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List of Famous Bands from Dallas

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List of Dallas bands, listed by their level of fame. This Dallas musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Dallas bands are included, as well as many Dallas musicians of underground status. This list of Dallas musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Dallas bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Instrumental rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Couldn't Stand the Weather, In Step, Texas Flood, The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying, + more

Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in ...more

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Indie pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi, Unbroken, Walmart Soundcheck, + more

Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney & ...more

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Lisa Loeb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Purple Tape, Catch the Moon, Cake and Pie, Camp Lisa, Firecracker, + more

Lisa Anne Loeb (; born March 11, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling number 1 ...more

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Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: Full Circle, Bodies, Sinner, Drowning Pool, Desensitized, + more

Drowning Pool is an American rock band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool. Since its formation, the band has consisted of guitarist C.J. Pierce, ...more

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The D.O.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: No One Can Do It Better, Deuce, Helter Skelter, Mind Blowin’, Voice Threw Hot Vessels

Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), better known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Dallas, Texas. In addition to a solo career, he was ...more

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Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: Taking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces, Fly, There's Your Trouble, + more

Dixie Chicks are an American music group composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in ...more

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Nichole Nordeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Brave, Wide Eyed, This Mystery, The Ultimate Collection, Woven & Spun, + more

Nichole Ellyse Nordeman (born January 3, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter.
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Ashlee Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Pop punk, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Autobiography, Bittersweet World, I Am Me, Invisible, Boyfriend, + more

Ashlee Nicolle Ross (née Simpson; born October 3, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. The younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson, she began her career as a ...more

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Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: Hellyeah, Stampede, Band of Brothers, Band of Brothers, Blood for Blood, + more

Hellyeah is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, bass player Kyle Sanders and former Pantera and Damageplan ...more

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Vinnie Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Vinnie Paul Genre: Glam metal, Thrash metal & Groove metal; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Rebel Meets Rebel

Vincent Paul Abbott (March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018), also known as Vinnie Paul, was an American musician, songwriter and producer, best known for being the drummer and co-founder of the heavy ...more

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The Secret Machines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: Now Here Is Nowhere, Ten Silver Drops, Secret Machines, September 000, The Road Leads Where It's Led, + more

Secret Machines are a three-piece American alternative rock band. Originally from Dallas, Texas, before moving to New York City, they describe their musical style as space rock. The original ...more

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The Polyphonic Spree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: The Beginning Stages of…, Thumbsucker, Yes, It’s True, Together We're Heavy, + more

The Polyphonic Spree is an American choral rock band from Dallas, Texas that was formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter. The band's sound relies on a variety of vocal and instrumental color by ...more
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Damageplan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: New Found Power

Damageplan was an American heavy metal band from Dallas, Texas that formed in 2003. Following the demise of their previous group Pantera, brothers Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott wanted ...more

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Roky Erickson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Roky Erickson Genre: Rock music, Garage rock & Outsider music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: True Love Cast Out All Evil, Don't Slander Me / Starry Eyes, You're Gonna Miss Me: The Best of Roky Erickson, Don't Slander Me, Never Say Goodbye, + more

Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson (July 15, 1947 – May 31, 2019) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the ...more

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The Reverend Horton Heat... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: We Three Kings: Christmas Favorites, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Reverend Horton Heat, Space Heater, Holy Roller, Revival, + more

The Reverend Horton Heat is the stage name of American musician Jim Heath as well as the name of his Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. One ...more
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Tevin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Urban contemporary, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: T.E.V.I.N., I'm Ready, Back to the World, Tevin Campbell, The Best of Tevin Campbell, + more

Tevin Jermod Campbell (born November 12, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Born in Waxahachie, Texas; he displayed a passion for singing at a very early age, performing gospel ...more

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Dusty Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Blues-rock, Boogie rock & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill (born May 19, 1949) is the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.
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John Handy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Projections, Where Go the Boats, In the Vernacular, New View!, The 2nd John Handy Album, + more

John Richard Handy III (born February 3, 1933) is an American jazz musician most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone, saxello, clarinet, and ...more
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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Memphis May Fire

Albums: Between the Lies, Memphis May Fire, Sleepwalking, The Hollow

Memphis May Fire is an American metalcore band formed in Denton, Texas and currently signed to Rise Records. The band currently consists of vocalist Matty Mullins, lead guitarist Kellen ...more

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Gene Hoglan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Thrash metal, Progressive metal & Deathcore; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Music for Them Asses

Eugene Victor Hoglan II (born August 31, 1967, in Dallas, Texas) is an American drummer, acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of abstract devices for percussion ...more
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Budd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants

Albert J. "Budd" Johnson III (December 14, 1910 – October 20, 1984) was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist who worked extensively with, among others, Ben Webster, Benny ...more
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Ben Kweller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Thrash metal, Indie & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: On My Way, Sha Sha, Ben Kweller, Freak Out, It's Ben Kweller, + more

Benjamin Lev "Ben" Kweller (born June 16, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A former member of Radish, Kweller has released five solo albums and ...more

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Larry Groce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Folk music, Children's music & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Children's Favorite Songs, Volume 1, Sing-A-Long, Children's Favorite Songs, Volume 4, + more

Larry Groce (born April 22, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and radio host. Since 1983, Groce has served as the host and artistic director of Mountain Stage, a two-hour live music radio ...more

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Todd Agnew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Reflection of Something, Breath of God, Do You See What I See?, Grace Like Rain, Need, + more

Todd Wilson Agnew (born March 15, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter.
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Tripping Daisy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dallas

Albums: I Am an Elastic Firecracker, Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, Bill, Tripping Daisy, Time Capsule, + more

Tripping Daisy was a neo psychedelic pop rock band that was formed in Dallas, Texas, USA by lead singer/guitarist Tim DeLaughter in 1990 along with Jeff Bouck, Wes Berggren and Mark Pirro.

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