Adam Steffey Adam Steffey (born November 24, 1965) is an American mandolin player, best known for playing in the bluegrass and old-time styles.
Al Green Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946), better known as Al Green or Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Love and Happiness" and his...
Alicja Trout Alicja Trout is a Memphis-based American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and artist.
Allen Woody Douglas Allen Woody (October 3, 1955 – August 25, 2000) was a bass guitarist best known for his tenure in the rock groups The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, The Artimus Pyle Band, The P...
Alyssa Bonagura Alyssa Bonagura (born April 1, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter.
Amanda Sudano Amanda Grace Sudano-Ramirez (born August 11, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and model.
Andy Childs Andy Childs (born December 7, 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter.
Anita Ward Anita Ward (born December 20, 1957) is an American singer and musician.
Anthony Burger Anthony John Burger (June 5, 1961 – February 22, 2006) was an American pianist and singer, most closely associated with Southern Gospel music.
Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success.
Ash Bowers Ashley "Ash" Bowers (born in Jackson, Tennessee) is an American country music singer.
Ashley Monroe Ashley Monroe (born September 10, 1986, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States) is an American country music singer-songwriter.
Ashthon Jones Ashthon Jones (born February 27, 1986) is an American singer from Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Barry Bales Barry Turner Bales (born August 23, 1969 in Kingsport, Tennessee) is the longtime bass player and harmony vocalist for Alison Krauss and Union Station.
Barry Donegan Michael Barry Donegan (born November 16, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, writer, political activist, and political candidate best known as the lead singer of the rock band Look What I Did.
Barry Scott & Second Wind Barry Scott and Second Wind is a bluegrass/bluegrass gospel band based out of the East Tennessee area.
Bashful Brother Oswald Beecher Ray Kirby (December 26, 1911–October 17, 2002), better known as Bashful Brother Oswald, was an American country musician who popularized the use of the resonator guitar and Dobro.
Billy Hodges Billy Hodges (born November 26, 1970 in Martin, Tennessee) joined the Kingdom Heirs as tenor in February 2005.
Billy Livsey Billy Livsey is an American songwriter, keyboardist, and producer from Nashville, Tennessee.
Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus (born William Ray Cyrus on August 25, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actor.
Blind James Campbell Blind James Campbell (September 17, 1906 - January 22, 1981) was an American blues singer and guitarist.
Bob Frank Robert Landis "Bob" Frank (born February 26, 1944) is an American musician, singer/songwriter and composer.
Bob Stagner Bob Stagner (b. July 13, 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American drummer and percussionist who has worked with a wide range of artists in every discipline, from Blueground Undergrass to D...
Bobby Hebb Bobby Hebb (July 26, 1938 ‒ August 3, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer known for his 1966 hit entitled "Sunny".
Bobby Jones (singer) Bobby Jones (born September 18, 1939 in Henry, Tennessee) is a Grammy Award–winning Gospel music singer and television host from Nashville, Tennessee and the host and executive producer of sever...
Bobby Lyle Bobby Lyle is a jazz, soul jazz, and smooth jazz pianist.
Brad Wolf Brad Wolf is an American country music singer.
Brent Gore Brentley Gore is an American actor and singer.
Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith (born January 10, 1978) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
Brentley Gore Brent Gore (born June 19, 1974) is an American actor and singer.
Brother Henry Brother Henry is a rock 'n' roll band from Nashville, Tennessee.
Brownie McGhee Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry.
Brox Sisters The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters, enjoying their greatest popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Bunt Stephens John L. "Bunt" Stephens (February 2, 1879 — May 25, 1951), known as Uncle Bunt, was an American Old-time fiddle player.
Buster Bailey William C. "Buster" Bailey (July 19, 1902 – April 12, 1967) was a jazz musician specializing in the clarinet, but also well versed on saxophone.
Butch Baker Butch Baker (born in Sweetwater, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Buzz Cason James E. "Buzz" Cason is an American rock singer, songwriter, producer and author.
Caleb Followill Anthony Caleb Followill (born January 14, 1982), known as Caleb, is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Kings of Leon.
Calvin Newborn Calvin Newborn (born April 27, 1933, Whiteville, Tennessee, United States) is an American jazz guitarist.
