Country and Western in History (Part 3)

Country and Western: Bluegrass Music - Country Singers

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 412

  • 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), 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 (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (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 country guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948-11-03 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-12-07 Gary Morris, American country singer and actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Person of interestBarbara Mandrell

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

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 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

Person of interestHank Williams Jr

1949-05-26 Hank Williams, Jr American country singer-songwriter ("All My Rowdy Friends"; "Honky Tonkin'": "There's A Tear In My Beer"), 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, American blues-rock drummer (ZZ Top - "Legs"), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 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)
  • 1949-10-27 Jack Daniels, American country guitarist (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"; "Who's Lonely Now?"), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma,
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country 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-Mt 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, 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 (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951-01-09 Crystal Gayle, 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
  • 1952-02-18 (Judy) "Juice" Newton, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Queen of Hearts'), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1952-04-18 Jim Scholten, American country singer ("Betty's Bein' Bad"), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 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 Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • 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 country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred 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)
  • 1953-09-30 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, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 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 singer (Restless Heart - Big Dreams In A Small Town), 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

Person of interestReba McEntire

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

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • 1955-05-11 Mark Herndon, American country music drummer (Alabama - "Take Me Down"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-12 Kix Brooks, American country music singer (Brooks & Dunn - "Brand New Man"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Person of interestRosanne Cash

1955-05-24 Rosanne Cash, American country singer ("Seven Year Ache"; "Black Cadillac"), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955-07-01 Keith Whitley, American country music singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1989)
  • 1955-08-02 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-09-26 Carlene Carter, American country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-12-06 Tish Hinojosa, American country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956-01-18 George Mark Collie, American country singer (Another Old Soldier), born in Waynesboro Tennessee
  • 1956-03-26 Charly McClain, American country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956-09-23 June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"; "Men"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • 1956-10-23 Dwight Yoakam, American country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • 1956-11-11 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • 1956-11-28 Kristine Arnold, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1956-12-09 Sylvia, American country singer (Nobody), born in Kokoma, Indiana
  • 1956-12-21 Lee Roy Parnell, American country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1956-12-30 Suzy Bogguss, American country singer ("Drive South"; "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"), born in Aledo, Illinois
  • 1957-01-29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-02-13 Doris King, American country vocalist (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat To China"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Person of interestVince Gill

1957-04-12 Vince Gill, American country singer ("When I Call Your Name"), born in Norman, Oklahoma

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 1957-05-03 [Michael] Cactus Moser, American country singer (Highway 101), born in Montrose, Colorado
  • 1957-07-24 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957-08-22 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1957-09-06 Joe Smyth, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1957-11-01 Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter (Joshua Judges Ruth; The Road To Ensenada), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-02-21 Mary-Chapin Carpenter, American country-pop singer-songwriter ("This Shirt"; "Shut Up And Kiss Me"), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1958-02-24 Sammy Kershaw, American country vocalist (Cadillac Style), born in Kaplan, Louisiana
  • 1958-05-23 Shelly West, Ameican country singer ("Red Hot"; "West by West"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958-09-30 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Whiskey Ain't Workin'), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi

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