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Ferlin Husky MP (1925 - 2011)

Find a Grave Birth: Dec. 3, 1925 Cantwell St. Francois County Missouri, USA Death: Mar. 17, 2011 Westmoreland Sumner County Tennessee, USA Country Musician, Actor. Born Ferlin Eugene Husky, he ...

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George Glenn Jones MP (1931 - 2013)

Country music singer/songwriter. His first Top Five Hit: “Why Baby Why” Other titles: “White Lightning,” “Tender Years,” “She Thinks I Still Care,...

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<private> Kattassery

Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Mel Tillis MP

Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis (born August 8, 1932) is an American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of T...

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George Harvey Strait MP

George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call Strait a living legend. He is...

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Jimmie Davis, Governor (1899 - 2000)

Jimmie Davis won his first gubernatorial election in 1944 with the support of reform Governor Jones. Davis at first thought he should avoid mixing his two careers of country music and politics. After a...

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Vince Gill MP

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock b...

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Felice Bryant (1925 - 2003)

Country Musician/Songwriter. Born on August 7, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Felice began writing songs as a child. In 1945 at the age of 20 she met her husband Boudleaux Bryant when they formed a s...

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Boudleaux Bryant (1920 - 1987)

Felice Bryant (August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (February 13, 1920 – June 25, 1987)[1] were an American wife and husband country music and pop songwriting team be...

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Garth Brooks MP

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), best known as Garth Brooks, is an American country music artist who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon. His eponymous first album was releas...

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Grandpa Jones (1913 - 1998)

Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913–February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of...

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Connie Barriot Gay (1914 - 1989)

Connie Barriot Gay was one of country’s leading entrepreneurs of the 1950s, playing a seminal role in transforming what was still called “hillbilly” music into a modern entertainme...

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Brenda Lee MP

Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed on...

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Don Everly MP

The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil, born Isaac Donald Everly, February 1, 1937, and Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939) are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar pla...

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Phil Everly MP (1939 - 2014)

The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil, born Isaac Donald Everly, February 1, 1937, and Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939) are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar pla...

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Bill Carlisle (1908 - 2003)

William Toliver Carlisle (December 19, 1908–March 17, 2003) was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and guitarist popular in the late 1940s and 1950s but who influenced the ...

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Rod Brasfield (1910 - 1958)

Rodney Leon Brasfield (August 22, 1910–September 12, 1958) was an American comedian who was prominently featured on the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until his death in 1958. In 1987, he was induct...

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Roy Horton (1914 - 2003)

One of eleven children, Roy Horton grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, where he was born near Broad Top. He and older brother Vaughn (George Vaughn Horton, born at Broad Top on ...

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Bill Monroe ("The Father of Bluegrass") (1911 - 1996)

William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Bo...

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Patsy Montana (1908 - 1996)

Ruby Rose Blevins (October 30, 1908 – May 3, 1996), known professionally as Patsy Montana, was an American country music singer-songwriter and the first female country performer to have a mill...

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Johnny Bond (1915 - 1978)

Cyrus Whitfield Bond (June 1, 1915 – June 12, 1978), known professionally as Johnny Bond, was a popular American country music entertainer of the 1940s through the 1960s. Biography Bond wa...

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Hubert Long (1923 - 1972)

Hubert Long was one of the most influential country music executives of his day. As a leader in the industry, and through his roles as talent promoter and music publisher, he helped to spread country m...

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Grant Turner (1912 - 1991)

esse Granderson “Grant” Turner, Texas-born Voice of the Grand Ole Opry, served on that show’s announcing staff for forty-seven years. Growing up in Baird, Texas, near Abilene, Tu...

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Floyd Tillman (1914 - 2003)

Floyd Tillman (December 8, 1914 – August 22, 2003) was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted int...

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George Thomas Morgan (1924 - 1975)

) George Thomas Morgan (June 28, 1924–July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century American country music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a former member of the Grand Ole ...

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Don Gibson (1928 - 2003)

Donald Eugene "Don" Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson penned such country standards as "...

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Owen Bradley (1915 - 1998)

Owen Bradley (October 21, 1915 – January 7, 1998) was an American record producer who, along with Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson, was one of the chief architects of the 1950s and 1960s Nashville...

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Merle Robert Travis (1917 - 1983)

Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life ...

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Hank Snow (1914 - 1999)

Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-born American country music artist. He charted more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until...

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Marty Robbins (1925 - 1982)

Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925–December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most popular and s...

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Harland Perry Howard (1927 - 2002)

Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927–March 3, 2002) was a prolific American songwriter, principally in country music. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote a large number of popular...

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Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (1920 - 1971)

Note: Homer is on the right in the photo Henry Doyle Haynes (July 27, 1920–August 7, 1971) was an American entertainer who gained fame on radio and television as Homer of the country music c...

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Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (1920 - 1989)

Kenneth C. Burns (March 10, 1920 – February 4, 1989) was an American country musician, comedian, and mandolin player. He was better known by his stage name Jethro from his years with Henry D. ...

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Chet Atkins (1924 - 2001)

Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), better known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country mus...

