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Doug Supernaw - 100% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

McBride & The Ride - 76% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terry McBride (16 September 1958, Austin, Texas, USA; lead vocals, bass), Ray Herndon (b. 14 July 1960, Scottsdale, Arkansas, USA; guitar, vocals) and Billy Thomas (b. 24 October 1953, Fort Myers, Florida, USA; drums, vocals). MCA producer Tony Brown noticed that Alabama were losing their appeal and so he formed a new country group to take over the market. He experimented wi Read more

Paul Overstreet - 55% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

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George Ducas - 51% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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1 August 1971, Texas City, Texas, USA. This country singer-songwriter was raised by his mother in San Diego, California, until the age of 12, when he relocated to Houston, Texas, to live with his father and stepmother. He began writing and singing in his early teens, and performed with a number of college-based bands. After leaving college he began working in a bank during t Read more

David Kersh - 49% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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9 December 1970, Humble, Texas, USA. Kersh is another anonymous, good-looking country newcomer, possessing a good voice, but one not distinctive enough to register. His debut album has been well received. The album is mostly up-tempo but the key track is the slow dance tune ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, which made the US country Top 10 in 1996. On If I Never Stop Loving Read more

Brother Phelps - 47% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Decades Active: 1990s
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Ricky Lee Phelps (Richard Lee Phelps, 8 October 1953, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA) sang and Doug Phelps (b. 15 December 1960, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA) played bass for the Kentucky Headhunters before forming the 90s country band Brother Phelps. They held a nationwide competition to find the name of the band, and finally chose Brother Phelps as a tribute to their late father, a pr Read more

Billy Yates - 46% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 March 1963, Doniphan, Missouri, USA. Country singer-songwriter Yates was raised on a small farm in rural Missouri, just across the border from Arkansas. As a child he used to sing with his family on short radio broadcasts on KDFN-AM in Doniphan, and occasionally performed at country fairs. After graduating from high school he began performing at local music theatres, and Read more

Ricky Lynn Gregg - 46% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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

Southern Pacific - 46% 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

Ken Mellons - 45% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Edward Mellons, 10 July 1965, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Honky-tonk singer-songwriter Mellons wanted to play country music from a very early age. He grew up attending shows, festivals and the Grand Ole Opry and subsequently landed a job at Opryland USA impersonating country performers. This led to an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry itself and growing recognition aro Read more

Jeff Carson - 43% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1964, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The 90s US country singer Jeff Carson was a struggling bass player in Branson, Missouri, before his wife persuaded him to move to Nashville. He worked there as a demo singer for three years until producer Chuck Howard heard his material, leading to a publishing contract with Curb Records. He made his debut solo album in 1995 and the si Read more

Sweethearts Of The Rodeo - 43% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters Janis Oliver (28 November 1955, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) and Kristine Oliver (b. 1 March 1957, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) grew up in California and spent much time practising their vocal harmonies. In 1973, they started working as an acoustic duo, taking their name from a Byrds album. Although they mostly performed contemporary country rock songs, the Read more

Lionel Cartwright - 41% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 February 1960, Gallipolis, Ohio, USA. Raised in West Virginia, Cartwright has been performing country music since he was a child. He became a pianist for the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia, and graduated to a position as the show’s musical director. He moved to Nashville in 1982 and recorded demos for the songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. He joined t Read more

Ty England - 40% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Gary Tyrone England, 5 December 1963, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The new country singer Ty England was first turned on to country music by his grandfather, who gave him his first guitar and taught him the basic chords. He sang with high school bands and played acoustic sets at coffee shops while at university. He befriended Garth Brooks in 1982 and they made a pact that i Read more

James Bonamy - 39% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

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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