Jimmie Driftwood Similar Artists

Buchanan Brothers - 65% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Carson Robison - 40% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 August 1890, Oswego, near Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas, USA, d. 24 March 1957, Pleasant Valley, New York, USA. Robison’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a pianist and singer, and by the age of 14, Robison was competent enough to play the guitar professionally. He left home and worked with various dance bands and radio stations, developing into a Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 21% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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

Floyd Tillman - 20% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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

Grandpa Jones - 15% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Marshall Jones, 20 October 1913, Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 February 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of the 10 children of a tobacco farmer, Jones learned guitar and first appeared on radio in 1929, soon after securing his own programme on WJW Akron, where he became known as ‘The Young Singer of Old Songs’. He worked on theL Read more

Claude King - 13% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 February 1923, on a farm near Keithville, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His date of birth has, since 1961, frequently been cited incorrectly owing to promotional material released by his then manager, Tillman Franks, who at the time thought it tactful to lose a decade from his new client’s age. King showed an early interest in music and was a proficient guitarist by the Read more

Tommy Duncan - 12% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Thomas Elmer Duncan, 11 January 1911, Hillsboro, Texas, USA, d. 25 July 1967. Duncan grew up loving the music of Jimmie Rodgers and made the start of a long musical career in 1932, when he joined Bob Wills in the Light Crust Doughboys. When Wills quit in 1933 to form his own band, Duncan went with him to become one of Wills’ original Texas Playboys. He stayed with Will Read more

George Morgan - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote ‘ Read more

Minnie Pearl - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sarah Ophelia Colley, 25 October 1912, Centerville, Tennessee, USA, d. 4 March 1996, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of a prominent businessman, she, unlike many country artists, grew up in relative luxury though under the strict supervision of her mother, who played the local church organ. She developed an interest in the stage as a small child and later, when permi Read more

The Davis Sisters - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
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