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The Best Country Singers From Louisiana  

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List Rules Only country singers born or raised in Louisiana.

Here are the best country artists from Louisiana. When most people think of music out of Louisiana, their first thoughts turn to jazz. While New Orleans was certainly influential in the development of America's music, the state has also played an important role in other genres. For example, country music has really flourished in the Bayou State. Many popular country singers from Louisiana have gone on to dominate the charts, and you may be surprised to learn who was born or raised in this great state. 

Tim McGraw is one of the best-selling country artists of all time. However, before he became a megastar, he was born in Delhi before moving and growing up in Start, LA. Jerry Lee Lewis made a name for himself in rock and roll, but later in his career, he dabbled in country music. Trace Adkins is another Louisiana native who hails from the northern part of the state. These singers are only the beginning of everything Louisiana has given the world of music.  

On this list of the most famous Louisiana country singers, you will find artists from every era of the 20th and 21st centuries. Once you see all of the amazing acts that got their start here, it may just entice you to take a trip down to the bayous. 

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Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer and actor. He has been married to fellow singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw ...more
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Sammy Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Samuel Paul "Sammy" Kershaw is an American country music artist. He has released 10 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More ...more
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Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Hiram King "Hank" Williams, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, ...more
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Kix Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host of radio's American Country ...more
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Lucinda Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter. She recorded her first albums in 1978 and 1980 in a traditional country and blues style and received ...more
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Trace Adkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins is an American singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has ...more
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Claude King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Claude King was an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for his million selling 1962 hit, "Wolverton Mountain".
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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more
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David Houston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Charles David Houston was an American country music singer. His peak in popularity came between the mid-1960s through the early 1970s.
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Faron Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Faron Young was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't ...more
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Johnny Horton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
John Gale "Johnny" Horton was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ...more
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Mickey Gilley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Mickey Leroy Gilley is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly ...more
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Trini Triggs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Trini Triggs is an American country music artist. In 1998, he released a self-titled album for MCG/Curb Records; produced by Chuck Howard and Anthony Smith, the album produced three singles on ...more
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Ronnie Dunn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist ...more
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Hunter Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Hunter Easton Hayes is an American country music singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He can play more than 30 instruments and is signed to Atlantic Records Nashville. Hayes released ...more
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Jamie Lynn Spears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Jamie Lynn Marie Spears Watson is an American actress, singer, and the younger sister of pop singer Britney Spears. In 2005, she came to prominence after being cast in the Nickelodeon television ...more
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Andy Griggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Andrew Tyler "Andy" Griggs is an American country music artist. He has released three albums for RCA Records Nashville and a fourth for Montage Music Group. These four albums have ...more
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Lindsey Cardinale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Lindsey Michelle Cardinale is an American country singer and university student who was the twelfth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Cardinale was born in Hammond, ...more
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Amie Comeaux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Amie Noelle Comeaux was an American country music singer who gained fame in her teens. Her debut album, Moving Out, was released on Polydor Records in 1994, and it produced the single ...more
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Joe Stampley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Joe Stampley is an American country music singer.
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Johnny Rebel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Johnny Rebel is the pseudonym of Cajun country musician Clifford Joseph Trahan, also known as Pee Wee Trahan. Trahan has used this pseudonym most notably on racist recordings issued in the 1960s ...more
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Steve Kolander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Steve Kolander is an American country music artist. He debuted in 1994 with the release of his self-titled album on River North Records. It produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. ...more
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Doug Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Douglas James "Doug" Kershaw is an American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana. Active since 1948, Kershaw has recorded fifteen albums and charted on the Hot Country
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Eddy Raven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Edward Garvin Futch is an American country music artist known professionally as Eddy Raven. Known for his Cajun-influenced country music, Raven has been a recording artist since 1962. He has ...more
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Rod Bernard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Rod Bernard is an American singer who helped to pioneer the musical genre known as "swamp pop", which combined New Orleans-style rhythm and blues, country and western, and Cajun and ...more