery

Chuck Woolery.
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Famous As: Game show host
Birthdate: March 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces

 11 Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola.
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Famous As: Beatboxer
Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

Kevin Olusola is an illustrious beatboxer of the a capella band Pentatonix. He is also seen playing the cello occasionally in their songs. Scott Hoying spotted him playing the cello in a viral video. The group has released eleven albums, garnered more than two million views on their YouTube channel and sold over two million records.

 12 Tyler Childers

Tyler Childers
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

 13 Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: July 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Gus Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the New Queer Cinema movement. The American film director is famous for movies that deal with homosexuality. Also admired as a painter, photographer, and musician, Sant has released two musical albums and a novel. Van Sant’s famous films include Drugstore Cowboy, Good Will Hunting, Elephant, and Milk.

 14 Chris Frantz

Chris Frantz
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: May 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus

 15 Artimus Pyle

Artimus Pyle.
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: July 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer

 16 Mia Zapata

Mia Zapata
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 7, 1993

 17 Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

 18 Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew.
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 19 Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd
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Famous As: Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: January 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 20 Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer

 21 Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo

 22 Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: November 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 23 Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 9, 1996

 24 John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 25 The Blessed Madonna

The Blessed Madonna
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: October 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

 26 Richard Hell

Richard Hell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

 27 Grandpa Jones

Grandpa Jones
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Famous As: Banjoist, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 19, 1998

 28 Jim James

Jim James
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Famous As: singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Birthdate: April 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

 29 Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton
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Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: April 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 31, 2002

 30 Julieta Venegas

Julieta Venegas
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 31 Merle Travis

Merle Travis
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 20, 1983

 32 Will Oldham

Will Oldham
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 33 Dottie Rambo

Dottie Rambo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 11, 2008

 34 Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence
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Famous As: singer, banjoist, songwriter
Birthdate: December 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 35 Patty Hill

Patty Hill
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 27, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 25, 1946

 36 Patrick Henry Hughes

Patrick Henry Hughes
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Famous As: Multi-Instrumentalist
Birthdate: March 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

 37 John Jacob Niles

John Jacob Niles
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 28, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 1, 1980

 38 Jimmy Raney

Jimmy Raney
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 9, 1995

 39 Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 40 Erin Hill

Erin Hill
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Famous As: Harpist
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 41 Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams
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Famous As: Musician .
Birthdate: May 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus

 42 Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 30, 2000

 43 Buell Kazee

Buell Kazee
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Famous As: Singer, Banjoist
Birthdate: August 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 31, 1976

 44 Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 16, 2003