- 53% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
Wilton Frederick Weller, 9 September 1947, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Weller played guitar and sang at school and was in a group, the Believers, with Joe South. One of his first sessions was for Billy Joe Royals 1965 hit single, Down In The Boondocks. Two years later Weller replaced the lead guitarist in the successful pop band Paul Revere And The Raiders. Duri
- 45% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
6 June 1943, Springhill, Louisiana, USA. Stampley met Hank Williams when he was 7 years old, who gave him the advice to just be yourself and act like yourself and maybe later on it will pay off for you. When he was 15, he became friends with local disc jockey Merle Kilgore, and they began to write songs together. In 1958, Kilgore secured for him the chance to rec
- 44% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
- 37% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
John Franklin Duncan, 5 October 1938, Dublin, Texas, USA, d. 14 August 2006, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Duncan was born on a farm into a music-loving family. His cousins were Dan (of England Dan And John Ford Coley) and Jim Seals (of Seals And Croft). Duncan thought of himself as a guitarist, and it was not until his late teens that he appreciated his singing voice. Shortly aft
- 35% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
Jim Ed Brown
- 30% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
Jim Edward Brown, 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA. From the early 50s to 1967, Brown sang with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as the Browns but had solo successes in 1965 with I Heard From A Memory Last Night and Im Just A Country Boy, after his sisters had persuaded Chet Atkins to record him solo. When the trio disbanded in 1967, he pursued a
- 26% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
Patricia Gail Dickerson, 1 September 1948, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, USA. Davies father, Tex Dickerson, was a country musician who, among other things, worked on The Louisiana Hayride and Davies was fascinated by his jukebox filled with country music. As a performer, she went on the road with her brother Ron, whose songs have since been recorded by Helen Reddy (Long
Thomas Cary Overstreet, 10 September 1937, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Overstreet grew up in Houston, the home town of his uncle, the 30s pop singer Gene Austin, and learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. Here he first appeared on KTHT radio and in a local production ofHit The Road, but after completing high school, he moved to Abilene. During 1956-57, he studied rad
Thelma Louise Mandrell, 13 July 1954, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Mandrell began playing guitar, banjo and fiddle as a child and joined her sister, Barbara Mandrell, in the latters band on bass in 1969. She had a short-lived marriage with Ronny Shaw, who opened for Barbara Mandrell, and her second marriage also failed. She was a featured singer with Merle Haggard
- 18% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
Warner McPherson, 2 April 1938, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Warner Mack is one of the few country musicians to be born in Nashville, although at the age of seven he moved to Jackson, Tennessee, and when he was nine, to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mack, whose father was a minister, tells his story in the song Tennessee Born, Mississippi Raised. He played at various sch
- 16% match to Rex Allen, Jr.
John Bush Shinn III, 17 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA. Bush sang and played guitar as an adolescent. He moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1962 and was resident at the Texas Star Inn. He became a drummer and worked with Willie Nelson. Nelson, and then Bush, moved to Ray Prices band but Bush had no luck in developing a solo career. He eventually became the leader of W