Elton Britt Similar Artists

Buchanan Brothers - 91% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jimmie Davis - 57% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Houston Davis, 11 September 1899, on a farm at Beech Springs, near Quitman, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 November 2000, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. (Davis regularly claimed to have been born anytime between 1899 and 1902). One of 11 children in a sharecropping family, Davis progressed through local schools and in the early 20s gained a BA at Louisiana’s P Read more

Rex Allen - 51% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rex Elvie Allen, 31 December 1920, Willcox, Arizona, USA, d. 17 December 1999, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Country singer Allen was no imitation cowboy - his family were homesteaders: a mountain lion was killed close to his home, his brother died from a rattlesnake bite, and the family lost everything in the drought of 1934. As Allen had ridden on the farm, he thought he could tra Read more

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Floyd Tillman - 37% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1914, Ryan, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 August 2003, Bacliff, nr. Houston, Texas, USA. Tillman was the youngest of 11 children of a sharecropping family who moved to Post, Texas, when he was a few months old. He first learned to play mandolin and banjo but later changed to guitar, performing with Adolph Hofner’s band, even singing a few songs, although later admitti Read more

Roy Acuff - 33% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Claxton Acuff, 15 September 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The third of five children born to Neill and Ida Acuff, Roy learned to play the harmonica and Jew’s harp as a child and was involved with music from an early age. His father played the fiddle, his mother the piano and guitar and Roy sang with his siblings Read more

Patsy Montana - 32% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ruby Rose Blevins, 30 October 1908, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, d. 3 May 1996, San Jacinto, California, USA. Montana was the eleventh child and first daughter of a farmer, and in her childhood she learned organ, guitar, violin and yodelling. In 1928 she worked on radio in California as Rubye Blevins, the Yodelling Cowgirl from San Antone. In 1931 she joined Stuart Hamblen Read more

Red Foley - 30% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Julian Foley, 17 June 1910, in a log cabin between Blue Lick and Berea, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 September 1968, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The son of a fiddle player, Foley learned guitar as a child and was encouraged to sing by his parents. After high school, he attended Georgetown College, Kentucky, where he was discovered by a scout for the noted WLS National Barn Dance Read more

Tex Ritter - 30% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maurice Woodward Ritter, 12 January 1905, near Murvaul, Panola County, Texas, USA, d. 2 January 1974, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of six children, he grew up on the farm that the Ritter family had worked for over 70 years. He attended High School in Beaumont and then entered the University of Texas in Austin. Here he began his studies for a law degree in Governme Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 27% match to Elton Britt

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

Jean Shepard - 25% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Tommy Collins - 24% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leonard Raymond Sipes, 28 September 1930, Bethany, Oklahoma, USA, d. 14 March 2000, Ashland City, Tennessee, USA. Collins reflected upon his childhood in his song about being raised on a farm, ‘The Roots Of My Raising’, a US country number 1 for Merle Haggard in 1976. As a young man Collins was an avid follower of Jimmie Rodgers and, for a while, he dated the singe Read more

Eddy Arnold - 23% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Edward Arnold, 15 May 1918, on a farm near Madisonville, Chester County, Tennessee, USA, d. 8 May 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Arnold’s father and mother played fiddle and guitar, respectively, and he learned guitar as a child. His father died on Eddy’s 11th birthday and he left school to work on the farm. By the end of the year the bank foreclosed, and Read more

H-Bomb Ferguson - 23% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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Robert Percell Ferguson, 9 May 1929, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, d. 26 November 2006, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. In the fall-out that succeeded the acquisition of his stage name, Ferguson obliterated all knowledge of his past, beyond the fact that his father was a minister who disapproved of his son playing blues and boogie-woogie on the church piano. In later yea Read more

Sons Of The Pioneers - 23% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This legendary country group was founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (5 November 1911, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 1998, Apple Valley, California, USA), when he recruited two friends - Bob Nolan (b. Robert Clarence Nobles, 1 April 1908, Point Hatfield, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 16 June 1980) and Tim Spencer (b. Vernon Spencer, 13 July 1908, Webb City, Missouri, USA, d. 26 A Read more

Cowboy Copas - 22% match to Elton Britt

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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