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Donna Fargo - 97% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yvonne Vaughn, 10 November 1949, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA. Fargo is the daughter of a tobacco farmer, and she sang in church as a child. She became a schoolteacher and was discovered by her future husband, record producer Stan Silver, singing in a club in Los Angeles. She first recorded in 1969, but her success started once she had signed with Dot Records in 1971. She Read more

Jim Stafford - 89% 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

Ronnie Milsap - 84% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
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

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Eddie Rabbitt - 83% 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

Ray Stevens - 81% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - 75% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Helen Reddy - 75% 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

Charlie Rich - 71% 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

The Oak Ridge Boys - 64% 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

Jimmy Dean - 61% 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

Michael Martin Murphey - 58% 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

Captain & Tennille - 57% 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

Crystal Gayle - 56% match to Mac Davis

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

Tanya Tucker - 55% match to Mac Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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

Janie Fricke - 54% match to Mac Davis

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


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