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Aaron Tippin - 86% 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 - 77% 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

Alabama - 74% 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

Collin Raye - 72% 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

Mark Chesnutt - 70% 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

Travis Tritt - 70% 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

Toby Keith - 66% 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

Trace Adkins - 66% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal 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

Neal McCoy - 65% 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

Sammy Kershaw - 64% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Tracy Byrd - 64% 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

Diamond Rio - 63% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Lonestar - 63% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US country rock band signed to RCA Records in the 90s after establishing their reputation through a touring schedule that regularly encompassed over 200 performances a year. Originally comprising Richie McDonald (6 February 1962, Lubbock, Texas, USA; vocals/guitar), John Rich (b. 7 January 1974, Amarillo, Texas, USA; vocals/bass), Michael Britt (b. 15 June 1966, Fort Wo Read more

Clint Black - 62% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 February 1962, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Black was born in New Jersey when his father was working there, but the family soon headed back to their home of Houston, Texas. Black was playing the harmonica at the age of 13 and the guitar at 15. He spent several years playing country music in Houston clubs, and his career took off when he met local musician Hayden Nicholas. Read more

Joe Diffie - 62% 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


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