Singers From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Travis Scott, Machine Gun Kelly, Selena Gomez, Patrick Swayze, Megan Thee Stallion and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

 2 Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Beyonce Knowles is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She developed an interest in music as a child. As a teenager, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As of today, she is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. 

 3 Travis Scott

Travis Scott
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Travis Scott is a highly successful rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2016, his second albun, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. It was followed by his album, Astroworld, which received widespread critical praise. His music is a fusion of fusion of traditional, hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.

 4 Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

Regarded as the personification of the perfect pop star, Kelly Clarkson is a product of American Idol. After winning the competition, she went on to become a popular star and was named in VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list. She has also inspired other popular musicians, such as Kelsea Ballerini and Demi Lovato. Kelly is also a well-known philanthropist.

 5 Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 20, 2020

Kenny Rogers was an American singer-songwriter. He is among the best-selling musicians of all-time list, having sold over 100 million records. His songs and albums remain influential among country music lovers. A multi-talented personality, Rogers was also successful as an actor and entrepreneur; he was the co-founder of the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of restaurants.

 6 Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 7 Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Two-time Grammy-winning country singer Miranda Lambert is known for her hit album Platinum and the track Automatic. She was placed third in the singing contest Nashville Star. She has won more Academy of Country Music Awards than any artist. Her organization MuttNation Foundation works for rehabilitation of rescue animals.

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 8 Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 6, 1988
Six-time Grammy-winner Texan rocker Roy Orbison gained fame with songs such as Oh, Pretty Woman and Drove All Night. His shyness and stage fright made him dye his hair black and wear sunglasses. The "Caruso of Rock" was part of the Traveling Wilburys, along with legends such as Bob Dylan.

 9 Usher

Usher
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

 10 Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 13, 2002
Waylon Jennings was one of the pioneers of outlaw country music. He began performing on KVOW radio, at age 12, and then performed with several bands, such as The Texas Longhorns, The Waylors, and The Highwaymen. He also contributed to Wanted! The Outlaws, the first platinum country album. 

 11 Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

American singer and actor, Nick Jonas is one of the three members of the popular American pop rock band Jonas Brothers which has released five studio albums and worked in two successful Disney’s television films. When the band disbanded for sometime, Nick released solo albums, founded a record label and furthered his acting career with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

 12 Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

 13 Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

 14 Barry White

Barry White
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 4, 2003

Barry White was an American musician, composer, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Renowned for his bass-baritone voice, White was one of the most popular vocalists of his generation. Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, Barry White is counted among the best-selling musicians of all time.

 15 Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

 16 Selena

Selena
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 31, 1995

Known as the queen of Tejano music, Selena became the most famous Mexican-American entertainers during the late 20th century, thanks to her contributions to fashion and music. She is one of the most influential Latin artists ever. Her rags-to-riches story, which includes struggle, fame, and finally death at the age of 23, was showcased in the 1997 film, Selena.

 17 Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus

An accomplished musician and one of the most popular names of the late 20th century American country music, Willie Nelson garnered fame with his albums Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, Stardust and Always on My Mind. The multiple Grammy award winning musician, who continues to record even today, has also appeared in numerous films and authored a number of books.

 18 Ciara

Ciara
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 19 Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 3, 1959

Musician and singer-songwriter Buddy Holly was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. Born to a musical family, he learned to sing and play the guitar as a child. He began his career as a teenager and found much success within a short period. Sadly, he died in an aircraft crash when he was just 22 years old.

 20 Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kris Kristofferson is a popular singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, Kris has played a major role in the success of many famous singers, having contributed to their musical albums as a songwriter. For his achievements in the field of music, Kris Kristofferson was made a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004.

 22 Melissa Benoist

Melissa Benoist
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

American actress, Melissa Benoist gained recognition with the musical comedy-drama series Glee and superhero adventure series Supergirl. As a singer, she has earned appreciation for her songs in Glee albums. Her film credits include Whiplash and Patriots Day. Earlier, she made her acting debut on stage. Since then, she has appeared in numerous plays and even made her Broadway debut.

