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    There's a difference between "favorite singer" and "favorite overall musician" so I'm going to focus on vocal power. This includes those who may not have a technically "beautiful" voice with lots of range, but contain enough emotion in their vocals to lift the song to the next level. I'm certain I've forgotten some but this is off the top of my head (just for kicks I linked to some examples of their vocal prowess).

    1. Stevie Nicks
    2. Glenn Frey
    3. Sarah McLachlan
    4. Don Henley
    5. Bruce Springsteen
    6. Bono
    7. Whitney Houston
    8. Bette Midler
    9. Billy Joel
    10. Lindsey Buckingham

    Honorable mention:
    Ladies: Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Grace Slick, Linda Ronstadt, Kelly Clarkson, Roberta Flack, Amy Lee, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, Trisha Yearwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Christine McVie, Chrissie Hynde
    Guys: Nat King Cole, George Michael, Paul McCartney, Josh Groban, Phil Collins, Chris Isaak, JD Souther, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, George Strait, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Randy Meisner

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimothyBFan View Post

    Maleah--I finally got around to going on YouTube for Marc Broussard--he is amazing! Love the blues and he is definitely good at singing them! Wow. I will be hunting down his cd's shortly. How many does he have out? I will have to do some research on him. How long has he been in the business and how did I miss him? Thanks!
    Maleah turned me on to Marc Broussard - I LOVEhis voice. Especially love his CD 'Carencro' (is that how you spell it??).

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    My male/female top 10:

    1. Glenn Frey
    2. Celine Dion
    3. Don Henley
    4. Sarah Brightman
    5. Neil Diamond
    6. Bee Gees
    7. Christopher Cross
    8. Lionel Richie
    9. Carly Simon
    10. Phil Collins

    And I can name so many more: Vonda Shepard, the Abba ladies, Doris Day, Wynonna Judd, Stevie Nicks, Chris Rea, Billy Joel, Anastacia, Moya Brennan (from Clannad) and her sister Enya.

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    not including the Eagles and in no particular order
    1. Carl Wilson
    2. Dennis Wilson
    3. Brian Wilson
    4. Steve Lukather
    5. Bobby Kimball
    6. Stevie Nicks
    7. Christine McVie
    8. Robert Lamm
    9. Elvis Presley
    10. Phil Collins
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    Hey guys - I'll have to put my two cents in here..

    Glad to see someone else likes Josh Groban! his version of O Holy Night gives me chills!!!

    some others (in no paricular order)

    Vince Gill (could listen to him all night)
    Josh Turner
    Martina McBride
    Trisha Yearwood
    Steve Perry (may be the all time best voice)
    Lou Gramm
    Reba McEntire
    Kenny Chesney
    George Strait

    Ok - guess I'm pretty much a country girl at heart...

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    I am having trouble limiting it to just ten, but here are the ones that spring to mind first:
    1. Glenn Frey
    2. Don Henley
    3. Jackson Browne
    4. Neil Young
    5. John Denver
    6. Bruce Springsteen
    7. Brian Wilson
    8. Shawn Mullins
    9. Christy Moore
    10. Kris Kristofferson
    Last edited by Stars; 02-15-2009 at 05:36 PM.

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    I've finally gotten around to doing this!

    My favorite male singers:

    1. Don Henley
    2. Glenn Frey
    3. Stephen Stills
    4. Graham Nash
    5. Keith Urban
    6. Steve Perry
    7. Dennis DeYoung
    8. Jackson Browne
    9. Dan Fogelberg
    10.Paul Rodgers

    Favorite female singers:

    1. Stevie Nicks
    2. Nancy Wilson
    3. Martina McBride
    4. Linda Ronstadt
    5. Carly Simon
    6. Wynonna Judd
    7. Pat Benatar
    8. Sarah McLachlan
    9. Sara Evans
    10.Sheryl Crow

    As far as most beautiful voices:

    Male-Steve Perry (my husband and I have always debated over him and Dennis DeYoung and Steve always wins!)

    Female-Martina McBride (for such a tiny person, she can really belt it out!)

    How about sexiest voices:

    Male-Don Henley

    Female-Stevie Nicks
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    Okay I know this really dates me but here goes...

    In no particular order:

    Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
    Linda Ronstadt
    Paul McCartney
    Ann Wilson
    Jackson Browne
    John Denver
    James Taylor
    Stevie Nicks
    Don Henley
    Gordon Lightfoot

    Honorable mention:

    Karen Carpenter
    Jim Croce
    Norah Jones
    Darius Rucker
    Edwin McCain
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    I know that one or two of you listed Johnny Lang in your top 10--a blues singer I don't really know. However, I read just today that his younger sister, Jesse Langseth, is in American Idol! I don't know if she survived Hollywood Week, as I don't know who she is either. However, I figured if I passed on this bit of trivia, those of you who were interested could do the leg work to find out if she had talent to match her brother's!

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    THAT might just get me watching American Idol!! Cool! I love Johnny!

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