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Bill Anderson - 100% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Television Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Bare - 81% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Ed Bruce - 65% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Television Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Edwin Bruce, 29 December 1939, Keiser, Arkansas, USA. His family moved to Memphis and Bruce was to spend many years promoting tourism as ‘the Tennessean’. He loved the early Sun Records sides of Carl Perkins and, after graduating in 1957, was given the money to make a demo, and so impressed Sun’s engineer, Jack Clement, that he was signed to the label. Read more

Tom T. Hall - 61% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Johnny Paycheck - 59% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Eugene Lytle, 31 May 1938, Greenfield, Ohio, USA, d. 18 February 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His date of birth is often disputed, and varies between 1938 and 1941. The title of Paycheck’s 1977 country hit, ‘I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)’, is apt as he was in trouble throughout his life; the wild eyes on his album sleeves give the pictur Read more

Don Gibson - 53% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1928, Shelby, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 November 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. If loneliness meant world acclaim, then Gibson, with his catalogue of songs about despair and heartbreak, should have been a superstar. Considering himself ‘a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs’, Gibson is best remembered as the author of three standar Read more

Faron Young - 52% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Westerns Action & Adventure
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Stonewall Jackson - 52% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1932, Tabor City, North Carolina, USA. Jackson’s family tree does in fact extend to the famous Confederate general of the American Civil War, hence his name. After the death of his father when Stonewall was aged two, his mother relocated to Moultrie, Georgia, where, at the age of eight, he worked on his uncle’s farm. When he was 10 he swapped his bicycle Read more

Carl Smith - 51% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Ferlin Husky - 49% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Classic Exploitation Comedy Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1925, on a farm near Flat River, Missouri, USA. Husky learned to play guitar as a child and during World War II served in the US Merchant Navy. His mother wanted him to be a preacher and his father a farmer, but after discharge, he found radio work as an announcer and disc jockey but gradually turned to performing while at KXLW St. Louis. In the late 40s he moved Read more

Jimmy Dean - 48% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Comedy
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Seth Ward, 10 August 1928, near Plainview, Texas, USA. Dean’s mother, who was the family’s only provider, ran a barbershop and as a boy, he picked cotton and worked on local farms. His mother taught him to play the piano when he was 10 years old and he taught himself guitar, accordion and harmonica as soon as he had access to the instruments. At 16, he began to stu Read more

Buck Owens - 47% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Television Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Buck Owens And The Buckaroos - 47% match to Dave Dudley

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Connie Smith - 47% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Constance June Meadows, 14 August 1941, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Raised in West Virginia and Ohio as one of 14 children, Meadows longed to be a country singer and taught herself to play the guitar while in hospital recovering from a leg injury, caused by an accident with a lawnmower. She sang at local events as a teenager and appeared on several radio and television shows. She Read more

Jerry Reed - 44% match to Dave Dudley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Comedy Action & Adventure Pop / Rock War Drama
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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.A cotton-mill worker, Reed was one of many youths brought up on country music who played rockabilly in the mid-50s. Read more


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