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Keith Whitley - 100% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 July 1955, Sandy Hook, Kentucky, USA, d. 8 May 1989, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, USA. Whitley, who grew up in a musical family, learned to play the guitar from the age of six and was on the radio with Buddy Starcher in Charleston, West Virginia, aged eight. He joined Ralph Stanley And His Clinch Mountain Boys when he was 15, and both he and his friend Ricky Skaggs made thei Read more

Gene Watson - 97% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gary Gene Watson, 11 October 1943, Palestine, Texas, USA. Raised in Paris, Texas, in a musical family, he first worked as a professional at the age of 13. In 1963, he moved to Houston, where he found daytime employment in car engine and bodywork repairs. During the evenings, his vocal style, with its slight nasal sound in the best country tradition, made him a very popular h Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 96% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronnie Lee Millsaps, 16 January 1943, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. Milsap’s mother had already experienced a stillbirth and the prospect of raising a blind child made her mentally unstable. Milsap’s father took him to live with his grandparents and divorced his mother. What little vision young Ronnie had was lost after receiving a vicious punch from a schoolm Read more

Doug Stone - 88% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Douglas Jackson Brooks 19 June 1956, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Stone, the product of a broken home, was encouraged to become a musician by his mother, although he lived with his father following the break up. She taught him to play guitar and had put him onstage by the age of 7, supporting Loretta Lynn. Stone, in addition to possessing a rich country voice, plays guitar, keyboar Read more

Johnny Lee - 88% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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George Jones - 81% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed Read more

John Anderson - 81% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shenandoah - 74% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The founding members of Shenandoah, formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in the mid-80s were Marty Raybon (8 December 1959, Greenville, Alabama, USA; lead vocals), who started out as a bricklayer before joining American Bluegrass Express, where he stayed for nine years before leaving to join Heartbreak Mountain, Jim Seales (b. 20 March 1954, Hamilton, Alabama, USA; guitar) Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 72% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Conway Twitty - 65% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Lloyd Jenkins, 1 September 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 June 1993, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His father, a riverboat pilot, named him after a silent-film comedian and gave him a guitar when he was five years old. The family moved to Helena, Arkansas, and Twitty’s schoolboy friends - Jack Nance, Joe E. Lewis and John Hughey - have since played in h Read more

Bellamy Brothers - 61% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Bellamy Brothers - 61% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Country duo comprising Homer Howard Bellamy (2 February 1946, Darby, Florida, USA) and David Milton Bellamy (b. 16 September 1950, Darby, Florida, USA). The Bellamy Brothers became one of the top country acts of the 80s and 90s after beginning their career in pop and soul. The brothers’ father played bluegrass music but David Bellamy’s first professional job was as Read more

Mickey Gilley - 60% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1936, Natchez, Louisiana, USA, but raised in Ferriday, Louisiana. Gilley is a cousin to Jerry Lee Lewis and the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. He grew up with his cousins and his mother, a waitress, who saved her money to buy him a piano when he was 12 years old. Gilley left Louisiana when he was 17 and started working in bars in Houston. His first record was ‘Tell Read more

Gary Stewart - 59% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1945, Jenkins, Kentucky, USA, d. 16 December 2003, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. Stewart’s family moved to Florida when he was 12, where he made his first record for the local Cory label and played in a beat group called the Amps. Teaming up with a policeman, Bill Eldridge, he wrote Stonewall Jackson’s 1965 US country hit, ‘Poor Red Georgia Dirt’. Sev Read more

Bobby Bare - 56% match to Vern Gosdin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more


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