The Carolina’s have greatly contributed to the national music landscape. Check out our list of the best Carolina artists based on the feedback of our listeners!

Top 40 Carolina Artists of August 2016

40. Gigi Dover & The Big Love, Charlotte, NC
39. Robin Rogers (Deceased), Dallas, NC
38. David Childers, Mount Holly, NC
37. Shovels and Rope, Charleston, SC
36. Malcolm Holcombe, Swannanoa, NC
35. Chatham County Line, Raleigh, NC
34. Edwin McCain, Greenville, South Carolina
33. The “5” Royales (Deceased), Winston Salem, NC
33. Jodeci, Charlotte, NC
32. Anthony Hamilton , Charlotte, NC
30. Soul Driven Train, Charleston, SC
29. Tift Merritt, Raleigh, NC
28. Angie Stone, Columbia, SC
27. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Durham, NC
26. Sam Beam (AKA Iron and Wine), Durham, NC
25. Michael Reno Harrell, Charlotte, NC
24. The Spongetones, Charlotte, NC
23. Nappy Brown (Deceased), Charlotte, NC
22. Chubby Checker, Spring Gulley, SC
21. Fantasia, Charlotte, NC
20. John Phillips, Parris Island, South Carolina
19. Nina Simone, Tryon, NC
18. Tori Amos, Newton, North Carolina
17. Peabo Bryson, Greenville, SC
16. David Holt, Asheville, NC
15. Marshall Tucker Band, Spartanburg, South Carolina
14. Charlie Daniels, Wilmington, North Carolina
13. Warren Haynes, Asheville, NC
12. Ben Folds, Winston-Salem, NC
11. Ryan Adams, Jacksonville, NC
10. George Clinton (Parliament -Funkadelic) Kannapolis, North Carolina
9. Ben E. King (Deceased), Henderson, NC
8. Shirley Caesar, Durham, NC
7. Roberta Flack, Asheville, NC
6. Randy Travis, Marshville, NC
5. Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish), Charleston, SC
4. The Avett Brothers, Concord, NC
3. Doc Watson (Deceased), Deep Gap, NC
2. James Brown (Deceased) – Barnwell, SC
1. James Taylor, Chapel Hill, NC

 

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