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George Hamilton IV (1937 - 2014)

George Hege Hamilton IV (July 19, 1937 – September 17, 2014) was an American country musician. He began performing in the late 1950s as a teen idol, later switching to country music in the ear...

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Eddie Dean (1909 - 1999)

) Eddie Dean (July 7, 1909 – March 4, 1999)[1] was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dre...

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Bob Nolan (1908 - 1980)

Bob Nolan (April 13, 1908 – June 16, 1980) was a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country mu...

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Elton Britt (1913 - 1972)

Elton Britt (June 27, 1913 – June 22, 1972), was an American country music guitarist and singer-songwriter. Elton Britt was born James Elton Baker, in Marshall, Arkansas, a small town in S...

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Cindy Walker (1918 - 2006)

Cindy Walker (July 20, 1918 – March 23, 2006) was a prolific American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. As a songwriter Walker was responsible for a large number of pop...

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Monte Hale (1919 - 2009)

Monte Hale (June 8, 1919 – March 29, 2009) was an American B-Western film star and country musician. Often reported to have been born in San Angelo, Texas, he was actually born as Buren Ely ...

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Wilf Carter (1904 - 1996)

) Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter (December 18, 1904 – December 5, 1996), professionally known as Wilf Carter in his native Canada and also as Montana Slim in the USA, was a Canadian country mus...

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Carl T. Sprague (1895 - 1979)

Carl T. "Doc" Sprague (May 10, 1895 – February 21, 1979) was an American country musician. He was often dubbed "The Original Singing Cowboy". Sprague was one of the first country musicians on ...

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Billy Beaman (1926 - 2011)

Legendary fiddler Billy Beeman, born in Memphis, Texas on Dec. 19, 1926, passed away in California on the afternoon of April 5, 2011. For over seven decades Billy Beeman impressed his friends and fan...

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Wesley Tuttle (1917 - 2003)

Wesley Tuttle (born December 30, 1917 in Lamar, Colorado; died September 29, 2003) was an American country music singer. He was raised in California and took up music at age four, relearning to play th...

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Ruby Wright (1939 - 2009)

) Ruby Wright (October 27, 1939 – September 27, 2009) was an American country music singer-songwriter. Wright was the daughter of country singers Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright. She sang with ...

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Johnnie Wright (1914 - 2011)

Johnnie Robert Wright, Jr. (May 13, 1914 – September 27, 2011), known by his stage name Johnnie Wright, was an American country music singer-songwriter, who spent much of his career working wi...

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Kitty Wells (1919 - 2012)

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American country music singer. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Ang...

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Tex Williams (1917 - 1985)

Sollie Paul Williams (August 23, 1917 – October 11, 1985), known professionally as Tex Williams, was an American Western swing musician from Ramsey, Illinois. He is best known for his talking ...

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Slim Whitman (1923 - 2013)

Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer, songwriter and instrumentalist known ...

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Jimmy Wakely (1914 - 1982)

James Clarence "Jimmy" Wakely (February 16, 1914 - September 23, 1982), was an American actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950...

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Webb Pierce (1921 - 1991)

Webb Michael Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was one of the most popular American honky tonk vocalists of the 1950s, charting more number one hits than any other country artist dur...

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Frank Luther (1899 - 1980)

Frank Luther (August 4, 1899 - November 16, 1980) was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist.

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Uncle Dave Macon MP (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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Miranda Lambert MP

Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed...

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Blake Tollison Shelton MP

Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music artist. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "...

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Mentor Williams MP

Brother of Paul Williams III, writer of the mega-hit, Drift Away made famous by Dolby Gray, Michael Bolton and in 2003 Uncle Cracker. Lives in New Mexico and still writes songs for many of todays top a...

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Roba Stanley (1908 - 1986)

Roba Stanley was a country music singer who has been said to be the first woman to record country music. Others have pointed out that Samantha Bumgarner and Eva Davis recorded a session (including ...

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Allen Dale "Mr. Double Stop" Potter (1929 - 1996)

Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 28, 1929 Puxico Stoddard County Missouri, USA Death: Mar. 14, 1996 Puxico Stoddard County Missouri, USA Many connoisseurs regard Dale Potter as the finest fiddler in th...

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Bob Ferguson (1927 - 2001)

) Robert Bruce "Bob" Ferguson, Sr. (December 30, 1927 – July 22, 2001) was an American songwriter, record producer who was instrumental in establishing Nashville, Tennessee as a center of coun...

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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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Spade Cooley MP (1910 - 1969)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor...

