Country and Western in History (Part 3)

Country and Western: Bluegrass Music

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 463

  • 1945-06-05 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • 1945-10-19 Jeannie C. Riley (née Stephenson), American Grammy and CMA Award-winning pop-country and gospel singer ("Harper Valley P.T.A."), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945-11-10 Donna Fargo [Yvonne Vaughn], American country singer ("The Happiest Girl in Whole USA"), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • 1946-01-11 (Diana) "Naomi" Judd, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Judds - "Why Not Me"), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 2022)

Dolly PartonDolly Parton (76 years old)

1946-01-19 American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

  • 1946-02-02 Howard Bellamy, American pop and country vocalist (Bellamy Bros - "Let Your Love Flow"), born in Darby, Florida
  • 1946-07-03 Johnny Lee [Ham], American country music singer ("Lookin' For Love"), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1946-08-11 John Conlee, American country singer ("Common Man"), born in Versailles, Kentucky
  • 1946-10-02 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • 1946-10-10 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello in There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Summer's End"), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer ("Crazy Blue Eyes"), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1946-11-05 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention - "If You Gotta Go"), born in London, England
  • 1947-01-16 James "Sandy" Pinkard, American country music songwriter, born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 1947-01-21 Jimmy Ibbotson, American country and folk-rock singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-02-09 Joe Ely, American outlaw country singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Honky Tonk Masquerade"), born in Amarillo,Texas
  • 1947-02-10 Chris Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band; The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2012)
  • 1947-04-02 Emmylou Harris, American country singer ("Together Again"; "Blue Kentucky Girl"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1947-05-13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish folk-country singer-songwriter ("Turn A Deaf Ear"), born in St Andrews, Fife
  • 1947-05-24 Mike Reid, American country singer ("Walk On Faith"), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-08-23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-09-09 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1967-73 - "We Gotta All Get Together"), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1947-09-23 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1947-09-26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer ("Rose Garden"), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2015)
  • 1947-12-19 Janie Fricke, American country music singer ("It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy"), born in South Whitley, Indiana
  • 1948-02-08 "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), born in McCamey, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1948-04-21 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1948-05-02 Larry Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Brothers - "Broken Lady"), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-05 Gail Davies, American country singer and producer ("I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"; "Blue Heartache"), born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
  • 1948-10-02 Chris LeDoux, American country singer ("Ridin' for a Fall"), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1948-10-28 Rickie Lee Reynolds, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy (To the Rescue)"), born in Manila, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • 1948-11-03 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-12-07 Gary Morris, American country singer ("100% Chance of Rain"), and actor (The Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Barbara MandrellBarbara Mandrell (73 years old)

1948-12-25 American country singer and TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1949-01-07 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1949-03-04 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Hank Williams JrHank Williams Jr (73 years old)

1949-05-26 Jr, American country singer-songwriter ("All My Rowdy Friends"; "Honky Tonkin'": "There's A Tear In My Beer"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, American blues-rock drummer (ZZ Top - "Legs"), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1949-08-10 Gene Johnson, American country singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), born in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-27 Jeff Cook, American country music guitarist, singer and fiddler (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 2022)
  • 1949-09-26 Martin Delray, American country singer ("Get Rhythm"), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • 1949-10-05 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1949-10-07 Kieran Kane, American country singer (O'Kanes - "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1949-10-27 Jack Daniels, American country guitarist (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"; "Who's Lonely Now?"), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma,
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, American 10-time Grammy Award-winning rock-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Nick of Time"; "Something To Talk About"), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-11-23 Charlie Black, American country music songwriter (Anne Murray - "Shadows in the Moonlight"; K.T. Oslin - "Come Next Monday"), born in Cheverly, Maryland (d. 2021)
  • 1949-12-13 Randy Owen, American country music star (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • 1950-01-15 David Lynn Jones, American country singer ("Bonnie Jean"), born in Bexar, Arkansas
  • 1950-03-13 Steve Hill, American country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1950-03-25 Ronald "Ronnie" McDowell, American country singer ("The King Is Gone"), born in Portland, Tennessee
  • 1950-04-03 Curtis Stone, American country music bassist and mandolin player (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950-08-07 Rodney Crowell, American country singer-songwriter (Above and Beyond; She's Crazy for Leavin'), and record producer, born in Houston, Texas

Crystal GayleCrystal Gayle (71 years old)

1951-01-09 American country singer ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"; "One From The Heart"), born in Paintsville, Kentucky

  • 1951-02-20 Kathy Baillie, American country vocalist (Baille Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951-03-16 Ray Benson, American country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-04-04 Steve Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1951-04-07 John Dittrich, American country music drummer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1951-04-11 Robbie House, American country-rockabilly guitarist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 1951-05-23 Judy Rodman, American country singer ("Girls Ride Horses Too"), born in Riverside, California
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952-01-12 Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer ("Wild-Eyed Dream"), born in Danville, Virginia
  • 1952-01-22 Teddy Gentry, American country music bassist (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • 1952-04-18 Jim Scholten, American country singer ("Betty's Bein' Bad"), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1952-05-10 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish pop and country singer, yodeler, and accordion player, born on Osby, Sweden
  • 1952-05-18 George Strait, American country singer ("All My Exes Live in Texas"), born in Pearsall, Texas
  • 1952-08-20 Rudy Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Brothers - "Broken Lady"), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1952-09-06 (Steven) "Buddy" Miller, American folk and country singer-songwriter, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1952-09-17 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), born in Richland, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • 1952-11-10 Pat Severs, American steel guitar player (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1953-03-26 Michael Bonagura, American country singer (Baille & Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953-04-09 Hal Ketchum, American country singer ("Small Town Saturday Night"), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1953-07-28 Steve Duncan, American country-rock drummer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1953-09-16 Michael Rhodes, American country, rock, and jazz session and touring bass player, born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, American country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-11-23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • 1954-03-01 Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-03-14 Jann Browne, American country singer (Mexican Wind), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1954-03-20 Jim Seales, American country singer (Shenandoah - "Sunday in the South"), born in Hamilton, Alabama
  • 1954-04-25 Rob Crosby, American country singer ("She's a Natural"), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1954-05-20 James Henderson, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas, 1975-79 - Ain't Life Grand), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1954-06-15 Terri Gibbs, American blind country music singer ("Somebody's Knockin'"), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954-06-28 Ava Barber, American 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, American country singer ("Heartbroke"; "Toy Hearts"), born in Cordell, Kentucky
  • 1954-10-02 Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1954-10-30 T. Graham Brown, American country singer ("Come As You Were"), born in Arabi, Georgia
  • 1954-12-02 Danielle Alexander, American country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1954-12-03 Paul Gregg, American country bassist (Restless Heart - "Big Dreams In A Small Town"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Altus, Oklahoma
  • 1954-12-13 John Anderson, American country singer and actor ("I've Got a Feelin'";"Money in the Bank"), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1954-12-25 Steve Wariner, American country singer (Small Town Girl), born in Noblesville, Indiana
  • 1955-01-04 Kathy Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • 1955-01-17 Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-01-27 Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1955-03-01 Jimmy Fortune, American country singer (Statler Brothers - Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1955-03-17 Paul Overstreet, American country singer (Daddy's Come Around), born in Van Cleave, Mississippi
  • 1955-03-26 Dean Dillon, American country music singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee

Reba McEntireReba McEntire (67 years old)

1955-03-28 American country singer ("Can't Even Get the Blues"; "Consider Me Gone"), born in McAlester, Oklahoma

  • 1955-05-11 Mark Herndon, American country music drummer (Alabama - "Take Me Down"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

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