The Best Musical Artists From Florida

Voting 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.  

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  • Tom Petty
    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
    319 votes
    • Albums: Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Free Fallin'
    Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ...more
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock
    344 votes
    • Albums: (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Gold, Christmas Time Again, Nuthin' Fancy
    Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1966 as The Pretty Ones in Jacksonville, Florida, they then ...more
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock
    266 votes
    • Albums: The Last DJ, Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Southern Accents, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty (lead singer, guitar), Mike Campbell (lead guitarist), ...more
  • Ray Charles
    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music
    257 votes
    • Albums: The Birth of Soul, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Spirit of Christmas, Ray Charles at Newport, Genius Loves Company
    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians ...more
  • The Allman Brothers Band
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
    190 votes
    • Albums: At Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Hittin’ the Note
    The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Macon, Georgia, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, ...more
  • Jim Morrison
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
    228 votes
    • Albums: Paris Jim, Dionysus
    James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, distinctive ...more