Joe Stampley Similar Artists

Skip Ewing - 51% match to Joe Stampley

Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald R. Ewing, 6 March 1965, Redlands, California, USA. Because he was born into a military family, Ewing travelled extensively as a child. His father bought him a guitar when he was four years old and he became hooked on country music and, in particular, Merle Haggard. In 1984, after graduating, he moved to Nashville as a songwriter and the first track to be recorded was Read more

Moe Bandy - 33% match to Joe Stampley

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

Johnny Rodriguez - 23% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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John Conlee - 22% match to Joe Stampley

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

Mel Tillis - 22% match to Joe Stampley

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

Charly McClain - 21% match to Joe Stampley

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

Eddy Raven - 21% match to Joe Stampley

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

David Frizzell - 20% match to Joe Stampley

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

Kendalls - 20% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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T. G. Sheppard - 20% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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T.G. Sheppard - 20% match to Joe Stampley

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

The Kendalls - 20% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Royce Kendall (Royce Kykendall, 25 September 1934, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 May 1998, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA) and Jeannie Kendall (b. 30 November 1954, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Royce learned guitar from the age of five and formed a duo, the Austin Brothers, with his brother Floyce. After serving in the US Army, Royce and his wife Melba started a hairdressing busin Read more

Cal Smith - 19% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Calvin Grant Shofner, 7 April 1932, Gans, Oklahoma, USA. The Shofner family moved to California, where Calvin met the rodeo-rider Todd Mason, becoming his stooge for knife and bullwhip tricks. Mason taught him how to play the guitar and at the age of 15 he was a vocalist with the San Francisco country band Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Wranglers. After military service, he Read more

Jim Ed Brown - 19% match to Joe Stampley

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

Tommy Overstreet - 19% match to Joe Stampley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Cary Overstreet, 10 September 1937, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Overstreet grew up in Houston, the home town of his uncle, the 30s pop singer Gene Austin, and learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. Here he first appeared on KTHT radio and in a local production ofHit The Road, but after completing high school, he moved to Abilene. During 1956-57, he studied rad Read more


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