Carl Mann Carl Mann (born August 22, 1942, Huntingdon, Tennessee) is an American rockabilly singer and pianist.
Carolyn Franklin Carolyn Ann Franklin (May 13, 1944 – April 25, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter, daughter of prominent preacher C. L. Franklin and younger sister of musician Aretha Franklin.
Casey Driessen Casey Christopher Driessen (born December 6, 1978 Owatonna, Minnesota, United States) is an American bluegrass fiddler and singer.
Charles Hodges Charles Edward Hodges (born June 29, 1947, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American organist and songwriter.
Charlie Adams (drummer) Charlie Adams is an American drummer, percussionist, drum engineer, composer, music producer, and film producer.
Charlie Bowman Charles Thomas Bowman (July 30, 1889 – May 20, 1962) was an American old-time fiddle player and string band leader.
Charlie Peacock Charles William Ashworth (born, August 10, 1956) better known by the stage name Charlie Peacock is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, session musician and author.
Chet Atkins Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country mu...
Chord Overstreet Chord Paul Overstreet (born February 17, 1989) is an American actor, singer and musician, known for his role as Sam Evans on the television series Glee.
Chris Crocker Chris Crocker (born Christopher Darren Cunningham; December 7, 1987), also known as Chris Cunningham-Crocker, is an American Internet celebrity, blogger, songwriter, recording artist...
Chris Marion Chris Marion (born January 8, 1962) is an American musician best known as a member of Little River Band and for his contribution to the gospel music industry.
Chris Tompkins Christopher G. "Chris" Tompkins is an American songwriter from Nashville, originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Christine Kittrell Christine Kittrell (August 11, 1929 – December 19, 2001) was an American R&B singer, who first recorded tracks in 1951 with Louis Brooks and his Band.
Christopher Stevens Christopher Stevens is an American record producer, mix-engineer, and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Christopher Stevens (musician) Christopher Stevens is a Grammy winning American record producer, mix-engineer, and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Clarence Ashley "Tom" Clarence Ashley (September 29, 1895 – June 2, 1967) was an American clawhammer banjo player, guitarist and singer.
Clifford Curry Clifford Curry (born Clifford Curry Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American beach music and R&B singer.
Colton Dixon Colton Dixon (born October 19, 1991) is an American singer from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Con Hunley Conard Logan "Con" Hunley (born April 9, 1945) is a country music singer.
Connie Eaton Connie Eaton (March 1, 1950 - September 30, 1999) was a country music singer.
Craig Morgan (singer) Craig Morgan Greer (born July 17, 1965, in Kingston Springs, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Curly Fox Arnim LeRoy Fox (November 9, 1910 – November 10, 1995), better known as Curly (or Curley) Fox, was an American old-time and country fiddler, singer and country musician.
Dan Landrum Dan Landrum, (born 1961 in Kennett, Missouri), is an American hammered dulcimer player residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dann Huff Dann Huff (born November 15, 1960) is an American musician, session musician, singer-songwriter and producer.
Darryl Worley Darryl Wade Worley is an American country music artist. Signed to DreamWorks Records Nashville in 2000, Worley released four albums for the label: Hard Rain Don't Last, I Miss My Friend, Have You Forgotten?, and Darryl Worley in 2004.
Dave Catching David (Dave) Catching (born June 7, 1961) is an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.
David Ouimet David Ouimet is an American musician and artist.
Dawn Upshaw Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960) is an American soprano.
Deborah Allen Deborah Lynn Thurmond (born September 30, 1953), known professionally as Deborah Allen, is an American country music singer, songwriter, author and actress.
DeFord Bailey DeFord Bailey (December 14, 1899 – July 2, 1982) was an American country music star from the 1920s until 1941.
Derek Webb Derek Walsh Webb (born May 27, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter who first entered the music industry as a member of the band Caedmon's Call, and later embarked on a successful solo career.
Derri Daugherty Derri Daugherty (born October 13, 1958) is an American record producer, songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for band The Choir.
Doc Cheatham Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham (June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997), was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.
Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.
Don Moen (singer) Donald James "Don" Moen (born June 29, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.
Donald "Duck" Dunn Donald "Duck" Dunn (November 24, 1941 – May 13, 2012) was an American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter.
Dottie West Dottie West (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter.
