Here are the best artists and bands from Arkansas. Like most other southern states, Arkansas has produced a lot of country music stars over the years. Many of the artists coming out of the state have also dabbled with rockabilly and bluegrass. It is clear music is an integral part of Arkansas' DNA. This is likely why former Arkansas governor Bill Clinton was noted on the campaign trail for playing the saxophone. The best musical artists from Arkansas are diverse and eclectic, and it may surprise some of you to see who is on this list.
Some of the most influential musicians of all time were either born or raised in the Natural State. Johnny Cash, one of the most revered country stars who ever lived, was born in Kingsland. Later in life, Cash was inspired by his family's struggled during the Great Depression as they tried to carve out lives for themselves in Arkansas. Other popular Arkansas artists include Al Green, Evanescence, Ne-Yo, and Conway Twitty.
How many of these artists do you listen to on a regular basis? Vote for your favorite singers and bands (even heavy metal bands) on this list of the most famous Arkansas musical artists. All music fans will find someone they like right here.
Albums: American V: A Hundred Highways, American IV: The Man Comes Around, At Folsom Prison, American Recordings, American III: Solitary Man, + more
Albums: Call Me, The Christmas Album, White Christmas, Greatest Hits, I'm Still in Love With You, + more
Albums: That Christmas Feeling, A Glen Campbell Christmas, Home for the Holidays, Glen Campbell Christmas, Merry Christmas, + more
Albums: Hello Darlin', Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, The Best of Conway & Loretta, 20 Greatest Hits, + more
Albums: Off the Beaten Path, Four Letter Blues, Outlaws Like Me, Justin Moore, Point At You
Albums: Sticks and Stones, I See It Now, Alibis, Time Marches On, Strong, + more
Albums: Because of You, In My Own Words, Year of the Gentleman, Heroes, Gentlemanlike 4, + more
Albums: Dirt Farmer, The Ties That Bind: The Best of... 1975-1996, American Son, Electric Dirt, Levon Helm, + more
Albums: Set Me Free, Behind Closed Doors, Fully Realized, The Very Best of Charlie Rich, The Masters, + more
Albums: X-rated, Hot and Nasty: The Best of Black Oak Arkansas, High on the Hog, Black Oak Arkansas, The Wild Bunch, + more
Albums: The Ballads Of Ronnie Hawkins, Rock & Roll Resurrection/The Giant of Rock & Roll, Ronnie Hawkins, The Hawk, Let It Rock!, + more
Albums: The Gift: Christmas, In This Life, Extremes, Never Going Back, The Walls Came Down, + more
Albums: A Traditional Christmas, Greatest Hits, Man With a Memory, Joe Nichols, Real Things, + more
Albums: The Heart of War, The Strangest Day, Jonah33, Extended Play, Silence Never Speaks
Albums: Plans for the Past
Albums: A Christmas Story, Winter Wonderland, Steady On, The Whole Truth, Girls of Grace, + more
Albums: Nonexistent, Inhabit, Reborn, The Hammering Process, The Infinite Order, + more
Albums: Pasizzle Slizzles Tha Drizzle, Don't Let Them Take You Alive!, The Devil, The Metal, The Big Booty Beats