Here are the best artists and bands from Missouri. The Midwest state has played an important role in America's music development over the centuries with St. Louis playing a vital role in the formation of jazz and blues. The state is also the birthplace of plenty of notable musicians, including Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Chuck Berry was also born in St. Louis, and the city is where ragtime grew in influence. Without St. Louis, the musical scene in the United States would look very different, and that is why it is so important to recognize the best musical artists from Missouri.
The versatility of Missouri can be seen in all of the amazing acts that have come out of the Show Me State. Rock bands from Story of the Year to Ludo. Many popular rappers, such as Akon and Nelly, also came from the area. You will even find artists who play folk, country, and so much more on this list. The most famous Missouri musical artists are quite expansive, and you may learn some fun trivia about your favorite acts. Other popular Missouri artists include Chingy, Sheryl Crow, Puddle of Mudd, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Peruse this list to get a better sense of how Missouri has contributed greatly to the country's musical scene. Vote for your favorite artists who grew up by the Ozarks.
Albums: The Great Twenty-Eight, Maybellene, Two Great Guitars, Rock, Rock, + more
Albums: Nellyville, Country Grammar, Sweat, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention, Sweat / Suit, + more
Albums: River Deep - Mountain High, The Soul Anthology, Bold Soul Sister: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings, Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, Nutbush City Limits, + more
Albums: Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club, The Very Best Of (Bradypus Series), Feels Like Home, + more
Albums: Ella & Basie: On the Sunny Side of the Street, April in Paris, One O'Clock Jump, Basie, Satch & Josh... Again, + more
Albums: Everready, Anghellic, Absolute Power, Klusterfuk, Vintage Tech, + more
Albums: It'll Shine When It Shines, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Jackie Blue, Men From Earth, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, + more
Albums: Portrait, Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve, The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948, Bluebird, Jazz at Massey Hall, + more
Albums: If That's What It Takes, Through the Many Winters: A Christmas Album, Motown, The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon, The Voice of Michael McDonald, + more
Albums: Fat Babies in the Mix, Receiving the Gift of Flavor, Master of Styles, Too Much Stereo, Magically Delicious, + more
Albums: Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa, Freedom, Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim), + more
Albums: Burn Your Fire for No Witness, Half Way Home, Strange Cacti, Sleepwalker
Albums: J'ai deux amours, My Greatest Songs, Joséphine Baker, Breezin' Along, The Fabulous Josephine Baker, + more
Albums: Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology, All the Classic Hits 1938-1952, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits 1938-52 (disc 5), + more
Albums: Page Avenue, In the Wake of Determination, The Black Swan, The Constant, Story of the Year, + more
Albums: Okemah and the Melody of Riot, Trace, Straightaways, Wide Swing Tremolo, The Search, + more
Albums: Jackpot, Powerballin', Success & Failure, Hoodstar, Hate It or Love It, + more
Albums: The Criminal Under My Own Hat, A Place at the Table, Trap Door, T Bone Burnett, Truth Decay, + more
Albums: Billie Holliday With Lester Young: Lady Day & Prez 1937-1941, The Quintessence, Volume 1: Chicago - New York - Los Angeles 1936-1944, The Quintessence, Volume 2: New York - Los Angeles 1938-1947, + more
Albums: 20.3012-HI: Siesta at the Fiesta (disc 1)
Albums: Coleman Hawkins in the 50's - Body and Soul Revisited, Wrapped Tight, Desafinado, Today and Now, Saxes Inc. / Trombone Scene, + more