Doyle Lawson Doyle Lawson (born April 20, 1944) is an American bluegrass and gospel musician.
Duane Allman Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, and the co-founder and primary leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death...
Dywane Thomas, Jr. Dywane Thomas, Jr. (born August 6, 1990) is an American bassist and experimental musician.
Eddie DeGarmo Eddie DeGarmo (born October 3, 1954) is an American contemporary Christian music recording artist, keyboardist, producer and singer.
Eddie Jackson (singer) Eddie Jackson (1926 – January 14, 2002) was an American country and rockabilly musician.
Edwin Starr Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul music singer.
Ellen McLain Ellen McLain is an American opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee.
Ellie Holcomb Elizabeth "Ellie" Holcomb (born September 12, 1982 née, Bannister in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American CCM-folk singer-songwriter raised in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley The correct spelling of his middle name has long been a matter of debate. The physician who delivered him wrote "Elvis Aaron Presley" in his ledger. The state-issued birth certi...
Eric Gales Eric Gales (aka Raw Dawg) (born October 29, 1974, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy.
Erick Baker Erick Baker (born December 12, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Evans Bradshaw Evans Bradshaw (1933 – November 17, 1978) was an American jazz pianist.
Frank Stokes Frank Stokes (January 1, 1888 – September 12, 1955) was an American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel, who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphi...
Frank Stokes (musician) Frank Stokes (January 1, 1888 – September 12, 1955) was an American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel, who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphi...
Frank Swart Frank Swart born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA is a musician, composer & producer.
Frank Wakefield Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wakefield (born June 26, 1934) is an innovative American mandolin player in the bluegrass music style.
Frankie DeCarlos Frankie DeCarlos Patrick (born July 14, 1976), better known by his stage name Frankie DeCarlos, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, and entrepreneur.
Fred Ford (musician) Fred "Sweet Daddy Goodlow" Ford (February 14, 1930 – November 26, 1999) was an American blues and jazz artist, composer, arranger and educator.
Freddie North Freddie North (born 28 May 1939, Nashville, Tennessee) was an American R&B singer.
Freddy Mullins Frederick Stephen Mullins (born March 26, 1979) is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
G. B. Grayson Gilliam Banmon Grayson (November 11, 1887 – August 16, 1930) was an American Old-time fiddle player and singer.
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (May 27, 1933-December 25, 1987) was a Beale Street musician who was a trumpeter and band leader.
Gene Allison Gene Allison (August 29, 1934 – February 28, 2004) was an American R&B singer.
Gene Cotton Gene Cotton (born June 30, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio) is a pop and folk singer-songwriter.
George Coleman George Edward Coleman (born March 8, 1935) is an American hard bop saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, known chiefly for his work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock in the 1960s.
George S. Clinton George S. Clinton (born June 17, 1947) is an American composer, songwriter, arranger, and session musician.
Georgia Stitt Georgia Stitt (born June 17, 1972) is an American composer and lyricist, arranger, conductor, and musical director.
Gil Scott-Heron Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s.
Grace Moore Grace Moore (December 5, 1898January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film.
Grady Martin Thomas Grady Martin (January 17, 1929 – December 3, 2001) was an American session guitarist in country music and rockabilly.
Gregg Allman Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman is an American rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Hammie Nixon Hammie Nixon (January 22, 1908 – August 17, 1984) was an American harmonica player.
Hank Crawford Bennie Ross "Hank" Crawford, Jr. (December 21, 1934 – January 29, 2009) was an American R&B, hard bop, jazz-funk, soul jazz alto saxophonist, arranger and songwriter.
Hank Williams III Shelton Hank Williams, also known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3 (born December 12, 1972), is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, bass, drums, ...
Hans Chew Hans Chew (November 4, 1975) is an American pianist originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, now based in New York City.
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Hargus Melvin "Pig" Robbins (born January 18, 1938 in Spring City, Tennessee) is an American session keyboard and piano player.
Harold Bradley Harold Bradley (born January 2, 1926) is an American country and pop guitarist.
Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter.
Henry D. "Homer" Haynes Henry Doyle Haynes (July 27, 1920–August 7, 1971) was an American entertainer who gained fame on radio and television as Homer of the country music comedy duo Homer and Jethro ...
