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Famous Guitarists from Arizona

Updated October 13, 2018 2.3k views12 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Arizona, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Arizona are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Arizona guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Jewel and Jordin Sparks.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Arizona?" and "Who are famous Arizona guitarists?"
  • Jewel
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    Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.Kilcher was raised in Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician. At age fifteen, she received a partial scholarship at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she studied operatic voice. After graduating, she began writing and performing at clubs and coffeehouses in San Diego, California. Based on local media attention, she was offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records, who released her debut album,...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States of America

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  • Jordin Sparks
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    Jordin Brianna Thomas (née Sparks; born December 22, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history. Her self-titled debut studio album, released later that year, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold over two million copies worldwide. The album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air"; the latter, a collaboration with Chris Brown, is currently the third highest-selling single by any American Idol contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the United States....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Marty Robbins
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    Marty Robbins

    Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career, Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Glendale, Arizona, United States of America


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  • Michelle Branch
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    Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums: The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Santana for "The Game of Love". In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal-nominated single "Leave the Pieces". The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers. Since then, she released extended plays in 2010 and 2011, and released her third solo album, Hopeless...  more
    • Nationality: Indonesia, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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