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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

Rick Trevino - 56% 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 - 56% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Blaine Larsen - 49% 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 - 48% 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 - 42% 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 - 34% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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John Berry - 34% 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

Ricky Van Shelton - 33% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1952, Danville, near Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Shelton was raised in a church-going family and he learned to love gospel music. His brother worked as a musician and through travelling with him, he also acquired a taste for country music. He worked as a pipe fitter but his fiancée Bettye realized his singing potential, and in 1984, suggested that they went t Read more

Dusty Drake - 32% match to Rhett Akins

Decades Active: 2000s
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23 February 1964, Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA. As a small child Drake heard music on record and radio, mainly bluegrass and country. He began singing while still in school and at the age of 16 was singing and playing drums with local bands. He took a regular job, playing evenings and weekends and gradually building a loyal local audience. In 1993 he moved to Nashville, Tenness Read more

Mel McDaniel - 31% match to Rhett Akins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1942, Checotah, Oklahoma, USA. McDaniel began working in bands around Tulsa - first on trumpet, then on guitar - and J.J. Cale wrote and produced his first single, ‘Lazy Me’. He moved to Nashville in 1969, and after two years of knocking on doors, his brother found him steady work at a club in Anchorage, Alaska. In the mid-70s, he began recording demos 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

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

Buddy Jewell - 27% 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


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