Henry D. Haynes Henry Doyle Haynes was an American entertainer who gained fame on radio and television as Homer of the country music comedy duo Homer and Jethro with Kenneth C. Burns for 35 years be...
Holly Herndon Holly Herndon (born Tennessee, 1980s) is an American composer, musician, and sound artist based in San Francisco, California.
Holly Williams Holly Audrey Williams (born March 12, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter.
Humphrey Bate Humphrey Bate was an American harmonica player and string band leader. He was the first musician to play old-time music on Nashville-area radio, and is generally regarded as the first performer on what would eventually become the Grand Ole Opry.
Ike Turner Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.
Isaac Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer.
Isaiah Rashad Black Hippy is an American hip hop supergroup from South Central, Los Angeles, California, formed in 2009, composed of West Coast rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. Black Hippy is currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath and Interscope Records.
J. Bazzel Mull Jacob Bazzel Mull (, in Valdese, North Carolina — ) was a Christian minister and religious broadcaster in East Tennessee.
Jack Earls Jack Earls (born August 23, 1932, Woodbury, Tennessee) is an American country and rockabilly singer.
Jadyn Maria Joy Lynn Strand Pas (born April 20, 1985) better known by her stage name Jadyn Maria is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter.
James Hurt James Maurice Hurt Jr is an African American jazz pianist, instrumentalist, composer, educator, researcher, producer, sound designer, and songwriter.
James Williams (musician) James Williams (March 8, 1951, Memphis, Tennessee - July 20, 2004, New York City) was an American jazz pianist.
Jamie Teachenor Jamie Teachenor is an American singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
Jamil Nasser Jamil Nasser, born George Joyner (June 21, 1932 – February 13, 2010) and also credited on some of Ahmad Jamal's recordings as Jamil Sulieman, was an American jazz musician.
Janelle Arthur Janelle Oredith Arthur (born December 12, 1989) is an American singer, who came in fifth place on the twelfth season of American Idol as the first girl to be eliminated since the Top 10.
Jared Followill Michael Jared Followill (born November 20, 1986), also known as Jared Followill, is the bass guitarist of American rock band Kings of Leon.
Jason Lehning Jason Lehning (born April 14, 1972) is an American producer, composer, musician and mixer/engineer living in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jason Whitehorn Jason Whitehorn (born January 19, 1976) is an American country music singer-songwriter.
Jay Joyce John Joseph "Jay" Joyce (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American record producer and session musician.
Jay Reatard Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010), better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.
Jean Dinning Jean Dinning (March 29, 1924 – February 22, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing, with her then-husband, Red Surrey, the 1959 hit song "Teen Angel", the most po...
Jeff Abercrombie Jeff Abercrombie is an American bass guitarist, born January 8, 1969 in Kenton, Tennessee.
Jeff Cease Jeff Cease (born 24 June 1967, Nashville, TN) is a musician best known as the lead guitarist of the American Blues-rock band The Black Crowes from 1988-1991.
Jeffrey Evans Jeffrey Evans is singer and songwriter best known for his Memphis, TN based band '68 Comeback and The Gibsons Bros., South Filthy and his current solo career.
Jemina Pearl Jemina Pearl Abegg (born June 20, 1987), known by the stage name Jemina Pearl, is an American singer, formerly the frontwoman of Be Your Own Pet.
Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is an American independent music and recording artist. She is a journalist for The Washington Times Communities, writing two columns. The Business of Being Diva covers album releases, concert reviews, and interviews with music industry professionals.
Jerome Courtland Jerome Courtland (December 27, 1926 – March 1, 2012) was an American actor, director and producer.
Jerry Chamberlain Jerry Chamberlain (born Gerald Parker Chamberlain, February 25, 1952, Inglewood, California), is a United States singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer, best known for his work with the roc...
Jessa Anderson Jessica Nicole "Jessa" Anderson is an American Christian Contemporary Pop rock singer-songwriter.
Jesse Hunter Jesse Hunter (born January 14, 1959 in Shelby County, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Jesse Price (musician) Jesse Price (May 1, 1909, Memphis, Tennessee – April 19, 1974, Los Angeles) was an American jazz drummer.
Jessica Andrews Jessica Danielle Andrews (born December 29, 1983) is an American country music singer.
