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The Best Musical Artists From Georgia

Updated February 19, 2021 10.1k votes 703 voters 34.2k views115 items

List RulesOnly artists born or raised in Georgia or groups formed in Georgia.

Here are the best artists and bands from Georgia. The Peach State is also the birthplace of some of the world's greatest musicians. From country and rap to pop and R&B, this list explores the most famous musical artists from Georgia. 

While Kanye West is widely recongized as an artist from Chicago, the Grammy-winning rapper and producer was actually born in Atlanta, Georgia. Other popular Atlanta rappers include Migos, OutKast, Future, T.I., and 21 Savage. Many country music stars, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, were also born in Georgia. 

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

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    Ray Charles

    Soul blues, Pop music
    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray...  more
  • 2
    177
    41

    Otis Redding

    Southern soul, Soul blues
    Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer,...  more
  • 3
    187
    53

    The Allman Brothers Band

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
    The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Macon, Georgia, in 1969 by...  more
  • 4
    190
    56

    James Brown

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop
    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more
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    137
    49

    Little Richard

    Jump blues, Rock music
    Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known as Little Richard, was an...  more
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    176
    76

    R.E.M.

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock
    R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry,...  more
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    195
    104

    Alan Jackson

    Country, Neotraditional country
    Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country singer and songwriter. He...  more
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    125
    53

    Gladys Knight

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music
    Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American...  more
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    123
    62

    The B-52's

    New Wave, Pop music
    The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) is an American new wave band formed in Athens,...  more
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    Zac Brown (born July 31, 1978) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Zac Brown Band....  more
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    145
    84

    André 3000

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly...  more
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    113
    59
    James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is an American country music singer, songwriter,...  more
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    114
    68

    Usher

    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
    Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. He was...  more
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    111
    67

    TLC

    Hip hop music, Girl group
    TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa...  more
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    113
    75

    Ludacris

    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop
    Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris (), is...  more
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    101
    66

    Trisha Yearwood

    Country pop, Country
    Patricia Lynn Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is an American country music artist, actress,...  more
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    85
    51

    Collective Soul

    Rock music, Grunge
    Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in...  more
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    59
    30

    Brenda Lee

    Pop music, Rockabilly
    Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley; December 11, 1944) is an American performer and the...  more
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    113
    93

    Jason Aldean

    Country rock
    Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an...  more
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    82
    62

    Ray Stevens

    Pop music, Novelty song
    Harold Ray Ragsdale (born January 24, 1939), known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an...  more
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    69
    50

    Sugarland

    Country pop, Pop music
    Sugarland is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles...  more
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    114
    98

    Luke Bryan

    Country
    Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and...  more
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    93
    79
    William Matthew Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music singer and...  more
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    75
    60

    Big Boi

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975), better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an...  more
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    61
    46

    Cee Lo Green

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), known professionally as CeeLo Green (or Cee Lo...  more