Billy Ray Cyrus Similar Artists

Aaron Tippin - 100% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
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

Billy Dean - 100% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Tracy Byrd - 94% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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

Reba McEntire - 91% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Television Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Horror Country & Bluegrass Drama Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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

Darryl Worley - 88% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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31 October 1964, Pyburn, Tennessee, USA. This country singer-songwriter made his breakthrough in 2002, when his second album I Miss My Friend reached the top of the US country charts. Worley was brought up in a strict Methodist family, and his decision to pursue a music career was reluctantly acceded to by his parents. He studied hard to complete a biology degree while learn Read more

Emerson Drive - 81% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

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

Mark Chesnutt - 81% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Clint Black - 78% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Westerns Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 February 1962, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Black was born in New Jersey when his father was working there, but the family soon headed back to their home of Houston, Texas. Black was playing the harmonica at the age of 13 and the guitar at 15. He spent several years playing country music in Houston clubs, and his career took off when he met local musician Hayden Nicholas. Read more

Travis Tritt - 78% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal Horror Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Comedy Music Videos & Concerts 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 - 77% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama
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

Alan Jackson - 75% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Comedy
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Jackson, the son of a motor mechanic, had a love of gospel music through church and his family. His roots can be heard in ‘Home’ (written for Mother’s Day), ‘Chattahoochee’ and his tribute to Hank Williams, ‘Midnight In Montgomery’. He has also revived several songs from his youth including Eddie Cochr Read more

Craig Morgan - 74% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 July 1965, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, USA. Country singer-songwriter Morgan began his career at the start of the new millennium, but his rise to the upper echelons of the charts was a gradual process and took in an abortive period with a major label. Raised in Nashville in the heart of country music land, Morgan nurtured dreams of becoming a country singer from an early Read more

George Strait - 74% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Drama Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1952, Poteet, Texas, USA. Country superstar George Strait is a throwback to the 50s honky-tonk sound of country music. He uses twin fiddles and steel guitar and his strong, warm delivery is similar to that of his idols Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. He has made no secret of his influences, recording a fine tribute to Frizzell, ‘Lefty’s Gone’.

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John Michael Montgomery - 71% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1965, Danville, Kentucky, USA. Montgomery arrived on the country music scene in 1993 with a debut album, Life’s A Dance, that became the only million-seller on the country charts by a new artist that year. Its title track was a number 4 hit single and ‘I Love The Way You Love Me’ topped the Billboard country chart. The follow-up, Kickin’ It Up, Read more

Lonestar - 71% match to Billy Ray Cyrus

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US country rock band signed to RCA Records in the 90s after establishing their reputation through a touring schedule that regularly encompassed over 200 performances a year. Originally comprising Richie McDonald (6 February 1962, Lubbock, Texas, USA; vocals/guitar), John Rich (b. 7 January 1974, Amarillo, Texas, USA; vocals/bass), Michael Britt (b. 15 June 1966, Fort Wo Read more


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