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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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Lynn Rene Anderson MP

Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26, 1947) is an American country music singer and equestrian known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her Grammy Award-winning, worldwi...

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Patti Page (1927 - 2013)

How much is that doggie in the window? Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer and one of the best-known ...

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Merle Watson (1949 - 1985)

Eddy Merle Watson (February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985) was an American guitarist and folk singer. He was best known for the performances he did with his father, Doc Watson. They played and recorded ...

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"Doc" Watson (1923 - 2012)

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as ...

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Bob DiPiero MP

Bob DiPiero (born in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American country music songwriter. He has written 15. U.S. Number 1 hits and countless top 20 hits for the likes of Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba M...

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Pam Tillis MP

Pamela Yvonne "Pam" Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis, and ex-wife ...

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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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Marie Osmond MP

Utah, United States

Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family The Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family's singing gro...

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Gram Parsons (1946 - 1973)

Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country genre; he also mixed blues...

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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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Hoyt Wayne Axton (1938 - 1999)

Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American country music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing hims...

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Mae Boren Axton (1914 - 1997)

Mae Boren Axton (September 14, 1914 in Bardwell, Texas – April 9, 1997 in Hendersonville, Tennessee) was known in the music industry as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville'. She co-wrote the Elvis ...

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Trisha Yearwood MP

Patricia Lynn Yearwood, professionally known as Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964), is an American country music artist. She is best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a f...

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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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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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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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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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Ike Everly (1908 - 1975)

Ike Everly was a musician. Ike, with Merle Travis, Mose Rager, and Kennedy Jones, was honored by the construction of The Four Legends Fountain in Drakesboro, Kentucky. Ike Everly had a show on KMA an...

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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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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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Charlie Monroe (1903 - 1975)

Charlie Monroe (July 4, 1903 [1] - Sept. 27, 1975) was an American country and bluegrass music guitarist. Biography Monroe was born on his family's farm in Rosine, Kentucky; he was the older brot...

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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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Pen Vandiver (1869 - 1932)

James Pendleton Vandiver (1869–1932) was a Kentucky fiddler, born there shortly after the American Civil War. He was uncle to bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, who immortalized him in a song, "U...

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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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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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Keith Whitley (1954 - 1989)

Jackie Keith Whitley (July 1, 1954 — May 9, 1989), known professionally as Keith Whitley, was an American country music singer. Whitley's brief career in mainstream country music lasted from 1...

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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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Dottie West (1932 - 1991)

Dottie West (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and co-recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is con...

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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 MP (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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Ernest 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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Johnny Horton (1925 - 1960)

John Gale Horton (April 30, 1925–November 5, 1960), known professionally as Johnny Horton, was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga so...

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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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Jerry Lee Lewis MP

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis's career faltered after he marri...

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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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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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"Kenny" Jones (1952 - 1969)

Kenneth Jones (1952–1969), was the son of Helen Myrl Carter (of country music's Carter Family) and of Glenn Jones. He is best remembered for a song he wrote called "Sing A Traveling Song" whic...

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Helen Carter MP (1927 - 1998)

Helen Myrl Carter (September 19, 1927 – June 2, 1998) was an American country music singer. The eldest daughter of Maybelle Carter, she performed with her mother and her younger sisters, June ...

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Anita Carter (1933 - 1999)

Ina Anita Carter (March 31, 1933 – July 29, 1999), the youngest daughter of Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, was a versatile American singer who experimented with several different types of mu...

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Goldie Hill (1933 - 2005)

Goldie Hill (January 11, 1933–February 24, 2005), born Argolda Voncile Hill, was an American country music singer. She was one of the first women in country music, becoming one of the first wo...

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Rosie Nix Adams (1958 - 2003)

Rozanna Lea "Rosey" Nix (July 13, 1958 - October 24, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter. She was born July 13, 1958, the daughter of June Carter Cash and her second husband Edwin "Rip" Nix, and ...

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June (Carter) Cash (1929 - 2003)

Valerie June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter on June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedienne and author who was a member of the Carter Fa...

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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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Taylor Swift MP

Taylor Swift's website: Wikipedia Biography: Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop[1] singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Naomi Judd MP

Naomi Judd (born January 11, 1946) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist. She was born Diana Ellen Judd to Charles Glen Judd and his wife Pauline (Oliver) Judd on January 11...

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John Denver (1943 - 1997)

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer/songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. After traveling and li...

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Olivia Newton-John MP

Florida, United States

Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England, to a Welsh father, Brinley ("Bryn") Newton-John, and a Jewish German mother, Irene Born the eldest child of the Nobel prize-winning atomic physicist M...

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