Sweethearts Of The Rodeo Similar Artists

Patty Loveless - 100% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Suzy Bogguss - 84% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Suzy Kay Bogguss, 30 December 1956, Aledo, Illinois, USA. Bogguss grew up in a farming family that loved music but had diverse tastes: her father favoured country music, her mother big bands, and her brothers and sister the 60s hits. Bogguss gained a degree in art at Illinois State University, but sang in clubs and coffee houses to earn extra money. She included country song Read more

Holly Dunn - 81% 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

Janie Fricke - 80% 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 - 68% 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

Highway 101 - 54% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

Lorrie Morgan - 50% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Loretta Lynn Morgan, 27 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest daughter of country crooner and Grand Ole Opry star George Morgan, she followed in her father’s footsteps. She naturally began singing with her father and made her own Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 13 at the old Ryman Auditorium, where her rendition of ‘Paper Roses’ gained her a st Read more

Connie Smith - 48% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Constance June Meadows, 14 August 1941, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Raised in West Virginia and Ohio as one of 14 children, Meadows longed to be a country singer and taught herself to play the guitar while in hospital recovering from a leg injury, caused by an accident with a lawnmower. She sang at local events as a teenager and appeared on several radio and television shows. She Read more

Rosanne Cash - 47% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Johnny Cash from his first marriage to Vivian Liberto, Cash lived with her mother in California after her parents divorced in 1966. Perhaps inevitably, she returned to Nashville, where she studied drama at Vanderbilt University, before relocating to Los Angeles to study ‘method’ acting at Lee Strasberg’s In Read more

Sawyer Brown - 45% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Trisha Yearwood - 41% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Karaoke Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lynn Yearwood, 19 September 1964, Monticello, Georgia, USA. During the mid-90s Yearwood became a figurehead of the new wave of highly creative female country singers, including Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea and Mary Chapin Carpenter, who breathed exciting new life into an old formula.In 1985, Yearwood started working as a session singer in Nashv Read more

Tanya Tucker - 39% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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

Ricky Van Shelton - 37% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

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

The O'Kanes - 37% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jamie O’Hara (8 August 1950, Toledo, Ohio, USA) planned to be a professional American footballer until knee injuries forced him to change his mind. He says, ‘My father gave me a guitar as a gift. Two years later, I was in Nashville. That either shows a lot of confidence, a lot of arrogance or a lot of stupidity.’ He wrote ‘Grandpa (Tell Me ’Bout The Read more

Pam Tillis - 35% match to Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1957, Plant City, Florida, USA. The eldest of the five children of country singer Mel Tillis, Pam did not have the happiest childhood. Mel spent much of his time touring, her parents eventually parted and she grew up often looking after her siblings. Initially, she had no wish to follow in her father’s country footsteps, although she had ambitions to sing and wr Read more


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