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Highway 101 - 100% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like the Monkees, Highway 101 is a manufactured US band. Chuck Morris, the manager of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Lyle Lovett, wanted to form an outfit that would play ‘traditional country with a rock ‘n’ roll backbeat’. He recruited session man Scott ‘Cactus’ Moser (3 May 1957, Montrose, Colorado, USA) to help him. He worked with bass player Read more

Restless Heart - 32% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Comprising John Dittrich (7 April 1951, Union, New Jersey, USA; drums, vocals), Paul Gregg (b. 3 December 1954, Altus, Oklahoma, USA; bass, vocals), Dave Innis (b. 9 April 1959, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA; keyboards, vocals), Greg Jennings (b. 2 October 1954, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; guitar, vocals), Larry Stewart (b 2 March 1959, Paducah, Kentucky, USA; lead vocals, g Read more

Ricky Van Shelton - 28% match to Southern Pacific

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

Holly Dunn - 27% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Holly Suzette Dunn, 22 August 1957, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Dunn’s father was a preacher and her mother a professional artist, but they encouraged their children to sing and entertain. Dunn learned guitar and became a lead vocalist with the Freedom Folk Singers, representing Texas in the White House bicentennial celebrations. After university, she joined her brother, C Read more

Steve Wariner - 27% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1954, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Wariner played in his father’s country group from the age of 10. One night he had a residency at a club near Indianapolis and the starring attraction, Dottie West, went on stage to harmonize with him. He then played bass for West and after that, for Bob Luman. Luman recorded several of Wariner’s songs, while Wariner revi Read more

Tanya Tucker - 27% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA. Tucker’s father, Beau, a construction worker, and her mother, Juanita, encouraged her fledgling musical talents. Her early years were spent in Wilcox, Arizona, before moving to Phoenix in 1967. Her father booked her to perform with visiting country stars on stage at local fairs. Never one to consider that some Read more

Sawyer Brown - 26% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The members of the country band Sawyer Brown come from different parts of the USA: Mark Miller (25 October 1958, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals) and Gregg Hubbard (b. 4 October 1960, Orlando, Florida, USA; keyboards) were school friends in Apopka, Florida; Bobby Randall (b. Midland, Michigan, USA; guitar), Jim Scholten (b. Michigan, USA; bass) and Joe Smyth (b. 6 September 1957, Read more

The Forester Sisters - 25% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Kathy (4 January 1955), June (b. 22 September 1956), Kim (b. 4 November 1960, Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA) and Christy Forester (b. 21 December 1962) are from Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA. Kathy and June sang in church as children, obtained their college degrees and started playing professionally: by 1982, both Kim and Christy had joined them. They formed their own band and s Read more

Lee Greenwood - 24% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Lee Greenwood, 27 October 1942, Southgate, California, USA. Because of his parents’ divorce, Greenwood was brought up by his grandparents in Sacramento, California, but he inherited their musical talent (his mother played piano and his father woodwind). In his teens, he played in various bands in Sacramento and Los Angeles and was even part of a dixieland jazz ba Read more

Rodney Crowell - 23% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Read more

Dan Seals - 22% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 February 1948, McCamey, Texas, USA. Leaving successful pop duo England Dan And John Ford Coley was, at first, a disastrous career move for Dan Seals. His management left him with unpaid tax bills and mounting debts and he lost his house, his van, and his money. He says, ‘I was bankrupt, separated and living at friends’ places. My kids were with friends. It was a Read more

Kathy Mattea - 22% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kathleen Alice Mattea, 21 June 1959, Cross Lane, West Virginia, USA. During her teens, Mattea began playing with her guitar at church functions and, when she attended university, she joined a folk and bluegrass group, Pennsboro. She decided to go with the band leader to Nashville and, among several jobs, she worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Despite t Read more

The Kentucky Headhunters - 21% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Kentucky Headhunters come, naturally enough, from Kentucky. Ricky Lee Phelps (8 October 1953, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA; lead vocal) and his brother, Doug (b. 15 December 1960, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA), played in various groups around Kentucky before meeting Greg Martin (b. 31 March 1954, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; lead guitar) in 1984. He introduced them to his cousins, t Read more

Carlene Carter - 20% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rebecca Carlene Smith, 26 September 1955, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carter is the daughter of country singers Carl Smith and June Carter and the granddaughter of Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family. She learnt piano at six years of age and guitar at 10, having lessons from Carl Perkins. Her parents divorced and, when she was 12, her mother married Johnny Cash. Carlene Cart Read more

Vern Gosdin - 20% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 August 1934, Woodland, Alabama, USA. Gosdin’s first steps in carrying out his wish to be a country singer-songwriter came in the early 50s, when as a result of singing with his two brothers in the local church, they became regulars as the Gosdin Family on WVOK Birmingham. In 1953, he moved to Atlanta where he sold ice cream and in 1956 to Chicago where he ran a countr Read more


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