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Darryl Worley - 100% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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31 October 1964, Pyburn, Tennessee, USA. This country singer-songwriter made his breakthrough in 2002, when his second album I Miss My Friend reached the top of the US country charts. Worley was brought up in a strict Methodist family, and his decision to pursue a music career was reluctantly acceded to by his parents. He studied hard to complete a biology degree while learn Read more

Aaron Tippin - 80% 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

Clay Walker - 67% 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

Steve Holy - 67% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1972, Dallas, Texas, USA. One of a number of country neo-traditionalists to emerge in the early 00s, this US vocalist has enjoyed an up and down career punctuated by the occasional hit single. Holy began performing at high school but did not consider a music career until he reached his early twenties. He toured around the local country circuit during the mid-90s, Read more

Diamond Rio - 64% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass 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

Mark Chesnutt - 61% 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

Emerson Drive - 56% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Country pop outfit formed in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada by school friends Brad Mates (Bradley Mates, 21 July 1978, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada; vocals/guitar), Pat Allingham (b. 9 July 1978, Ill-A-La-Cross, Saskatchewan, Canada; fiddle), and Chris Hartman (b. 2 January 1978, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada; keyboards). Originally called 12 Gauge, the trio added Jeff Read more

Craig Morgan - 55% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 July 1965, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, USA. Country singer-songwriter Morgan began his career at the start of the new millennium, but his rise to the upper echelons of the charts was a gradual process and took in an abortive period with a major label. Raised in Nashville in the heart of country music land, Morgan nurtured dreams of becoming a country singer from an early Read more

Tracy Byrd - 55% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1966, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Neo-traditionalist country singer Byrd paid $8 to sing Hank Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ over a pre-recorded backing track in a shopping mall. The store manageress was so impressed by Byrd’s voice that she booked him for a talent show. On that show he sang ‘Weary Blues’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blue Read more

Tracy Lawrence - 53% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1968, Atlanta, Texas, USA. The son of a banker, Lawrence was raised in Foreman, Arkansas, and sang in the church choir. He started working in honky tonks when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album and the future looked bright until, on May 31 1991, he and his girlfriend were accosted by four thugs in a hotel parking lot. H Read more

Alabama - 52% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Statistically the biggest US country rock act of the 80s and 90s, Alabama’s origins can be traced back to Fort Payne in northern Alabama. The band was originally formed in 1969 as Young Country by cousins Randy Owen (14 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; vocals/guitar) and Teddy Gentry (b. 22 January 1952, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; bass/vocals), with Jeff Cook (b. Read more

Terri Clark - 52% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terri Lynne Sauson, 5 August 1968, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the late 90s singer-songwriter Clark offered a serious challenge to Shania Twain and Michelle Wright for the title of most successful Canadian country export. Raised in Medicine Hat, Clark comes from a musical family: her maternal grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were popular country performers in Canad Read more

Little Texas - 51% 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

Chris Cagle - 50% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christian Cagle, 10 November 1968, DeRidder, Louisiana, USA. This no-frills country rock artist grew up in Houston, Texas. Cagle learned to play guitar and piano as a youngster and dropped out of college at the age of 19 to pursue a musical career. He relocated to Nashville in the mid-90s where he struggled to make an impact before placing some songs with the up-and-coming p Read more

Carolyn Dawn Johnson - 49% match to Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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30 April 1971, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. This country singer-songwriter was raised on a farm in Deadwood, Alberta, learning to play piano and singing in church. After finishing college Johnson relocated to Vancouver where she attended recording engineering school and performed her own material at any opportunity. She moved to her spiritual home of Nashville, Texas in Read more


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