Billy Ray Cyrus Similar Artists

Aaron Tippin - 76% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Brooks & Dunn - 76% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful country duo comprises Kix Brooks (Leon Eric Brooks, 12 May 1955, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. 1 June 1953, Coleman, Texas, USA). As an adolescent, Brooks lived close to Johnny Horton and sang with Horton’s daughter. He moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter, co-writing a US country number 1 by John Conlee (&# Read more

Travis Tritt - 71% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963, Marietta, Georgia, USA. Tritt started writing songs and playing honky tonks and beer joints when he was about 14 years old. One of his songs is called ‘Son Of The New South’, and his US country hit ‘Put Some Drive Into Your Country’ includes the lines, ‘I made myself a promise when I was just a kid/I’d mix So Read more

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Alabama - 68% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Mark Chesnutt - 67% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Collin Raye - 64% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Clay Walker - 63% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

John Michael Montgomery - 63% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1965, Danville, Kentucky, USA. Montgomery arrived on the country music scene in 1993 with a debut album, Life’s A Dance, that became the only million-seller on the country charts by a new artist that year. Its title track was a number 4 hit single and ‘I Love The Way You Love Me’ topped the Billboard country chart. The follow-up, Kickin’ It Up, Read more

Trace Adkins - 63% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 January 1962, Sarepta, Louisiana, USA. Before entering the entertainment world and the Nashville music community, Trace Adkins was employed as an oil-rigger. What some critics have labelled his ‘blue-collar authenticity’ was first conveyed to audiences on the honky-tonk circuit on his evenings off work. This eventually led him to Nashville and a meeting with Sco Read more

Joe Diffie - 61% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Tracy Byrd - 61% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: 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

Vince Gill - 61% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Grant Gill, 12 April 1957, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Gill’s father, a lawyer who played in a part-time country band, encouraged his son to have a career in country music. While still at school, Gill joined the bluegrass group Mountain Smoke. He moved to Louisville in 1975 and joined Bluegrass Alliance before demonstrating his vocal, guitar, banjo and fiddle talents Read more

Little Texas - 60% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Neal McCoy - 60% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Toby Keith - 60% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Toby Keith Covel, 8 July 1961, Elk Town, Clinton, Oklahoma, USA. This highly popular honky-tonk country artist grew up on an Oklahoma farm listening to his father’s favourite, Bob Wills, and finding his own hero in Merle Haggard. He tested broncs and bulls for a rodeo during his summers in high school. Oil was found in Elk Town and Keith worked as a roughneck and then a Read more


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