Musicians From Tennessee

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Tennessee has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Lisa Marie Presley, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Justin Randall Timberlake and others.
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Dolly Parton
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress, Primarily Known for Her Work in Country Music)
Dolly Parton
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Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 2 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
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Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008
 3 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Duane Allman
5
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971
 4 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
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Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

 5 
Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
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Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Regarded as a pop icon, Timberlake has sold more than 56 million singles worldwide, which makes him one of the best-selling music artists. In 2007 and 2013, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. Timberlake is also known for his philanthropic activities.

 6 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
3
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 30, 2001
 7 
Lisa Marie Presley
(Singer-songwriter & the Only Child of Elvis Presley)
Lisa Marie Presley
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Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

The only child of the legendary singer and musician, Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley fought her addiction with drugs during her teens and later launched herself as singer-songwriter with her debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by two more commercially and critically successful albums. Lisa Marie Presley has also earned appreciation for her numerous philanthropic work.

 8 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 19, 1998
 9 
Kenny Chesney
(Country Musician Who has Received Twelve 'Country Music Association Awards' & Eleven 'Academy of Country Music Awards')
Kenny Chesney
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Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Country singer Kenneth Chesney has over 40 Top 10 Billboard tracks to his credit. He has won six Academy of Country Music awards and nine Country Music Association awards. He also co-directed the ESPN film The Boys of Fall. His Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country tour of 2007. 
 10 
Gregg Allman
(Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band')
Gregg Allman
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Birthdate: December 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 27, 2017

Gregg Allman was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the rock band The Allman Brothers Band along with his brother Duane Allman. Dubbed the Southern rock pioneer, Allman was recognized for his distinctive, soulful voice; Rolling Stone magazine named him in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list.

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Kelsea Ballerini
(Country Pop Singer Known for Her Single 'Love Me Like You Mean It')
Kelsea Ballerini
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Birthdate: September 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo

Kelsea Ballerini is an American singer and songwriter. Ballerini became the first female artist since Carrie Underwood in 2006 to have her debut single top the Country Airplay chart. Kelsea Ballerini is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as CMT Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

 12 
Morgan Wallen
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
 13 
Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
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Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter. The daughter of musician Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash followed in the footsteps of her father. Also a humanitarian, Cash supports many charitable organizations like Children, Incorporated, which supports young adults and children. She has also been a board member of an organization called Center To Prevent Youth Violence, which works towards preventing gun violence.

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Bessie Smith
(One of the Greatest Female Blues Singers of the 1930s)
Bessie Smith
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Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 26, 1937

Bessie Smith was an American singer who gained popularity during the Jazz Age. Dubbed the Empress of the Blues, Smith was one of the most famous blues singers of the 1920s and 1930s. Counted among the greatest singers of her generation, Bessie Smith was a major influence on several other singers. Her life and work inspired the TV film Bessie.

 15 
Juicy J
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Juicy J
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Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

Rapper Juicy J, younger brother of rapper Project Pat, established the hip-hop Three 6 Mafia, which delivered the Academy Award-winning track It's Hard out Here for a Pimp. Juicy J was also nominated for a Grammy for his and Katy Perry’s chartbusting track Dark Horse. He went solo later.

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Maurice White
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Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2016
 17 
Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
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Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
 18 
Shooter Jennings
(Southern Rock Musician Known for His Album 'Put the 'O' Back in Country' and Son of Coutry Singer 'Waylon Jennings')
Shooter Jennings
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

Shooter Jennings is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In addition to releasing his songs and albums, Jennings also produces tracks and albums for several other bands like Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Fifth on the Floor, and Hellbound Glory. Shooter Jennings is also credited with forming a multi-format recording company and a label named Black Country Rock.

 19 
John Carter Cash
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
John Carter Cash
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Birthdate: March 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
 20 
Hank Williams III
(Musician, Singer)
Hank Williams III
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Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 21 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
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Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and has had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She is also a songwriter and has acted in films too.

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K Michelle
(Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame as Breakout Star of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta')
K Michelle
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Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
 23 
Hillary Scott
(singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer)
Hillary Scott
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Birthdate: April 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

Hillary Scott is a singer and songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular American country music group Lady A for which she currently serves as the co-lead singer. Over the years, Scott has played a major role in the success of the group, which has won many awards like the Academy of Country Music Awards and American Country Awards. 

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Chris Young
(American Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Chris Young
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Birthdate: June 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini

Chris Young is an American singer and songwriter who achieved popularity after winning the fourth season of the popular reality TV singing competition show Nashville Star. In 2017, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Chris Young is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported several non-profit organizations like Little Kids Rock and Stars For Stripes.

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Minnie Pearl
(Comedian)
Minnie Pearl
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Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 4, 1996
 26 
Carlene Carter
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
 27 
Bill Black
(Musician)
Bill Black
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Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 21, 1965
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Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 17, 1991
 29 
Rosie Nix Adams
(Songwriter)
Rosie Nix Adams
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Birthdate: July 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 24, 2003
 30 
Deana Carter
(Singer)
Deana Carter
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 31 
Brent Smith
(Singer)
Brent Smith
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Birthdate: January 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Brent Smith is a singer best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Shinedown. He was just a small child when he started showing a keen interest in music. As a teenager, he launched his own band and enjoyed moderate success. He later founded Shinedown. The band has sold more than 10 million records.  

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Morgane Stapleton
(Singer-songwriter)
Morgane Stapleton
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Birthdate: January 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 33 
Red West
(actor, singer, television actor, songwriter)
Red West
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Birthdate: 1936 AD
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Dottie West
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dottie West
3
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 4, 1991
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BlocBoy JB
(Rapper)
BlocBoy JB
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Birthdate: May 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Wink Martindale
(Disc Jockey)
Wink Martindale
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Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 37 
Donald Dunn
(Guitarist)
Donald Dunn
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Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 2012
Al Jackson, Jr.
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Birthdate: November 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 1, 1975
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Roy Acuff
(Known as the 'King of Country Music' and a Member of the 'Grand Ole Opry')
Roy Acuff
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Birthdate: September 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 23, 1992

Popularly known as The King of Country Music, Roy Acuff was also a talented fiddler. Initially a budding baseball player, he ditched his sports career due to repeated injuries and focused on music instead. He was part of the radio broadcast Grand Ole Opry and later won a Grammy Lifetime Award.

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Booker T. Jones
(Musician)
Booker T. Jones
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Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 41 
Ashley Monroe
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Ashley Monroe
3
Birthdate: September 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
 42 
Dustin Lynch
(Singer-songwriter)
Dustin Lynch
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
 43 
Justin Townes Earle
(Singer-songwriter)
Justin Townes Earle
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 23, 2020
 44 
Edwin Starr
(Singer)
Edwin Starr
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 2, 2003
 45 
Alex Chilton
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Alex Chilton
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 17, 2010
 46 
Eddy Arnold
(American Country Music Singer Who Performed for Six Decades)
Eddy Arnold
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Birthdate: May 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 8, 2008

A country music legend, Eddy Arnold had 28 number one singles in his kitty. His father’s death forced him to quit school and work on his family farm at age 11. A Grand Ole Opry member, he soared to fame with tracks such as Make the World Go Away.

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Lord Infamous
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Birthdate: November 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 20, 2013
 48 
Bobby Bland
(Singer)
Bobby Bland
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Birthdate: January 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 23, 2013
 49 
Yusef Abdul Lateef
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Birthdate: October 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 23, 2013
 50 
Lester Flatt
(Guitarist)
Lester Flatt
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Birthdate: June 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 11, 1979