Mac Davis Similar Artists

Jim Stafford - 83% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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16 January 1944, Eloise, Florida, USA. Stafford had a series of novelty hits in the mid-70s, but his career began as a member of the Legends, which also included Gram Parsons and Lobo (Kent Lavoie). Working with Miami producer Phil Gernhard, Stafford signed to MGM Records as a solo singer, releasing ‘Swamp Witch’ in 1973. A minor hit, it was followed by the million Read more

Helen Reddy - 56% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, A big-voiced interpreter of rock ballads, with a reputation as a high-profile feminist and campaigner on social issues, Reddy came from a showbusiness family. She was a child performer and had already starred in her own television show before winning a trip to New York in an Australian talent contest in 1966. There, an appeara Read more

Ray Stevens - 56% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

Melissa Manchester - 40% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1951, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former staff writer at Chappell Music and back-up singer for Bette Midler, Manchester launched her own career in 1973 with Home To Myself. Her intimate style showed a debt to contemporary New York singer-songwriters, but later releases, including her self-titled third album, were more direct. This collection, produ Read more

Captain & Tennille - 34% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Female vocalist Toni Tennille (8 May 1940, Montgomery, Alabama, USA) co-wrote the 1972 rock musical Mother Earth. When it was staged in Los Angeles, the house band included keyboards player Daryl Dragon (b. 27 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA), the son of conductor Carmen Dragon. The duo teamed up romantically and professionally, and toured as part of the Beach Boys Read more

Glen Campbell - 34% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks 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

Looking Glass - 34% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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This New Jersey, USA-based quartet was led by vocalist/guitarist Elliot Lurie (19 August 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA) with backing from Larry Gonsky (keyboards), Pieter Sweval (b. 13 April 1948, d. 23 January 1990; bass) and Jeffrey Grob (drums). Initially as a mid-heavy rock band, they played the east coast bar circuit for many months before refining their act for record Read more

Charlie Rich - 31% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 December 1932, Colt, Arkansas, USA, d. 25 July 1995, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. One of Rich’s country hits was ‘Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs’, and the ups and downs of his own life were dramatic. Rich’s parents were cotton farmers and he heard the blues from the pickers and gospel music from his parents, as his father sang in a choir and his mother Read more

Michael Martin Murphey - 31% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 March 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having been influenced by gospel music at an early age, Murphey aspired to become a Baptist minister. From 1965-70, as a staff songwriter for Screen Gems, Murphey was writing theme tunes and soundtrack material for television. He grew disillusioned with the poor financial rewards, and left. For a short time he was a member of the Lewis And Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 31% match to Mac Davis

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

The Partridge Family - 31% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Cassidy (12 April 1950, New York City, New York, USA), and his real life step-mother actress Shirley Jones (b. 31 March 1934, Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA), were the only members of the fictitious television family group to be heard on their records. Jones, who had starred in hit film musicals like Oklahoma!, Carousel and The Music Man married David’s father actor Read more

Jimmy Dean - 30% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Seth Ward, 10 August 1928, near Plainview, Texas, USA. Dean’s mother, who was the family’s only provider, ran a barbershop and as a boy, he picked cotton and worked on local farms. His mother taught him to play the piano when he was 10 years old and he taught himself guitar, accordion and harmonica as soon as he had access to the instruments. At 16, he began to stu Read more

The Oak Ridge Boys - 28% match to Mac Davis

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

Bobby Goldsboro - 27% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbison’s touring band in 1960. His major chart breakthrough for the as a solo singer for the United Artists Records label occurred in 1964 with the self-penned US Top 10 hit ‘See The Funny Little Clown’. During the mid-60s, he also enjoyed minor US hits with such Read more

Eddie Rabbitt - 27% match to Mac Davis

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


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