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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
Genre: Pop and Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK, Warrior, Animal + Cannibal, + more

Kesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized Ke$ha), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to ...more

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Riot!, All We Know Is Falling, brand new eyes, Paramore, Ignorance, + more

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams ...more

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#316 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #667 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #33 of 119 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time

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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Country pop, Country rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Achy Breaky Heart, Some Gave All, Change My Mind, Time Flies, Storm in the Heartland, + more

Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is known for his number one single "Achy ...more

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#563 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #741 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Release the Panic, End of Silence, Innocence & Instinct, Until We Have Faces, Who We Are: The Red Anthology, + more

Red (also stylized R3D or RED) is an American Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead ...more

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#64 of 355 The Best Nu Metal Bands #13 of 107 The Best Christian Metal Bands #27 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee

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Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum, A Merry Little Christmas, Need You Now, Own the Night, + more

Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and ...more

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The Dead Weather is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Horehound, Live at Third Man Records West, Sea of Cowards, Forever My Queen, Live at Outside Lands Festival, + more

The Dead Weather is an American rock supergroup, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Composed of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes), Dean ...more
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Gillian Welch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: American Primitivism, Americana & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Time (The Revelator), Hell Among the Yearlings, Soul Journey, Revival, The Harrow & The Harvest, + more

Gillian Howard Welch (; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which ...more

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Diamond Rio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: One More Day, A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines, All American Country, Completely, Diamond Rio, + more

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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#1,423 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #116 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #88 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Big & Rich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Hillbilly Jedi, Horse of a Different Color, Comin' to Your City, Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, Big & Rich's Super Galactic Fan Pak, + more

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#125 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #391 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #74 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Lonestar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Amazed, I'm Already There, This Christmas Time, From There to Here: Greatest Hits, Lonely Grill, + more

Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals), Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, ...more

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#133 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #913 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #76 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Old Crow Medicine Show ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Old Crow Medicine Show, Big Iron World, Greetings From Wawa, Eutaw, Tennessee Pusher, + more

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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#284 of 333 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands #200 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #256 of 320 The Best Bands With Animal Names

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Haystak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Hip hop music and Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Came a Long Way, Car Fulla White Boys, Return of the Mak Million, From Start to Finish, Portrait of a White Boy, + more

Jason Winfree (born March 22, 1973), professionally known by his stage name Haystak, is an American Southern hip hop musician from Nashville, Tennessee.

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#30 of 170 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #42 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #50 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time

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Trick Pony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: R.I.D.E., On a Mission, Trick Pony, Pour Me

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

Albums: Glimpse, Resonate, Cry Holy, SonicPraise, Sonicflood, + more

Sonicflood (sometimes stylized as SONICFLOOd) is an American contemporary worship music band from Nashville, Tennessee, that has been touted as "The Fathers of the Modern Worship ...more

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#21 of 122 The Best '90s Christian Bands & Artists #27 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists #45 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee

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Pat Boone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Christian music, Ballad & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, Love Letters in the Sand, The Best Of Pat Boone, Pat's 40 Big Ones, More Greatest Hits, + more

Patrick Charles Eugene Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman. He was a successful pop singer in ...more

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#182 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #182 of 200 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Timelisted on 1970s Christian Pop Artists

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Lorrie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Merry Christmas From London, Something in Red, Leave the Light On, Greater Need, Shakin' Things Up, + more

Loretta Lynn Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer. She is the daughter of country singer George Morgan, widow of Keith Whitley, and ex-wife of Jon Randall and Sammy ...more

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#186 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #168 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #26 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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Kitty Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Nashville sound, Honky-tonk & Gospel music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Collection, God's Honky Tonk Angel: The First Queen of Country Music, 20 Greatest Hits, Kitty Wells' Country Hitparade, Lonely Street, + more

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country ...more

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music & Contemporary Christian music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mission 3:16, Yo Kidz 2, the Armor of God, I Surrender All, Yo! Kidz: The Hitz, + more

Carmen Domenic Licciardello (born January 19, 1956) known by his stage name, Carman, is a contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, television host and evangelist.

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#28 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists #82 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee #28 of 518 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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The Lost Trailers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Rock Band, Welcome to the Woods, American Sole, Trailer Trash, Holler Back, + more

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
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mark Wills, Permanently, And the Crowd Goes Wild, Familiar Stranger, Wish You Were Here, + more

Daryl Mark Williams (born August 8, 1973), known professionally as Mark Wills, (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music artist, Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he ...more

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#128 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #784 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #163 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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Joi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Star Kitty's Revenge, Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome, Tennessee Slim Is the Bomb, The Pendulum Vibe

Joi Elaine Gilliam (born January 25, 1971), better known mononymously as Joi, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer associated with the Dungeon Family collective based in ...more
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Blackhawk Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Spirit Dancer, Strong Enough, Love & Gravity, Blackhawk, The Sky's the Limit, + more

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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#98 of 119 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time #56 of 61 The Best Bands Named After Birds #32 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee

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Pirates of the Mississip... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: Pirates of the Mississippi, Walk the Plank, A Street Man Named Desire, Dream You, Paradise, + more

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

Albums: Stand, Joy: A Christmas Collection, The Creed, Avalon, A Maze of Grace, + more

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#72 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee #20 of 518 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists #47 of 410 The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

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Be your own PET is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville

Albums: be your own PET, Extra Extra, Damn Damn Leash, Fire Department, Damn Damn Leash, + more

Be Your Own Pet was a four-piece punk/garage rock group from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.