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Bobby Bare - 100% match to Porter Wagoner

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

George Jones - 93% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Lefty Frizzell - 92% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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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

Buck Owens - 87% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Hank Thompson - 83% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Christian & Gospel
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Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA, d. 6 November 2007, Keller, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Thompson, as a young boy, was fond of records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. He first learned the harmonica and then his parents gave him a guitar for his tenth birthday. He also played Hawaiian guitar, learned conjuring tricks and had a ventriloquist Read more

Faron Young

Faron Young - 81% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - 74% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Drama Television Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Country & Bluegrass Children's Music Christian & Gospel Classical Music & Radio
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19 January 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. Dolly Rebecca Parton’s poor farming parents paid the doctor in cornmeal for attending the birth of the fourth of their 12 offspring. After her appearances as a singing guitarist on local radio as a child, including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Parton left school in 1964. Her recorded output had included a raucous rockabi Read more

Ray Price - 74% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Webb Pierce - 74% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts
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8 August 1921, near West Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 February 1991, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His father died when Pierce was only three months old, his mother remarried and he was raised on a farm seven miles from Monroe. Although no one in the family performed music, his mother had a collection of country records which, together with Gene Autry films, were his first cou Read more

Hank Snow - 69% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music Holiday & Seasonal
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Clarence Eugene Snow, 9 May 1914, Brooklyn, near Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 20 December 1999, Madison, Tennessee, USA. After his parents divorced when he was eight years old, Snow spent four unhappy years with his grandmother, finally running away to rejoin his mother when she remarried. However, he was cruelly mistreated by his stepfather, which prompted him to absc Read more

Tom T. Hall - 69% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Documentaries
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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

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - 67% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Charley Pride - 66% match to Porter Wagoner

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

Johnny Paycheck - 63% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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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

Moe Bandy - 60% match to Porter Wagoner

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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Marion Bandy, 12 February 1944, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Bandy was nicknamed Moe by his father when a child in the home town of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, so it is perhaps not surprising that he grew up to be a country singer. He later stated: ‘My grandfather worked on the railroads with Jimmie Rodgers. He was the boss of the railway yard in Meridian and Jimmie Ro Read more

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