Jessica Frech Jessica Frech is an American pop/folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
Jill Phillips Jill Phillips is an American Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee, who brings a folk-rock sound.
Jimmy Cleveland Jimmy Cleveland (May 3, 1926 – August 23, 2008) was an American jazz trombonist born in Wartrace, Tennessee.
Jimmy Elledge Jimmy Elledge (January 8, 1943 – June 10, 2012) was an American country musician.
Jimmy Jones (pianist) James Henry "Jimmy" Jones (December 30, 1918, Memphis, Tennessee – April 29, 1982, Burbank, California) was an American jazz pianist and arranger.
John King (musician) John James King (January 4, 1947 – October 26, 2010), born in Kingsport, Tennessee, was an American drummer who played with The Steve Miller Band, most notably on the 1973 album The Joker.
John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist.
John Lightman Big Star was an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1971 by Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens and Andy Hummel.
John Murry (musician) John Miller Murry (born 1979) is an American musician, singer/songwriter, composer and co-owner of Evangeline Recording Co.
John Paul Daniel John Paul Daniel also known as Bebo is a folk artist from Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
John Wesley Work III John Wesley Work III (July 15, 1901 - May 17, 1967) was a composer, educator, choral director, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music.
John Wesley Work, Jr. John Wesley Work, Jr. was the first African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, and also a choral director, educationalist and songwriter.
Johnny Ace John Marshall Alexander, Jr. (June 9, 1929 – December 25, 1954), known by the stage name Johnny Ace, was an American rhythm and blues singer.
Josey Scott Josey Scott (born Joseph Scott Sappington May 3, 1972) is the former lead vocalist of Post-grunge/hard rock band Saliva.
Joshua Smith (musician) Joshua Smith' (born Joshua Caleb Smith, 1984, Nashville, Tennessee, United States), aka "Joshua" or "Josh Smith", is an American recording artist, musician, singer, and songwriter.
Josiah Leming Josiah Leming (born March 26, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for appearing in Season 7 of American Idol, where he was cut during the Hollywood round of the auditions, jus...
Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns Kenneth C. Burns (March 10, 1920 – February 4, 1989) was an American country musician, comedian, and mandolin player.
Kenneth C. Burns Kenneth C. Burns was an American country musician, comedian, and mandolin player.
Kenny Chesney Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer.
Kevin Burdette Kevin Burdette is a singer (range: bass) who has worked as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Teatro Colón, San Diego Opera, New York City Opera, Opéra de Mont...
Kimberley Locke Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and model.
King Pleasure King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 - March 21, 1981) was a jazz vocalist and an early master of vocalese, where a singer sings words to a famous instrumental solo.
Kippi Brannon Kippi Brannon (born Kippi Rolynn Binkley, 1966) is an American country music singer.
Kitty Cheatham Katherine "Kitty" Cheatham (1864 – January 5, 1946) was an American singer, diseuse and actress.
Kitty Wells Ellen Muriel Deason, known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American country music singer. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star.
Koko Taylor Koko Taylor, sometimes spelled KoKo Taylor (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009), was an American Chicago blues singer, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues."
Lajon Witherspoon Lajon Jermaine Witherspoon (born October 3, 1972) is an American musician best known as the vocalist for the Atlanta-based alternative metal band Sevendust.
Larry Riley (actor) Larry Riley (June 20, 1953 - June 6, 1992) was an American actor and musician, best known for his role as C.J. Memphis in the film A Soldier's Story (1984) and as Frank Williams in the prime...
Lauren Pritchard (singer) Lauren Pritchard (born December 27, 1987), also known by her stage name Lolo, is an American soul singer, songwriter and actress.
Leroy Troy Leroy Troy (May 23, 1966) is an old-time banjo player from Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Leslie Mills Leslie Mills is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
Lester Flatt Lester Raymond Flatt (June 19, 1914 – May 11, 1979) was a bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in the The Foggy Mountain Boys (p...
Levi Kreis Levi Kreis (born November 4, 1981) is an American recording artist and tony award winning actor from Oliver Springs, Tennessee.
Lil Hardin Armstrong Lil Hardin Armstrong (February 3, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader, and the second wife of Louis Armstrong with whom she collaborated on man...
Lil Rounds Lil Rounds is an American singer from Memphis, Tennessee, who was the seventh place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.
