Gene Watson Similar Artists

Sammy Kershaw - 100% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Johnny Bush - 93% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Bush Shinn III, 17 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA. Bush sang and played guitar as an adolescent. He moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1962 and was resident at the Texas Star Inn. He became a drummer and worked with Willie Nelson. Nelson, and then Bush, moved to Ray Price’s band but Bush had no luck in developing a solo career. He eventually became the leader of W Read more

Mel Tillis - 82% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lonnie Melvin Tillis, 8 August 1932, Tampa, Florida, USA. The family relocated to Dover, 18 miles east of Tampa, when Tillis was only eight months old. He contracted malaria when aged only three, and was left with a permanent stutter. During his school days, various treatments failed to cure this speech problem and though originally embarrassed by it, he managed in later yea Read more

T. G. Sheppard - 78% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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T.G. Sheppard - 78% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Neal Browder, 20 July 1944, Humboldt, Tennessee, USA. Sheppard is a nephew of old-time country performer Rod Brasfield, and his mother was a piano teacher who gave him lessons. Sheppard began his professional musical career in Memphis in the early 60s, working as a backing vocalist for Travis Wammack and then performing as Brian Stacey, having a regional hit with  Read more

Eddy Raven - 76% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass 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

Vern Gosdin - 69% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 August 1934, Woodland, Alabama, USA. Gosdin’s first steps in carrying out his wish to be a country singer-songwriter came in the early 50s, when as a result of singing with his two brothers in the local church, they became regulars as the Gosdin Family on WVOK Birmingham. In 1953, he moved to Atlanta where he sold ice cream and in 1956 to Chicago where he ran a countr Read more

Billy Yates - 66% match to Gene Watson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 March 1963, Doniphan, Missouri, USA. Country singer-songwriter Yates was raised on a small farm in rural Missouri, just across the border from Arkansas. As a child he used to sing with his family on short radio broadcasts on KDFN-AM in Doniphan, and occasionally performed at country fairs. After graduating from high school he began performing at local music theatres, and Read more

Gary Stewart - 65% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1945, Jenkins, Kentucky, USA, d. 16 December 2003, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. Stewart’s family moved to Florida when he was 12, where he made his first record for the local Cory label and played in a beat group called the Amps. Teaming up with a policeman, Bill Eldridge, he wrote Stonewall Jackson’s 1965 US country hit, ‘Poor Red Georgia Dirt’. Sev Read more

Johnny Lee - 65% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Bill Anderson - 64% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Conlee - 60% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1946, Versailles, Kentucky, USA. Conlee’s early years were filled with farm chores, but he was playing the guitar on local radio before he was 10. He describes Versailles as ‘a very small town with a very large barbershop chorus’ in which he sang high tenor. Like soul singer Solomon Burke, he became a licensed embalmer. In the mid-70s he set about es Read more

Pat Green - 60% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1972, San Antonio, Texas, USA. This Willie Nelson -inspired country singer-songwriter who grew up in Waco, was a self-made star in his home state of Texas prior to winning a major label recording contract at the start of the new millennium. Raised in Waco, Texas, Green was inspired to take up music by his actor father. He began performing his own material on stage wh Read more

Moe Bandy - 59% match to Gene Watson

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

Dan Seals - 56% match to Gene Watson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 February 1948, McCamey, Texas, USA. Leaving successful pop duo England Dan And John Ford Coley was, at first, a disastrous career move for Dan Seals. His management left him with unpaid tax bills and mounting debts and he lost his house, his van, and his money. He says, ‘I was bankrupt, separated and living at friends’ places. My kids were with friends. It was a Read more


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