Here are the best artists and bands from West Virginia. With a thriving music scene, the Mountain State has hosted numerous music festivals over the years, including All Good Music Festival, Heritage Music Blues Fest, and the West Virginia Independent Music Festival. Some amazing bands and singers got their start right here. From humble beginnings, the most famous musical artists from West Virginia have gone on to top the charts and earn acclaim all over the planet.
Brad Paisley is one of the biggest names in country music right now. Before all that, he was just a kid growing up in Glen Dale. The state has produced a lot more than country artists. In fact, you will find artists from a breadth of genres on this list of West Virginia musical artists. Frankie Yankovich is one of the most influential polka musicians of all time, and Garland Wilson was one of the best jazz pianists of all time. You may get a little bit of culture shock as you go down this list and see all the artists who at one time called West Virginia home. Other popular West Virginia artists and groups include Michael W. Smith, Byzantine, Rozwell Kid, and Bill Withers.
Vote up the best West Virginia artists, and feel free to add any other musicians, rappers, singers, and bands with WV roots.
Albums: Wheelhouse, Brad Paisley Christmas, I'm Gonna Miss Her, Mud on the Tires, American Saturday Night, + more
Albums: Menagerie, Still Bill, Just As I Am, 'Bout Love, Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums, + more
Albums: Time Passes By, Good News, Lonesome Standard Time, Love Travels, Walking Away a Winner, + more
Albums: Christmastime, It's a Wonderful Christmas, Christmas, The Big Picture, Healing Rain, + more
Albums: Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all, Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, Still Swingin', + more
Albums: The Wild Man, Peanut Butter Rock and Roll, Out to Hunch, Look at That Caveman Go!!, Drinkin' My Life Away, + more
Albums: Oblivion Beckons, ...and They Shall Take Up Serpents, The Fundamental Component, Byzantine, Cradle Song, + more
Albums: Country Boy, Out Behind the Barn (disc 1), Comes Callin', Handle With Care, Take Me as I Am / Black Eyed Joes, + more
Albums: Take This Job and Shove It, The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck, Jukebox Charlie, Gospeltime "In My Fashion", Song & Dance Man, + more
Albums: 48 Polka & Waltz Medley, Greatest Polka Hits, One More Time, Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks' Greatest Hits, The All Time Great Polkas, + more
Albums: Blue Hand Johnnie, Johnnie B. Bad, That'll Work, Johnnie Be Eighty! And Still Bad
Albums: A Few Old Memories, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Won't You Come & Sing for Me?, Hazel & Alice, Who's That Knocking?, + more
Albums: Gigantour 2005, Hell in My Heart, Apologize for Nothing, Tales From Dirt Town
Albums: Yip/Jump Music, 1990, Hi, How Are You, The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, + more
Albums: Bluegrass at the Roots
Albums: Parade of Chaos, Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest, Liberate Te Ex Inferis, All Else Failed, The Funeral of God, + more
Albums: The Hunger, Seven Day Jesus
Albums: A Fine Pink Mist, Retraced
Albums: B. E. Taylor Christmas 2, B. E. Taylor Christmas, Love Never Fails, One Nation Under God, Love Won the Fight, + more
Albums: Children's Favorite Songs, Volume 1, Sing-A-Long, Children's Favorite Songs, Volume 4, + more