Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Nashville

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List of Nashville bands, listed by their level of fame. This Nashville musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Nashville bands are included, as well as many Nashville musicians of underground status. This list of Nashville 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 Nashville 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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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Kesha Rose Sebert, simply known as Kesha, is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to producer Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe Entertainment, and ...more

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more

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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong. They are ...more

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Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood. Scott is the daughter of ...more

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The Dead Weather is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
The Dead Weather Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock Dead Weather is a rock band assembled by former White Stripes frontman Jack White.

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Gillian Welch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Gillian Welch American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music Gillian Welch is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian ...more

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Diamond Rio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Diamond Rio Christian country music, Country Diamond Rio is an American Country music/Christian music band formed in 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, and ...more

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Big & Rich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Big & Rich Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Rich was a founding member of the country music band ...more

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Lonestar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Lonestar Country pop, Country Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Dean Sams. Before the group's foundation, both Rainwater and Britt were members of ...more

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Old Crow Medicine Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Old Crow Medicine Show Americana, Folk music, Old-time music Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Its music has been called old-time, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many ...more

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Haystak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Haystak Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Haystak is a Southern rap musician. Born Jason Winfree in Nashville, TN, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings. He turned to crime as ...more

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Trick Pony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Trick Pony Country Trick Pony is an American country music group. It was formed in 1996 by Keith Burns, Ira Dean, and Heidi Newfield. The group recorded three studio albums: Trick Pony, On a Mission and R.I.D.E., ...more

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Sonicflood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Sonicflood Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Sonicflood is an American contemporary worship music band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band originally formed in 1997 under the name Zilch. The group took the name Sonicflood, a reference to a ...more

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Pat Boone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Pat Boone Christian music, Ballad, Pop music Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone is an American singer, actor, and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million ...more

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Lorrie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Lorrie Morgan Country Loretta Lynn "Lorrie" Morgan is an American country music singer. She is the daughter of George Morgan, a country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his ...more

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Kitty Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Kitty Wells Nashville sound, Honky-tonk, Gospel music Ellen Muriel Deason, known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music with her 1952 hit recording, ...more

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music Carmelo Domenic Licciardello known by his stage name, Carman, is a contemporary Christian music artist and evangelist.

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The Lost Trailers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
The Lost Trailers Country The Lost Trailers are an American country music band. Established in 2000, the band originally comprised Ryder Lee, Manny Medina, Andrew Nielson, Stokes Nielson, and Jeff Potter. Originally ...more

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Mark Wills is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Mark Wills Country Daryl Mark Williams is an American country music artist, best known professionally as Mark Wills Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he released five studio albums for the label — ...more

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Joi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Joi Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Joi Elaine Gilliam, better known by her stage name Joi, is an American R&B/Rock singer, songwriter and record producer associated with the Dungeon Family collective based in Atlanta, ...more

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Blackhawk Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Blackhawk Band Country Blackhawk is an American country music group founded in 1992 by Henry Paul, Van Stephenson, and Dave Robbins. Several backing musicians also performed with the trio; however, these backing ...more

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Pirates of the Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Pirates of the Mississippi Country Pirates of the Mississippi was an American country music group. It was founded in 1987 by Rich Alves, Bill McCorvey, Jimmy Lowe, Pat Severs, and Dean Townson. Under this lineup, Pirates of the ...more

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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Avalon Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music Avalon is an American contemporary Christian vocal quartet. The group has earned multiple RIAA-certified gold records, sold four million albums, and released 22 number-one Christian hits.

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Be your own PET is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Be your own PET Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock Be Your Own Pet was a four-piece punk/garage rock group from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

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Alana Grace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Alana Grace Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock Alana Grace is an American actress and singer-songwriter who is best known for her song "Black Roses Red" featured on the soundtrack of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She released ...more

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Dobie Gray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Dobie Gray Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Dobie Gray was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965 and ...more

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Love and Theft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Love and Theft Country Love and Theft is an American country music duo composed of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, both of whom sing lead vocals and play guitar. They originally formed as a trio in 2006 in ...more

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The Grascals is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
The Grascals Bluegrass, Southern Gospel The Grascals is a six-piece bluegrass band hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2004, the band has since gained a level of notability by playing on the Grand Ole Opry and in bluegrass ...more

