Pirates Of The Mississippi Similar Artists

Ricky Van Shelton - 100% 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

George Strait - 83% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1952, Poteet, Texas, USA. Country superstar George Strait is a throwback to the 50s honky-tonk sound of country music. He uses twin fiddles and steel guitar and his strong, warm delivery is similar to that of his idols Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. He has made no secret of his influences, recording a fine tribute to Frizzell, ‘Lefty’s Gone’.

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Alan Jackson - 64% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Jackson, the son of a motor mechanic, had a love of gospel music through church and his family. His roots can be heard in ‘Home’ (written for Mother’s Day), ‘Chattahoochee’ and his tribute to Hank Williams, ‘Midnight In Montgomery’. He has also revived several songs from his youth including Eddie Cochr Read more

Mark Chesnutt - 63% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Patty Loveless - 63% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Vince Gill - 59% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Grant Gill, 12 April 1957, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Gill’s father, a lawyer who played in a part-time country band, encouraged his son to have a career in country music. While still at school, Gill joined the bluegrass group Mountain Smoke. He moved to Louisville in 1975 and joined Bluegrass Alliance before demonstrating his vocal, guitar, banjo and fiddle talents Read more

Marty Stuart - 55% 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

Randy Travis - 52% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass 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

Alabama - 50% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass 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

John Anderson - 50% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Overstreet - 50% 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

Aaron Tippin - 49% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1958, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Tippin was raised in South Carolina and was granted a pilot’s licence when he was 15. At that time he wanted to be an airline pilot but circumstances changed when he lost his job in the aircraft industry and his marriage broke up, and when he was 28 Tippin found himself working in Nashville as a songwriter. Charley Pride recorded &# Read more

Joe Diffie - 46% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1958, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. According to Entertainment Weekly, country singer Joe Diffie is a ‘first rate interpreter of working class woes’, while Tammy Wynette described him as all her favourite vocalists rolled into one. His career took off in the 90s by dint of his honest, earthy narratives and accomplished balladeering.Diffi Read more

Brooks & Dunn - 44% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

John Michael Montgomery - 44% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1965, Danville, Kentucky, USA. Montgomery arrived on the country music scene in 1993 with a debut album, Life’s A Dance, that became the only million-seller on the country charts by a new artist that year. Its title track was a number 4 hit single and ‘I Love The Way You Love Me’ topped the Billboard country chart. The follow-up, Kickin’ It Up, Read more


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