Pirates Of The Mississippi Similar Artists

Daryle Singletary - 100% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

Confederate Railroad - 67% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Danny Shirley (12 August 1956, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Mark DuFresne (b. 6 August 1953, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; drums), Michael Lamb (guitar/vocals), Chris McDaniel (b. 4 February 1965, Rock Springs, Georgia, USA; keyboards/vocals), Gates Nichols (b. 26 May 1944, New York City, New York, USA; steel guitar/vocals) and Wayne Secrest (b. 30 April 19 Read more

Southern Pacific - 52% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Doobie Brothers broke up in 1982, guitarist/fiddler John McFee (9 September 1950, Santa Cruz, California, USA) and drummer Keith Knudsen (b. 18 February 1948, LeMars, Iowa, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Kentfield, California, USA) went into session work. Both of them featured on Emmylou Harris’ 1983 recording White Shoes, and McFee played both lead and steel guitar Read more

The Tractors - 52% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This country roots band was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Leader Steve Ripley (1 January 1950) started playing in Oklahoma honky tonks while still in his teens. Building up a reputation as a leading session musician, his credits include appearances with Leon Russell and J.J. Cale, and he was Bob Dylan’s lead guitarist on 1981’s Shot Of Love. He also invented a gu Read more

Earl Thomas Conley - 51% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

Ricky Van Shelton - 47% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

Blackhawk - 46% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Henry Paul (25 August 1949, Kingston, New York, USA), the former lead singer of the southern rock band the Outlaws (1972-1977, and reunion 1986-1989) and his own Henry Paul Band (1979-1982) moved back to Nashville, Tennessee in the early 90s he formed the new country outfit FireHawk with Van Stephenson (b. 4 November 1953, Hamilton, Ohio, USA, d. 8 April 2001, Nashville Read more

T. Graham Brown - 44% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

Brooks & Dunn - 43% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful country duo comprises Kix Brooks (Leon Eric Brooks, 12 May 1955, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. 1 June 1953, Coleman, Texas, USA). As an adolescent, Brooks lived close to Johnny Horton and sang with Horton’s daughter. He moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter, co-writing a US country number 1 by John Conlee (&# Read more

Restless Heart - 43% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Comprising John Dittrich (7 April 1951, Union, New Jersey, USA; drums, vocals), Paul Gregg (b. 3 December 1954, Altus, Oklahoma, USA; bass, vocals), Dave Innis (b. 9 April 1959, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA; keyboards, vocals), Greg Jennings (b. 2 October 1954, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; guitar, vocals), Larry Stewart (b 2 March 1959, Paducah, Kentucky, USA; lead vocals, g Read more

Lacy J. Dalton - 42% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jill Byrem, 13 October 1948, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Dalton’s father played guitar and mandolin, but she was originally determined to be an artist. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and then settled in Santa Cruz, where she played the clubs for 12 years. She worked as a protest singer and then became the lead singer with a psychedelic band, Office, under Read more

Lee Roy Parnell - 42% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1956, Abilene, Texas, USA. Bob Wills was a close family friend and Parnell sang on stage with him when he was only six years old, an incident he mentions in his 1993 song ‘Country Down To My Soul’. Growing up in a household that loved western swing, Parnell found that his own tastes included blues and rock ‘n’ roll. He formed his own band when Read more

Marty Stuart - 42% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 September 1958, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. Country singer Stuart learned the mandolin as a young child and played with the Sullivan Family Gospel Singers, and went on the road with Lester Flatt when only 13 years old. After Flatt’s death in 1979, Stuart became part of Johnny Cash’sband. He married Cash’s daughter, Cindy, although in keeping with most o Read more

Ty Herndon - 41% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Boyd Tyrone Herndon, 2 May 1962, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Country singer Herndon grew up with a background of family singing, both at home and in church. He went to Nashville to seek his fortune, but through bad management agreements, he made no progress and his mother lost her house. The album track ‘Hat Full Of Rain’ summarizes his problems: ‘I’ve be Read more

Michael Martin Murphey - 39% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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


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