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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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  • Kesha1


    Pop, Hip hop

    AlbumsAnimal, Cannibal, TiK ToK, Warrior, Animal + Cannibal

    Kesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized...  more

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  • Paramore2


    Pop punk, Alternative rock

    AlbumsRiot!, All We Know Is Falling, brand new eyes, Paramore, Ignorance

    Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently...  more

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    #63 of 213 The Best Current Female Singers#276 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Billy Ray Cyrus3

    Billy Ray Cyrus

    Country pop, Country rock

    AlbumsAchy Breaky Heart, Some Gave All, Change My Mind, Time Flies, Storm in the Heartland

    Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has...  more

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    #122 of 146 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#911 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Red4


    Dark ambient, Nu metal

    AlbumsRelease the Panic, End of Silence, Innocence & Instinct, Until We Have Faces, Who We Are: The Red Anthology

    Red (also stylized R3D or RED) is an American Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee,...  more

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    #17 of 109 The Best Christian Metal Bands#49 of 91 The Best Post-Grunge Band

  • Lady A5

    Lady A

    Country, Pop

    AlbumsNeed You Now, Lady Antebellum, A Merry Little Christmas, Need You Now, Own the Night

    Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum) is an American country music group formed in...  more
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  • The Dead Weather6

    The Dead Weather

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsHorehound, Live at Third Man Records West, Sea of Cowards, Forever My Queen, Live at Outside Lands Festival

    The Dead Weather is an American rock supergroup, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009....  more
  • Gillian Welch7

    Gillian Welch

    American Primitivism, Americana

    AlbumsTime (The Revelator), Hell Among the Yearlings, Soul Journey, Revival, The Harrow & The Harvest

    Gillian Howard Welch (; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs...  more

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  • Diamond Rio8

    Diamond Rio

    Christian country music, Country

    AlbumsOne More Day, A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines, All American Country, Completely, Diamond Rio

    Diamond Rio is an American Country music/Christian music band formed in 1984 in Nashville,...  more
  • Big & Rich9

    Big & Rich

    Rock music, Country rock

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

    Big or BIG may refer to: Big, of great size ...  more
  • Lonestar10


    Country pop, Country

    AlbumsAmazed, I'm Already There, This Christmas Time, From There to Here: Greatest Hits, Lonely Grill

    Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals,...  more

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    #824 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#42 of 186 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

  • Old Crow Medicine Show11

    Old Crow Medicine Show

    Americana, Folk music

    AlbumsOld Crow Medicine Show, Big Iron World, Greetings From Wawa, Eutaw, Tennessee Pusher

    Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Its music...  more

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    #202 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#162 of 254 The Best Bands With Animal Names

  • Haystak12


    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

    AlbumsCame a Long Way, Car Fulla White Boys, Return of the Mak Million, From Start to Finish, Portrait of a White Boy

    Jason Winfree (born March 22, 1973), professionally known by his stage name Haystak, is an...  more

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    #30 of 158 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time#43 of 57 The Very Best Memphis Rappers

  • Trick Pony13

    Trick Pony


    AlbumsR.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,...  more
  • Sonicflood14


    Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsGlimpse, Resonate, Cry Holy, SonicPraise, Sonicflood

    Sonicflood (sometimes stylized as SONICFLOOd) is an American contemporary worship music band...  more

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    #23 of 121 The Best '90s Christian Bands & Artists#21 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists

  • Pat Boone15

    Pat Boone

    Christian music, Ballad

    AlbumsIn 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

    Patrick Charles Eugene Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, composer, actor,...  more

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    #16 of 162 1970s Christian Pop Artists#40 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Lorrie Morgan16

    AlbumsMerry Christmas From London, Something in Red, Leave the Light On, Greater Need, Shakin' Things Up

    Loretta Lynn Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer. She is the...  more
  • Kitty Wells17

    Kitty Wells

    Nashville sound, Honky-tonk

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

    Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells,...  more

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    #26 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time#235 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

  • Carman18


    Christian music, Contemporary worship music

    AlbumsMission 3:16, Yo Kidz 2, the Armor of God, I Surrender All, Yo! Kidz: The Hitz

    Carmen Domenic Licciardello (born January 19, 1956) known by his stage name, Carman, is a...  more

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    #46 of 408 The Best Contemporary Christian Artists#38 of 510 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

  • The Lost Trailers19

    AlbumsRock Band, Welcome to the Woods, American Sole, Trailer Trash, Holler Back

    The Lost Trailers are an American country music band. Established in 2000, the band originally...  more
  • Mark Wills20

    Mark Wills


    AlbumsMark Wills, Permanently, And the Crowd Goes Wild, Familiar Stranger, Wish You Were Here

    Daryl Mark Williams (born August 8, 1973), known professionally as Mark Wills, (born June 8,...  more
  • Joi21


    Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsStar 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...  more
  • Blackhawk Band22

    AlbumsSpirit Dancer, Strong Enough, Love & Gravity, Blackhawk, The Sky's the Limit

    Blackhawk is an American country music group founded in 1992 by Henry Paul, Van Stephenson,...  more

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    #91 of 110 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time#6 of 34 The Best Country Music Trios Of All Time

  • Pirates of the Mississippi23

    AlbumsPirates of the Mississippi, Walk the Plank, A Street Man Named Desire, Dream You, Paradise

    Pirates of the Mississippi was an American country music group. It was founded in 1987 by Rich...  more
  • Avalon24


    Adult contemporary music, Christian music

    AlbumsStand, Joy: A Christmas Collection, The Creed, Avalon, A Maze of Grace

    Avalon is an island in the Arthurian legend. Avalon may also refer to:...  more
  • Be your own PET25

    Be your own PET

    Rock music, Garage punk

    Albumsbe your own PET, Extra Extra, Damn Damn Leash, Fire Department, Damn Damn Leash

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