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Patsy Cline MP (1932 - 1963)

Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Gore, Virginia, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era ...

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Lefty Frizzell (1928 - 1975)

Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonk music. His relaxed...

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Roger Dean Miller (1936 - 1992)

Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes...

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Faron Young (1932 - 1996)

Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most colorful stars. Hits includi...

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Bob Wills (1905 - 1975)

James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975), better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western Swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader, considered by music authorities as the co-foun...

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George D. Hay (1895 - 1968)

George Dewey Hay (November 9, 1895–May 8, 1968) was an American radio personality. He was the founder of the original Grand Ole Opry radio program on WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee, from which...

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Ernest Dale Tubb (1914 - 1984)

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit ...

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Eddy Arnold "The Tennessee Plowboy." (1918 - 2008)

Find a Grave Richard Edward Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008), known professionally as Eddy Arnold, was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a so-called N...

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Floyd Cramer (1933 - 1997)

Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 – December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound." He popularized the "slip note" piano style wher...

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Conway Twitty (1933 - 1993)

Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American country music artist. He also had success in early rock and roll, R&B, and pop music. He held the r...

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (1937 - 2002)

Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. He started out as a bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of...

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Ferlin Eugene Husky (1925 - 2011)

Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky honk, ballads, spoken recitations, a...

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Jimmy Ray Dean MP (1928 - 2010)

Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy D...

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Ernest "Pop" Stoneman (1893 - 1968)

Ernest Van "Pop" Stoneman (May 25, 1893 – June 14, 1968) ranked among the prominent recording artists of country music's first commercial decade. Biography Born in a log cabin in Monarat (...

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Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)

An American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was...

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Dolly Rebecca Parton MP

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She is one of the m...

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Merle Haggard MP

Year Award 2006 Grammy Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 2004 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year 1998 Grammy Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Hall of Fame Award 1994 El...

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Earl Eugene Scruggs MP

Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of...

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Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

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Sara Elizabeth Carter MP (1898 - 1979)

Sara Carter (July 21, 1898 – January 8, 1979) was an American Country music musician. Known for her deep and distinctive singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the...

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A. P. Carter MP (1891 - 1960)

Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter (December 15, 1891 – November 7, 1960), best known as A.P. Carter, was an American musician and founding member of The Carter Family, one of the most notable acts...

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Carl Milton Smith (1927 - 2010)

) Carl Milton Smith (March 15, 1927 – January 16, 2010) was an American country music singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the husband of June Carter (later June Carter Cash) and Goldi...

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Virginia "Tammy Wynette" Pugh MP (1942 - 1998)

Virginia Pugh, better known as Tammy Wynette, achieved great fame as a country singer, but her early years were filled with struggle and heartache. She "never forgot her poor beginnings and kept her be...

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Loretta Lynn MP

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb; April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter, author and philanthropist. Born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky to a ...

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Lester Raymond Flatt (1914 - 1979)

Source: Biography Lester Flatt Thanks to: Barry R. Willis Author/Publisher of "America's Music: Bluegrass." for this biography. (His book is available from Amazon.com) Lester Flatt—...

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"Mother" Maybelle Carter MP (1909 - 1978)

"Mother" Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 - October 23, 1978) was an American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a membe...

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"Gentleman Jim" Reeves (1923 - 1964)

James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter popular in the 1950s and 1960s who also gained a wide international following for hi...

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Uncle Dave Macon (1870 - 1952)

Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870–March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Kno...

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Reba McEntire MP

Reba McEntire was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on March 28, 1955 to Clark Vincent McEntire and Jacqueline Smith (a sharecropper's daughter). She grew up near Chockie, Oklahoma, learning to ride in rodeo...

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Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

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Willie Nelson MP

He is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American p...

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Gene Autry MP (1907 - 1998)

Known as "The Singing Cowboy," Autry's career spanned more than three decades on the radio, in movies and on television. Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known ...

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Kris Kristofferson MP

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and musician. He is best known for hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down...

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Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens Jr. MP (1929 - 2006)

Ancestry of Buck Owens: (5/20/2010) FindAGrave.com Profile:

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Roy Rogers MP (1911 - 1998)

U.S. actor and singer Roy Rogers was called the "King of the Cowboys" during his long career as a folksy singing hero of movies and TV. He was an original member of the cowboy singing group The Sons of...

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Red Foley MP (1910 - 1968)

Clyde Julian Foley, nicknamed Red for his hair color, was one of the biggest stars in country during the post-war era, a silky-voiced singer who sold some 25 million records between 1944 and 1965 and w...

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Roy Claxton Acuff (1903 - 1992)

See more pictures in the Media section. Known as the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff entertained Americans for more than 60 years. He is often credited with moving the genre from its early string ba...

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Tennesse Ernie Ford MP (1919 - 1991)

Ernest Jennings Ford February 13, 1919-October 17, 1991 Parents: Clarence Ford 1884- and Maud Long 1887- Wives: Betty Heminger d. 1989 Beverly Wood 1921-2001 Children with Betty Heminger:...

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Tex Ritter MP (1905 - 1974)

Woodward Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905–January 2, 1974), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the ...

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