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Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed - 100% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Drama Soundtracks
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Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Reed has had three distinct careers: as a respected country guitarist, as a composer and singer of clever pop country hits, and as a genial, jokey television personality and film actor. Read more

Ray Price - 100% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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Ray Noble Price, 12 January 1926, on a farm near Perryville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA. Price grew up on a farm and by the time he left high school, was already singing and playing guitar locally. In 1942, while studying veterinary medicine at Abilene’s North Texas Agricultural College, he was drafted into the Marines. He returned to his studies in 1946, but also bega Read more

Oak Ridge Boys - 95% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel
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Originally called the Country Cut-Ups, the Oak Ridge Boys were formed in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. They often performed at the atomic energy plant in Oak Ridge, where, in the midst of a war, their optimistic gospel songs were welcomed, and hence they were renamed the Oak Ridge Quartet. They recorded their first records in 1947 with a line-up featuring leader Wally Fowl Read more

Oak Ridge Boys, The - 95% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Originally called the Country Cut-Ups, the Oak Ridge Boys were formed in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. They often performed at the atomic energy plant in Oak Ridge, where, in the midst of a war, their optimistic gospel songs were welcomed, and hence they were renamed the Oak Ridge Quartet. They recorded their first records in 1947 with a line-up featuring leader Wally Fowl Read more

The Highwaymen - 75% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty - 72% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Comedy
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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

The Statler Brothers - 66% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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The Statler Brothers originate from Staunton, a town on the edge of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA. In 1955 Harold W. Reid (21 August 1939, Augusta County, Virginia, USA; bass), Philip E. Balsley (b. 8 August 1939, Augusta County, Virginia, USA; baritone), Lew C. DeWitt (b. 8 March 1938, Roanoke County, Virginia, USA, d. 15 August 1990, Waynesboro, Virginia, USA; tenor) an Read more

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers - 65% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Comedy Television
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Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. Rogers was the fourth of eight children, born in a poor area, where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. By sheer perseverance, he became the first member of his family to graduate. By 1955 Rogers was part of a doo-wop group, the Scholars, who recorded ‘Poor Little Doggie’, ‘S Read more

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson - 64% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Drama Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Action & Adventure Television Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Easy Listening Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts
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Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford Universi Read more

Ray Stevens - 62% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings - 61% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts
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Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA. Jennings’ mother wanted to name him Tommy but his father, William Alvin, insisted that the family tradition of ‘W.A.’ should be maintained. His father played guitar in Texas dancehalls and Jennings’ childhood hero was Ernest Tubb, with whom he later recorded Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 59% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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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

Charley Pride - 58% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride was born on a cotton farm, which, as a result of his success, he was later able to purchase. Pride says, ‘My dad named me Charl Frank Pride, but I was born in the country and the midwife wrote it down as Charley’. Harold Dorman, who wrote and recorded ‘Mountain of Love’, also hails from Sledge and wro Read more

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - 57% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell - 56% match to C.W. McCall

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Soundtracks Television Vocals
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Glen Travis Campbell, 22 April 1936, Delight, Arkansas, USA. Campbell came from a musical family and began his career with his uncle’s Dick Bills Band in 1954, before forming Glen Campbell And The Western Wranglers four years later. By the end of the 50s he had moved to Los Angeles, where he became a renowned session player and one of the finest guitarists in Hollywood. Read more

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