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Don Schlitz MP (1952 - d.)

Donald Alan "Don" Schlitz, Jr. (born August 29, 1952 in Durham, North Carolina) is a country music songwriter. For his songwriting efforts, Schlitz has earned two Grammys, as well as four ASCAP Count...

4/6/2017 4/6/2017

Jerry Reed MP (1937 - 2008)

"Jerry Reed"

Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more ...

4/6/2017 4/6/2017

Alan Jackson MP (1958 - d.)

Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recor...

8/2/2014 4/6/2017

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970...

10/6/2015 11/7/2015

Little Jimmy Dickens MP (1920 - 2015)

"Little Jimmy Dickens"

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Cecil Dickens (December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty ...

1/4/2015 1/4/2015

Bob Nolan MP (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 music and...

11/17/2014 12/11/2014

Cindy Walker MP (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 popular an...

12/11/2014 12/11/2014

Kitty Wells MP (1919 - 2012)

"Kitty Wells"

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 Angels", m...

11/26/2014 11/26/2014

Slim Whitman MP (1923 - 2013)

"Slim Whitman"

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 for his...

11/23/2014 11/23/2014

Webb Pierce MP (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 during the...

11/10/2014 11/10/2014

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 ...

10/8/2011 6/11/2013

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,” “The Window Up Above,” “The Race Is On,” and “W...

1/9/2011 4/27/2013

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...

12/17/2012 12/17/2012

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...

12/16/2012 12/16/2012

Jimmie Davis, Governor MP (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...

12/7/2010 9/4/2012

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...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Felice Bryant MP (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...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Boudleaux Bryant MP (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 best known for s...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Garth Brooks MP

"Garth Brooks"

Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States

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...

4/3/2012 4/3/2012

Grandpa Jones MP (1913 - 1998)

"Grandpa Jones"

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 the Co...

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

Connie Barriot Gay MP (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 entertainment industry in just o...

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

Brenda Lee MP

"Brenda Lee"

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...

10/19/2011 10/19/2011

Profile photo: on right in photo 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...

10/18/2011 10/18/2011

Phil Everly MP (1939 - 2014)


Profile photo: on left in photo 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,...

10/18/2011 10/18/2011

Bill Carlisle MP (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 genre f...

10/17/2011 10/17/2011

Rod Brasfield MP (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 inducted into...

10/17/2011 10/17/2011

Roy Horton MP (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 ...

10/16/2011 10/16/2011

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 Boys," na...

10/16/2011 10/16/2011

Patsy Montana MP (1908 - 1996)

"Patsy Montana"

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 million-sel...

10/15/2011 10/15/2011

Johnny Bond MP (1915 - 1978)

"Johnny Bond"

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 was born ...

10/15/2011 10/15/2011

Hubert Long MP (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...

10/15/2011 10/15/2011

Grant Turner MP (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, Turner was the son of a...

10/15/2011 10/15/2011

Floyd Tillman MP (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 into the S...

10/15/2011 10/15/2011

George Thomas Morgan MP (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 Opry. ...

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Don Gibson MP (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 "Sweet D...

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Owen Bradley MP (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 sound ...

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Merle Robert Travis MP (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 and exp...

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Hank Snow MP (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 1980. ...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Marty Robbins MP (1925 - 1982)

"Marty Robbins"

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 successf...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Harland Perry Howard MP (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 and en...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Henry D. "Homer" Haynes MP (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 comedy d...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns MP (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. Haynes ...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Chet Atkins MP (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 music styl...

10/13/2011 10/13/2011

Patsy Cline MP (1932 - 1963)

"Patsy Cline"

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 of the ...

9/8/2011 10/12/2011

Lefty Frizzell MP (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 style ...

10/12/2011 10/12/2011

Roger Dean Miller MP (1936 - 1992)

Leah Kendrick Miller Birth: Dec. 10, 1941 San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA Death: Mar. 25, 2013 San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA San Antonio's Leah Kendrick Miller spent a whirlwind 12 year...

10/12/2011 10/12/2011

Faron Young MP (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 including "If ...

10/12/2011 10/12/2011

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-founder of ...

10/11/2011 10/11/2011

George D. Hay MP (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 the co...

10/11/2011 10/11/2011

Ernest Tubb MP (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 song, "...

10/10/2011 10/10/2011

Eddy Arnold "The Tennessee Plowboy." MP (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 Nashvill...

10/9/2011 10/9/2011

Floyd Cramer MP (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 where an ou...

10/9/2011 10/9/2011

Conway Twitty MP (1933 - 1993)

"Conway Twitty"

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 record f...

10/8/2011 10/8/2011

Waylon Arnold Jennings MP (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 The Cr...

9/19/2011 10/8/2011

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 Dean sau...

10/8/2011 10/8/2011

Ernest "Pop" Stoneman MP (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 (Iron Ri...

2/6/2008 10/8/2011

Hank Williams MP (1923 - 1953)

"Hank Williams", "Luke The Drifter", "Hiram Williams"

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 an Ame...

6/6/2007 9/22/2011

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...

2/22/2011 9/22/2011

Merle Haggard MP (1937 - 2016)

"The Hag"

Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist, fiddler, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped cr...

1/2/2008 9/22/2011

Earl Eugene Scruggs MP (1924 - 2012)

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...

3/14/2009 9/22/2011

Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

"Johnny Cash", "J.R. Cash"

Johnny Cash , born J. R. Cash (Later changed name to John R. Cash ), (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to...

12/25/2007 9/22/2011

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 histor...

12/28/2007 9/22/2011

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 in the...

12/28/2007 9/22/2011

Carl Milton Smith MP (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 Goldie Hill,...

2/14/2009 9/22/2011

Tammy Wynette MP (1942 - 1998)

"Tammy Wynette"

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...

7/29/2010 9/21/2011

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

11/9/2009 9/21/2011

Lester Raymond Flatt MP (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 Lester Flatt—one of...

10/16/2009 9/21/2011

"Mother" Maybelle Carter MP (1909 - 1978)

""Mother" Maybelle Carter"

"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...

12/28/2007 9/21/2011

"Gentleman Jim" Reeves MP (1923 - 1964)

"Gentleman Jim"

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 his pione...

7/25/2010 9/21/2011

Uncle Dave Macon MP (1870 - 1952)

"The Dixie Dewdrop"

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. Known for his chin whisk...

4/16/2009 9/21/2011

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...

7/4/2008 9/21/2011

Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

"Big E", "Big El", "Elvis the Pelvis", "The Hillbilly Cat", "The King", "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", "Alan (code name at Graceland)", "The Chief", "Crazy Tiger Man", "Mr. Dynamite", "Memphis Flash", "E.P.", "Tiger (Karate name)", "The Atomic Powered Singer", "Elvis", "Elvis Aaron Presley"

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...

2/25/2007 9/21/2011

Willie Nelson MP

"Dr Booger"

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...

10/21/2007 9/21/2011

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 ...

6/25/2010 9/21/2011

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...

2/19/2009 9/21/2011

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


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

4/9/2009 9/20/2011

Roy Rogers MP (1911 - 1998)

"Roy Rogers", "King of the Cowboys"

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...

7/26/2008 6/16/2011

Red Foley MP (1910 - 1968)

"Red Foley", "Red"

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...

3/11/2009 6/16/2011

Roy Claxton Acuff MP (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...

4/8/2009 6/16/2011

Tennessee 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:...

1/7/2009 6/16/2011

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 father ...

9/7/2009 6/16/2011