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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 McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country singer and actor. McGraw has released fifteen studio albums (eleven for Curb Records, three for Big Machine Records and one for ...more
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Sammy Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Samuel Paul Kershaw (born February 24, 1958) is an American country music artist. He has released 16 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among ...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 (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American ...more
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Kix Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Leon Eric Brooks, III, known as Kix Brooks (born May 12, 1955), is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host ...more
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Trace Adkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Tracy Darrell Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer and actor. In 1998, Adkins appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 23). Adkins made his debut in ...more
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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first ...more
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Lucinda Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Lucinda Gayle Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer, songwriter and musician. She recorded her first albums in 1978 and 1980 in a ...more
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Hunter Hayes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Hunter Easton Hayes (born September 9, 1991) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is proficient at more than thirty instruments and is signed to Warner ...more
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David Houston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Charles David Houston (December 9, 1935 – November 30, 1993) was an American country music singer. His peak in popularity came between the mid-1960s through the early 1970s.
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Ronnie Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. ...more
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Claude King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Claude King (February 5, 1923 – March 7, 2013) was an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for his million selling 1962 hit, "Wolverton Mountain".
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Faron Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) 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. ...more
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Johnny Horton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
John LaGale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best ...more
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Mickey Gilley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936) 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 ...more
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Jamie Lynn Spears is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Jamie Lynn Marie Spears (born April 4, 1991) is an American singer and actress. She was born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Louisiana. She is the younger sister of singer Britney Spears. ...more
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Trini Triggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Trini Triggs (born August 8, 1965 in Natchitoches, Louisiana) is an American country music artist. In 1998, he released a self-titled album for MCG/Curb Records; produced by Chuck Howard and ...more
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Steve Kolander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Steve Kolander (born November 15, 1961 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an American country music artist. He debuted in 1994 with the release of his self-titled album on River North Records. It ...more
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Andy Griggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Andrew Tyler Griggs (born August 13, 1973) is an American country music artist. He has released three albums for RCA Records Nashville (You Won't Ever Be Lonely, Freedom, and This I Gotta See) ...more
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Lindsey Cardinale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Lindsey Michelle Cardinale (born February 5, 1985) is an American country singer and university student who was the twelfth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. ...more
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Joe Stampley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Joe Stampley (born June 6, 1943) 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
Clifford Joseph Trahan (September 25, 1938 – September 3, 2016), best known as Johnny Rebel and Pee Wee Trahan, was an American white supremacist singer, songwriter, and musician. Trahan used ...more
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Amie Comeaux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Amie Noelle Comeaux (; December 4, 1976 – December 21, 1997) was an American country music singer who gained fame in her teens. Her debut album, Moving Out, was released on Polydor Records in ...more
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Merle Kilgore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Wyatt Merle Kilgore (August 9, 1934 – February 6, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, and manager. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, he was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was the personal ...more
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Webb Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Michael Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honky tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number ...more
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Jordan Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Singers From Louisiana
Jordan Davis is an American country music singer signed to Universal Music Group Nashville's MCA Nashville division. He secured a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016. ...more