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Louise Mandrell - 100% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Thelma Louise Mandrell, 13 July 1954, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Mandrell began playing guitar, banjo and fiddle as a child and joined her sister, Barbara Mandrell, in the latter’s band on bass in 1969. She had a short-lived marriage with Ronny Shaw, who opened for Barbara Mandrell, and her second marriage also failed. She was a featured singer with Merle Haggard’ Read more

The Forester Sisters - 98% 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 - 94% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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

Mila Mason - 90% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c. 1974, Dawson Springs, Kentucky, USA. As a child, Mason was surrounded by a showbusiness atmosphere; her mother, Diane Mason, performed in Las Vegas and elsewhere as a singer. She began writing songs while still very young. At the age of 15 she occasionally performed at her mother’s shows, and two years later she moved to Nashville, Tennessee. There, she sang demos a Read more

Charly McClain - 87% 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

Deborah Allen - 87% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Dave & Sugar - 86% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Dave Rowland (26 January 1942, Anaheim, California, USA) was a pop singer and trumpeter in an army band and then became a member of the Stamps Quartet. He toured with Elvis Presley and appears on his records ‘My Boy’ and ‘Help Me’. He worked as part of the Four Guys on Charley Pride’s roadshow and then formed a vocal quartet, Wild Oats. He then hit u Read more

David Frizzell - 80% 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 - 74% 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

Chalee Tennison - 72% 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

Southern Pacific - 65% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Doobie Brothers broke up in 1982, guitarist/fiddler John McFee (9 September 1950, Santa Cruz, California, USA) and drummer Keith Knudsen (b. 18 February 1948, LeMars, Iowa, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Kentfield, California, USA) went into session work. Both of them featured on Emmylou Harris’ 1983 recording White Shoes, and McFee played both lead and steel guitar Read more

Jeannie Seely - 64% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Marilyn Jeanne Seely, 6 July 1940, Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA. Seely studied banking but had also been singing in public from the age of 11. She gained valuable experience by working as a secretary in Los Angeles for Liberty Records and, in 1965, with encouragement from the man she later married, Hank Cochran, she went to Nashville. She worked for Ernest Tubb and then for Read more

Larry Gatlin - 63% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Danni Leigh - 61% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1970, Strasburg, Virginia, USA. Dubbed ‘the female Dwight Yoakam’ by some country music writers, Danni Leigh rose to prominence after recording a demo album to pitch for a recording contract in Nashville. It was produced by Michael Knox, son of 50s rockabilly artist Buddy Knox, whom she met while waiting tables at Nashville’s Bluebird Café. A Read more

Heather Myles - 61% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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31 July 1962, Riverside, California, USA. Myles was raised on a horse ranch in Texas and her brother was a rodeo rider. Heavily influenced by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Doris Day, Judy Garland and Buck Owens, she spent several years playing the honkytonk circuit. She made her recording debut on HighTone’s Western Beat sampler, Points West, with her songs Read more


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