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Trent Willmon - 100% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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6 March 1973, near Afton, Texas, USA. Raised in a rural community, where the chief forms of entertainment came from books and records, Willmon developed an abiding interest in words and music. The music he heard during these years included records by Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Don Williams as well as the pop of Buddy Holly. Other declared musical influences Read more

Wade Hayes - 66% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 April 1969, Bethal Acres, Oklahoma, USA. Hayes’ family lived and breathed country music. His father, Don Hayes, was a professional musician and bought Wade his first proper guitar at the age of 11. The family suffered a traumatic period during the mid-80s when his father secured a record contract and moved the family to Nashville. The record company went bankrupt owi Read more

Rick Trevino - 57% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 June 1971, Austin, Texas, USA. Treviño is a Mexican-American who sings in both English and Spanish. His first single was released in English as ‘Just Enough Rope’ and in Spanish as ‘Bastante Cordon’, with a bilingual version also available. Similarly, his first album, Just Enough Rope, was also available in Spanish as Dos Mundos. He moved to Col Read more

Steve Azar - 57% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Blaine Larsen - 50% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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20 February 1986, Tacoma, Washington, USA. This US country artist made headlines in 2004 when, at the age of 18, his single ‘In My High School’ reached the Billboard charts. Larsen spent his early childhood in California but returned to Washington State with his mother following his parents’ divorce. Introduced to country music by his stepfather, Larsen was so Read more

Jeff Bates - 49% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c. 1964, Alabama, USA. Raised in Bunker Hill, Mississippi, USA, Bates was encouraged to sing as a child by his adoptive parents. He learned gospel songs and a wholehearted and full-voiced manner of singing. He took a job on an oil rig but at the age of 17 sang at a restaurant in Columbia, Mississippi, and was promptly offered a regular gig. About a year later, now in Semina Read more

Lee Roy Parnell - 44% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1956, Abilene, Texas, USA. Bob Wills was a close family friend and Parnell sang on stage with him when he was only six years old, an incident he mentions in his 1993 song ‘Country Down To My Soul’. Growing up in a household that loved western swing, Parnell found that his own tastes included blues and rock ‘n’ roll. He formed his own band when Read more

John Rich - 38% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Danielle Peck - 36% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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John Berry - 35% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 September, 1959, Aiken, South Carolina, USA. The 90s country singer John Berry grew up appreciating soul music and the singer-songwriters of the early 70s. In 1981 both his legs were crushed in a motorcycle accident, but he recovered fully and decided to devote his time to music. He performed in Midwest clubs until settling in Athens, Georgia, in 1985. He self-financed si Read more

Tammy Cochran - 30% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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30 January 1972, Austinburg, Ohio, USA. This country singer was raised in rural Ohio, growing up in a music-loving, church-going family. Cochran began singing as a child with her two elder brothers, with the trio giving impromptu concerts for their parents. She later recalled her childhood and her brothers, who both succumbed to cystic fibrosis at an early age, on the song & Read more

Buddy Jewell - 28% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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2 April 1961, Lepanto, Arkansas, USA. Country artist Jewell emerged from years of obscurity in 2003 when he won the inaugural final of the reality television show Nashville Star. Prior to his sudden rise to fame, Jewell had spent his early twenties in an unsuccessful band called White Oak. By the mid-90s he was installed in Nashville, the capital of country music, and plying Read more

Doug Supernaw - 28% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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26 September 1960, Houston, Texas, USA. It surprises many to find that Supernaw, which he claims is of French/Native American extraction, is his real name. His mother was a coal miner’s daughter and a fanatical country music fan, while his father was a scientist who only liked classical music. He learned to play guitar and grew up heavily influenced by fellow Texans Geo Read more

Jeff Carson - 28% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1964, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The 90s US country singer Jeff Carson was a struggling bass player in Branson, Missouri, before his wife persuaded him to move to Nashville. He worked there as a demo singer for three years until producer Chuck Howard heard his material, leading to a publishing contract with Curb Records. He made his debut solo album in 1995 and the si Read more

Kevin Sharp - 27% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 December 1970, California, USA. Although born in California, Sharp lived many of his early years in Weiser, Idaho. His father, Glen, owned a restaurant and every year he was taken with the contestants for the Old Times Fiddlers Contest who performed there. Sharp was a keen sportsman but he intended to become a professional light-opera singer. On finishing high school, he Read more


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