(1916-1981) Born in Greenville, SC, Cat Anderson was a well-known jazz trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington in his orchestra.
(1900-1974) Born in Laurens, SC, Pink Anderson was a blues singer and guitarist who inspired the "Pink" in the name of the English rock band Pink Floyd.
(1937- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Bill Anderson is a country music singer and songwriter nicknamed "Whisperin' Bill."
(1931-1988) Born in Lugoff, SC, Brook Benton was a popular soul singer of the 1960s, with his signature song, "Rainy Night in Georgia." He also popularized a traditional blues song titled “The Boll Weevil Song” ab
(1933-2006) Born in Barnwell, SC, James Brown was an influential bandleader, singer and composer known as the Godfather of Soul.
(1949-1980) From Spartanburg, SC, Tommy Caldwell was the original bassist and leader of The Marshall Tucker Band.
(1941- ) Born in Spring Gulley (Andrews, SC) with the name Ernest Evans, Chubby Checker is a singer best known for “The Twist.”
(1896-1972) Born in Clinton, SC, Gary Davis was a blind blues and gospel songwriter and innovative guitarist.
(1913-2004) Born in Barnwell, SC, Julius Dixson was an African American songwriter and record company executive.
(1917-1993) Born in Cheraw, SC, African American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer
(1970- ) Born in Greenville, SC, Edwin McCain is an alternative rock singer-songwriter and musician.
(1925-2007) Born in Dalzell, SC, Bill Pinkney was a pitcher in the Negro League, served in World War II, member of the R&B group, The Drifters and influential in the beach music scene.
(1979- ) Born in Lancaster, SC, Julie Roberts is a popular country music singer.
(1966- ) Born in Charleston, SC, Darius Rucker is a musician and lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.
(1961- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Angie Stone is an R&B and soul singer-songwriter and record producer.
(1958- ) Aaron Tippin is a country music artist and record producer who was raised in Traveler’s Rest, SC.
(1977- ) Born in Hannah, SC, Josh Turner is a contemporary country music artist.
(1914-1969) Born in Greenville, SC, Josh White was a singer, musician, and civil rights activist.
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