Freddy Fender Similar Artists

Don Gibson - 100% match to Freddy Fender

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

Ferlin Husky - 82% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Classic Exploitation
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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

Conway Twitty - 79% match to Freddy Fender

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

George Jones - 65% match to Freddy Fender

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

Donna Fargo - 61% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Yvonne Vaughn, 10 November 1949, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA. Fargo is the daughter of a tobacco farmer, and she sang in church as a child. She became a schoolteacher and was discovered by her future husband, record producer Stan Silver, singing in a club in Los Angeles. She first recorded in 1969, but her success started once she had signed with Dot Records in 1971. She Read more

Ronnie Milsap - 61% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts 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 - 60% match to Freddy Fender

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

Bellamy Brothers - 59% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Country duo comprising Homer Howard Bellamy (2 February 1946, Darby, Florida, USA) and David Milton Bellamy (b. 16 September 1950, Darby, Florida, USA). The Bellamy Brothers became one of the top country acts of the 80s and 90s after beginning their career in pop and soul. The brothers’ father played bluegrass music but David Bellamy’s first professional job was as Read more

Johnny Horton - 55% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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30 April 1925, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas, USA. Horton was raised in Tyler, Texas, where his sharecropping family settled in search of work. He learned the guitar from his mother and, owing to his athletic prowess, won scholarships at Baylor University and later the University of Seattle. For a time he worked in the fishing industry but b Read more

Charlie Rich - 53% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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14 December 1932, Colt, Arkansas, USA, d. 25 July 1995, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. One of Rich’s country hits was ‘Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs’, and the ups and downs of his own life were dramatic. Rich’s parents were cotton farmers and he heard the blues from the pickers and gospel music from his parents, as his father sang in a choir and his mother Read more

Charley Pride - 51% match to Freddy Fender

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

Billie Jo Spears - 50% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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14 January 1937, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Discovered by songwriter Jack Rhodes, Spears’ first record, as Billie Jo Moore, ‘Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys’, earned her $4, 200 at the age of 15. Despite appearances on The Louisiana Hayride, she did not record regularly until she signed with United Artists Records in 1964. Following her producer, Kelso Herston Read more

Ray Price - 50% match to Freddy Fender

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

Kenny Rogers - 46% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Westerns Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Soundtracks Television Mystery / Thriller Drama Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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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

Lynn Anderson - 46% match to Freddy Fender

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Lynn Rene Anderson, 26 September 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Anderson, the daughter of country songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, was raised in California. She started performing at the age of six, but her first successes were in horse shows. Her quarter horses amassed 700 trophies and she won major awards as a rider at shows all over California. In 1966, recordin Read more

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