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Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings - 100% match to Tompall Glaser

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

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - 56% match to Tompall Glaser

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

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - 44% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Comedy Westerns Documentaries Drama Action & Adventure Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Television Christian & Gospel Blues Children's Music Easy Listening Vocals Soundtracks Jazz Kids & Family
Decades Active: 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

George Jones - 26% match to Tompall Glaser

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

Kinky Friedman - 26% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Nostalgia & Eclectic Pop / Rock Comedy
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Friedman, 31 October 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Friedman, a Jew in Texas, remarks, ‘Cowboys and Jews have a common bond. They are the only two groups to wear their hats indoors and attach a certain importance to it.’ Friedman, whose father was a university lecturer, first recorded as part of the surfing band King Arthur And The Carrots, in 1966. One of t Read more

Johnny Rodriguez - 25% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson - 25% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Drama Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts Westerns Kids & Family Pop / Rock Documentaries Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Television Comedy Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 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

Wynn Stewart - 23% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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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

The Derailers - 20% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A honky tonk country rock outfit based in Austin, Texas, USA, the Derailers are led by singer-songwriters, Tony Villanueva (8 August 1967, Eugene, Oregon, USA; guitar, vocals) and Brian Hofeldt (b. 10 June 1967, Caldwell, Idaho, USA; guitar, piano, vocals). Villanueva once described the band’s mission as one of exploring ‘the moan and the mournful harmonies’ t Read more

BR549 - 18% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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Jim Ed Brown - 18% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jim Edward Brown, 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA. From the early 50s to 1967, Brown sang with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as the Browns but had solo successes in 1965 with ‘I Heard From A Memory Last Night’ and ‘I’m Just A Country Boy’, after his sisters had persuaded Chet Atkins to record him solo. When the trio disbanded in 1967, he pursued a Read more

Cal Smith - 17% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Calvin Grant Shofner, 7 April 1932, Gans, Oklahoma, USA. The Shofner family moved to California, where Calvin met the rodeo-rider Todd Mason, becoming his stooge for knife and bullwhip tricks. Mason taught him how to play the guitar and at the age of 15 he was a vocalist with the San Francisco country band Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Wranglers. After military service, he Read more

Claude King

Claude King - 17% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Classic Exploitation Comedy Mystery / Thriller Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 February 1923, on a farm near Keithville, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His date of birth has, since 1961, frequently been cited incorrectly owing to promotional material released by his then manager, Tillman Franks, who at the time thought it tactful to lose a decade from his new client’s age. King showed an early interest in music and was a proficient guitarist by the Read more

Jimmie Dale Gilmore - 17% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1945, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Gilmore is one of the many singer-songwriters to emerge from Lubbock; he says, ‘People used to ask us why there is so much music in Lubbock and we’d say that maybe it was the UFOs that came through in the early 50s. There was a famous sighting that was known as the Lubbock Lights.’ Apart from such extra-terrestrial help, Gilmo Read more

Kendalls - 17% match to Tompall Glaser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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