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C.W. McCall - 100% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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William Fries, 15 November 1928, Audubon, Iowa, USA. Fries loved country music as a child, but had a successful career in advertising in Omaha, culminating in a 1973 campaign for the Metz bread company that involved a truck-driver called C.W. McCall: ‘It was just a name that came out of thin air, ’ says Fries. He had done the voice-over himself and developed the ch Read more

Allan Sherman - 79% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Allan Copelon, 30 November 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 November 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Allan Sherman enjoyed a lucrative career during the 60s with his self-penned parodies of popular and folk songs. After his parents’ 1930 divorce, Sherman lived with his mother and attended 21 different schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. After att Read more

Jim Stafford - 65% match to Ray Stevens

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

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The Oak Ridge Boys - 64% match to Ray Stevens

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

Bob Rivers - 56% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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Donna Fargo - 53% match to Ray Stevens

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

Jimmy Dean - 52% match to Ray Stevens

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

Mac Davis - 47% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Scott Davis, 21 January 1942, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Davis grew up with a love of country music but turned to rock ‘n’ roll in 1955 when he saw Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly on the same show, an event referred to in his 1980 song ‘Texas In My Rear View Mirror’. Davis, who was already writing songs, learned the guitar and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he Read more

Tom T. Hall - 44% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 May 1936, Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA. Hall was one of eight children and his father was a bricklayer and part-time minister. Hall described the family home as ‘a frame house of pale-grey boards and a porch from which to view the dusty road and the promise of elsewhere beyond the hills - the birthplace of a dreamer’. Hall, who started to learn to play a school fri Read more

Jeff Foxworthy - 43% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1958, Hapeville, Georgia, USA. Foxworthy is a highly successful comedian and writer who has appeared on country radio and released a string of platinum-selling albums. He walked out of a successful job at IBM to become a stand-up comedian, developing his famous catchphrase ‘You might be a redneck if...’, an example being: ‘You might be a redneck if Read more

Roger Miller - 43% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1936, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. Miller was brought up in Erick, Oklahoma, and during the late 50s, moved to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter. His ‘Invitation To The Blues’ was a minor success for Ray Price, as was ‘(In The Summertime) You Don’t Want Love’ for Andy Williams. Miller hi Read more

Johnny Horton - 41% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 April 1925, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas, USA. Horton was raised in Tyler, Texas, where his sharecropping family settled in search of work. He learned the guitar from his mother and, owing to his athletic prowess, won scholarships at Baylor University and later the University of Seattle. For a time he worked in the fishing industry but b Read more

Charley Pride - 40% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride was born on a cotton farm, which, as a result of his success, he was later able to purchase. Pride says, ‘My dad named me Charl Frank Pride, but I was born in the country and the midwife wrote it down as Charley’. Harold Dorman, who wrote and recorded ‘Mountain of Love’, also hails from Sledge and wro Read more

Cledus T. Judd - 37% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Barry Poole, 18 December 1964, Crowe Springs, Georgia, USA. A rather unlikely star of the 90s and 00s country scene, Cledus ‘T’ Judd (No Relation) has won many admirers for his cheeky renditions of current hits, and his merciless lampooning of the Nashville hierarchy. After high school, he briefly flirted with a career as a professional basketball player before dro Read more

Eddie Rabbitt - 37% match to Ray Stevens

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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