Country Music Artist's Albums & Their Brief Biographies
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(1923-1953)

Hiram King "Hank" Williams

was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Hank Williams By The Bucketload In late November 1949, Hank hit the chart with ‘My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It,’ a song from well before World War II.

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(1903-1992)

Roy Claxton Acuff

was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter, freemason. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. The king of country music : The complete Foundational Recordings 1936-1951

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Pee Wee King - Chronological Classics 1953-1955 Original Release Date: January 13, 2019

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(1915-1973)

David Akeman

better known as Stringbean, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, comedian, actor and semi-professional baseball player best known for his role as a main cast member on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. 

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(1929-2006)

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.,

professionally known as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos. Country Original Buck Owens’ Capitol Debut ‘Buck Owens’ Capitol released the self-titled debut LP by the Texan country original in January 1961.

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Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski,

known professionally as Pee Wee King, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist best known for co-writing "Tennessee Waltz". One of the strangest stories in country music is how a polka bandleader called Frank Kuczynski from Wisconsin became Pee Wee King and led a big band on the Opry, then co-wrote several of the biggest hits in country music history. 

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Various Artists-Country Oldies On The Air Vol.2
Tall Timber, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Goldie Hill Porter Wagoner (Artist), Tommy Sosebee, Bobby Lord, miley Burnette Hank Locklin (Artist), Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky (Artist), Redd Stewart (Artist), Pete Stamper (Artist), Slim Wilson (Artist), Billy Walker (Artist), Patsy Elshire (Artist), Pee Wee King (Artist), Ray Price (Artist) Format: Vinyl

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(1919-2012)

Ellen Muriel Deason,

known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection

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(1919-1991)

Ernest Jennings Ford,

known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American singer and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. ‘Sixteen Tons’: Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Heavy-Hitting Classic Tennessee Ernie Ford wasn’t the first to record ‘Sixteen Tons’, but he made it his signature song in 1955.

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(1923-2003)

Henry Ellis Stewart,

better known as Redd Stewart, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist who co-wrote "Tennessee Waltz" with Pee Wee King in 1948. Redd Stewart: I Remember

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(1932-1963)

Patsy Cline was an American country music singer and part of the Nashville sound during the late 1950s and early 1960s. She successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane. 

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Country Music USA

Hank Thompson, Bob Wills, Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart

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(1917-1980)

Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives, but set to music. The most noted examples are his 1965 number one hit "Giddyup Go" and his 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear". 

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Pee Wee King

(1914-2000) Essential Recordings (2017)

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(1870-1952)

Uncle Dave Macon,

born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy - The Complete Recordings

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(1912-1996)

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon,

known professionally as her stage character Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991. Live from Grinder's Switch

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(1913-1998)

Louis Marshall Jones,

known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Grandpa Jones - 28 Greatest Hits

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(1920-2015)

James Cecil Dickens,

better known by his stage name, Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer and songwriter famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, and his rhinestone-studded outfits. I'm Little, But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens Collection

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(1925-2007)

Henry William Thompson

known as Hank Thompson, was an American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades.

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(1925-2011)

Ferlin Eugene Husky

was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes.

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(1932-1996)

Faron Young was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Country Hits and Favourites - Faron Young

(1933-2016)

Ollie Imogene "Jean" Shepard

was an American honky tonk singer-songwriter who pioneered for women in country music. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the No. 1 spot.

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(1928-1975)

William Orville "Lefty" Frizzell,

was an American country music singer-songwriter and honky-tonk singer. He gained prominence in 1950 after two major hits, and throughout the decade was a very popular country performer. That's The Way Love Goes: The Final Recordings Of Lefty Frizzell

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(1921-1991)

Michael Webb Pierce

was an American honky tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade. His biggest hit was "In the Jailhouse Now," which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at number one. The Wondering Boy 1951-1958

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(1934-2015)

James Edward Brown

was an American country singer-songwriter who achieved fame in the 1950s with his two sisters as a member of the Browns. He later had a successful solo career from 1965 to 1974, followed by a string of major duet hits with fellow country music vocalist Helen Cornelius, through 1981.

