Country and Western in History (Part 2)

Country and Western: Country Singers

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 290

  • 1938-03-08 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • 1938-04-26 Duane Eddy, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1938-07-26 Bobby Hebb, country singer/songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1938-11-11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1939-05-27 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
  • 1939-09-06 David Allan Coe, country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy)
  • 1939-12-29 Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
  • 1940-01-23 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • 1940-04-25 O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-05-15 K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1941-10-17 Earl Thomas Conley, country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1941-11-06 Doug Sahm, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-06 Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-03-16 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • 1942-04-03 Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)

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1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-12-26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942-12-26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1943-01-16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • 1943-04-24 Richard Sterban, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943-04-29 Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1943-05-31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-25 Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
  • 1943-08-05 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • 1943-10-11 Gene Watson, Palestine Tx, country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff)

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1943-12-31 John Denver, American country singer (Rocky Mt High, "thank god he's a country boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1944-02-12 Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
  • 1944-08-19 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • 1944-10-31 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • 1945-03-14 Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-04-09 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1945-05-28 Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
  • 1945-06-05 Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1945-11-10 Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)

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1946-01-19 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1946-08-11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • 1946-10-02 Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • 1946-10-10 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • 1947-01-21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • 1947-02-09 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • 1947-04-02 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1947-05-24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • 1947-05-25 Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
  • 1947-07-11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-08-23 Rex Allen Jr, country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-09-23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1947-09-26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • 1948-02-08 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
  • 1948-05-02 Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-05 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • 1948-10-02 Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • 1948-10-13 Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)
  • 1948-10-28 Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948-12-07 Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1949-01-07 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • 1949-03-04 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter

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1949-05-26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • 1949-09-26 Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))
  • 1949-10-27 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, country singer (Green Light, The Glow), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-12-13 Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1950-01-15 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • 1950-03-13 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1950-03-26 Ronnie McDowell, Fountain Head Tn, country singer (King is Gone)
  • 1950-08-07 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951-01-09 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • 1951-02-20 Kathy Baillie, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951-03-16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-04-04 Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1951-04-07 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1951-05-23 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952-01-02 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • 1952-01-12 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • 1952-01-22 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1952-04-18 Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • 1952-05-18 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • 1952-08-20 Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1952-09-17 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1952-11-10 Pat Severs, Camden SC, country singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • 1953-03-26 Michael Bonagura, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953-04-09 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954-03-14 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 1954-04-25 Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)
  • 1954-05-20 James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1954-06-28 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-07-13 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1954-07-18 Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)

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