South Carolina, particularly Myrtle Beach, has produced numerous famous country stars over the years. Carolina Opry, which is a country music styled variety show, was founded in 1986 by Calvin Gilmore, a well-known country singer, producer, and entrepreneur. It was one of the first family-friendly entertainment venues that produced live music on the Grand Stand. The venue turned the state into one of the preeminent places for country music on the East Coast. Plenty of country singers from South Carolina has broken out into the mainstream and have performed for audiences all over the United States.
Darius Rucker, best known for being the lead singer of the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, became a country singer after he went solo. He's made such hits as "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" and "It Won't Be Like This for Long." Other popular country singers from South Carolina include Josh Turner, Lee Brice, and Bill Anderson.
Who do you think is the best country act born or raised in the Palmetto State? You can refresh your memory by reviewing this list of South Carolina country singers. Just don't be shocked when you find your favorite country singer on here.
- 1Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained... more
- 2Joshua Otis Turner (born November 20, 1977) is an American country and gospel singer and... more
- 3Lee Brice (born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr., June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer... more
- 4Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record... more
- 5James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an... more
- 6David Ball (born July 9, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician.... more
- 7Christopher Allen Bouchillon (August 21, 1893 – September 18, 1968) was an American country... more
- 8Charlie Floyd (born in Aynor, South Carolina) is an American country music singer. Floyd... more
- 9Jonathan Barnett Kaye (December 12, 1945 – August 18, 2002), known as Jonnie Barnett, was an... more
- 10John Edward Berry (born September 14, 1959) is an American country music artist. Active as a... more
- 11Keith Harling (born May 8, 1963) is an American former country music artist. He made his debut... more
- 12John Brannen (born March 19, 1952) is an American roots rock/ heartland rock,... more
- 13Jameson Clark (born 1972 in Starr, South Carolina) is an American country music singer.... more
- 14Charles Wilburn "Buck" Trent (born February 17, 1938) is an American country music... more
- 15Donald Wesley Reno (February 21, 1926 – October 16, 1984) was an American bluegrass and... more
- 16Julie Roberts (born February 1, 1979) is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury... more
- 17Marshall Chapman (born January 7, 1949, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States) is an... more
- 18Arthur Smith (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician, songwriter, and... more
- 19Frank Mandeville Rogers V (born in Florence, South Carolina) is an American record producer,... more
- 20Walter Louis Garland (11 November 1930 – 27 December 2004) professionally Hank Garland, was... more
- 21Jim Nesbitt (December 1, 1931 – November 29, 2007) was an American country music singer. He... more
- 22Marion Cletus "Chuck" Cannon, Jr. (born in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American country... more
- 23Wayne Benson is a musician.
- 24Homer "Pappy" Lee Sherrill was an American Old Time and Bluegrass fiddler. Pappy received his... more
- 25Linda Martell (born Thelma Bynem, June 4, 1941), is an American rhythm and blues and country... more