The Highwaymen Similar Artists

Waylon Jennings - 100% match to The Highwaymen

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

Kris Kristofferson - 87% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Drama Westerns Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Kids & Family Documentaries Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Mystery / Thriller Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel Horror
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford Universi Read more

Willie Nelson - 81% match to The Highwaymen

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
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 - 81% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Johnny Cash - 65% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Music & Radio Pop / Rock Television Drama Westerns Folk Documentaries Mystery / Thriller Christian & Gospel Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal Folk R&B / Soul Children's Music Kids & Family
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1932, Kingsland, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 September 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. One of the giants of American music, Cash made over 70 albums of original material, plus countless guest appearances. His music reflected his love of America, his compassion, his love of life, and, what is often lacking in country music, a sense of humour. Heeding the advice he was g Read more

David Allan Coe - 64% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Westerns Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1939, Akron, Ohio, USA. From the age of nine, Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centres and prisons. According to his publicity handout, he spent time on Death Row after killing a fellow inmate who demanded oral sex. When Rolling Stone magazine questioned this, Coe responded with a song, ‘I’d Like To Kick The Shit Out Of You’. Whatev Read more

Merle Haggard - 55% match to The Highwaymen

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

Johnny Paycheck - 47% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

George Jones - 44% match to The Highwaymen

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

Johnny Horton - 43% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Hank Williams Jr. - 39% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television Christian & Gospel Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts
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Hank Williams - 32% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Drama Music & Radio Christian & Gospel Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hiram (misspelled on birth certificate as Hiriam) Williams, 17 September 1923, Georgiana, Alabama, USA, d. 1 January 1953, on the road between Montgomery, Alabama and Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA. Misspelling notwithstanding, Williams disliked the name and took to calling himself Hank. He was born with a spine defect that troubled him throughout his life, and which was furth Read more

June Carter Cash - 31% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Westerns Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 2000s
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Valerie June Carter, 23 June 1929, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 15 May 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The second of the three daughters of Mother Maybelle Carter of the legendary Carter Family. Her mother taught her to play autoharp (and later guitar) and in 1939, she and sisters Anita Carter and Helen Carter were appearing on Border Radio as members of t Read more

Marty Robbins - 31% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Westerns Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Martin David Robinson 26 September 1925, near Glendale, Arizona, USA, d. 8 December 1982, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Robbins later maintained that his father hated him and that his early childhood was unhappy. Reports indicate that John Robinson (originally a Polish immigrant named Mazinski) suffered from a drink problem that led to him abusing his family before eventually l Read more

Conway Twitty - 30% match to The Highwaymen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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


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