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Billy Dean - 100% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Harold Dean Jnr., 2 April 1962, Quincy, Florida, USA. Dean was raised in a farming community and played in his father’s part-time country band. He accumulated many influences, including James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg, and he sang ‘My Way’ at his graduation ceremony. He won the Wrangler Star Search competition and settled in Nashville where he was given Read more

Chely Wright - 99% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1970, Wellesville, Kansas, USA. As a child the 90s country singer Chely Wright wanted to be a star and aged 11 she had her first band. When she was 18 she was working at Opryland USA in Nashville where she met songwriters and musicians. When times were tough, she would say, ‘This will be great when they do the movie of my life.’ She pestered producer Har Read more

Jo Dee Messina - 99% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 August 1970, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina began her career as a teenager playing in local country bands around New England. By the age of 19 she had decamped to Nashville, where she struggled on the local talent show circuit. Eventually producer James Stroud at Curb Records took a chance on her. She finally announced herself with the US Read more

Tracy Byrd - 81% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1966, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Neo-traditionalist country singer Byrd paid $8 to sing Hank Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ over a pre-recorded backing track in a shopping mall. The store manageress was so impressed by Byrd’s voice that she booked him for a talent show. On that show he sang ‘Weary Blues’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blue Read more

Terri Clark - 80% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terri Lynne Sauson, 5 August 1968, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the late 90s singer-songwriter Clark offered a serious challenge to Shania Twain and Michelle Wright for the title of most successful Canadian country export. Raised in Medicine Hat, Clark comes from a musical family: her maternal grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were popular country performers in Canad Read more

Travis Tritt - 78% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963, Marietta, Georgia, USA. Tritt started writing songs and playing honky tonks and beer joints when he was about 14 years old. One of his songs is called ‘Son Of The New South’, and his US country hit ‘Put Some Drive Into Your Country’ includes the lines, ‘I made myself a promise when I was just a kid/I’d mix So Read more

Clay Walker - 76% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Clayton Walker, 19 August 1969, Beaumont, Texas, USA. From the same city and similar strand of country music as Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt, the US country singer Walker owes much of his vocal style to George Strait. He was taught guitar by his father at a young age and started to write songs as soon as he knew enough chords. Walker was no overnight success, and tour Read more

Steve Holy - 76% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1972, Dallas, Texas, USA. One of a number of country neo-traditionalists to emerge in the early 00s, this US vocalist has enjoyed an up and down career punctuated by the occasional hit single. Holy began performing at high school but did not consider a music career until he reached his early twenties. He toured around the local country circuit during the mid-90s, Read more

Aaron Tippin - 70% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1958, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Tippin was raised in South Carolina and was granted a pilot’s licence when he was 15. At that time he wanted to be an airline pilot but circumstances changed when he lost his job in the aircraft industry and his marriage broke up, and when he was 28 Tippin found himself working in Nashville as a songwriter. Charley Pride recorded &# Read more

Gretchen Wilson - 70% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 2000s
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26 June 1973, Pocahontas, Illinois USA. Wilson’s poverty-stricken upbringing in rural Illinois bears similarities to the backgrounds of fellow country singers Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. The daughter of a single teenage mother, Wilson was working in a local bar alongside her mother by the age of 14. It was here she first took to the stage, singing along to karaoke CDs Read more

Collin Raye - 69% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Floyd Collin Wray, 22 August 1959, DeQueen, Arkansas, USA. Country rock and ballad performer Raye was raised in Texas, where his mother often opened shows for visiting star performers. For many years he and his brother Scott worked in Oregon and then in casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, but their contract to record for Warner Brothers Records as the Wray Brothers and as the Wra Read more

Emerson Drive - 69% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Country pop outfit formed in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada by school friends Brad Mates (Bradley Mates, 21 July 1978, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada; vocals/guitar), Pat Allingham (b. 9 July 1978, Ill-A-La-Cross, Saskatchewan, Canada; fiddle), and Chris Hartman (b. 2 January 1978, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada; keyboards). Originally called 12 Gauge, the trio added Jeff Read more

Reba McEntire - 69% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1955, Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. One of four children, McEntire’s family owned a 7, 000-acre ranch and participated in rodeos, a background which later inspired the song ‘Daddy’. She sang with her sister Susie and brother Pake McEntire as the Singing McEntires, and in 1972, they recorded for the small Boss label. In 1974, she was asked to sing ‘The Read more

Jamie O'Neal - 68% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Diamond Rio - 65% match to Trick Pony

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful country band comprises Gene Johnson (10 August 1948, Jamestown, New York, USA; mandolin/fiddle), Jimmy Olander (b. 26 August 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; lead guitar/banjo), Brian Prout (b. 4 December 1955, Troy, New York, USA; drums), Marty Roe (b. 28 December 1960, Lebanon, Ohio, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Dan Truman (b. 29 August 1956, Flagstaf Read more


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