- 100% match to C.W. McCall
Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded Five More Steps on the Prep label. Stevens first nonsense song, &
Charles Edward Daniels, 28 October 1936, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Daniels, who wrote Carolina (I Love You) about his youth, was the son of a lumberjack and was raised with a love of bluegrass music. He borrowed a guitar when he was 15 years old and immediately learned to play basic tunes. He then acquired skills on mandolin and fiddle, but had to modify h
- 59% match to C.W. McCall
Seth Ward, 10 August 1928, near Plainview, Texas, USA. Deans mother, who was the familys only provider, ran a barbershop and as a boy, he picked cotton and worked on local farms. His mother taught him to play the piano when he was 10 years old and he taught himself guitar, accordion and harmonica as soon as he had access to the instruments. At 16, he began to stu
- 58% match to C.W. McCall
2 January 1936, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. Miller was brought up in Erick, Oklahoma, and during the late 50s, moved to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter. His Invitation To The Blues was a minor success for Ray Price, as was (In The Summertime) You Dont Want Love for Andy Williams. Miller hi
- 56% match to C.W. McCall
Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Reed has had three distinct careers: as a respected country guitarist, as a composer and singer of clever pop country hits, and as a genial, jokey television personality and film actor.A cotton-mill worker, Reed was one of many youths brought up on country music who played rockabilly in the mid-50s.
- 51% match to C.W. McCall
30 April 1925, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas, USA. Horton was raised in Tyler, Texas, where his sharecropping family settled in search of work. He learned the guitar from his mother and, owing to his athletic prowess, won scholarships at Baylor University and later the University of Seattle. For a time he worked in the fishing industry but b
Donald Eugene Lytle, 31 May 1938, Greenfield, Ohio, USA, d. 18 February 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His date of birth is often disputed, and varies between 1938 and 1941. The title of Paychecks 1977 country hit, Im The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised), is apt as he was in trouble throughout his life; the wild eyes on his album sleeves give the pictur
- 42% match to C.W. McCall
3 July 1958, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Tippin was raised in South Carolina and was granted a pilots 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
- 40% match to C.W. McCall
Statistically the biggest US country rock act of the 80s and 90s, Alabamas 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.
- 34% match to C.W. McCall
Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. Rogers was the fourth of eight children, born in a poor area, where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. By sheer perseverance, he became the first member of his family to graduate. By 1955 Rogers was part of a doo-wop group, the Scholars, who recorded Poor Little Doggie, S
- 31% match to C.W. McCall
Ronnie Lee Millsaps, 16 January 1943, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. Milsaps mother had already experienced a stillbirth and the prospect of raising a blind child made her mentally unstable. Milsaps father took him to live with his grandparents and divorced his mother. What little vision young Ronnie had was lost after receiving a vicious punch from a schoolm
- 30% match to C.W. McCall
Harold Lloyd Jenkins, 1 September 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 June 1993, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His father, a riverboat pilot, named him after a silent-film comedian and gave him a guitar when he was five years old. The family moved to Helena, Arkansas, and Twittys schoolboy friends - Jack Nance, Joe E. Lewis and John Hughey - have since played in h
- 29% match to C.W. McCall
Glen Travis Campbell, 22 April 1936, Delight, Arkansas, USA. Campbell came from a musical family and began his career with his uncles Dick Bills Band in 1954, before forming Glen Campbell And The Western Wranglers four years later. By the end of the 50s he had moved to Los Angeles, where he became a renowned session player and one of the finest guitarists in Hollywood.