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George Jones - 100% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

Clint Black - 89% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Television Westerns
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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

Merle Haggard - 87% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

George Strait - 86% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

Waylon Jennings - 86% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Television Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Drama Comedy Documentaries Soundtracks
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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

Travis Tritt - 84% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Horror Comedy Action & Adventure Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Mark Chesnutt - 78% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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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

John Anderson - 77% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Buck Owens - 76% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Comedy
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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

Brooks & Dunn - 74% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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This hugely successful country duo comprises Kix Brooks (Leon Eric Brooks, 12 May 1955, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. 1 June 1953, Coleman, Texas, USA). As an adolescent, Brooks lived close to Johnny Horton and sang with Horton’s daughter. He moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter, co-writing a US country number 1 by John Conlee (&# Read more

Randy Travis - 71% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Westerns Action & Adventure Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Kids & Family 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

The Mavericks - 70% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Dance Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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Country rock band formed in Miami, Florida, USA, a region better known for its dance and rock music than any fondness for the country genre. Lead singer and songwriter Raul Malo (7 August 1965, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals/guitar) was born of Cuban descent. His parents’ record collection was full of American roots music and rockabilly, and led to his discovery of Johnny Read more

Garth Brooks - 68% match to Dwight Yoakam

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts
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Troyal Garth Brooks, 7 February 1962, Yukon, Oklahoma, USA. Brooks’ mother, country singer Colleen Carroll (b. 1929, d. 7 August 1999), appeared on the Ozark Jubilee and recorded for Capitol Records. Brooks won an athletic scholarship in Oklahoma and entertained in clubs at night. He preferred music and was soon playing full-time. While having a club residency, he learn Read more

Alan Jackson - 67% match to Dwight Yoakam

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

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