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The Best Country Singers From Florida  

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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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Mel Tillis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis is an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long ...more
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Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2006, he released his debut album Startin' with Me that year. This album produced three singles, ...more
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Hoyt Axton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Hoyt Wayne Axton was an American folk music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer ...more
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Bobby Lord is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Robert L. Lord, better known as Bobby Lord, was an American country music artist popular in the 1950s and 60s.
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Pam Tillis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Pamela Yvonne "Pam" Tillis is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis and Doris Tillis. Originally a demo singer ...more
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Aaron Tippin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Aaron Dupree Tippin 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 1990. His debut ...more
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Brian Kelley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Brian Kelley is a singer-songwriter.
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Bill
William Robert Beach is an American musician.
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Easton Corbin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Easton Corbin 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 two Number One hits ...more
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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
John David Anderson is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, "I've Got a ...more
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Jean Chapel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Opal Jean Amburgey, known professionally as Jean Chapel, was an American country singer and songwriter. She recorded for several record labels and wrote over 400 songs, more than 170 of which ...more
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Rita Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Rita Coolidge is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts and won two Grammy ...more
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Wilma Burgess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Wilma Burgess was an American country music singer. She rose to fame in the mid-1960s and charted fifteen singles on the Billboard C&W charts between 1965 and 1975.
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Chad Brock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Chad Brock 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 Wrestling, until an ...more
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Vic Chesnutt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt was an American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia. His first album, Little, was released in 1990, but his breakthrough to commercial success didn't ...more
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Aaron Kelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Aaron Wayne Kelly 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 11.
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Larry Boone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Larry Eugene Boone is an American country music artist. Between 1985 and 1993, Boone recorded five major label studio albums, in addition to charting several singles on the Billboard Hot Country ...more
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Chase Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Thad Cockrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Thad Aaron Cockrell is an American singer-songwriter. He has released three solo albums, along with a collaborative album with Caitlin Cary. Cockrell, who often writes emotional songs, is ...more
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Vassar Clements is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Vassar Carlton Clements was a Grammy Award- winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and ...more
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Johnny Tillotson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Johnny Tillotson is an American singer and songwriter. He enjoyed his greatest success in the early 1960s, when he scored nine top-ten hits on the pop, country and adult contemporary Billboard ...more
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Dan Peek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Daniel Milton "Dan" Peek was a musician best known as a member of the folk rock band America from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He was also a ...more
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Slim Whitman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr., known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer, songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his ...more
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Robin Meade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Robin Michelle Meade is the lead news anchor for HLN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade. Meade is a former Miss Ohio and began her broadcasting career with local stations in that ...more
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Bobby Goldsboro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Florida
Bobby Goldsboro 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 "Honey", which sold ...more