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Earl Thomas Conley - 100% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1941, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. The son of a railway worker, Conley left home at 14 when his father lost his job. His influences were the Grand Ole Opry, followed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and then the Beatles. He originally planned to be a painter, but developed his love for country music while in the US Army. After his military service, Conley had a suc Read more

T. G. Sheppard - 98% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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T.G. Sheppard - 98% match to John Conlee

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 - 83% match to John Conlee

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

Janie Fricke - 77% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Jane Frickie, 19 December 1947, on the family farm near South Whitney, Indiana, USA. Fricke, who adopted the spelling in 1986 to avoid mispronunciation, has sung in public since the age of 10. Her father was a guitarist and her mother a piano teacher and organist. Fricke sang jingles to pay her university fees and then moved to Los Angeles to find work as a session singer. A Read more

Ricky Van Shelton - 76% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1952, Danville, near Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Shelton was raised in a church-going family and he learned to love gospel music. His brother worked as a musician and through travelling with him, he also acquired a taste for country music. He worked as a pipe fitter but his fiancée Bettye realized his singing potential, and in 1984, suggested that they went t Read more

Mel Tillis - 70% match to John Conlee

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

Mel McDaniel - 68% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1942, Checotah, Oklahoma, USA. McDaniel began working in bands around Tulsa - first on trumpet, then on guitar - and J.J. Cale wrote and produced his first single, ‘Lazy Me’. He moved to Nashville in 1969, and after two years of knocking on doors, his brother found him steady work at a club in Anchorage, Alaska. In the mid-70s, he began recording demos Read more

Kendalls - 67% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Kendalls - 67% match to John Conlee

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

Charly McClain - 64% match to John Conlee

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

Moe Bandy - 63% match to John Conlee

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

Jack Greene - 59% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jack Henry Greene, 7 January 1930, Maryville, Tennessee, USA. Greene took guitar lessons when he was eight years old, then added drumming to his abilities. Moving to Atlanta in the late 40s, he became part of the Cherokee Trio with Lem Bryant and Speedy Price. He then became a member of the Rhythm Ranch Boys and was a popular radio entertainer on Georgia Jublilee on WTJH. Gr Read more

T. Graham Brown - 59% match to John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Graham Brown, 30 October 1954, Arabi, Georgia, USA. As much a southern R&B singer as a country singer-songwriter, Brown was at school in Athens, Georgia, with members of the B-52’s. He earned extra money singing cover versions in lounge bars, until he saw a television documentary on David Allen Coe, after which he formed Rio Diamond, an ‘outlaw’ ba Read more

Cal Smith - 58% match to John Conlee

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


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