Dwight Yoakam Similar Artists

Mark Chesnutt - 100% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

George Strait - 98% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1952, Poteet, Texas, USA. Country superstar George Strait is a throwback to the 50s honky-tonk sound of country music. He uses twin fiddles and steel guitar and his strong, warm delivery is similar to that of his idols Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. He has made no secret of his influences, recording a fine tribute to Frizzell, ‘Lefty’s Gone’.

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Clint Black - 97% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

Alan Jackson - 91% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Jackson, the son of a motor mechanic, had a love of gospel music through church and his family. His roots can be heard in ‘Home’ (written for Mother’s Day), ‘Chattahoochee’ and his tribute to Hank Williams, ‘Midnight In Montgomery’. He has also revived several songs from his youth including Eddie Cochr Read more

Randy Travis - 90% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA. The second of the six children of Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick, this singer-songwriter shows in his style and delivery the heavy influence of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. His father, a builder, was a country music fanatic who even built a music room complete with stage onto the Travis’ house just Read more

George Jones - 87% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed Read more

Buck Owens - 85% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alvis Edgar Owens Jnr., 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 25 March 2006, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA. Buck Owens became one of the leading country music stars of the 60s and 70s, along with Merle Haggard, the leading exponent of the ‘west coast sound’. Owens gave himself the nickname Buck at the age of three, after a favourite horse. When he was 10, his Read more

Buck Owens And The Buckaroos - 85% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Travis Tritt - 85% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Waylon Jennings - 84% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA. Jennings’ mother wanted to name him Tommy but his father, William Alvin, insisted that the family tradition of ‘W.A.’ should be maintained. His father played guitar in Texas dancehalls and Jennings’ childhood hero was Ernest Tubb, with whom he later recorded Read more

Brooks & Dunn - 83% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

The Mavericks - 77% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Country rock band formed in Miami, Florida, USA, a region better known for its dance and rock music than any fondness for the country genre. Lead singer and songwriter Raul Malo (7 August 1965, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals/guitar) was born of Cuban descent. His parents’ record collection was full of American roots music and rockabilly, and led to his discovery of Johnny Read more

Vince Gill - 77% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

Merle Haggard - 75% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

Alabama - 72% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass 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


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