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  • Luther J. Wills (1920 - 2000)
    Luther J. "Luke" Wills was born Sept. 10, 1920, on a farm near Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Luke was the younger brother of Bob Wills and the seventh of the Wills' family children. Like his brother Joh...
  • Johnnie Lee Wills (1912 - 1984)
    Radio Personality. A brother of Bob Wills and was one of the original "Texas Playboys" on tenor banjo. When Bob left for Calfornia in 1942, he took over the radio program, and renamed his group "Johnni...
  • Billy Jack Wills (1926 - 1991)
    Western Musician. Born in Memphis, Texas, he was a vocalist, songwriter, guitar player, best known for being a member of the western swing band the Texas Playboys. After developing genres of jump blues...
  • Elvis Perkins
    Elvis Perkins (born February 9, 1976) is an American folk-rock recording artist. He released his debut studio album, Ash Wednesday, in 2007. He subsequently toured in support of the album with his ba...
  • Leonard Victar Bechet, Sr. (1886 - 1956)
    From Wikepedia Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. Sidney's older brother Leonard Victor Bechet (1886–1952) was a full-time dentist and a part-ti...

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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