Singers From Tennessee

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Tennessee has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Lisa Marie Presley, Aretha Franklin, Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner and others.
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Dolly Parton
(Singer-songwriter)
Dolly Parton
114
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.

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Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
65
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.

 3 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
98
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 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
60
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.

 5 
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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Kane Brown
(Singer)
Kane Brown
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Birthdate: October 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra

An American singer and songwriter, Kane Brown first came into prominence as a social media celebrity, thereby inspiring several social media users all over the world. In 2017, he became the first artist whose music peaked at number one positions on all five principal Billboard country charts simultaneously.

 7 
Lucy Hale
(Actress)
Lucy Hale
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Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lucy Hale is best known as Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars. She has also been part of series such as Bionic Woman and Privileged, and movies such as Truth or Dare and Scream 4. She participated in the singing contest American Juniors and released a solo album, too.
 8 
NLE Choppa
(Rapper Best Known for His Single ‘Shotta Flow’)
NLE Choppa
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Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio

NLE Choppa is one of the youngest male rappers to make a name for himself in the American rapping scene. Also a well-known Internet personality, NLE Choppa has posted several videos on his YouTube channel Awakened Choppa, inspiring many of his followers to fall back on spirituality and veganism.

 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 
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.

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Morgan Wallen
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
 12 
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.

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Cybill Lynne Shepherd
(Actress and Singer)
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
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Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.
 14 
Yo Gotti
(Rapper)
Yo Gotti
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Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
 15 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
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Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 2008
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Olivia Holt
(Actress and Singer)
Olivia Holt
48
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
 17 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
5
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

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Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
5
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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Miley Cyrus
(Pop Artist who Has the Most US Billboard 200 Top-5 Albums in the 21st Century by a Female)
Miley Cyrus
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Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Miley Cyrus, the American singer-songwriter and actress, is known for her wide range in music, spanning from pop and country pop to hip hop. The portrayal of the title character of television series, Hannah Montana, made her a teen idol. Her personal life has often sparked controversy, especially when she came out as pansexual and talked about use of cannabis.

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Lark Voorhies
(Actress)
Lark Voorhies
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Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
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Bessie Smith
(Singer)
Bessie Smith
6
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.

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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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Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
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Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Duane Allman
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Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 29, 1971
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Lorrie Morgan
(Country Singer)
Lorrie Morgan
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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.
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John Carter Cash
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
John Carter Cash
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Birthdate: March 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
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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.

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Noah Cyrus
(Singer-songwriter)
Noah Cyrus
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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.

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Maurice White
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Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2016
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Dixie Carter
(Film Actress)
Dixie Carter
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 10, 2010
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 31 
Eddy Arnold
(American Country Music Singer Who Performed for Six Decades)
Eddy Arnold
3
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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Hank Williams III
(Musician, Singer)
Hank Williams III
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Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Chord Overstreet
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 34 
Kitty Wells
(Singer)
Kitty Wells
3
Birthdate: August 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 16, 2012
 35 
K Michelle
(Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame as Breakout Star of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta')
K Michelle
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
 36 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 19, 1998
 37 
Chris Young
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris Young
3
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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Luke Benward
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Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Moneybagg Yo
(Rapper)
Moneybagg Yo
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Birthdate: September 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Rapper Demario DeWayne White Jr., better known as Moneybagg Yo, is known for his Billboard-charting projects Federal 3X, 2 Heartless, and Time Served. He owns a record label named Bread Gang Music and is also signed to Yo Gotti’s label. He has also won a Memphis Hip Hop Award.
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Carlene Carter
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Birthdate: September 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
3
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 17, 1991
 42 
Mary Costa
(American Opera Star Who Voiced 'Princess Aurora' in the Disney Musical 'Sleeping Beauty')
Mary Costa
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Birthdate: April 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries

Retired American opera singer Mary Costa is best known for voicing Princess Aurora in the Disney animated musical fantasy Sleeping Beauty. Named a Disney Legend later, she has also appeared in iconic operas such as Verdi's in La Traviata. Post-retirement, she has turned into a motivational speaker and fights against child abuse, too.

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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
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Young Buck
(Rapper)
Young Buck
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Birthdate: March 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Project Pat
(Rapper)
Project Pat
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Birthdate: February 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 47 
Dottie West
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dottie West
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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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Roy Acuff
(Known as the 'King of Country Music' and a Member of the 'Grand Ole Opry')
Roy Acuff
3
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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Marjorie Finlay
(American Television Personality and Opera Singer)
Marjorie Finlay
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Birthdate: October 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 1, 2003