Here are the best artists and bands from Indiana. Some of the biggest musical acts of all time came out of Indiana. The state has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to the music industry. Indiana was one of the first states where jazz really started to become popular outside of Louisiana. Several record companies, including Vee-Jay Records and Gennett Records, are based out of the state, so numerous country, blues, and jazz albums have been made right here. It may be tough to decide who the best musical artists from Indiana are, but you should be up for the task.
None other than the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was born in Indiana. Along with the rest of The Jackson 5, the entire Jackson family has created a string of hits over the decades. However, they are not the only big names that used to call Indiana home. John Mellencamp, Axl Rose, and Babyface were also either born or raised in the Hoosier State. While they have all made different types of music over the years, they have all made their fellow Hoosiers proud. Other popular Indiana artists include David Lee Roth, Freddie Gibbs, The Ataris, and Jeremy Camp.
This list has the most famous Indiana musical artists of all time. Now is your chance to vote for your favorites and show Hoosiers some love.
Albums: Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall, Dangerous, Michael, + more
Albums: Christmas Album, 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Jackson 5, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, ABC, The Jacksons, + more
Albums: Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow, The Lonesome Jubilee, Human Wheels, + more
Albums: Eat 'Em and Smile, Skyscraper, A Little Ain't Enough, Crazy From the Heat, Your Filthy Little Mouth, + more
Albums: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Christmas at the White House, Christmas by the Bay, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas Day in the Morning, + more
Albums: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., Control, 20 Y.O., All for You, + more
Albums: Christmas With Babyface, MTV Unplugged NYC 1997, Face2Face, Tender Lover, Lovers, + more
Albums: End Is Forever, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits, Let It Burn, Anywhere but Here, + more
Albums: Stolen Moments, Hiatt Comes Alive at Buddokan, Perfectly Good Guitar, Slug Line, Master of Disaster, + more
Albums: The Best of the Mills Brothers and the Ink Spots, Ultimate Collection, Prisoner of Love, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Ink Spots, If I Didn't Care, + more
Albums: Str8 Killa, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, ESGN, Shame EP, Lord Giveth, + more
Albums: River, 117°, Wave of Heat, Miami, Ride On, + more
Albums: One From the Heart, A Crystal Christmas, Cage the Songbird / Nobody Wants to Be Alone, Ain't Gonna Worry, Hollywood, + more
Albums: In Hoagland, Ole Buttermilk Sky, Mr Music Master, Hoagy Carmichael 1927-1939, Hoagy Sings Carmichael, + more
Albums: Live Bootleg
Albums: Far Wes, Full House, Greatest Hits, The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, Bags Meets Wes!, + more
Albums: We Cry Out: The Worship Project, Carried Me: The Worship Project, Live Unplugged, Restored, Beyond Measure, + more
Albums: Kings of the Cotton Club, Oh Yeah!, Golly Zonk! (It's Scat Man) / What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
Albums: Fraulein The Classic Years (disc 2), Christmas Classics, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell Rock / Captain Santa Claus (And His Reindeer Space Patrol), + more
Albums: Drive, Guitar Christmas, Two Teardrops, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Burnin' the Roadhouse Down, + more
Albums: Let the Dead Bury the Dead, Make Them Talk
Albums: The Eternal Triangle, The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big Four, Boliva, Here to Stay, Yes, + more