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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
Pop, Hip hop
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
Pop punk, Alternative rock, 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
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
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
Country, Pop
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Christian music, Ballad, Pop music
Charles Eugene 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 albums, had 38 Top 40 ...more
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Lorrie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Nashville
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
Be Your Own Pet was a four-piece punk/garage rock group from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.