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Chris Cagle - 97% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christian Cagle, 10 November 1968, DeRidder, Louisiana, USA. This no-frills country rock artist grew up in Houston, Texas. Cagle learned to play guitar and piano as a youngster and dropped out of college at the age of 19 to pursue a musical career. He relocated to Nashville in the mid-90s where he struggled to make an impact before placing some songs with the up-and-coming p Read more

Tracy Byrd - 93% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1966, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Neo-traditionalist country singer Byrd paid $8 to sing Hank Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ over a pre-recorded backing track in a shopping mall. The store manageress was so impressed by Byrd’s voice that she booked him for a talent show. On that show he sang ‘Weary Blues’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blue Read more

Jason Michael Carroll - 92% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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13 June 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. This US contemporary country singer was raised in North Carolina by devout parents who would not allow him to listen to any secular music as a youngster. After leaving home Carroll was able to broaden his musical education, and he soon discovered he had a talent for singing. He performed at open mic slots while working during the day in a g Read more

David Lee Murphy - 85% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 January 1959, Herrin, Illinois, USA. Although it took Murphy more than 10 years to secure a major label recording contract with MCA Records, he quickly regained ground with the success of his debut album, Out With A Bang, which topped Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 1995. Murphy had first been spotted by MCA Nashville president Tony Brown while leading his country ba Read more

Craig Morgan - 84% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 July 1965, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, USA. Country singer-songwriter Morgan began his career at the start of the new millennium, but his rise to the upper echelons of the charts was a gradual process and took in an abortive period with a major label. Raised in Nashville in the heart of country music land, Morgan nurtured dreams of becoming a country singer from an early Read more

Clay Walker - 83% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Clayton Walker, 19 August 1969, Beaumont, Texas, USA. From the same city and similar strand of country music as Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt, the US country singer Walker owes much of his vocal style to George Strait. He was taught guitar by his father at a young age and started to write songs as soon as he knew enough chords. Walker was no overnight success, and tour Read more

Tracy Lawrence - 83% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1968, Atlanta, Texas, USA. The son of a banker, Lawrence was raised in Foreman, Arkansas, and sang in the church choir. He started working in honky tonks when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album and the future looked bright until, on May 31 1991, he and his girlfriend were accosted by four thugs in a hotel parking lot. H Read more

Keith Anderson - 80% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Joe Nichols - 79% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 November 1976, Rogers, Arkansas, USA. This US country singer’s father was an amateur country singer who instilled in his son a love of classic singers such as George Jones and Marty Robbins. After completing high school, Nichols landed a job as a car mechanic but also began DJing at the local country clubs. A chance meeting with producer Randy Edwards led to a record Read more

Darryl Worley - 77% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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31 October 1964, Pyburn, Tennessee, USA. This country singer-songwriter made his breakthrough in 2002, when his second album I Miss My Friend reached the top of the US country charts. Worley was brought up in a strict Methodist family, and his decision to pursue a music career was reluctantly acceded to by his parents. He studied hard to complete a biology degree while learn Read more

Jake Owen - 76% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Joe Diffie - 76% match to Rhett Akins

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

Mark Wills - 76% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Daryl Mark Williams, 8 August 1973, Cleveland, Tennessee, USA. Singer-songwriter Wills, who grew-up in Blue Ridge, Georgia, quietly established himself as a reliable new country star. Wills began performing as a country artist in the early 90s at the Buckboard Country Music Showcase in Marietta. His 1996 debut for Mercury Records, which included the Top 5 country singles  Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 74% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Chris Young - 68% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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