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The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming 

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Updated August 8, 2019 281 votes 76 voters 2.1k views 20 items

List Rules Only artists born or raised in Wyoming or groups formed in Wyoming.

Here are the best artists and bands from Wyoming. Covered with beautiful landscapes, Wisconsin is one of the most sparsely populated states in the country, but that hasn't stopped it from producing some outstanding musical talent. This list has the most popular musical artists from Wyoming who have made impressions in their home state and around the globe. 

If you love thrashing around in a mosh pit, then you have likely heard of the musical stylings of Teenage Bottlerock. The punk rock group initially formed in Laramie, Wyoming and have toured around the US ever since. Wyoming also has a big country music scene with acts like Spencer Bohren, Chris Ledoux, and Chancey Williams hailing from the Equality State. From punk to country and everything in between, Wyoming residents certainly have eclectic musical tastes. 

Did you see any of these famous Wyoming musicians and singers before they made it big? Many of them started in small venues and clubs before they found their audiences. Whether you live in Wyoming or just like music from the area, this list is for you. Vote up the best musical artists from Wyoming, so everyone reading this knows who to listen to next. 

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Chris LeDoux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Genre: Country rock and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy, Under This Old Hat, Songs of Rodeo Life, Haywire, Songs of Rodeo and Country, + more

Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor, and hall of fame rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums ...more

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Chancey Williams and the... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Chancey Williams (born August 24, 1981) is an American country music singer-songwriter and former saddle bronc rider. He and fellow Wyoming artist and rodeo cowboy Chris LeDoux are the only two ...more
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Teenage Bottlerocket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming

Albums: Another Way, Warning Device, Freak Out!, They Came From the Shadows, Total, + more

Teenage Bottlerocket is a punk rock band formed in Laramie, Wyoming in 2001. The band was formed by twin brothers Ray and Brandon Carlisle, following the dissolution of their previous band, ...more

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Jared Rogerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Jared Rogerson

Albums: Peace, Love and Horses

Jared Rogerson is a singer-songwriter.
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Luke Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Luke Bell
Luke Bell is an American country musician and singer-songwriter from Cody, Wyoming, United States. According to Rolling Stone, Bell "... plays classic honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel ...more
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The Lillingtons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming

Albums: The Backchannel Broadcast, Shit Out of Luck, Death by Television, The Too Late Show, Stupid World, + more

The Lillingtons are a punk rock band from Newcastle, Wyoming. Considered a pop punk act by contemporaries, their sound often draws comparisons from punk pioneers the Ramones.
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Spencer Bohren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming

Albums: Vintage

Spencer Ward Bohren (April 5, 1950 – June 8, 2019) was an American roots musician, singer, songwriter, teacher, and visual artist. He played guitar, lap steel guitar, banjo, and percussion, and ...more
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Ronnie Bedford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Ronnie Bedford
Ronnie Bedford (June 2, 1931 – December 20, 2014) was an American jazz drummer and professor. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bedford was one of the founders of the Yellowstone Jazz Festival ...more
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Scott Avett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Genre: Folk music, Folk rock & Indie rock; Nationality: United States of America
Scott Yancey Avett (born June 19, 1976) is one of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers. Avett primarily plays the banjo but also plays harmonica, ...more

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Righteous Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Righteous Vendetta

Albums: The Fire Inside

Righteous Vendetta is an American metalcore band that originated in Wyoming.
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Foreverlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Foreverlin is an American Christian alternative indie rock band, and they are from the cities of Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, where the band started making music in 2012. They released, an ...more
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Laurie Anders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Laurie Anders (January 16, 1922 – October 5, 1992) was an American actress and singer, best known for her work with television personality Ken Murray.
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Moondog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Genre: Avant-garde jazz, Outsider music & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Moondog, Moondog 2, More Moondog, In Europe, H'art Songs, + more

Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), also known as Moondog, was an American musician, composer, theoretician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. He was blind ...more
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Michael Jagmin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Genre: Metalcore and Post-hardcore; Nationality: United States of America
Michael "Jag" Jagmin is an American vocalist, notable for being the lead vocalist of post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive and former lead vocalist of metal band Odd Project. Jagmin is ...more
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Cris Williamson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Genre: Rock music and Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Postcards From Paradise, Ashes, The Changer and the Changed, The Best of Cris Williamson, Country Blessed

Cris Williamson is an American feminist singer-songwriter, who achieved fame as a recording artist, and who was a pioneer as a visible lesbian political activist, during a time when few who were ...more

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Jeb Loy Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Jeb Loy Nichols

Albums: Days Are Mighty, Just What Time It Is, The Jeb Loy Nichols Special, Now Then, Lovers Knot, + more

Jeb Loy Nichols is a Wales-based American-born singer, songwriter, musician, and artist. His music combines elements of soul, country, folk, reggae and blues.
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Isaac Hayden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Isaac Hayden

Albums: Disarm Me (live), Perfect Accident

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Charlie Martineau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Charlie Martineau is an American musician. Martineau is part of the music project Esperik Glare.
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Loren Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Loren Driscoll
Loren Driscoll (April 14, 1928 – April 8, 2008) was an American tenor who had an active international career from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. Driscoll was particularly noted for his ...more
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Fred Sanford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming
Fred Sanford
Fred Sanford (1947–2000) was a percussionist, teacher, composer, and clinician. He is best known for his work in the areas of marching percussion, drum & bugle corps, and marching band. ...more