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George Jones - 100% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Television Pop / Rock Music & Radio Soundtracks Christian & Gospel World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Merle Haggard - 74% match to Hank Williams

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

Jimmie Rodgers - 71% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 71% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock War
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Buck Owens - 69% match to Hank Williams

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 - 69% match to Hank Williams

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Lefty Frizzell - 69% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Orville Frizzell, 31 March 1928, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA, d. 19 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest of eight children of an itinerant oilfield worker, Frizzell was raised mainly in El Dorado, Arkansas, but also lived in sundry places in Texas and Oklahoma. Greatly influenced by his parents’ old 78s of Jimmie Rodgers, he sang as a young Read more

Waylon Jennings - 66% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Comedy Television Documentaries Drama Kids & Family Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Willie Nelson - 63% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Country & Bluegrass Westerns Documentaries Action & Adventure Pop / Rock Drama Holiday & Seasonal Television Music & Radio Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Blues Vocals Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Willie Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933, Abbott, Texas, USA. Following their mother’s desertion and the death of their father, Nelson and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents. Bobbie was encouraged to play the piano and Willie the guitar. By the age of seven he was writing cheating-heart-style songs. ‘Maybe I got ’em from soap operas on the radio,  Read more

Willie Nelson And Family - 63% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Ernest Tubb - 62% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Dale Tubb, 9 February 1914, near Crisp, Ellis County, Texas, USA, d. 6 September 1984, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Ernest was the youngest of five children of Calvin Tubb, the foreman of a 300-acre cotton farm, and his wife Sarah. In 1920 the family relocated to Benjamin, and then moved again, to Kemp, in 1925. The following year, his parents divorced and initially he Read more

Leretta Lynn - 62% match to Hank Williams

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Loretta Lynn - 62% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Television Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Drama Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Loretta Webb, 14 April 1935, Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA. Lynn is a coalminer’s daughter, being the second of the eight children of Ted and Clara Webb. She is one-quarter Cherokee and her name came from her mother’s fondness for movie star Loretta Young. She was raised in a small shack during the Depression and was attracted to country music as an 11-year-old, wh Read more

Hank 3 - 57% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Hank Williams III - 57% match to Hank Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shelton Hank Williams, 12 December 1972, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Williams is the son of Hank Williams Jnr. and his second wife, Gwen, but the couple divorced when he was three and consequently he saw little of his father. Williams played drums from an early age and, in a symbolic moment, accompanied his father for a performance of ‘Family Tradition’ when aged on Read more


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