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George Jones - 100% match to Conway Twitty

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

Charley Pride - 82% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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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

George Strait - 74% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks
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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’. Read more

Merle Haggard - 74% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy 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

John Conlee - 72% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel
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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

Ronnie Milsap - 70% match to Conway Twitty

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 - 69% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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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

Gene Watson - 67% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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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

Randy Travis - 64% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Westerns Christian & Gospel Comedy Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Drama
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Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA. The second of the six children of Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick, this singer-songwriter shows in his style and delivery the heavy influence of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. His father, a builder, was a country music fanatic who even built a music room complete with stage onto the Travis’ house just Read more

Alabama - 63% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
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Statistically the biggest US country rock act of the 80s and 90s, Alabama’s origins can be traced back to Fort Payne in northern Alabama. The band was originally formed in 1969 as Young Country by cousins Randy Owen (14 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; vocals/guitar) and Teddy Gentry (b. 22 January 1952, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; bass/vocals), with Jeff Cook (b. Read more

Buck Owens - 62% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal 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

Keith Whitley - 61% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Tammy Wynette - 61% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Television Easy Listening
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, 5 May 1942, Itawamba County, near Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, d. 6 April 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wynette is primarily known for two songs, ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E.’, but her huge catalogue includes 20 US country number 1 hits, mostly about standing by your man or getting divorced. After her father died when she Read more

Hank Williams Jr. - 58% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy
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John Anderson - 58% match to Conway Twitty

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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