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The Forester Sisters - 100% 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

Holly Dunn - 82% 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

Sweethearts Of The Rodeo - 79% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters Janis Oliver (28 November 1955, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) and Kristine Oliver (b. 1 March 1957, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) grew up in California and spent much time practising their vocal harmonies. In 1973, they started working as an acoustic duo, taking their name from a Byrds album. Although they mostly performed contemporary country rock songs, the Read more

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers - 77% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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T. Graham Brown - 76% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Graham Brown, 30 October 1954, Arabi, Georgia, USA. As much a southern R&B singer as a country singer-songwriter, Brown was at school in Athens, Georgia, with members of the B-52’s. He earned extra money singing cover versions in lounge bars, until he saw a television documentary on David Allen Coe, after which he formed Rio Diamond, an ‘outlaw’ ba Read more

K.T. Oslin - 72% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kay Toinette Oslin, 15 May 1942, Crossitt, Arkansas, USA. Oslin was raised in Mobile, Alabama, and then in Houston, Texas. She loved Hank Williams and the Carter Family, but hated early 60s country music because ‘it was middle-aged men singing about drinking whiskey and cheating on their wives’. She attended drama school and worked in Houston as a folk trio with Gu Read more

Foster & Lloyd - 70% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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During the early 80s, Radney Foster (20 July 1959, Del Rio, Texas, USA) was playing in a local club when a producer suggested he move to Nashville. The new MTM music group employed him as a staff writer and there he met Bill Lloyd (b. 6 December 1955, Fort Hood, Texas, USA). Lloyd had worked in New York and Kentucky before relocating to Nashville where they wrote for Sweethe Read more

Gary Morris - 70% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1948, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Morris sang in a church choir and learned guitar, playing along to the Beatles’ records. When he and two friends auditioned for a club owner in Denver, they were told they were ‘on in 15 minutes... providing they played country music’. They stayed at the club for five years and then Morris returned to Texas. He started Read more

Baillie & The Boys - 69% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Bonagura (26 March 1953, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Alan LeBoeuf (b. 1953, Warren, New Jersey, USA) first merged their talents in the early 70s in a band called London Fog. Bonagura met up with his future wife Kathie Baillie (b. 20 February 1951, Morristown, New Jersey, USA) in Delaware, and with the addition of LeBouef they began performing on the New Jersey night Read more

Eddy Raven - 68% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Garvin Futch, 19 August 1944, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Futch, one of 11 children, was raised in bayou country. His father, a truck driver and blues guitarist, used to take him to honky tonks. He was given a guitar, and by the time he was 13 years old, he was playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band. When the family moved to Georgia in 1960, he worked for a radio st Read more

Deborah Allen - 65% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deborah Lynn Thurmond, 30 September 1953, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A singer-songwriter, whose songs have proved major successes for other artists, including ‘Don’t Worry ’Bout Me Baby’ (Janie Fricke) and ‘Can I See You Tonight?’ (Tanya Tucker), Allen’s own first US country chart success came in 1979 when she was working as a session singer. Read more

Pirates Of The Mississippi - 65% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Charly McClain - 60% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Charlotte Denise McClain, 26 March 1956, Jackson, Tennessee, USA. McClain began her musical career when only nine years old with her brother in a band called Charlotte And The Volunteers. For six years they worked locally and also had television appearances. She then started modelling swimsuits, changed her name to Charly and was signed to Epic in 1976. She had US country hi Read more

McBride & The Ride - 59% match to Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terry McBride (16 September 1958, Austin, Texas, USA; lead vocals, bass), Ray Herndon (b. 14 July 1960, Scottsdale, Arkansas, USA; guitar, vocals) and Billy Thomas (b. 24 October 1953, Fort Myers, Florida, USA; drums, vocals). MCA producer Tony Brown noticed that Alabama were losing their appeal and so he formed a new country group to take over the market. He experimented wi Read more

Lee Roy Parnell - 58% match to Southern Pacific

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


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