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Earl Thomas Conley - 85% match to John Schneider

Genres: 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. Graham Brown - 79% match to John Schneider

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

Eddy Raven - 73% match to John Schneider

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco 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

Highway 101 - 64% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like the Monkees, Highway 101 is a manufactured US band. Chuck Morris, the manager of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Lyle Lovett, wanted to form an outfit that would play ‘traditional country with a rock ‘n’ roll backbeat’. He recruited session man Scott ‘Cactus’ Moser (3 May 1957, Montrose, Colorado, USA) to help him. He worked with bass player Read more

The Forester Sisters - 64% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Kathy (4 January 1955), June (b. 22 September 1956), Kim (b. 4 November 1960, Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA) and Christy Forester (b. 21 December 1962) are from Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA. Kathy and June sang in church as children, obtained their college degrees and started playing professionally: by 1982, both Kim and Christy had joined them. They formed their own band and s Read more

Janie Fricke - 62% match to John Schneider

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

Tom Wopat - 62% match to John Schneider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 September 1951, Lodi, Wisconsin, USA. Wopat began singing and dancing in school musicals when he was 12 years old. After studying music at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he began his acting career in productions of West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar and South Pacific. He also sang and played trombone and guitar in a rock band. Upon moving to New York in 1977, h Read more

Dottie West - 55% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Marie Marsh, 11 October 1932, McMinnville, Tennessee, USA, d. 4 September 1991, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest of 10 children, West worked the cotton and sugar cane crops on the family farm as well as looking after her younger siblings. Country music was popular with her parents and she first learned to play guitar from her father. She completed a college educ Read more

Gary Morris - 52% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1948, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Morris sang in a church choir and learned guitar, playing along to the Beatles’ records. When he and two friends auditioned for a club owner in Denver, they were told they were ‘on in 15 minutes... providing they played country music’. They stayed at the club for five years and then Morris returned to Texas. He started Read more

Johnny Rodriguez - 51% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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K.T. Oslin - 51% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kay Toinette Oslin, 15 May 1942, Crossitt, Arkansas, USA. Oslin was raised in Mobile, Alabama, and then in Houston, Texas. She loved Hank Williams and the Carter Family, but hated early 60s country music because ‘it was middle-aged men singing about drinking whiskey and cheating on their wives’. She attended drama school and worked in Houston as a folk trio with Gu Read more

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers - 51% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Paul Overstreet - 50% match to John Schneider

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1955, Newton, Mississippi, USA. Overstreet moved to Nashville in 1973 and was married for a short time to Dolly Parton’s sister Frieda. It was not until 1982 that he made an impression as a songwriter. George Jones had a US country hit with ‘Same Old Me’ and Overstreet was able to ‘buy a lot of booze and drugs and a new car’. The country hit Read more

Charly McClain - 47% match to John Schneider

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

Holly Dunn - 47% match to John Schneider

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Holly Suzette Dunn, 22 August 1957, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Dunn’s father was a preacher and her mother a professional artist, but they encouraged their children to sing and entertain. Dunn learned guitar and became a lead vocalist with the Freedom Folk Singers, representing Texas in the White House bicentennial celebrations. After university, she joined her brother, C Read more


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