The Best Musical Artists From Oklahoma

List Rules
Only artists born or raised in Oklahoma or bands formed in Oklahoma.

Here are the best artists and bands from Oklahoma. The South Central state represents the very best of American virtues with hard-working people helping the country run efficiently. It is this ethic that has caused numerous notable artists to make songs about Oklahoma over the years. Look no further than "Does That Wind Still Blow In Oklahoma" or "Oklahoma Hills" to understand all the great things that make up this state. 

Numerous influential musical acts have come out of the state for the last 100 years. Some of the most famous musical artists from Oklahoma include Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, and Toby Keith. A lot of country acts got their start in Oklahoma, but the state is not limited to just that genre. The All-American Rejects and The Flaming Lips both formed in the Sooner State. One thing is certain: you can have a lot of success if you grew up in this beautiful state. Other popular Oklahoma artists include Carrie Underwood, Kings of Leon, Hanson, Chet Baker, and Ryan Tedder.

The most famous Oklahoma musical artists are listed below. Some of these musicians are still cranking out hits to this day while others have hung up the guitar long ago. Which ones do you still find yourself tuning into the most? Vote for your favorite singers and bands so that everyone else knows which artist they should check out next. 

Ranked by
  • Woody Guthrie
    1
    Folk music, Country
    • Albums: The Asch Recordings, Volumes 1-4, Columbia River Collection, Dust Bowl Ballads, Bound for Glory
  • Garth Brooks
    2
    Country pop, Rock music, Country rock
    • Albums: Songs from Call Me Claus, Garth Brooks & The Magic of Christmas, Beyond the Season, Double Live, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
  • Merle Haggard
    4
    Outlaw country, Bakersfield sound, Country
    • Albums: A Country Christmas With Merle Haggard, I'm a Lonesome Fugitive / Mama Tried, Last of the Breed, A Christmas Present, If We Make It Through December
  • Roy Clark
    5
    Country
    • Albums: Plays All Time Favorites & Greatest Hits, A Pair of Fives (Banjos, That Is), Roy Clark, Superpicker
  • Kings of Leon
    6
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock
    • Albums: Aha Shake Heartbreak, Only by the Night, Youth & Young Manhood, Because of the Times, Come Around Sundown
  • Vince Gill
    7
    Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Bluegrass
    • Albums: I Still Believe In You, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection, The Essential, The Key
  • Bob Wills
    8
    Western swing
    • Albums: San Antonio Rose, The Bob Wills Anthology, Anthology 1935-1973, Country Music Hall of Fame Series, The McKinney Sisters
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
    9
    Americana, Red Dirt, Country rock
    • Albums: Live and Loud at Billy Bob's Texas, Soul Gravy, Mission California, Carney, Highway 377
  • Ronnie Dunn
    10
    • Albums: Ronnie Dunn, Grown Damn Man, Bleed Red
  • The All-American Rejects
    11
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
    • Albums: The All American Rejects, Move Along, Gives You Hell: The Remixes, When the World Comes Down, Schooled
  • Reba McEntire
    12
    Country pop, Country rock, Country
    • Albums: 20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of Reba, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Reba McEntire, Merry Christmas to You, Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection, So Good Together
  • The Flaming Lips
    13
    Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock
    • Albums: The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, At War With the Mystics, Clouds Taste Metallic, Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
  • The Gap Band
    14
    Disco, Electro, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV, Gap Band VI, Testimony
  • Roger Miller
    15
    • Albums: The Best of Roger Miller, Volume Two: King of the Road, Greatest Hits, King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller, The Return of Roger Miller
  • Joe Diffie
    16
    Country
    • Albums: Third Rock From the Sun, Mr. Christmas, Honky Tonk Attitude, Twice Upon a Time, Regular Joe
  • Gene Autry
    17
    Western music, Country
    • Albums: His Christmas Album, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics, A Gene Autry Christmas, Blues Singer 1929-1931, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Eddie Cochran
    18
    Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll
    • Albums: C'Mon Everybody, Never to Be Forgotten, Legendary Masters Series, The Eddie Cochran Story, 20th Anniversary Album
  • Charlie Christian
    19
    Swing music, Big band, Jazz
    • Albums: Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Electric, The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Charlie Christian: 1939‐1941, After Hours
  • Blake Shelton
    20
    • Albums: Red River Blue, Based on a True Story..., Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, Cheers
  • Toby Keith
    21
    Country
    • Albums: Christmas to Christmas, How Do You Like Me Now?!, Clancy's Tavern, A Classic Christmas, Shock'n Y'all
  • Starlight Mints
    22
    Indie pop, Pop music, Indie rock
    • Albums: The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of, Built on Squares, Drowaton, Change Remains, Popsickle
  • Watermelon Slim
    23
    • Albums: Up Close & Personal, Okiesippi Blues, Big Shoes to Fill, Escape From the Chicken Coop, Ringers
  • Bob Childers
    24
    Folk music, Red Dirt, Bluegrass
    • Albums: Hat Trick
  • Hank Thompson
    25
    Country, Western swing
    • Albums: Songs of the Brazos Valley, Favorite Waltzes, Kindly Keep It Country, Favorites, Songs for Rounders