Charley Pride Similar Artists

Webb Pierce - 100% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass
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8 August 1921, near West Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 February 1991, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His father died when Pierce was only three months old, his mother remarried and he was raised on a farm seven miles from Monroe. Although no one in the family performed music, his mother had a collection of country records which, together with Gene Autry films, were his first cou Read more

George Jones - 72% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television World Music Jazz Music & Radio Comedy
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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

Sammi Smith - 63% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening
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Jewel Fay Smith, 5 August 1943, Orange, California, USA, d. 12 February 2005, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. As her father was a serviceman, the family moved around, and when aged only 11, Smith was singing pop standards in nightclubs. She was discovered in 1967 by Johnny Cash’s bass player, Marshall Grant, and signed with Columbia Records. Minor US country hits followed Read more

Bobby Bare - 60% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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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

Faron Young - 59% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Westerns Pop / Rock Drama Action & Adventure
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25 February 1932, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 December 1996, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Young was raised on the farm his father bought just outside Shreveport and learned to play the guitar and sing country songs as a boy. Greatly influenced by Hank Williams (in his early days he was something of a soundalike) and while still at school, he formed a country band and beg Read more

Buck Owens - 57% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Comedy Westerns
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Alvis Edgar Owens Jnr., 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 25 March 2006, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA. Buck Owens became one of the leading country music stars of the 60s and 70s, along with Merle Haggard, the leading exponent of the ‘west coast sound’. Owens gave himself the nickname Buck at the age of three, after a favourite horse. When he was 10, his Read more

Conway Twitty - 56% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television 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

Merle Haggard - 55% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy Pop / Rock Documentaries Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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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

Ray Price - 55% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
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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

Ronnie Milsap - 49% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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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

Don Williams - 48% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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27 May 1939, Floydada, Texas, USA. Williams’ father was a mechanic whose job took him to other regions and much of his childhood was spent in Corpus Christi, Texas. Williams’ mother played guitar and he grew up listening to country music. He and Lofton Kline formed a semi-professional folk group called the Strangers Two, and then, with the addition of Susan Taylor, Read more

Jim Reeves - 48% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Documentaries
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James Travis Reeves, 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (Reeves’ plaque in the Country Music Hall Of Fame mistakenly gives his date of birth as 1924). Reeves’ father died when he was 10 months old and his mother was left to raise nine children on the family farm. Although only aged five, Reeves was entranced when a bro Read more

Hank Locklin - 46% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Lawrence Hankins Locklin, 15 February 1918, McLellan, Florida. d. 9 March 2009, Brewton, Alabama. A farm boy, Locklin worked in the cotton fields as a child and on the roads during the Depression of the 30s. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and was soon performing on local radio and at dances. His professional career started in 1938 and after an interruption fo Read more

Tom T. Hall - 46% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts
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25 May 1936, Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA. Hall was one of eight children and his father was a bricklayer and part-time minister. Hall described the family home as ‘a frame house of pale-grey boards and a porch from which to view the dusty road and the promise of elsewhere beyond the hills - the birthplace of a dreamer’. Hall, who started to learn to play a school fri Read more

John Conlee - 45% match to Charley Pride

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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11 August 1946, Versailles, Kentucky, USA. Conlee’s early years were filled with farm chores, but he was playing the guitar on local radio before he was 10. He describes Versailles as ‘a very small town with a very large barbershop chorus’ in which he sang high tenor. Like soul singer Solomon Burke, he became a licensed embalmer. In the mid-70s he set about es Read more

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