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Chris Knight - 100% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1960, Slaughters, Kentucky, USA. Country singer-songwriter Knight’s rural upbringing in the backwoods of Kentucky is reflected in his grittily honest tales of small town working men and women far from the bright lights of Nashville. Knight began writing songs as a teenager, inspired by the maverick creative talents of Steve Earle and John Prine, but any thoughts Read more

Ray Wylie Hubbard - 92% match to Hayes Carll

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

Slaid Cleaves - 81% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Slaid Cleaves, 9 June 1964, Berwick, Maine, USA. Cleaves’ stark vignettes of desperate people are far from the designer country of the new millennium, and his influences are Woody Guthrie (Cleaves put music to his verse, ‘This Morning I Am Born Again’) and Hank Williams, for whom he recorded a tribute song, ‘29’.Cleave Read more

Todd Snider - 81% match to Hayes Carll

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

Bruce Robison - 76% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Charlie Robison - 73% match to Hayes Carll

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

Reckless Kelly - 69% match to Hayes Carll

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

Robert Earl Keen - 69% match to Hayes Carll

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

Ryan Bingham - 67% match to Hayes Carll

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

James McMurtry - 60% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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

Joe Ely - 56% match to Hayes Carll

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

Cory Morrow - 55% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1972, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the leading figures to emerge from the new Texas country music scene in the mid-to-late 90s, singer-songwriter and guitarist Morrow’s brand of good-time country rock has earned him a huge audience in his home state.Morrow began playing guitar while at high school but did not take his future vocation serious Read more

Guy Clark - 54% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1941, Rockport, Texas, USA. Clark has achieved considerably more fame as a songwriter than as a performer, although he is revered by his nucleus of fans internationally. Brought up in the hamlet of Monahans, Texas, Clark worked in television during the 60s, and later as a photographer - his work appeared on albums released by the Texan-based International Artists Read more

Billy Joe Shaver - 52% match to Hayes Carll

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1941, Corsicana, Texas, USA. Shaver was raised in Waco, Texas, and lost two fingers in a sawmill accident. In typically contradictory fashion, he took up bronc-busting as a safer job and started to learn guitar. An early song, ‘Two Bits Worth Of Nothing’, was written about his wife - a woman he has both married and divorced three times! Shaver spent so Read more

Jerry Jeff Walker - 46% match to Hayes Carll

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


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