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Barbara Fairchild - 100% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1950, Knobel, Arkansas, USA. Fairchild was raised on a farm and was entertaining at every opportunity. The family moved to St. Louis when she was 12 years old and she was soon recording for the local Norman label and working on television. In 1968 she moved to Nashville to further her career and among her early singles is ‘Remember The Alimony’ for Kapp Read more

Claude King - 97% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 February 1923, on a farm near Keithville, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His date of birth has, since 1961, frequently been cited incorrectly owing to promotional material released by his then manager, Tillman Franks, who at the time thought it tactful to lose a decade from his new client’s age. King showed an early interest in music and was a proficient guitarist by the Read more

Jeanne Pruett - 93% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Jean Bowman, 30 January 1937, Pell City, Alabama, USA. Pruett, one of 10 children, used to listen to the Grand Ole Opry with her parents and she harmonized with her brothers and sisters. She married Jack Pruett, and in 1956, they settled in Nashville where he became Marty Robbins’ long-standing lead guitarist. She wrote several songs for Robbins, and ‘Count M Read more

Kendalls - 80% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Kendalls - 80% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Royce Kendall (Royce Kykendall, 25 September 1934, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 May 1998, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA) and Jeannie Kendall (b. 30 November 1954, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Royce learned guitar from the age of five and formed a duo, the Austin Brothers, with his brother Floyce. After serving in the US Army, Royce and his wife Melba started a hairdressing busin Read more

Janie Fricke - 75% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Jane Frickie, 19 December 1947, on the family farm near South Whitney, Indiana, USA. Fricke, who adopted the spelling in 1986 to avoid mispronunciation, has sung in public since the age of 10. Her father was a guitarist and her mother a piano teacher and organist. Fricke sang jingles to pay her university fees and then moved to Los Angeles to find work as a session singer. A Read more

George Morgan - 66% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote ‘ Read more

Eddy Raven - 62% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Garvin Futch, 19 August 1944, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Futch, one of 11 children, was raised in bayou country. His father, a truck driver and blues guitarist, used to take him to honky tonks. He was given a guitar, and by the time he was 13 years old, he was playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band. When the family moved to Georgia in 1960, he worked for a radio st Read more

Charly McClain - 61% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Charlotte Denise McClain, 26 March 1956, Jackson, Tennessee, USA. McClain began her musical career when only nine years old with her brother in a band called Charlotte And The Volunteers. For six years they worked locally and also had television appearances. She then started modelling swimsuits, changed her name to Charly and was signed to Epic in 1976. She had US country hi Read more

Johnny Rodriguez - 57% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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Johnny Russell - 57% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Bright Russell, 23 January 1940, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 July 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This hefty Nashville songwriter weighed in at 25 stone, and was fond of remarking that he carried ‘a lot of weight in this town.’ His songs were recorded by artists such as Del Reeves, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Patti Page, and Bobby V Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 55% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Franklin Hawkins, 22 December 1921, Huntingdon, West Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Hawkins started on guitar but became proficient on many instruments. Success in a talent contest in 1937 led to paid work on radio stations in Huntingdon and Charleston. In 1942, he performed on radio in Manila when stationed in the Philippines. After his disch Read more

Jim Ed Brown - 55% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jim Edward Brown, 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA. From the early 50s to 1967, Brown sang with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as the Browns but had solo successes in 1965 with ‘I Heard From A Memory Last Night’ and ‘I’m Just A Country Boy’, after his sisters had persuaded Chet Atkins to record him solo. When the trio disbanded in 1967, he pursued a Read more

Del Reeves - 53% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Franklin Delano Reeves, 14 July 1932, Sparta, North Carolina, USA, d. 1 January 2007, Centerville, Tennessee, USA. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had his own radio show at the age of 12, Reeves moved to California, where by the late 50s, he had his own television show. He first charted in 1961 with ‘Be Quiet Mind’ on Decca Records, but in 1965, h Read more

T. Graham Brown - 52% match to Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Graham Brown, 30 October 1954, Arabi, Georgia, USA. As much a southern R&B singer as a country singer-songwriter, Brown was at school in Athens, Georgia, with members of the B-52’s. He earned extra money singing cover versions in lounge bars, until he saw a television documentary on David Allen Coe, after which he formed Rio Diamond, an ‘outlaw’ ba Read more


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