Wayne Raney Similar Artists

Moon Mullican - 79% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aubrey Mullican, 29 March 1909, Corrigan, Polk County, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1967, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Mullican was raised on a farm that was manned by black workers. One sharecropper, Joe Jones, taught Mullican how to play blues guitar. His father bought an old pump organ so that the family could practise hymn-singing, but Aubrey preferred to pound out boogie-woogie an Read more

Justin Tubb - 51% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Justin Wayne Tubb, 20 August 1935, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1998, Nashville, Texas, USA. The eldest son of country music legend Ernest Tubb, he attended Castle Heights Military School, Lebanon, from 1944-48. He was naturally attracted to his father’s music and when school holidays permitted, he toured with his father and regularly appeared on his WSM radio Read more

Pee Wee King - 47% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, 18 February 1914, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 7 March 2000, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. His parents, whose families had been Polish immigrants, relocated to Abrams when he was a child and he grew up in the Polish community there. His father, who played fiddle and concertina, ran a polka band and the boy was encouraged to play instruments from Read more

The Maddox Brothers & Rose - 44% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Spade Cooley - 43% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donnell Clyde Cooley, 22 February 1910, Grande, Oklahoma, USA, d. 23 November 1969, Vacaville, California, USA. His grandfather and father were talented fiddlers and he was playing at dances at the age of eight. Around 1930, the family moved to Modesto, California, where Cooley played local venues. In 1934, his resemblance to Roy Rogers found him employment as a stand-in and Read more

The York Brothers - 42% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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A popular harmony duo comprising George York (17 February 1910, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA, d. July 1974; guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Leslie York (b. 23 August 1917, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA, d. 21 February 1984; guitar, vocals). George first worked in the coalmines before moving to Denver, where he played on local radio. In the late 30s, somewha Read more

The Delmore Brothers - 40% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alton (25 December 1908, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 8 June 1964, Huntsville, USA; guitar) and Rabon (b. 3 December 1916, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 4 December 1952, Athens, Alabama, USA; fiddle, four-string tenor guitar) were two of the many children born to Charles and Mary Delmore, who, like many others of their day, struggled to make a li Read more

Rex Allen - 39% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rex Elvie Allen, 31 December 1920, Willcox, Arizona, USA, d. 17 December 1999, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Country singer Allen was no imitation cowboy - his family were homesteaders: a mountain lion was killed close to his home, his brother died from a rattlesnake bite, and the family lost everything in the drought of 1934. As Allen had ridden on the farm, he thought he could tra Read more

Leon McAuliffe - 36% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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William Leon McAuliffe, 1 March 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 20 August 1988, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. McAuliffe learned both guitar and steel guitar while at school, and when aged 16 joined the Light Crust Doughboys. In March 1935, he joined Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys as steel guitarist, remaining with him until December 1942, when military service intervened. Wills’ Read more

George Morgan - 28% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote ‘ Read more

Merrill Moore - 27% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Merrill Everett Moore, 26 September 1923, on a farm in Algona, Iowa, USA, d. 14 June 2000, San Diego, California, USA. Moore had a natural talent for music and at the age of eight accompanied himself on the piano and made his debut on WHO Des Moines in 1935. He was interested in boogie woogie as performed by Freddie Slack and Albert Ammons. Moore was playing the classics dur Read more

Warner Mack - 25% match to Wayne Raney

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Warner McPherson, 2 April 1938, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Warner Mack is one of the few country musicians to be born in Nashville, although at the age of seven he moved to Jackson, Tennessee, and when he was nine, to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mack, whose father was a minister, tells his story in the song ‘Tennessee Born, Mississippi Raised’. He played at various sch Read more


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