 23 Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 1, 1997

Country singer Townes Van Zandt is remembered for his melancholy and lyrical tracks. His hits such as Pancho and Lefty and To Live Is to Fly have influenced many artists of subsequent generations. He struggled with depression and spent a considerable part of his life in cheap shacks and motels.

 24 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

 25 Nelly

Nelly
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Famous As: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Grammy-winning hip-hop/rap artist Nelly began his career with St. Lunatics. He became a household name after the release of his debut solo album, Country Grammar, in 2000. He ranked third on Billboard’s list of the Top Artist of the Decade and has sold 21 million albums in the U.S.

 26 Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 27 Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 20, 2022

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf was best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. Famous for his wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows, this Grammy-winning performer also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. 

 28 Don Henley

Don Henley
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer

Don Henley is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, and musician. A founding member of Eagles, Henley contributed immensely to the success of the band. Don Henley has also been successful as a solo artist, selling more than 10 million albums and winning two Grammy Awards. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the greatest singers of all time.

 29 Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.

 30 George Strait

George Strait
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus

Country music singer, songwriter, and actor George Strait is regarded as one of the most influential recording artists of all time. Lovingly nicknamed the "King of Country", he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and is certified as the 12th-best selling artist in American history. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 

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 31 Scarface

Scarface
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 32 Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

The younger sister of Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson followed in the footsteps of her sister to become an actress and singer-songwriter. Also known for her fashion sense and good looks, Ashlee Simpson has appeared on the cover of several international magazines, such as Shape, CosmoGirl, and Women's Health. She was named among the Richest Young Celebrities by Forbes magazine.

 33 Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra

Johnny Mathis is an American singer and songwriter. Best known for his contribution to popular music, Mathis has been honored with many awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnny Mathis is also renowned for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported such organizations as the American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 34 Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice
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Birthdate: October 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Vanilla Ice shot to fame after his iconic 1990s’ single Ice Ice Baby became the first hip-hop track to top the Billboard Charts. He had ventured into motocross racing and jet skiing, and also survived a suicide attempt. He was also part of the reality show The Vanilla Ice Project.

 35 Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

 36 Buck Owens

Buck Owens
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 25, 2006

 37 Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Sissy Spacek is best known for her Academy Award-winning role of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter and also earned a Grammy nomination for her country tracks in the movie. Her other notable projects are the films Missing and The River, and the series Bloodline, Castle Rock, and Homecoming.

 38 Maren Morris

Maren Morris
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries

Maren Morris is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Many of her songs and albums have performed well on Billboard charts; her album Hero peaked at the fifth position on Billboard 200. As a songwriter, Maren Morris has contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Jessie James Decker, and Aubrey Peeples.

 39 Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

 40 Troy Baker

Troy Baker
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

 41 Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: December 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 42 Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus

 43 Rain Phoenix

Rain Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 44 Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 13, 2010
Jimmy Dean was an American television host, country music singer, businessman, and actor. He is credited with creating and popularizing a food company named Jimmy Dean Foods. He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, although he was still alive when he was nominated for the honor in 2010.

 45 Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 46 Chris Martin

Chris Martin
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces

Chris Martin is the lead singer of the rock band, Coldplay, which he has co-founded. The band gained fame after they released the song Yellow in 2000. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Martin has also worked in solo collaborations with other artists and written songs for various projects.

 47 Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 48 George Jones

George Jones
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Famous As: Musician, singer, and songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 26, 2013

George Jones was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Renowned for his distinctive voice and phrasing, George Jones was widely regarded as the greatest living country singer during the last 20 years of his life. Jones is also remembered for staying painstakingly loyal to country music throughout his life. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

 49 Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

 50 Stephen Stills

Stephen Stills
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn