Vian is a town in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census. Vian is the hometown of two athletes for the National Football League, Kenyatta Wright and Richard Jordan. Vian has also made contributions to the music industry with Heath Wright and Greg Cook (two parts of country band Ricochet). And the alternative band small town mafia It is also the birthplace of Hall of Fame Jockey, Bobby Ussery. Franklin Gritts, the Cherokee artist, was born and reared in Vian.