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The Forester Sisters - 97% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Gail Davies - 92% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Gail Dickerson, 1 September 1948, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, USA. Davies’ father, Tex Dickerson, was a country musician who, among other things, worked on The Louisiana Hayride and Davies was fascinated by his jukebox filled with country music. As a performer, she went on the road with her brother Ron, whose songs have since been recorded by Helen Reddy (‘Long Read more

Deborah Allen - 89% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Holly Dunn - 83% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

David Frizzell - 82% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1941, El Dorado, Arkansas, USA. In the mid-50s, David hitch-hiked to California to join and tour with his older brother Lefty Frizzell. He recorded some unsuccessful country rockabilly tracks for Columbia Records in 1958 and served in the US Army during the early 60s. After his discharge, he made further recordings for various labels and gained a Top 40 US count Read more

Baillie & The Boys - 81% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

K.T. Oslin - 81% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Chalee Tennison - 80% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 April 1969, Texas, USA. Since settling in Nashville, Tennessee, in the late 90s, Tennison has made a considerable impression on those who feared that country music might be in danger of being overrun by neophytes with little or no experience of the real world outside their songs. Having formerly been a manual worker in the construction industry, Tennison, a single mother Read more

Charly McClain - 79% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Jim Ed Brown - 76% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jim Edward Brown, 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA. From the early 50s to 1967, Brown sang with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as the Browns but had solo successes in 1965 with ‘I Heard From A Memory Last Night’ and ‘I’m Just A Country Boy’, after his sisters had persuaded Chet Atkins to record him solo. When the trio disbanded in 1967, he pursued a Read more

Lacy J. Dalton - 74% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jill Byrem, 13 October 1948, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Dalton’s father played guitar and mandolin, but she was originally determined to be an artist. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and then settled in Santa Cruz, where she played the clubs for 12 years. She worked as a protest singer and then became the lead singer with a psychedelic band, Office, under Read more

Janie Fricke - 73% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Jane Frickie, 19 December 1947, on the family farm near South Whitney, Indiana, USA. Fricke, who adopted the spelling in 1986 to avoid mispronunciation, has sung in public since the age of 10. Her father was a guitarist and her mother a piano teacher and organist. Fricke sang jingles to pay her university fees and then moved to Los Angeles to find work as a session singer. A Read more

Foster & Lloyd - 71% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Eddy Raven - 68% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Linda Davis - 68% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 November 1962, Dodson, Texas, USA. The 90s country singer Linda Davis made her debut at the age of six at a local jamboree and recorded her first album before winning the Louisiana Hayride Star Search when she was 15. Guitarist Phil Baugh encouraged her to pursue a career in music and partnered her with Skip Eaton as the duo Skip And Linda. The singles they recorded toget Read more


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