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

J.J. Cale and Vince Gill are only the beginning of the items on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Oklahoma?" and "Who are famous Oklahoma guitarists?"
Vince Gill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Oklahoma
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Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner. Gill has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Norman

Also Ranked

#18 on The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

#49 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#84 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#29 on The Greatest Mandolinists of All Time

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J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Oklahoma
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John Weldon Cale, professionally known as J.J. Cale, was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and influential guitar stylist. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures as diverse as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton who described him as “one of the most important artists in the history of rock”. He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Many songs written by Cale have been recorded by other artists including "Magnolia" by Beck; "I Got The Same Old Blues" by Captain Beefheart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Also Ranked

#53 on Artists Who Have Inspired the Best Covers

#97 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

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Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Oklahoma
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Wayne Michael Coyne is an American musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

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Cal Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Oklahoma
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Grant Calvin Shofner, known professionally as Cal Smith, was an American country musician, most famous for his 1974 hit "Country Bumpkin." ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Gans, Oklahoma, United States of America

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