Louisiana and music are inseparable. From Louis Armstrong to Harry Connick Jnr, Louisiana has a diverse and vibrant music heritage that crosses genres and has produced unforgettable music for decades. The southern region of the state is the birthplace of traditional creole and zydeco music, originating with slave songs and later incorporating those melodies and rhythms into more instrumental, contemporary sounds. Northern Louisiana is most famous for its contemporary country music superstars and the radio program “Louisiana Hayride,” which is widely viewed as a predecessor to The Grand Ole Opry.
New Orleans has a musical identity of its own, and is responsible for the Dixieland jazz and a form of the blues known for its Caribbean influences.
Some well-known Musicians from Louisiana
Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Randy Jackson ~ Louis Armstrong ~ Buddy Guy ~ Aaron Neville ~ Fats Domino ~ Harry Connick Jr. ~ Hunter Hayes ~ Trace Atkins ~ Tim McGraw