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Look What I Did is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Look What I Did Pop punk, Mathcore, Heavy metal Look What I Did is an American post-hardcore band, formed in 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The music combines elements of jazz/fusion, hardcore, metal, and progressive pop punk. The band is ...more

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Foster and Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Foster and Lloyd Foster & Lloyd is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd. After pairing up in 1986, the duo recorded three albums for RCA Records, ...more

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Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Young Buck Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop David Darnell Brown, also known as Young Buck, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and producer. Buck is a former member of the hip hop group UTP Playas. As a music executive, he is ...more

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Restless Heart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Restless Heart Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music Restless Heart is an American country music band established in 1984. The band's original members were John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings, and Verlon Thompson. Thompson was ...more

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Carlene Carter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Carlene Carter Country Carlene Carter is an American country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband, Carl Smith. Between 1978 and the present, Carter has recorded twelve ...more

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Kimberley Locke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Kimberley Locke Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Electronic dance music Kimberley Dawn Locke is an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres. Locke gained fame with her participation in the 2003 ...more

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Barefoot Jerry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Barefoot Jerry Rock music, Country rock, Southern rock Barefoot Jerry is an American Southern rock and country rock band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, most active from 1971 to 1977. It was composed of area studio musicians under the tutelage of ...more

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R. Stevie Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
R. Stevie Moore New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Robert Steven Moore, also known as R. Stevie Moore and RSM, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. In addition to having numerous albums released on labels around the world, Moore has ...more

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Sixwire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Sixwire Country Sixwire is an American country music group from Nashville, Tennessee. The group is composed of Andy Childs, Robb Houston, John Howard, Steve Mandile, and Chuck Tilley. The band's name references ...more

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Gloriana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Gloriana Country Gloriana is an American country music group founded in 2008. It is composed of brothers Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin, and Rachel Reinert. Gloriana released its debut single "Wild at ...more

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Doc Cheatham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Doc Cheatham Swing music, Big band, Dixieland Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham, was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader. After having played in some of the leading jazz groups from the 1920s on, Cheatham enjoyed ...more

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Jump5 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Jump5 Pop music, Rock music, Teen pop Jump5 was an American dance-pop/contemporary Christian music group.

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The Pink Spiders is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
The Pink Spiders Pop punk, Garage rock, Power pop The Pink Spiders is an American rock band, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003. The band consists of Matt Friction, Brandon Jazz, and Bob Ferrari. Matt Friction and Bob Ferrari recruited Jon ...more

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A Ragamuffin Band is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
A Ragamuffin Band Christian music, Rock music, Folk music A Ragamuffin Band is a musical group founded by Rich Mullins in 1993, when he gathered friends from other bands to back him on his A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band album. The band ...more

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Day of Fire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Day of Fire Rock music, Post-grunge, Christian rock Day of Fire is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band announced an indefinite hiatus in June 2010, leaving open the possibility for a return to the music scene. They were ...more

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Steeler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Steeler Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Steeler was an early 1980s American heavy metal band originally formed in Nashville, TN by Ron Keel in 1981. Original band members included: Ron Keel on vocals and guitar, Michael Dunigan on ...more

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Paper Route is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Paper Route Synthpop, Indie rock, Post-punk revival Paper Route is an American indie rock band from Nashville, Tennessee formed in 2004. It consists of JT Daly and Chad Howat. The band has released two full-length albums and several EPs.

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Hot Action Cop is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Hot Action Cop Rock music, Rap rock, Rapcore Hot Action Cop is an American rock band, currently based in Nashville. Rob Werthner formed the band in 2001 with bassist Luis Espaillat, drummer Kory Knipp and Louisville, KY guitarist Tim ...more

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Mikeschair is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Mikeschair Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Mikeschair is an American contemporary Christian music band signed to Curb Records. The group has charted on the American contemporary Christian music charts with the song "Can't Take ...more

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Dixiana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Dixiana Country Dixiana was an American country music band. Founded in 1986, the band was composed of five members: brothers Mark and Phil Lister, Randall Griffith, Colonel Shuford, and Cindy Murphy. Signed to ...more

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Across the Sky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Across the Sky Pop music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music Across the Sky was a Dove Award-nominated Christian band formed in Nashville, Tennessee during 2000 by Matt Martin, Ben Kolarcik, and Justin Unger. Matt eventually left before their first album ...more