Florida is known the world over for its diverse and vibrant music community. From Miami’s Latin pulse, Orlando’s pop hits and the panhandle’s country twang, the state produced the “Miami Sound” made famous by Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Julio Iglesias in the 1980s and 1990s. Further north, 1990s and 2000s sensations the Backstreet Boys & N’Sync were formed in Orlando, and superstar Tom Petty rose to fame from his home in Gainesville where his song “I Won’t Back Down” is now played between the third and fourth quarters of University of Florida football games.
Some well-known Musicians from Florida
Debbie Harry ~ Ariana Grande ~ Backstreet Boys ~ Mel & Pam Tillis ~ Flo Rida ~ Pat Boone ~ Jake Owen ~ Jason Derulo ~ Jim Morrison ~ Johnny Tillotson ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ Matchbox Twenty ~ N’Sync ~ Easton Corbin ~ The Allman Brothers ~ Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)