Musicians From Tennessee

Tennessee has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Lisa Marie Presley, Justin Randall Timberlake and others.

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 1 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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

Isaac Hayes
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008

 3 Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 4 Duane Allman

Duane Allman
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971

 5 Justin Randall Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake
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Famous As: Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40
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

Chet Atkins
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Famous As: Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 30, 2001

 7 Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 19, 1998
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 8 Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley
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Famous As: Rock Singer
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.

 9 Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney
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Famous As: Country Musician Who has Received Twelve 'Country Music Association Awards' & Eleven 'Academy of Country Music Awards'
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

Gregg Allman
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Famous As: Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band'
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.

 11 Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 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

Morgan Wallen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

 13 Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 14 Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 15 Juicy J

Juicy J
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Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
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.

 16 Maurice White

Maurice White
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2016

 17 Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Loretta Morgan, daughter of country singer George Morgan, began her career as a singer at age 13. She is known for her best-selling platinum-certified album Reflections: Greatest Hits and her Billboard-charting songs such as Five Minutes and What Part of No. She was also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

 18 Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

 19 John Carter Cash

John Carter Cash
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: March 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

 20 Hank Williams III

Hank Williams III
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 21 Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings
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Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
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.

 22 Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The youngest of the popular Cyrus siblings, Noah Cyrus is a singer-songwriter and actress. She went on to achieve so much during her teens that Time magazine named her in the 30 Most Influential Teens list in 2017. Also a well-known philanthropist, Cyrus raised funds to ban horse-drawn carriages when she was just 13! She also supports The Jed Foundation.

 23 K Michelle

K Michelle
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame as Breakout Star of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

 24 Tina Turner

Tina Turner
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Famous As: The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll"
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.

 25 Chris Young

Chris Young
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 26 Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott
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Famous As: singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer
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. 

 27 Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 4, 1996

 28 Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra

 29 Bill Black

Bill Black
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 21, 1965

 30 Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Famous As: Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 17, 1991

 31 Rosie Nix Adams

Rosie Nix Adams
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 24, 2003

 32 Brent Smith

Brent Smith
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Famous As: Singer
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.  

 33 Deana Carter

Deana Carter
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 34 Morgane Stapleton

Morgane Stapleton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 35 BlocBoy JB

BlocBoy JB
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus

 36 Dottie West

Dottie West
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 4, 1991

 37 Wink Martindale

Wink Martindale
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 38 Red West

Red West
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Famous As: actor, singer, television actor, songwriter
Birthdate: 1936 AD

 39 Donald Dunn

Donald Dunn
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 2012

 40 Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

 41 Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 42 Roy Acuff

Roy Acuff
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 43 Lord Infamous

Lord Infamous
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 20, 2013

 44 Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 23, 2020

 45 Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

 46 Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 2, 2003

 47 Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 17, 2010

 48 Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 49 Al Jackson, Jr.

Al Jackson, Jr.
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Birthdate: November 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 1, 1975

 50 Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 23, 2013