Lillian Randolph Lillian Randolph (December 14, 1898 – September 12, 1980) was an American actress and singer, a veteran of radio, film, and television.
Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter.
Little David Wilkins Little David Wilkins (born May 18, 1945) is an American Country music singer and pianist.
Little Jimmy King Little Jimmy King (December 4, 1964 – July 21, 2002) was an American Memphis blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Lois Johnson Lois Johnson is an American country music singer from Maynardville, Tennessee.
Lovie Austin Lovie Austin (September 19, 1887 – July 10, 1972) was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era.
Lovie Lee Lovie Lee (March 17, 1909 – May 23, 1997) was an American electric blues pianist and singer.
Lucas Hoge Lucas Jerrod Hoge is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Lucy Hale Lucy Kate Hale (born Karen Lucille Hale; June 14, 1989) is an American actress and singer.
Luke Benward Luke Aaron Benward (born May 12, 1995) is an American teen actor and singer, best known for his starring role as Billy Forrester in How to Eat Fried Worms and as Charlie Tuttle in Minutemen.
Luther Ingram Luther Ingram (November 30, 1937 – March 19, 2007) was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
Mac Gayden McGavock Dickinson Gayden "Mac" Gayden is an American rock and country singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
Maci Wainwright Maci Nicole Wainwright (born January 8, 1990) is an American pop/rock singer-songwriter from Edmond, Oklahoma.
Malcolm Yelvington Malcolm Yelvington (September 14, 1918 – February 21, 2001) was an American rockabilly and country musician.
Marguerite Piazza Marguerite Piazza (May 6, 1920 – August 2, 2012) was an American soprano, entertainer and philanthropist from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mark Collie George Mark Collie (born January 18, 1956) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer and tireless advocate and fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes study.
Mark Dinning Max Edward Dinning (August 17, 1933 — March 22, 1986) — stage name Mark Dinning — was an American pop music singer.
Mark Wills Daryl Mark Williams (born August 8, 1973) is an American country music artist, best known professionally as Mark Wills Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he released five stu...
Marty Stuart John Martin "Marty" Stuart (born September 30, 1958) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and tra...
Marvin Stamm Marvin Stamm (born May 23, 1939, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American bebop trumpeter.
Matraca Berg Matraca Maria Berg (born February 3, 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Maurice White Maurice White (born December 19, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader.
Melanie Safka Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk (born February 3, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter.
Melinda Doolittle Melinda Marie Doolittle (born October 6, 1977) is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
Mellow Down Easy Mellow Down Easy is a three-piece rock group working from Nashville, Tennessee.
Memphis Slim Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer.
Memphis Willie B. Memphis Willie B. (November 4, 1911 – October 5, 1993) was an American Memphis blues guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter.
Michael W. Smith Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American contemporary Christian musician, who has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts.
Michael White (singer) Larry Michael White (born in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Michele Pillar Michele Diane Pillar (born July 26, 1955 in Long Beach, California) is a three-time Grammy-nominated Christian singer, songwriter and occasional actress.
Michelle Branch Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Mignon Dunn Mignon Dunn (born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 17, 1931) is a leading American dramatic mezzo-soprano.
Nyman Furr Nyman Furr played fiddle, bass, was a singer and songwriter from Camden, Tennessee.
O. V. Wright Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 – November 16, 1980) was an American singer who is generally regarded as a blues artist by African American fans in the Deep South; he is also reg...
Packy Axton Charles "Packy" Axton (17 February 1941 - January 1974) was an American rhythm and blues tenor saxophone player and bandleader, who was a member of The Mar-Keys and later The Packers.
Paul Jolley Paul Derek Jolley (born January 27, 1990) is an American singer, who came in ninth place on the twelfth season of American Idol.
Paul McDonald (musician) Paul McDonald (born William Paul McDonald; August 29, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter from Huntsville, Alabama, who as of 2011, resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Perry Danos Perry Danos is a Nashville recording artist.
Phil Keaggy Philip Tyler "Phil" Keaggy (born March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordi...
Phil Leadbetter Phil Leadbetter (born March 31, 1962) is one of the leading players of the resonator guitar.
