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  • Rod Lauren (1939 - 2007)
    Rod Lawrence Strunk (March 20, 1940 – July 11, 2007), popularly known as Rod Lauren, was an American actor and singer. As an actor, he worked mostly in television, appearing in single episod...
  • Layne Staley (1967 - c.2002)
    Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 – c. April 5, 2002) was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitar...
  • Edie Brickell
    Edie Arlisa Brickell (born March 10, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter widely known for 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went to ...
  • Kristian Bush
    Kristian Merrill Bush (born March 14, 1970, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for being one half of the c...
  • Brandon Bush
    Grammy Award-winning keyboardist for Sugarland, Train and Kristian Bush band. Brandon Bush is a former member of the rock group Train, and also tours with Sugarland and his brother Kristian's solo pr...

For musicians of all nationalities, please see Entertainment industry people.

American musicians are people from the United States who perform or compose music as a profession.

The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. Among the country's most internationally-renowned genres are hip hop, blues, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, barbershop, pop, techno, and rock and roll. After Japan, the United States has the world's second largest music market with a total retail value of 3,635.2 million dollars in 2010 and its music is heard around the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, some forms of American popular music have gained a near global audience.

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