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Ty Herndon - 100% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Boyd Tyrone Herndon, 2 May 1962, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Country singer Herndon grew up with a background of family singing, both at home and in church. He went to Nashville to seek his fortune, but through bad management agreements, he made no progress and his mother lost her house. The album track ‘Hat Full Of Rain’ summarizes his problems: ‘I’ve be Read more

Shenandoah - 93% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The founding members of Shenandoah, formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in the mid-80s were Marty Raybon (8 December 1959, Greenville, Alabama, USA; lead vocals), who started out as a bricklayer before joining American Bluegrass Express, where he stayed for nine years before leaving to join Heartbreak Mountain, Jim Seales (b. 20 March 1954, Hamilton, Alabama, USA; guitar) Read more

Doug Stone - 87% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Douglas Jackson Brooks 19 June 1956, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Stone, the product of a broken home, was encouraged to become a musician by his mother, although he lived with his father following the break up. She taught him to play guitar and had put him onstage by the age of 7, supporting Loretta Lynn. Stone, in addition to possessing a rich country voice, plays guitar, keyboar Read more

Neal McCoy - 86% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hubert Neal McGaughey Jnr. (surname pronounced McGoy), 30 July 1963, Jacksonville, Texas, USA. McCoy grew up with a love of honky-tonk country as well as pop, soul and big band music. He started performing as Neal McGoy (the pronunciation of his birth name) and his break came in 1981 when Janie Fricke was a judge in a talent contest that he won. She mentioned McCoy to Charle Read more

Little Texas - 83% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Following their 1992 debut album, First Time For Everything, Little Texas emerged as one of America’s biggest ‘new country’ phenomena. The band formed in 1988 and comprised Tim Rushlow (6 October 1966, Arlington, Texas, USA; vocals), Dwayne O’Brien (b. 30 June 1963, Ada, Oklahoma, USA; guitar, vocals), Del Gray (b. 8 May 1968, Hamilton, Ohio, USA; drums), Read more

Collin Raye - 80% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Floyd Collin Wray, 22 August 1959, DeQueen, Arkansas, USA. Country rock and ballad performer Raye was raised in Texas, where his mother often opened shows for visiting star performers. For many years he and his brother Scott worked in Oregon and then in casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, but their contract to record for Warner Brothers Records as the Wray Brothers and as the Wra Read more

Sawyer Brown - 80% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The members of the country band Sawyer Brown come from different parts of the USA: Mark Miller (25 October 1958, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals) and Gregg Hubbard (b. 4 October 1960, Orlando, Florida, USA; keyboards) were school friends in Apopka, Florida; Bobby Randall (b. Midland, Michigan, USA; guitar), Jim Scholten (b. Michigan, USA; bass) and Joe Smyth (b. 6 September 1957, Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 79% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Aaron Tippin - 75% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1958, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Tippin was raised in South Carolina and was granted a pilot’s licence when he was 15. At that time he wanted to be an airline pilot but circumstances changed when he lost his job in the aircraft industry and his marriage broke up, and when he was 28 Tippin found himself working in Nashville as a songwriter. Charley Pride recorded &# Read more

Lorrie Morgan - 73% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Loretta Lynn Morgan, 27 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest daughter of country crooner and Grand Ole Opry star George Morgan, she followed in her father’s footsteps. She naturally began singing with her father and made her own Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 13 at the old Ryman Auditorium, where her rendition of ‘Paper Roses’ gained her a st Read more

Joe Diffie - 72% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1958, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. According to Entertainment Weekly, country singer Joe Diffie is a ‘first rate interpreter of working class woes’, while Tammy Wynette described him as all her favourite vocalists rolled into one. His career took off in the 90s by dint of his honest, earthy narratives and accomplished balladeering.Diffi Read more

Clay Walker - 71% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Clayton Walker, 19 August 1969, Beaumont, Texas, USA. From the same city and similar strand of country music as Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt, the US country singer Walker owes much of his vocal style to George Strait. He was taught guitar by his father at a young age and started to write songs as soon as he knew enough chords. Walker was no overnight success, and tour Read more

Mark Chesnutt - 71% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Diamond Rio - 69% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful country band comprises Gene Johnson (10 August 1948, Jamestown, New York, USA; mandolin/fiddle), Jimmy Olander (b. 26 August 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; lead guitar/banjo), Brian Prout (b. 4 December 1955, Troy, New York, USA; drums), Marty Roe (b. 28 December 1960, Lebanon, Ohio, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Dan Truman (b. 29 August 1956, Flagstaf Read more

Pam Tillis - 69% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1957, Plant City, Florida, USA. The eldest of the five children of country singer Mel Tillis, Pam did not have the happiest childhood. Mel spent much of his time touring, her parents eventually parted and she grew up often looking after her siblings. Initially, she had no wish to follow in her father’s country footsteps, although she had ambitions to sing and wr Read more


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