Philip Claypool Philip Claypool (born in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Phineas Newborn, Jr. Phineas Newborn, Jr. (December 14, 1931 – May 26, 1989) was an American jazz pianist, whose principal influences were Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Bud Powell.
Polyneon (musician) Dywane Thomas, Jr., also known as Polyneon, is a bassist and composer born in Memphis, Tennessee August 6, 1990.
Red Saunders (musician) Theodore Dudley "Red" Saunders (March 2, 1912, Memphis, Tennessee – March 5, 1981, Chicago) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Ric Steel Ric Steel is a Nashville, Tennessee-based vocalist, instrumentalist, and cruise ship entertainer.
Riki Michele Adam Again chanteuse Riki Michele (born Michele Bunch, currently Michele Palmer) is a female Christian alternative music artist.
Rob Jungklas Rob Jungklas is an Memphis, Tennessee-based musician, singer and songwriter.
Robin Clark (Pop singer) Robin Clark (born Sharon Ilo Hershiser on September 21, 1949 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American pop singer who released four singles on Capitol Records in 1961 and 1962, and was at one...
Robin Clark (pop singer) Robin Clark (born Sharon Ilo Hershiser on September 21, 1949 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American pop singer who released four singles on Capitol Records in 1961 and 1962, and was at one...
Robin Lee Bruce Robin Lee Bruce (née Robin Lee Irwin, November 7, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music artist.
Rodney Atkins Rodney Allan Atkins (born March 28, 1969) is an American country music artist.
Romeo Nelson Iromeio "Romeo" Nelson (March 12, 1902 - May 17, 1974) was an American boogie woogie pianist.
Ronnie Caldwell Ronald Louis "Ronnie" Caldwell (December 27, 1948 – December 10, 1967) was an American Soul and R&B musician.
Ronnie McDowell Ronald Dean "Ronnie" McDowell (born March 25, 1950) is an American country music artist.
Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author.
Roscoe Shelton Roscoe Shelton (August 22, 1931 – July 27, 2002) was an American electric blues and R&B singer.
Roy Acuff Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter.
Steve Bowman Steve Bowman (born January 14, 1967) is an American rock drummer and songwriter.
Stix Izza William Renaldo Wilson better known by his stage name Stix Izza, is an American hip hop singer, songwriter and producer from Nashville, Tennessee.
Tammy Rogers Tammy Rogers (born 1966 in Tennessee) is an American country music singer, songwriter and musician.
Tammy Wynette Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette, (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-k...
Taylor Ware Taylor Marie Ware (born September 17, 1994) is an American singer and yodeler from Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.
Taylor York Taylor Benjamin York (born December 17, 1989), is an American rock guitarist and is currently a member of the alternative rock band Paramore.
Ted Jarrett Theodore R. "Ted" Jarrett was an American singer-songwriter and producer of country, gospel, and soul music.
Ted Winn Ted Winn is a gospel recording artist and songwriter who first gained recognition as half of the Award-winning Ted & Sheri gospel duo best known for their hits “Come Ye Disconsolate” and “Celebrate”.
Tela (rapper) Tela (Winston Rogers) is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.
Terry Garland Terry Garland (born June 3, 1953, Johnson City, Tennessee, United States) is an American blues guitarist, songwriter and singer.
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing.
The Perrys The Perrys are a professional Southern gospel quartet based in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Theron Hale Theron Hale (1883 — January 29, 1954) was an American old-time fiddle and banjo player.
Tim Chandler Tim Chandler (born February 3, 1960) is a bass guitar player, best known for his work with the rock bands Daniel Amos, The Swirling Eddies (credited as Berger Roy Al) and The Choir.
Tim McGraw Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
Tina Turner Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her wid...
Trent Dabbs Trent Dabbs is an American singer-songwriter who was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career.
Troy Nelson Troy Nelson (born 1973) is an American guitar player and author of instructional guitar books Guitar Aerobics (2007), Fretboard Freedom (2013), and Rhythm Guitar 365 (2014), all published by Hal...
Ulysses Livingston Ulysses Livingston (January 29, 1912, Bristol, Tennessee - October 7, 1988, Los Angeles) was an American jazz guitarist and bass guitarist.
Uncle Am Stuart Ambrose Gaines "Uncle Am" Stuart was an American Old-time fiddle player.
Uncle Dave Macon Uncle Dave Macon, born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian.