The Best Musical Artists From Florida

List Rules
Only artists born or raised in Florida and bands formed in Florida.

Here are the best artists and bands from Florida. Home to some of the most talented and popular musical artists in the world, the Sunshine State, more specifically Orlando, was also where many boy bands, like Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, were formed. Featuring pop stars, rappers, country musicians, EDM artists, and more, this list of famous Florida artists includes both music legends and new artists. 

Established in Jacksonville, Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of many notable Florida rock bands. Including artists from Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Tallahassee, other well-known artists from Florida include Ariana Grande, Yellowcard, Ray Charles, Underoath, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

Vote up the best Florida muscial artists, and any other singers, rappers, musicians, or bands who deserve to be on this list.  

Ranked by
  • Tom Petty
    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
    • Albums: Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Free Fallin'
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock
    • Albums: The Last DJ, Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Southern Accents, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock
    • Albums: (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Gold, Christmas Time Again, Nuthin' Fancy
  • Ray Charles
    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music
    • Albums: The Birth of Soul, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Spirit of Christmas, Ray Charles at Newport, Genius Loves Company
  • Jim Morrison
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
    • Albums: Paris Jim, Dionysus
  • The Allman Brothers Band
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
    • Albums: At Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Hittin’ the Note
  • Ronnie Van Zant
    Rock music, Southern rock
    • KC and the Sunshine Band
      Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
      • Albums: Oh Yeah!, The Sound of Sunshine, Do You Wanna Go Party, All in a Night's Work, KC & The Sunshine Band
    • Backstreet Boys
      Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
      • Albums: Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back
    • T-Pain
      Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop
      • Albums: Rappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver, Three Ringz, No Love Without Pain
    • Denzel Curry
      • Albums: Nostalgic 64
    • Pitbull
      Latin pop, Hip hop, Reggaeton
      • Albums: Give Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide, The Boatlift, El Mariel
    • Gloria Estefan
      Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop
      • Albums: Christmas Through Your Eyes, Anything for You, Gloria!, Amor y Suerte: Éxitos Románticos, Destiny
    • Duane Allman
      Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion
      • Albums: Duane Allman: An Anthology, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Ton-Ton Macoute!, Duane & Greg Allman, Duane Allman: An Anthology
    • Shinedown
      Hard rock, Alternative metal, Post-grunge
      • Albums: Leave a Whisper, The Sound of Madness, Us and Them, Stripped - Raw and Real, Amaryllis
    • Ariana Grande
      Pop, Contemporary R&B
      • Albums: My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There
    • Debbie Harry
      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave
      • Albums: KooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde, Debravation, Necessary Evil, Rockbird
    • Gary Rossington
      Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Southern rock
      • Matchbox Twenty
        Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
        • Albums: Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season, North, Exile on Mainstream
      • Stephen Stills
        Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
        • Albums: Carry On, Super Session, Stephen Stills 2, Live, Just Roll Tape
      • Creed
        Post-grunge, Hard rock, Alternative metal
        • Albums: My Own Prison, Weathered, Human Clay, Higher, Greatest Hits
      • XXXTentacion
        • Gram Parsons
          Rock music, Country rock, Country
          • Albums: Grievous Angel, GP / Grievous Angel, GP, Safe at Home, Cosmic American Music: The Grech Tapes 1972
        • Limp Bizkit
          Nu metal, Rap rock, Rap metal
          • Albums: Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Gold Cobra
        • Mel Tillis
          Outlaw country, Country
          • Albums: Four Legends, Stateside, Love Revival, Who's Julie, Life Turned Her That Way