Musicians From Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Troyal Garth Brooks, Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker, Ray William Johnson, Tyson Ritter and others.
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Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)
Woody Guthrie
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Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 3, 1967
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie is best remembered for his songs such as This Land Is Your Land and Cocaine Blues, and the concept album Dust Bowl Ballads. He inspired artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and performed with a guitar labeled “This machine kills fascists.”
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Troyal Garth Brooks
(Only Best-Selling Music Artist in History to have Nine Albums That Achieved Diamond Status in the US)
Troyal Garth Brooks
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Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Troyal Garth Brooks is an American singer-songwriter. Having sold over 170 million records worldwide, Brooks is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. He is also the best-selling solo albums musician in the US. Also known for his charitable activities, Garth Brooks established the Teammates for Kids Foundation in 1999, which provides financial support to charities for kids.

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St. Vincent
(Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the Polyphonic Spree as well as a collaborator with Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and Kid Cudi)
St. Vincent
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Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
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Vince Gill
(Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Vince Gill
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Birthdate: April 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries

Vince Gill is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He currently holds the record for the most number of Grammy Awards won by a male country music artist with 22 awards under his belt. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Vince Gill also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')
Chet Baker
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Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 13, 1988

Chet Baker was an American vocalist and jazz trumpeter. He achieved recognition during the 1950s and his innovations within cool jazz, a style of modern jazz music, earned him the nickname prince of cool. However, his drug addiction overshadowed much of his professional achievements. His life and work inspired the 2015 drama film Born to Be Blue.

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Toby Keith
(Country Music Singer Known for His Rousing Anthems to the U.S. Soldiers Serving in the Middle East)
Toby Keith
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Birthdate: July 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer

Toby Keith is a record producer, country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with founding a record label named Show Dog Nashville which was renamed Show Dog-Universal Music in 2009 after merging with Universal South Records. Also a philanthropist, Keith supports many non-profit organizations like Ally's House. In 2021, he was honored with the National Medal of Arts.

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Ryan Tedder
(Singer-songwriter)
Ryan Tedder
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Birthdate: June 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jim Keltner
(Musician)
Jim Keltner
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Birthdate: April 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Neal Schon
(Rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English)
Neal Schon
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Birthdate: February 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ray William Johnson
(Actor, Comedian, Musician)
Ray William Johnson
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
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Taylor Hanson
(Musician)
Taylor Hanson
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Birthdate: March 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Tyson Ritter
(Lead Singer and Bassist of The Alternative Rock Band 'The All-American Rejects')
Tyson Ritter
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Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
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J.J. Cale
(Guitarist, Singer Known for songs After Midnight, Cocaine, Clyde, and Call Me the Breeze)
J.J. Cale
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Birthdate: December 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 26, 2013
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Steve Gaines
(Musician)
Steve Gaines
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Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 20, 1977
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Hoyt Axton
(Singer-songwriter)
Hoyt Axton
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Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 26, 1999
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Ester Dean
(Singer)
Ester Dean
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Birthdate: April 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
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David Gates
(Singer-songwriter)
David Gates
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Birthdate: December 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Patti Page
(Singer, Actress)
Patti Page
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Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 1, 2013
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Ben Rector
(Songwriter)
Ben Rector
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Birthdate: November 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Don Cherry
(Jazz trumpeter)
Don Cherry
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Birthdate: November 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 19, 1995
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Lee Hazlewood
(Country Singer)
Lee Hazlewood
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Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 4, 2007
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Barry McGuire
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Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
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Sandi Patty
(Singer)
Sandi Patty
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Birthdate: July 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Wanda Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Wanda Jackson
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Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
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Billy Tipton
(Musician)
Billy Tipton
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Birthdate: December 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 21, 1989
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Jean Shepard
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jean Shepard
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Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 25, 2016
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Joy Harjo
(Poet)
Joy Harjo
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Birthdate: May 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
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John Michael Talbot
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist)
John Michael Talbot
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Birthdate: May 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Barney Kessel
(Musician)
Barney Kessel
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Birthdate: October 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 6, 2004
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Sam Rivers
(Bassist, Vocalist)
Sam Rivers
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Birthdate: September 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 26, 2011
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Merle Kilgore
(Singer-Songwriter)
Merle Kilgore
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Birthdate: August 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 6, 2005
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Bob Bogle
(Guitarist)
Bob Bogle
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Birthdate: January 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 14, 2009
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Jimmy Rushing
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Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 8, 1972
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Oscar Pettiford
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Birthdate: September 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 8, 1960
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Roy Harris
(Composer)
Roy Harris
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Birthdate: February 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 1, 1979
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Jay McShann
(Musician)
Jay McShann
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Birthdate: January 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 7, 2006
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Ralph Blane
(Composer)
Ralph Blane
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Birthdate: July 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 13, 1995
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Isaac Hanson
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hanson
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Birthdate: November 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Don Byas
(Musician)
Don Byas
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Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 24, 1972
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Floyd Tillman
(Musician)
Floyd Tillman
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Birthdate: December 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 22, 2003
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Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
(Classical composer and pianist)
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
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Birthdate: July 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
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Yolanda Kondonassis
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Birthdate: November 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Marshall Royal
(Clarinettist)
Marshall Royal
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Birthdate: December 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 9, 1995
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Agnes Cunningham
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Birthdate: February 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 27, 2004
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Louis W. Ballard
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Birthdate: July 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 9, 2007