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(1942-1998)

Tammy Wynette,

was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers.

(1921-1963)

Harold Franklin Hawkins,

better known as Hawkshaw Hawkins, was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 1960s known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk.

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(1918-2009)

Lawrence Hankins 'Hank' Locklin

was an American country music singer-songwriter. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording career with RCA Victor, and scored big hits with "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl" from 1957-1960.

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(1930-2013)

Jack Henry Greene

was an American country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best known for his 1966 hit, "There Goes My Everything".

(1932- present)

Loretta Lynn

is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years.

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(1927-2010)

Carl Milton Smith

was an American country music singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the husband of June Carter and Goldie Hill, and the father of Carlene Carter. He was one of country's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 Billboard hits, including 21 in a row.

(1928-2016)

Jimmie Hugh Loden,

known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the "Southern Gentleman" for his congenial manner, his greatest success came from ballads about the trials of love.

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(1918-2008)

Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold

was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a Nashville sound innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones. He sold more than 85 million records.

(1929-2006)

William Marvin Walker

was an American country music singer and guitarist best known for his 1962 hit, "Charlie's Shoes". Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had more than 30 charted records during a nearly 60-year career; and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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(1934-1985)

Winford Lindsey Stewart,

better known as Wynn Stewart, was an American country music performer. He was one of the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound. Although not a huge chart success, he was an inspiration to such greats as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Nick Lowe.

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(1927-2007)

Porter Wayne Wagoner

was an American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced singer Dolly Parton on his television show, and they were a well-known vocal duo throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s.

(1928-2003)

Donald Eugene Gibson

was an American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson wrote such country standards as "Sweet Dreams" and "I Can't Stop Loving You", and enjoyed a string of country hits from 1957 into the mid-1970s.

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(1910-1968)

Clyde Julian Foley,

known professionally as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the growth of country music after World War II. For more than two decades, Foley was one of the biggest stars of the genre, selling more than 25 million records.

(1937-Present)

James William Anderson III, known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has been a member in long standing of the weekly Grand Ole Opry radio program and stage performance in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1961.

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(1897-1933)

James Charles Rodgers

was an American singer-songwriter and musician in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling.

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The Carter Family

is a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, Southern Gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s.

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(1914-1984)

Ernest Dale Tubb

nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You", marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

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(1935-Present)

Robert Joseph Bare Sr.

is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for the songs "Detroit City" and "500 Miles Away from Home". He is the father of Bobby Bare Jr., also a musician.

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(1937-Present)

Wanda Lavonne Jackson

is a retired American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers, and a pioneering rock-and-roll artist. She is known to many as the "Queen of Rockabilly" or the "First Lady of Rockabilly".

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(1939-Present)

Billy Joe Shaver

is a Texas country music singer and songwriter. Shaver's 1973 album Old Five and Dimers Like Me is a classic in the outlaw country genre.

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(1947-Present)

Emmylou Harris

is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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(1934-Present)

Charley Frank Pride

is an American country music singer, musician, guitarist, recording artist, performer, business owner, and former baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.

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(1946-Present)

Dolly Rebecca Parton

is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly.

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Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first recording session, and hired him to play bass. Jennings gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight in 1959 that crashed and killed Holly, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens.

Merle Ronald Haggard

was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth.

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John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel.

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Harold Lloyd Jenkins, better known by his stage name Conway Twitty, was an American country music singer. He also had success in the rock and roll, R&B, and pop genres. From 1971 to 1976, Twitty received a string of Country Music Association awards for duets with Loretta Lynn.

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Noble Ray Price

was an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone is regarded as among the best male voices of country music, and his innovations, such as propelling the country beat from 2/4 to 4/4, known as the "Ray Price beat", helped make country music more popular.

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Jackie Keith Whitley

was an American country music singer. During his career, Whitley only recorded two albums but charted 12 singles on the Billboard country charts, and 7 more after his death. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Whitley grew up in nearby Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

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George Glenn Jones

was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing.

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