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Keith Harling - 100% match to Ken Mellons

Decades Active: 1990s
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8 May 1963, Greenwood, South Carolina, USA. Raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Harling took an early interest in music, teaching himself to play drums and later becoming proficient on other instruments, including bass, trumpet and saxophones. During his school years he played in various bands and then tried making his way as a professional musician, playing in rock bands, mai Read more

Ricky Lynn Gregg - 56% match to Ken Mellons

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 August 1961, Longview, Texas, USA. The 90s country singer/guitarist Ricky Lynn Gregg is of Native American descent. He formed two rock groups, the Ricky Lynn Project and Head East, and with them opened for Huey Lewis And The News and Heart. He then switched direction to honky tonk country and formed the band Cherokee Thunder with whom he played clubs in Dallas. He reached Read more

Daryle Singletary - 55% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 March 1971, Cairo, Georgia, USA. With his roots in the farming communities of rural Georgia, Singletary’s first musical influence came from his parents and grandparents who all performed in a gospel quartet. However, he was converted to the cause of country music by the voice of George Jones on local radio and by the late 80s he elected to pursue a professional caree Read more

Doug Supernaw - 46% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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26 September 1960, Houston, Texas, USA. It surprises many to find that Supernaw, which he claims is of French/Native American extraction, is his real name. His mother was a coal miner’s daughter and a fanatical country music fan, while his father was a scientist who only liked classical music. He learned to play guitar and grew up heavily influenced by fellow Texans Geo Read more

Joe Diffie - 43% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1958, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. According to Entertainment Weekly, country singer Joe Diffie is a ‘first rate interpreter of working class woes’, while Tammy Wynette described him as all her favourite vocalists rolled into one. His career took off in the 90s by dint of his honest, earthy narratives and accomplished balladeering.Diffi Read more

Ricky Van Shelton - 43% match to Ken Mellons

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

Tracy Byrd - 43% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1966, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Neo-traditionalist country singer Byrd paid $8 to sing Hank Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ over a pre-recorded backing track in a shopping mall. The store manageress was so impressed by Byrd’s voice that she booked him for a talent show. On that show he sang ‘Weary Blues’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blue Read more

David Ball - 42% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 July May 1953, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. Country singer-songwriter David Ball was born into a musical family headed by his Baptist preacher father. Later he moved with his family to Spartanburg, South Carolina. There he was able to persuade his parents to buy him a guitar - a Stella. Having written his first song in seventh grade, he played it in a school talent show Read more

Travis Tritt - 39% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963, Marietta, Georgia, USA. Tritt started writing songs and playing honky tonks and beer joints when he was about 14 years old. One of his songs is called ‘Son Of The New South’, and his US country hit ‘Put Some Drive Into Your Country’ includes the lines, ‘I made myself a promise when I was just a kid/I’d mix So Read more

Alan Jackson - 38% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Jackson, the son of a motor mechanic, had a love of gospel music through church and his family. His roots can be heard in ‘Home’ (written for Mother’s Day), ‘Chattahoochee’ and his tribute to Hank Williams, ‘Midnight In Montgomery’. He has also revived several songs from his youth including Eddie Cochr Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 36% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Mark Chesnutt - 35% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Paul Overstreet - 33% match to Ken Mellons

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

Terri Clark - 32% match to Ken Mellons

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terri Lynne Sauson, 5 August 1968, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the late 90s singer-songwriter Clark offered a serious challenge to Shania Twain and Michelle Wright for the title of most successful Canadian country export. Raised in Medicine Hat, Clark comes from a musical family: her maternal grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were popular country performers in Canad Read more

James Bonamy - 30% match to Ken Mellons

Decades Active: 1990s
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29 April 1972, Winter Park, Florida, USA. Contemporary country singer Bonamy gravitated to the honky tonk scene through the auspices of his father, a fan of Johnny Paycheck and Merle Haggard. However, when he began to attend high school he invested much of his time in sports, at which he achieved great proficiency, while his listening tastes changed to those of Bon Jovi et a Read more


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