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Don Williams - 100% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1939, Floydada, Texas, USA. Williams’ father was a mechanic whose job took him to other regions and much of his childhood was spent in Corpus Christi, Texas. Williams’ mother played guitar and he grew up listening to country music. He and Lofton Kline formed a semi-professional folk group called the Strangers Two, and then, with the addition of Susan Taylor, Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 52% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronnie Lee Millsaps, 16 January 1943, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. Milsap’s mother had already experienced a stillbirth and the prospect of raising a blind child made her mentally unstable. Milsap’s father took him to live with his grandparents and divorced his mother. What little vision young Ronnie had was lost after receiving a vicious punch from a schoolm Read more

Lynn Anderson - 47% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lynn Rene Anderson, 26 September 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Anderson, the daughter of country songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, was raised in California. She started performing at the age of six, but her first successes were in horse shows. Her quarter horses amassed 700 trophies and she won major awards as a rider at shows all over California. In 1966, recordin Read more

The Oak Ridge Boys - 47% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Country Cut-Ups, the Oak Ridge Boys were formed in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. They often performed at the atomic energy plant in Oak Ridge, where, in the midst of a war, their optimistic gospel songs were welcomed, and hence they were renamed the Oak Ridge Quartet. They recorded their first records in 1947 with a line-up featuring leader Wally Fowl Read more

Alabama - 45% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Statistically the biggest US country rock act of the 80s and 90s, Alabama’s origins can be traced back to Fort Payne in northern Alabama. The band was originally formed in 1969 as Young Country by cousins Randy Owen (14 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; vocals/guitar) and Teddy Gentry (b. 22 January 1952, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; bass/vocals), with Jeff Cook (b. Read more

Anne Murray - 44% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1946, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sometimes known as ‘The Singing Sweetheart Of Canada’, Murray graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in physical education, and then spent a year as a teacher. After singing simply for pleasure for a time, in 1964 she was persuaded to audition for Sing Along Jubilee, a regional television show, bu Read more

Glen Campbell - 44% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Glen Travis Campbell, 22 April 1936, Delight, Arkansas, USA. Campbell came from a musical family and began his career with his uncle’s Dick Bills Band in 1954, before forming Glen Campbell And The Western Wranglers four years later. By the end of the 50s he had moved to Los Angeles, where he became a renowned session player and one of the finest guitarists in Hollywood. Read more

Eddie Rabbitt - 43% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Thomas Rabbitt, 27 November 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, d. 7 May 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Rabbitt, whose name is Gaelic, was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. His father, Thomas Rabbitt, a refrigeration engineer, played fiddle and accordion and is featured alongside his son on the 1978 track ‘Song Of Ireland’. On a scouting holiday, Rabbitt Read more

Barbara Mandrell - 42% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1948, Houston, Texas, USA. Raised in Oceanside, near Los Angeles, California, Mandrell comes from a musical family: her father, Irby, sang and played guitar and her mother, Mary, played piano and taught music. At the age of 12, Mandrell demonstrated the steel guitar at a national convention and then worked in Las Vegas with Joe Maphis and Tex Ritter. By her teens Read more

Crystal Gayle - 41% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA. Gayle was the last of eight children born to Ted and Clara Webb. Her sister, the country singer Loretta Lynn, had her own story told in the movie The Coal Miner’s Daughter. By the time Gayle was born, her father had lung disease, and he died when she was eight. When Gayle was four, the family moved to Wabash, Read more

Jim Reeves - 39% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Reeves, 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (Reeves’ plaque in the Country Music Hall Of Fame mistakenly gives his date of birth as 1924). Reeves’ father died when he was 10 months old and his mother was left to raise nine children on the family farm. Although only aged five, Reeves was entranced when a bro Read more

Michael Bolton - 38% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Bolotin, 26 February 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Bolton became one of the most successful rock balladeers of the late 80s and 90s, selling over 50 million records and winning two Grammys and six American Music Awards.The young Michael Bolotin grew up listening to soul artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye before rec Read more

Randy Travis - 37% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA. The second of the six children of Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick, this singer-songwriter shows in his style and delivery the heavy influence of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. His father, a builder, was a country music fanatic who even built a music room complete with stage onto the Travis’ house just Read more

Tanya Tucker - 37% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA. Tucker’s father, Beau, a construction worker, and her mother, Juanita, encouraged her fledgling musical talents. Her early years were spent in Wilcox, Arizona, before moving to Phoenix in 1967. Her father booked her to perform with visiting country stars on stage at local fairs. Never one to consider that some Read more

Billie Jo Spears - 35% match to Kenny Rogers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1937, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Discovered by songwriter Jack Rhodes, Spears’ first record, as Billie Jo Moore, ‘Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys’, earned her $4, 200 at the age of 15. Despite appearances on The Louisiana Hayride, she did not record regularly until she signed with United Artists Records in 1964. Following her producer, Kelso Herston Read more


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