Hoosier Hotshots Similar Artists

Homer & Jethro - 94% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Homer (Henry D. Haynes, 27 July 1920, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 August 1971, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Jethro (b. Kenneth C. Burns, 10 March 1920, Conasauga, Tennessee, USA, d. 4 February 1989, Evanston, Illinois, USA) were both from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. They went to the same school and learned to play stringed instruments as young children. In 1932, they began Read more

Bob Wills - 76% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Robert Wills, 6 March 1905, on a farm near Kosse, Limestone County, Texas, USA, d. 13 May 1975, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The eldest of the 10 children of John Thompkins Wills and Emmaline (Foley), Bob was a sickly child and there were fears that he would not survive his early years. His father, known locally as Uncle John, was a skilled fiddler, and later taught his son Read more

Stan Freberg - 74% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Victor Freberg, 7 August 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA. Freberg was a satirist who experienced great popularity during the early 50s in the USA. He pioneered the style of satire and parody later used on such television programmes as Saturday Night Live. He performed on radio and television acted, wrote books as well as his own comedy material, worked in advertis Read more

Jimmie Davis - 65% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Ferlin Husky - 64% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1925, on a farm near Flat River, Missouri, USA. Husky learned to play guitar as a child and during World War II served in the US Merchant Navy. His mother wanted him to be a preacher and his father a farmer, but after discharge, he found radio work as an announcer and disc jockey but gradually turned to performing while at KXLW St. Louis. In the late 40s he moved Read more

Spike Jones - 63% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Jimmie Rodgers - 59% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 59% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Marty Robbins - 59% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Martin David Robinson 26 September 1925, near Glendale, Arizona, USA, d. 8 December 1982, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Robbins later maintained that his father hated him and that his early childhood was unhappy. Reports indicate that John Robinson (originally a Polish immigrant named Mazinski) suffered from a drink problem that led to him abusing his family before eventually l Read more

Roger Miller - 56% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1936, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. Miller was brought up in Erick, Oklahoma, and during the late 50s, moved to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter. His ‘Invitation To The Blues’ was a minor success for Ray Price, as was ‘(In The Summertime) You Don’t Want Love’ for Andy Williams. Miller hi Read more

Charlie Rich - 55% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 December 1932, Colt, Arkansas, USA, d. 25 July 1995, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. One of Rich’s country hits was ‘Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs’, and the ups and downs of his own life were dramatic. Rich’s parents were cotton farmers and he heard the blues from the pickers and gospel music from his parents, as his father sang in a choir and his mother Read more

Conway Twitty - 50% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Lloyd Jenkins, 1 September 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 June 1993, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His father, a riverboat pilot, named him after a silent-film comedian and gave him a guitar when he was five years old. The family moved to Helena, Arkansas, and Twitty’s schoolboy friends - Jack Nance, Joe E. Lewis and John Hughey - have since played in h Read more

Don Gibson - 49% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1928, Shelby, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 November 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. If loneliness meant world acclaim, then Gibson, with his catalogue of songs about despair and heartbreak, should have been a superstar. Considering himself ‘a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs’, Gibson is best remembered as the author of three standar Read more

Patsy Cline - 49% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Virginia Patterson Hensley, 8 September 1932, Gore, near Winchester, Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Her father, Sam Hensley, already had two children from a previous marriage when he married Hilda, Patsy’s mother - a woman many years his junior. Hilda was only 16 when Patsy was born and they grew up like sisters. At the age of four, Patsy was in Read more

Eddy Arnold - 47% match to Hoosier Hotshots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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


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