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Rex Allen - 94% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Television Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Pop / Rock Westerns Drama Vocals
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Rex Elvie Allen, 31 December 1920, Willcox, Arizona, USA, d. 17 December 1999, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Country singer Allen was no imitation cowboy - his family were homesteaders: a mountain lion was killed close to his home, his brother died from a rattlesnake bite, and the family lost everything in the drought of 1934. As Allen had ridden on the farm, he thought he could tra Read more

Little Jimmy Dickens - 54% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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James Cecil Dickens, 19 December 1920, Bolt, West Virginia, USA. Dickens has summarized his early life as the youngest of 13 children in humorous country songs such as ‘A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed’ and ‘Out Behind The Barn’. He had no intention of following his father into the coalmines, and being 4 feet 11 inches tall effectively ruled it out. When Read more

Cowboy Copas - 52% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
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Cliff Carlisle - 49% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass
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Clifford Raymond Carlisle, 6 May 1904, near Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, d. 2 April 1983, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Born in a log cabin on a tobacco farm, Carlisle developed an early affinity for yodelling blues music and the Hawaiian guitar, which led to him becoming one of the best steel guitarists to play in country music. He is also considered a pioneer of Read more

Pee Wee King - 49% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks
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Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, 18 February 1914, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 7 March 2000, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. His parents, whose families had been Polish immigrants, relocated to Abrams when he was a child and he grew up in the Polish community there. His father, who played fiddle and concertina, ran a polka band and the boy was encouraged to play instruments from Read more

The Maddox Brothers & Rose - 49% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Tommy Collins - 48% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Leonard Raymond Sipes, 28 September 1930, Bethany, Oklahoma, USA, d. 14 March 2000, Ashland City, Tennessee, USA. Collins reflected upon his childhood in his song about being raised on a farm, ‘The Roots Of My Raising’, a US country number 1 for Merle Haggard in 1976. As a young man Collins was an avid follower of Jimmie Rodgers and, for a while, he dated the singe Read more

Spade Cooley - 42% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Westerns
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Donnell Clyde Cooley, 22 February 1910, Grande, Oklahoma, USA, d. 23 November 1969, Vacaville, California, USA. His grandfather and father were talented fiddlers and he was playing at dances at the age of eight. Around 1930, the family moved to Modesto, California, where Cooley played local venues. In 1934, his resemblance to Roy Rogers found him employment as a stand-in and Read more

George Morgan - 41% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Westerns Comedy
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28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote ‘ Read more

Wayne Raney - 41% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
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17 August 1921, Wolf Bayou, near Batesville, Arkansas, USA, d. 23 January 1993. Raney became interested in music at an early age, owing to the fact that a crippled foot prevented him playing games. He learned to play the harmonica and listened intently to the playing of Lonnie Glosson on Border radio station XEPN. In 1934, at the age of 13, he hitch-hiked to the station’ Read more

Floyd Tillman - 40% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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8 December 1914, Ryan, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 August 2003, Bacliff, nr. Houston, Texas, USA. Tillman was the youngest of 11 children of a sharecropping family who moved to Post, Texas, when he was a few months old. He first learned to play mandolin and banjo but later changed to guitar, performing with Adolph Hofner’s band, even singing a few songs, although later admitti Read more

Carson Robison - 39% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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4 August 1890, Oswego, near Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas, USA, d. 24 March 1957, Pleasant Valley, New York, USA. Robison’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a pianist and singer, and by the age of 14, Robison was competent enough to play the guitar professionally. He left home and worked with various dance bands and radio stations, developing into a Read more

Jimmy Wakely - 38% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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Clarence Wakely, 16 February 1914, near Mineola, Arkansas, USA, d. 25 September 1982, Mission Hills, California, USA. Wakely’s family relocated to Oklahoma when he was child, moving several times as they struggled to make a living, usually by sharecropping. He gave himself the name of Jimmy and attended High School at Cowden, Oklahoma, where he learned to play the guita Read more

Minnie Pearl - 33% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television
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Sarah Ophelia Colley, 25 October 1912, Centerville, Tennessee, USA, d. 4 March 1996, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of a prominent businessman, she, unlike many country artists, grew up in relative luxury though under the strict supervision of her mother, who played the local church organ. She developed an interest in the stage as a small child and later, when permi Read more

Wynn Stewart - 33% match to Kenny Roberts

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Wynnford Lindsey Stewart, 7 June 1934, on a farm near Morrisville, Missouri, USA, d. 17 July 1985, Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. Stewart’s uncle was a major league pitcher, which inspired hopes of a baseball career, until he was told that he would never be big enough. He became interested in songwriting, learned to play the guitar, and at the age of 13, he appeared re Read more

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