Musicians From Mississippi

Mississippi has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Britney Spears, Brandy Norwood, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Buffett and others.

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 1 Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 11, 1964
The King of Soul Sam Cooke is best remembered for his hits A Change is Gonna Come, You Send Me, and Wonderful World. He began singing gospel as a child and later joined The Soul Stirrers. He was shot and killed by a motel manager in Los Angeles. 

 2 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 16, 1938

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson is remembered as a Delta blues legend. Lack of proper documentation of his early life led to various legends surrounding him, such as one that claimed he had made a deal with the Devil to excel in music. He also inspired an award-winning biography. 

 3 B.B. King

B.B. King
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 14, 2015
Known as “The King of the Blues,” legendary musician B. B. King introduced a signature style of soloing using string bending and vibrato. His song The Thrill is Gone won him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. He was featured on Rolling Stone’s “100 greatest guitarists of all time” list.

 4 Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1983
Grammy-winning blues singer McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, is considered the father of modern Chicago blues. He is remembered for his tracks Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin' Stone, with the latter inspiring the name of the band The Rolling Stones. He shaped the rock and roll genre.

 5 Britney Spears

Britney Spears
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Internationally recognised American singer, songwriter and actress, Britney Spears entered the entertainment industry at an early age and later became highly successful as a solo artist with her albums, Baby One More Time, and Oops!…I Did It Again. The Princess of Pop has since released a number of albums and dabbled with acting. Her personal life has also garnered frequent media attention.

 6 Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer
Birthdate: February 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius

The singer of chartbuster songs like The Boy Is Mine, I Wanna be Down and Sittin' Up in My Room, Brandy Norwood is known for her raspy and husky voice. Most of her songs are about love, relationships and heartache. She was involved in a car accident in 2006, leading to multiple lawsuits, which were eventually settled out of court.

 7 John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 21, 2001
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 8 Diplo

Diplo
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Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Rapper, producer, and DJ Diplo is part of the duo Jack U, with Skrillex, and of the supergroup LSD, with Labrinth and Sia. He is also a co-creator of the electronic dance-music trio Major Lazer, with DJs Ape Drums and Walshy Fire. He owns a record company and a non-profit.

 9 Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 2, 2008

 10 Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and businessman. Buffett, who owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain of restaurants, is one of the richest musicians in the world. Also known for his charity work, Jimmy Buffett is credited with founding a non-profit group called Save the Manatee Club, which works towards the conservation of manatees.

 11 Faith Hill

Faith Hill
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Country music legend Faith Hill is best known for her hits This Kiss and Breathe. Her track There You'll Be was part of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. She has won five Grammys and 15 ACM Awards and has appeared in movies such as Dixieland and The Stepford Wives.

 12 Charley Pride

Charley Pride
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 13 Albert King

Albert King
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 21, 1992

 14 Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 6, 1998
Country singer Tammy Wynette, named the First Lady of Country Music, is best remembered for the track Stand by Your Man. She remains one of the best-selling female country artists of all time. She was also married to country singer George Jones, which made them a musical power couple.

 15 Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer
Birthdate: July 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 29, 1992

 16 Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

Marty Stuart is an American bluegrass and country music singer, musician, and songwriter. Renowned for his combination of country rock, rockabilly, and bluegrass music style, Stuart has won five Grammy Awards so far. Marty Stuart is currently among the board members of the Country Music Foundation. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020.

 17 Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo

 18 Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 10, 1976

 19 Ike Turner

Ike Turner
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Famous As: Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Singer, Record producer
Birthdate: November 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 12, 2007

 20 Elmore James

Elmore James
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 24, 1963

 21 Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter and musician
Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 26, 1933

 22 Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

 23 Jimmy Hart

Jimmy Hart
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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 24 Otis Rush

Otis Rush
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Famous As: guitarist, singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus

 25 Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 4, 2011

 26 Lester Young

Lester Young
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 15, 1959

 27 Tommy Aldridge

Tommy Aldridge
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: August 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo

 28 Alexander O'Neal

Alexander O'Neal
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 29 R.L. Burnside

R.L. Burnside
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 1, 2005

 30 Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 31 Olu Dara

Olu Dara
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Famous As: cornetist
Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 32 Mississippi John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 2, 1966

 33 Glen Ballard

Glen Ballard
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Famous As: Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus

 34 Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 29, 1976

 35 William Grant Still

William Grant Still
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Famous As: Conductor, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 3, 1978

 36 Tommy Johnson

Tommy Johnson
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Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 1, 1956

 37 Delaney Bramlett

Delaney Bramlett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 27, 2008

 38 David Kimbrough

David Kimbrough
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 17, 1998

 39 Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 19, 1997

 40 Pops Staples

Pops Staples
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 19, 2000

 41 Ernie Terrell

Ernie Terrell
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 16, 2014

 42 Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: July 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 21, 2011

 43 Hank Jones

Hank Jones
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 16, 2010

 44 Keith Carlock

Keith Carlock
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Famous As: drummer
Birthdate: 1971 AD

 45 Matt Barlow

Matt Barlow
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

 46 Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 15, 2010

 47 Milan Williams

Milan Williams
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Famous As: Keyboardist
Birthdate: March 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 9, 2006

 48 Sterling Magee

Sterling Magee
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 6, 2020

 49 Magic Slim

Magic Slim
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 21, 2013

 50 Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell
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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: March 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 5, 2010