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Reckless Kelly - 100% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the mid-90s in the Pacific Northwest, this country rock band’s original line-up comprised brothers Willy Braun (guitar/vocals), and Cody Braun (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Casey Pollock (guitar), Chris Schelske (bass) and Jay Nazz (drums). The Braun brothers were raised in Idaho and Oregon and played in a family band led by their father, Muzzie Braun, where the re Read more

Ray Wylie Hubbard - 83% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1946, Soper, Oklahoma, USA. Much of Hubbard’s initial fame rested on his songwriting. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition ‘Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother’, turning it into a left-field country standard. Hubbard formed the Cowboy Twinkies who released a self-titled debut for Warner Brother Records in 1975, but the album’s failure le Read more

Todd Snider - 72% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 October 1966, Portland, Oregon, USA. Roots rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Snider is a native of Portland, Oregon. He had a rough home life growing up, which led to his running away from home as a teenager with very little money in his pocket. After drifting around, Snider settled down in Texas for a while and began penning songs as a form of therapy. It was not long bef Read more

Charlie Robison - 69% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1964, Bandera, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Robison grew up on his family’s ranch in the tiny Texan town of Bandera. He began playing in bands as a teenager, initially starting out on the drums before graduating to guitar. After studying at Southwest Texas University, Robison relocated to Austin where he played with a number of local bar bands, including th Read more

Hayes Carll - 69% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Joshua Hayes Carll, 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. During his teens Carll heard Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovettand others, and chose music as a career. He attended Hendrix College, Arkansas, studying history and theatre, and from there tried various labouring jobs, visited Croatia for six months, then moved to Austin, Texas. Playing guitar, Carll wrote songs that reflected his early back Read more

Robert Earl Keen - 67% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1956, Houston, Texas, USA. In the mid-70s, Keen befriended Lyle Lovett at Texas A&M University, an establishment that combined academic and military activities. They often sang and played guitar together and they wrote ‘This Old Porch’, which appeared on Lovett’s first album. Keen also formed a bluegrass band, the Front Porch Boys. In 1981, he m Read more

James McMurtry - 64% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1962, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Raised in Leesburg, Virginia, McMurtry’s father is award-winning novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry. Encouraged by his mother, an English teacher, James began playing guitar at the age of seven and soon began showing musical ability and a liking for country and rock. He began writing songs during his teens, occasionally perfo Read more

James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards - 64% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ryan Bingham - 64% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1982, Hobbs, New Mexico, USA. From a ranching background, the young Bingham spent time in New Mexico, Texas and California as his father struggled to hold down a steady job. The disintegration of his home life resulted in Bingham upping sticks at the age of 14, enduring an itinerant existence for most of his teenage years. During this period he began to play the guitar and b Read more

Cross Canadian Ragweed - 58% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994 in Yukon, Oklahoma, USA, by Grady Cross (guitar), Cody Canada (vocals/guitar), Randy Ragsdale (drums) and Matt Wiedemann (bass), the quartet landed upon their unusual moniker by combining elements of the four band members’ names. They kept the title even when Jeremy Plato replaced original bass player Wiedemann. Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Cross Canadian Read more

Rodney Crowell - 57% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Read more

Joe Ely - 55% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1947, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ely is one of the most completely realized artists in contemporary country music, especially in the live situation where he excels. His work for MCA Records in the late 70s is latterly regarded as the link between country rock and so-called new country.Ely moved with his parents in Read more

Roger Creager - 54% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Jerry Jeff Walker - 48% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Clyde Crosby, 16 March 1942, Oneonta, New York, USA. Although Walker initially pursued a career as a folk singer in New York’s Greenwich Village, he first forged his reputation as a member of Circus Maximus. He left this promising group following their debut album, when a jazz-based initiative proved incompatible with his own ambitions. Having moved to Key West i Read more

Jimmie Dale Gilmore - 47% match to Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1945, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Gilmore is one of the many singer-songwriters to emerge from Lubbock; he says, ‘People used to ask us why there is so much music in Lubbock and we’d say that maybe it was the UFOs that came through in the early 50s. There was a famous sighting that was known as the Lubbock Lights.’ Apart from such extra-terrestrial help, Gilmo Read more


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