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Musicians You May Not Know Are Republican

Updated October 25, 2017 672.9k views69 items

List RulesMust have shown or mentioned in interviews public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes at some point in career

You may not think there are many Republican musicians, but you'd be wrong. Hollywood may be known for it's liberal leanings, but plenty of conservative bands, conservative singers, and conservative musicians have found success. This list of Republican singers, bands, and musicians is organized alphabetically by first name or band name. This list includes people or groups who have declared themselves to be full-fledged conservatives, as well as singers, bands, etc who have at one point publicly supported a Republican candidate or candidates. As you can see, Republican country singers and conservative country artists make up a lot of the list.

A full list of all Republican celebrities, including actors, writers, and TV personalities can be found here.
  • Elvis Presley

    Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

    Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th...  more
  • BirthplaceTirat Carmel, Israel

    Alternative NameChaim Witz, Gene Simmons

    Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, and...  more
  • BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol,...  more
  • Ted Nugent

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceRedford, Michigan, United States of America

    Theodore Anthony Nugent (; born December 13, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band...  more
  • BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Alternative NameHilary Ann Duff, Hilary Erhard Duff, Hillary Duff

    Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and author. Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the title...  more
  • BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, USA

    Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she appeared in stage productions...  more
  • Kid Rock

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceRomeo, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, and actor. In a career spanning over 20 years,...  more
  • BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., or alternatively as "Bocephus", is an American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is...  more
  • BirthplaceLa Mesa, California, USA

    David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter of...  more
  • Johnny Ramone

    Dec. at 55 (1948-2004)

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock...  more
  • Frank Sinatra

    Dec. at 82 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

    Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one...  more
  • Toby Keith

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceClinton, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue...  more
  • BirthplaceSalinas, California, United States of America

    Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the...  more
  • BirthplaceSpringhill, Louisiana, USA

    Alternative NameTrace Adkins, Trace D. Atkins

    Tracy Darrell Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer and actor. In 1998, Adkins appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 23). Adkins made his debut in 1996...  more
  • Joe Perry

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceLawrence, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts

    Anthony Joseph Pereira (born September 10, 1950) better known by his stage name, Joe Perry, is an American musician, songwriter and vocalist, who is best known as the lead guitarist and founding...  more
  • BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has recorded 20 albums, 20 of which have been certified Gold or higher by the...  more
  • LL Cool J

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceBay Shore, New York

    James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, record producer, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New...  more
  • BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, USA

    Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song...  more
  • BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that...  more
  • BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. A contralto, she started her career as the lead singer in the group "Miami Latin Boys",...  more
  • BirthplaceHarlan, Kentucky, United States of America

    Nicholas Scott Lachey ( lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boyband 98 Degrees,...  more
  • BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer. Ayala was born in Río Piedras,...  more
  • BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Jessica Ann Johnson (born July 10, 1980) is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. Simpson signed a recording contract with Columbia Records at age sixteen, and released her debut studio...  more
  • Meat Loaf

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947), known professionally as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and...  more
  • BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised...  more