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

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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 - 90% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Comedy 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

Bob Rivers - 88% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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Oak Ridge Boys, The - 84% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Oak Ridge Boys - 84% 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

Garth Brooks - 80% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Troyal Garth Brooks, 7 February 1962, Yukon, Oklahoma, USA. Brooks’ mother, country singer Colleen Carroll (b. 1929, d. 7 August 1999), appeared on the Ozark Jubilee and recorded for Capitol Records. Brooks won an athletic scholarship in Oklahoma and entertained in clubs at night. He preferred music and was soon playing full-time. While having a club residency, he learn Read more

Conway Twitty - 79% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Lloyd Jenkins, 1 September 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 June 1993, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His father, a riverboat pilot, named him after a silent-film comedian and gave him a guitar when he was five years old. The family moved to Helena, Arkansas, and Twitty’s schoolboy friends - Jack Nance, Joe E. Lewis and John Hughey - have since played in h Read more

Roger Miller - 72% 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

Alabama - 67% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Jerry Reed - 63% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Reed has had three distinct careers: as a respected country guitarist, as a composer and singer of clever pop country hits, and as a genial, jokey television personality and film actor.A cotton-mill worker, Reed was one of many youths brought up on country music who played rockabilly in the mid-50s. Read more

Donna Fargo - 60% 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

Gene Autry - 55% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Orvin Gene Autry, 29 September 1907, near Tioga, Texas, USA, d. 2 October 1998, Studio City, California, USA. The eldest of four children of Delbert Autry, a poor tenant farmer, who moved his family many times over the years, before eventually arriving at Ravia, Oklahoma. His grandfather, a Baptist minister, taught him to sing when he was a child so that he could perform in Read more

Randy Travis - 51% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Reba McEntire - 48% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1955, Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. One of four children, McEntire’s family owned a 7, 000-acre ranch and participated in rodeos, a background which later inspired the song ‘Daddy’. She sang with her sister Susie and brother Pake McEntire as the Singing McEntires, and in 1972, they recorded for the small Boss label. In 1974, she was asked to sing ‘The Read more

Bobby Bare - 47% match to Ray Stevens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more


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