Musicians Famous Guitarists from Arkansas

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Arkansas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 many different items, including Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Arkansas?" and "Who are famous Arkansas guitarists?"
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Arkansas
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John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple induction in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash was known for his deep bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

Also Ranked

#34 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#17 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#1 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#18 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Glen Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Arkansas
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Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, and/or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the Top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Delight, Arkansas, United States of America

Also Ranked

#24 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#13 on The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

#74 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

#10 on The Strangest Opening Act Bookings Ever

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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Arkansas
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Big Bill Broonzy was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century. Broonzy copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including both ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Arkansas, Jefferson County, United States of America, Lake Dick, Arkansas, + more

Also Ranked

#33 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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Jimmy Wakely is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Arkansas
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James Clarence "Jimmy" Wakely, was an American actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949–51 produced a string of top seven hits, including 1949's number one hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "Slippin' Around." Wakely owned two music publishing companies in later years and performed at the Grand Ole Opry until shortly before his death. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Arkansas, United States, with Territories, Howard County

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