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Famous Guitarists from Kentucky

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Kentucky, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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.

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008) and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades. He is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars.Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. He has gained critical praise for his portrayals of inept screenwriter-director Ed Wood in the film of the same name, undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, author J. M. Barrie in ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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Will Oldham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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William "Will" Oldham (born January 15, 1970), better known by the stage name Bonnie "Prince" Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, including the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. After releasing material under his own name, he adopted the Bonnie "Prince" Billy name for the majority of his output since 1998. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Ricky Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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Rickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cordell, Kentucky, United States of America

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Ohio River