Gail Davies Similar Artists

Jim Ed Brown - 99% match to Gail Davies

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

Sweethearts Of The Rodeo - 93% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters Janis Oliver (28 November 1955, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) and Kristine Oliver (b. 1 March 1957, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) grew up in California and spent much time practising their vocal harmonies. In 1973, they started working as an acoustic duo, taking their name from a Byrds album. Although they mostly performed contemporary country rock songs, the Read more

David Frizzell - 84% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1941, El Dorado, Arkansas, USA. In the mid-50s, David hitch-hiked to California to join and tour with his older brother Lefty Frizzell. He recorded some unsuccessful country rockabilly tracks for Columbia Records in 1958 and served in the US Army during the early 60s. After his discharge, he made further recordings for various labels and gained a Top 40 US count Read more

Freddy Weller - 72% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wilton Frederick Weller, 9 September 1947, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Weller played guitar and sang at school and was in a group, the Believers, with Joe South. One of his first sessions was for Billy Joe Royal’s 1965 hit single, ‘Down In The Boondocks’. Two years later Weller replaced the lead guitarist in the successful pop band Paul Revere And The Raiders. Duri Read more

Jeannie Seely - 70% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Marilyn Jeanne Seely, 6 July 1940, Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA. Seely studied banking but had also been singing in public from the age of 11. She gained valuable experience by working as a secretary in Los Angeles for Liberty Records and, in 1965, with encouragement from the man she later married, Hank Cochran, she went to Nashville. She worked for Ernest Tubb and then for Read more

Razzy Bailey - 70% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Erastus Michael Bailey, 14 February 1939, Five Points, Alabama, USA. Bailey grew up on a small farm and his parents encouraged him to learn the guitar for their Saturday night singalongs. He recorded his first record at the age of 10, formed his first band when he was 15 and spent nearly 20 years playing honky tonks in Georgia and Alabama. Among his singles were ‘Stolen Read more

Lacy J. Dalton - 63% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jill Byrem, 13 October 1948, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Dalton’s father played guitar and mandolin, but she was originally determined to be an artist. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and then settled in Santa Cruz, where she played the clubs for 12 years. She worked as a protest singer and then became the lead singer with a psychedelic band, Office, under Read more

Bill Phillips - 57% match to Gail Davies

Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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William Clarence Phillips, 28 January 1936, Canton, North Carolina, USA. Phillips grew up in an area steeped in country music and learned guitar and began singing before leaving high school to work as an upholsterer. In 1955, he joined theOld Southern Jamboree on WMIL Miami and sang at local clubs, before moving to Nashville in 1957. He joined Cedarwood Publishing as a songw Read more

Chalee Tennison - 50% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 April 1969, Texas, USA. Since settling in Nashville, Tennessee, in the late 90s, Tennison has made a considerable impression on those who feared that country music might be in danger of being overrun by neophytes with little or no experience of the real world outside their songs. Having formerly been a manual worker in the construction industry, Tennison, a single mother Read more

Baillie & The Boys - 49% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Bonagura (26 March 1953, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Alan LeBoeuf (b. 1953, Warren, New Jersey, USA) first merged their talents in the early 70s in a band called London Fog. Bonagura met up with his future wife Kathie Baillie (b. 20 February 1951, Morristown, New Jersey, USA) in Delaware, and with the addition of LeBouef they began performing on the New Jersey night Read more

Charly McClain - 49% match to Gail Davies

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

Janie Fricke - 49% match to Gail Davies

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

Johnny Duncan - 49% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Franklin Duncan, 5 October 1938, Dublin, Texas, USA, d. 14 August 2006, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Duncan was born on a farm into a music-loving family. His cousins were Dan (of England Dan And John Ford Coley) and Jim Seals (of Seals And Croft). Duncan thought of himself as a guitarist, and it was not until his late teens that he appreciated his singing voice. Shortly aft Read more

David Houston - 48% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1938, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 November 1993, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Houston’s forefathers included Sam Houston, who fought for Texas’ independence from Mexico, and the Civil War general Robert E. Lee. His parents were friends of 20s singer Gene Austin, who was his godfather and encouraged his talent. Houston made his debut on The Louis Read more

Moe Bandy - 48% match to Gail Davies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marion Bandy, 12 February 1944, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Bandy was nicknamed Moe by his father when a child in the home town of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, so it is perhaps not surprising that he grew up to be a country singer. He later stated: ‘My grandfather worked on the railroads with Jimmie Rodgers. He was the boss of the railway yard in Meridian and Jimmie Ro Read more


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