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The Best Country Singers From Florida 

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Updated October 3, 2019 552 votes 92 voters 4.3k views 52 items

List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Florida.

Florida has played a vital role in the formation of many musical genres over the years. Several notable country stars were born or raised in the Sunshine State. Jake Owen, who had an album reach the number one slot on the Billboard 200, was born in Winter Haven. Mel Tillis, a prominent country star of the 20th century, came from Florida as well as his daughter, Pam Tillis. There is just something about growing up in a state with a lot of sunshine that produces a lot of musical talent. These artists barely scratch the surface of all the most famous country singers from Florida out there. 

People from all over the United States travel to Florida each year to show their appreciation for country music by attending the Tortuga Music Festival. The biggest names in country music have played at this event, which takes place every year in Fort Lauderdale. There's obviously a big appreciation for country in Florida, and it's a real treat for fans to see artists play a venue in the state they grew up in. 

There are plenty of popular Florida country singers to choose from. Which ones do you like best? Let your opinion be known and vote for your favorite acts below. 

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Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Joshua Ryan Owen (born August 28, 1981), known professionally as Jake Owen, is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2006, he released his debut studio ...more

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Mel Tillis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in ...more

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#167 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #85 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time #85 of 210 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954 in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of ...more

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#43 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #89 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #70 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Pam Tillis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Pamela Yvonne Tillis (born July 24, 1957) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis. Originally a demo singer in ...more

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#215 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #160 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #40 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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Aaron Tippin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in ...more

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#143 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #115 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time #29 of 45 The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices

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Chase Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Chase Rice (born September 19, 1985) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and reality television personality. Rice is also a former college football linebacker for the University of ...more

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Easton Corbin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Dan Easton Corbin (born April 12, 1982) is an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the ...more

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#198 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #62 of 119 The Best Musical Artists From Florida #7 of 11 The Best Neotraditional Country Bands/Artists

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Hoyt Axton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early-1960s, ...more

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Brian Kelley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Brian Kelley is a singer-songwriter.
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Bobby Lord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Robert L. Lord (January 6, 1934 – February 16, 2008), better known as Bobby Lord, was an American country music artist popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Rita Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, her songs were on Billboard magazine's pop, country, adult contemporary, and jazz charts, and she ...more

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Vic Chesnutt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
James Victor Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia. His first album, Little, was released in 1990, but his breakthrough to ...more

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Slim Whitman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), professionally known by the stage name Slim Whitman, was an American country music, western music and folk music artist ...more
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Bill "Peg Pants&quo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
William "Bill" Robert Beach (aka Bill "Peg Pants" Beach, "Frog" Beach) is an American musician.
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Wilma Burgess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Wilma Burgess (born Wilma Charlene Burgess; June 11, 1939 – August 26, 2003) was an American country music singer. She rose to fame in the mid-1960s and charted fifteen singles on the Billboard ...more
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Vassar Clements is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Vassar Carlton Clements (April 25, 1928 – August 16, 2005) was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an ...more
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Chad Brock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Chad Brock (born July 31, 1963) is an American country music singer and disc jockey. Before beginning his musical career in the late 1990s, he was a professional wrestler in World Championship ...more
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Raul Malo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr. (born August 7, 1965 in Miami, Florida), known professionally as Raúl Malo, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record ...more
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Mindy McCready is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Malinda Gayle McCready (November 30, 1975 – February 17, 2013) was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her ...more

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#282 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #360 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive #52 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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Larry Boone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Larry Eugene Boone (born June 7, 1956) is an American country music artist and songwriter. Between 1985 and 1993, Boone recorded five major label studio albums, in addition to charting several ...more

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#195 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time #42 of 45 The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices

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Jim Stafford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
James Wayne Stafford (born January 16, 1944) is an American comedian, musician, and singer-songwriter. While prominent in the 1970s for his recordings "Spiders & Snakes", ...more
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Aaron Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Aaron Wayne Kelly (born April 2, 1993) is an American singer who finished fifth on the ninth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, Kelly was a finalist on America's Most Talented Kid at age
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Bobby Goldsboro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Bobby Goldsboro (born January 18, 1941) is an American pop and country singer-songwriter. He had a string of pop and country hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including his signature No. 1 hit ...more

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Hank Locklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Lawrence Hankins 'Hank' Locklin (February 15, 1918 – March 8, 2009) was an American country music singer-songwriter. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long ...more
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Tony Booth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Tony Booth (born February 7, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is an American country music singer who participated in Buck Owens' "Bakersfield sound" revolution.