Musicians From North Carolina

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North Carolina has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Luke Combs, John Coltrane, Randy Travis, Jeff Hardy, Tori Amos and others.
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 1 
Jeff Hardy
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Jeff Hardy
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Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jeff Hardy is a professional wrestler. Best known for his tag team partnership with real-life brother Matt in WWE, Hardy has also achieved success as a singles wrestler. He is popular for his daredevil stunts and is often described as a death-defying and high-flying performer. Also a musician, Jeff Hardy is credited with forming a rock band called PeroxWhy?gen.

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Luke Combs
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter Known for His Album ‘What You See Is What You Get’)
Luke Combs
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Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Luke Combs is an American singer-songwriter. The two studio albums, which he has released so far, have produced nine number-one songs on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. In his relatively short country music career so far, Luke Combs has had a major impact by winning prestigious awards, such as Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards.

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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
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Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 17, 1967
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is remembered for his significant influence on modern jazz. He was initially part of the Navy band and eventually collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.
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Randy Travis
(Country Singer Known for His Album 'Storms of Life' & Single 'Three Wooden Crosses')
Randy Travis
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Birthdate: May 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Randy Travis is a country music singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded as an important figure in country music history and his debut studio album Storms of Life played a major role in the neotraditional country movement. Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million records and has several prestigious awards under his belt.
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Link Wray
(Guitarist)
Link Wray
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Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 5, 2005
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Charlie Daniels
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Number-One Country Hit ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’)
Charlie Daniels
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Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 2020

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Charlie Daniels, is remembered for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He had an extensive career that spanned over half a century and was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He had also appeared in a few films.

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Fred Durst
(Rapper)
Fred Durst
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Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
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Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
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Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 
 9 
Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)
Thelonious Monk
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Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 17, 1982

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer who was noted for his unorthodox approach and idiosyncrasy during his performance. Mentored by Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk contributed to bebop and was associated with Columbia and Riverside labels. His run-in with the police affected his performance after his New York City Cabaret Card was confiscated following the discovery of narcotics in a car.

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The-Dream
(Singer, songwriter, and record producer)
The-Dream
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Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
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B.o.B
(Rapper)
B.o.B
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Birthdate: November 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Eric Church
(Singer-songwriter)
Eric Church
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Birthdate: May 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
 13 
Ronnie Milsap
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Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ben Folds
(Singer-Songwriter, Musician & Composer Who was the Frontman and Pianist of the Alternative Rock Trio 'Ben Folds Five')
Ben Folds
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Birthdate: September 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Kellie Pickler
(Singer-Songwriter)
Kellie Pickler
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Birthdate: June 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Rainey Qualley
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Singles ‘Me and Johnny Cash’, ‘Too Close’, ‘Rendezvous’)
Rainey Qualley
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Birthdate: March 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rainey Qualley is an American actress. The daughter of famous fashion model and actress Andie MacDowell, Qualley followed in the footsteps of her mother to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Also a singer, Rainey Qualley writes and releases music under the name Rainsford.

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Ben E. King
(Singer, Record producer)
Ben E. King
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Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 2015
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Rhiannon Giddens
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Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Earl Scruggs
(Composer, Banjoist)
Earl Scruggs
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Birthdate: January 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 28, 2012
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Anthony Hamilton
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Birthdate: January 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Bernard Edwards
(Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Bernard Edwards
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Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 18, 1996
Shauna Reynolds
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Birthdate: June 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Rapsody
(American Rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina)
Rapsody
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Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Clarence Avant
(Music Executive)
Clarence Avant
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Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Doc Watson
(Former Guitarist who won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)
Doc Watson
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Birthdate: March 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 29, 2012
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Max Roach
(Musician)
Max Roach
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Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 16, 2007
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Chris Lane
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris Lane
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Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 16, 2013
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Stunna 4 Vegas
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Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 29 
Petey Pablo
(Rapper Best Known for His 2003 Crunk Hit Single ‘Freek-A-Leek')
Petey Pablo
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Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

Petey Pablo is a rapper best known for his 2003 Crunk hit Freek-a-Leek. As a young man, he got pulled into the world of crime and spent five years in prison. Upon his release, he worked hard to rebuild his life and decided to pursue a career in music. He is also an occasional actor.  

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Britt Nicole
(Singer, Songwriter)
Britt Nicole
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Birthdate: August 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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Daniel Jones
(musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, record producer)
Daniel Jones
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Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
 32 
Wednesday 13
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Wednesday 13
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Birthdate: August 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
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Don Gibson
(Songwriter)
Don Gibson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 17, 2003
 34 
Fantasia Barrino
(Singer-Songwriter)
Fantasia Barrino
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Birthdate: June 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer

Fantasia Barrino is an American actress, R&B singer, songwriter, and author. She achieved popularity after winning the third season of the popular singing competition television series, American Idol. In 2012, she was ranked 32nd in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. In 2014, Barrino was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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Prairie Prince
(Musician)
Prairie Prince
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Birthdate: May 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
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David Vincent
(Musician, Singer)
David Vincent
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Birthdate: April 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Kelsey Lu
(Singer)
Kelsey Lu
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Birthdate: May 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
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George Hamilton IV
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Birthdate: July 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 17, 2014
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Elizabeth Cotten
(Folk musician, Songwriter)
Elizabeth Cotten
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Birthdate: January 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 29, 1987
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Woody Shaw
(Trumpeter, Composer)
Woody Shaw
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Birthdate: December 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 10, 1989
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Billy Taylor
(Jazz Pianist)
Billy Taylor
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Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 28, 2010
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Doris Coley
(Musician)
Doris Coley
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Birthdate: August 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 4, 2000
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Tal Farlow
(Jazz guitarist)
Tal Farlow
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Birthdate: June 7, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 25, 1998
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Percy Heath
(Bassist)
Percy Heath
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Birthdate: April 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 28, 2005
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Tommy Giles Rogers Jr.
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Birthdate: December 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Grady Tate
(Musician)
Grady Tate
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Birthdate: January 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 8, 2017
 47 
Etta Baker
(Guitarist)
Etta Baker
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Birthdate: March 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 23, 2006
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Mary Lattimore
(Musician)
Mary Lattimore
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Birthdate: 1980 AD