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Frankie Laine MP (1913 - 2007)

"Frankie Laine"

Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight childre...

3/6/2011 12/12/2014

Eddie Dean (1909 - 1999)

"Eddie Dean"

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 Dreamed Of A Hill-Bi...

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Carolina Cotton (1925 - 1997)

"Carolina Cotton"

Cotton (born Helen Hagstrom October 20, 1925 in Cash, Arkansas; died June 10, 1997 in Bakersfield, California) was an American singer and actress known as the "Yodeling Blonde Bombshell", the "Girl of ...

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Tim Spencer (1908 - 1974)

Harold Timothy Spencer (July 13, 1908 – April 26, 1974) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Spencer is best known for founding the popular American Cowboy singing group the Sons of the Pione...

12/11/2014 12/11/2014

Bob Nolan (1908 - 1980)

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 Weste...

11/17/2014 12/11/2014

Herb Jeffries MP (1913 - 2014)

"The Bronze Buckaroo", "Umberto Alexander Valentino"

"Herb" Jeffries (born September 24, 1913) is an American jazz and popular singer and actor.Born in Detroit, Michigan as Herbert Jeffrey, he is the son of Umberto Balentino,[2] a pianist of African-Amer...

10/9/2011 12/11/2014

Jimmy Wakely (1914 - 1982)

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 1950s, he re...

11/22/2014 12/11/2014

Smiley Burnette MP (1911 - 1967)

"Smiley", "Burnette"

Alvin Burnett (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), better known as Smiley Burnette, was a popular American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films and on radio and TV, playing sid...

8/25/2014 12/11/2014

Elton Britt (1913 - 1972)

"Elton Britt"

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 Searcy County, United...

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Cindy Walker MP (1918 - 2006)

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 many popular and enduring songs rec...

12/11/2014 12/11/2014

John Avery Lomax (1867 - 1948)

Avery Lomax (September 23, 1867 - January 26, 1948) was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist and folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk songs. He was father to Alan Lom...

9/12/2012 12/11/2014

Stuart Hamblen MP (1908 - 1989)

Hamblen (October 20, 1908–March 8, 1989), born Carl Stuart Hamblen, was one of American radio's first singing cowboys in 1926, and later became a Christian songwriter, temperance supporter and recurrin...

9/2/2014 12/11/2014

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 Western ...

10/11/2011 12/11/2014

Bing Crosby MP (1903 - 1977)

"Bing"

Bing Crosby was one of the biggest music and movie stars of the mid-20th century. His career stretched more than half a century from 1926 until his death in 1977. Crosby's unique bass-baritone voice ma...

3/18/2007 12/11/2014

Ken Maynard (1895 - 1973)

Olin "Ken" Maynard (July 21, 1895 – March 23, 1973) was an American motion picture stuntman and actor.BiographyMaynard was born in Vevay, Indiana, one of five children, another of whom, his younger bro...

6/16/2010 12/11/2014

Dimitri Tiomkin (1894 - 1979)

Zinovievich Tiomkin (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a Russian-born Hollywood film score composer and conductor. Musically trained in Russia, he is best known for his western scores, including Du...

9/25/2011 12/11/2014

Rex Allen, Jr. MP

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Allen, Jr. (born August 23, 1947) is an American country music singer, who started singing at the age of six; he had followed in the footsteps of his father, Rex Allen, a singing cowboy and the narrato...

8/23/2014 12/11/2014

Dale Evans MP (1912 - 2001)

Crowned "Queen of the Cowgirls," Dale Evans stands out as the most powerful female presence in cowboy culture throughout the 20th century. She starred with wholesome singing cowboy Roy Rogers in a seri...

7/26/2008 12/11/2014

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 12/11/2014

Marty Robbins MP (1925 - 1982)

"Marty Robbins"

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 successful countr...

10/13/2011 12/11/2014

Patsy Montana (1908 - 1996)

"Patsy Montana"

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-selling si...

10/15/2011 12/11/2014

Tex Ritter MP (1905 - 1974)

"Tex"

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 of actor Jo...

9/7/2009 12/11/2014

Gene Autry MP (1907 - 1998)

"Gene"

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 ...

1/11/2010 12/11/2014

Johnny Bond (1915 - 1978)

"Johnny Bond"

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.BiographyBond was born in Enville, Ok...

10/15/2011 12/11/2014

Rex Allen (1920 - 1999)

Elvie Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999) was an American film actor, singer and songwriter, known as the Arizona Cowboy, particularly known as the narrator in many Disney nature and Western ...

8/23/2014 12/11/2014

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...

3/29/2009 12/11/2014

Billy Beaman (1926 - 2011)

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 fans with his u...

12/8/2014 12/11/2014

Carl T. Sprague (1895 - 1979)

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 record, record...

12/9/2014 12/11/2014

Wilf Carter (1904 - 1996)

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 music singer, songwrit...

12/9/2014 12/11/2014

Monte Hale (1919 - 2009)

"Monte Hale"

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 in Ada, Oklahoma; ...

9/2/2014 12/11/2014