Guess Who This Is

109 Persons in the Grand Ole Opry:

Location:
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Web Site:
Years Active:
Since 1927, a radio show

Alan Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), Don't Rock the Jukebox. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2001. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. Grand Ole Opry. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 16 April 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Alison Krauss

Real/Birth Name:
Alison Maria Krauss
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddler and singer. Group Alison Krauss & Union Station. Album Now that I've Found You: A Collection. Grammy awards and CMA awards. Album Raising Sand

B.J. Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Joe Thomas
Also Known As:
B. J. Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love

Barbara Mandrell

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Ann Mandrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Irlene Mandrell by 7 years.
older sister of
Older than Louise Mandrell by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Had her own TV show. Country Music Hall of Fame 2009. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Bashful Brother Oswald

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bill Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
James William Anderson III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs City Lights, Walk Out Backwards (So I'll Think You're Coming In). See also Ray Price. Movie Las Vegas Hillbillies. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Bill Monroe

Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. National Medal of Arts 1995. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Billy Grammer

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Wayne Grammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 18 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Gotta Travel On. Grand Ole Opry. Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame 1990.

Billy Walker

Real/Birth Name:
William Marvin Walker
Nickname(s):
The Tall Texan
Traveling Texan, the Masked Singer of Country Songs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals, guitar. Songs Charlie's Shoes, Cross the Brazos at Waco, A Million and One. Died with wife and others when their van ran off the road and overturned. He was driving, after midnight. Grand Ole Opry. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. West Texas Walk of Fame 2003.

Blake Shelton

Real/Birth Name:
Blake Tollison Shelton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Miranda Lambert by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 5". Songs Sangria, Nobody But Me, Austin, The Baby, Some Beach, Home, She Wouldn't Be Gone, Hillbilly Bone, All About Tonight. Television movie The Christmas Blessing. TV show The Voice. Grand Ole Opry. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2003. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2014.

Bobby Bare

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Bare
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs 500 Miles, Detroit City, Four Strong Winds, Marie Laveau. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013.

Bobby Lord

Real/Birth Name:
Robert L. Lord
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Host of TV program Opry Almanac on station KSM-TV, Book Hit the Glory Road

Boxcar Willie

Real/Birth Name:
Lecil Travis Martin
Also Known As:
Marty Martin
Nickname(s):
King of the Hobos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Movies A Place to Grow, Sweet Dreams. 22 years in the US Air Force. First cousin to Tommy Lee Jones. Missouri Walk of Fame 2014.

Brad Paisley

Real/Birth Name:
Brad Douglas Paisley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Kimberly Williams-Paisley by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs When I Get Where I'm Going, Behind the Clouds. Movie Numero Dos. Guitarist.

Bradley Kincaid

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Kincaid
Nickname(s):
The Kentucky Mountain Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show National Barn Dance. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2009. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Grand Ole Opry.

Carl Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Milton Smith
Nickname(s):
Mister Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Goldie Hill, until her earlier death.
Older than Goldie Hill by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than June Carter Cash by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Let's Live a Little, You Are the One, Back Up Buddy, Hey Joe!, Loose Talk. Movies The Badge of Marshal Brennan, Buffalo Gun. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carrie Underwood

Real/Birth Name:
Carrie Marie Underwood
Also Known As:
Carrie Fisher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Mike Fisher by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Winner of TV series American Idol, season 4. Albums Some Hearts, Carnival Ride. TV show The Sound of Music Live!. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2009. Grand Ole Opry.

Charley Pride

Real/Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. In the Negro American League for the team Memphis Red Sox. Song Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'. Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 July 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charlie Daniels

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Daniels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Vocalist, fiddler, guitarist. Songs The Devil Went Down to Georgia, In America. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 2016.

Chet Atkins

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994.

Chubby Wise

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Russell Dees
Also Known As:
Robert Russell Wise
Nickname(s):
Chubby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Adopted, name changed to Wise. Played fiddle with the Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Famed for song Orange Blossom Special. Co-wrote song Shenandoah Waltz. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Clint Black

Real/Birth Name:
Clint Patrick Black
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Album Killin' Time. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 December 1996.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cowboy Copas

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Estel Copas
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddle and guitar. Album 20 Song Gospel Collection Song Sign, Sealed and Delivered. Died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline, Hankshaw Hawkins

Curly Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Arnim LeRoy Fox
Also Known As:
Curley Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Texas Ruby, until her earlier death.
Younger than Texas Ruby by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Fiddler with his wife, backup musician at the Grand Ole Opry. Grand Ole Opry.

Darius Rucker

Real/Birth Name:
Darius Carlos Rucker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder and lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for band Hootie & the Blowfish. Country music award winner as a new artist. Grand Ole Opry.

Dave Akeman

Real/Birth Name:
David Akeman
Also Known As:
Stringbean
String Beans
Nickname(s):
Stringbean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Played with Bill Monroe. Star on the TV show Hee Haw in role of Stringbean. Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery. Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor Grandpa Jones

Dierks Bentley

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Dierks Bentley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Modern Day Drifter. Song Lot of Leavin' Left to Do. Grand Ole Opry 2005.

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Movie Joyful Noise. Movie 9 to 5. Songs I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5. Composer for Broadway musical 9 to 5. Tony Award nomination. Subject of television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988. Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008. The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006. East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. National Medal of Arts 2005. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Don Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Gibson
Nickname(s):
The Sad Poet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Wrote songs I Can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me, Sweet Dreams, Blue Blue Day. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Don Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Ray Williams
Nickname(s):
The Gentle Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Just a Country Boy, Good Ole Boys Like Me, Tulsa Time, I Believe in You, Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Dottie West

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Marie Marsh
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Sang duets with Kenny Rogers. Song Country Sunshine as an advertisement for Coca-Cola. Died of injuries in a car accident.

Doug Kershaw

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas James Kershaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler. Song Louisiana Man. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Earl Scruggs

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1985. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 1992. Grand Ole Opry. American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 February 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Eddy Arnold

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Edward Arnold
Nickname(s):
The Tennessee Plowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 7 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Anytime, Cattle Call, Make the World Go Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. National Medal of Arts 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6775 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Emmylou Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Emmylou Harris
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2003. Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Grand Ole Opry.

Ernest Tubb

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Dale Tubb
Nickname(s):
the Texas Troubadour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Walking the Floor over You. Country Music Hall of Fame 1965. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Trail of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Faron Young

Real/Birth Name:
Faron Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Top song hits include Hello Walls, Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young, It's Four in the Morning, Alone with You. Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2000.

Ferlin Husky

Real/Birth Name:
Ferlin Eugene Husky
Also Known As:
Terry Preston
Simon Crum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Country singer/guitarist. Songs Wings of a Dove, Dove, A Dear John Letter. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Garth Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Trisha Yearwood by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Albums No Fences, Ropin' the Wind. Attended spring training for several baseball teams. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. Country Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 June 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Hamilton IV

Real/Birth Name:
George Hege Hamilton IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Not related to actor George Hamilton. Songs Abilene, She's a Little Bit Country. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

George Jones

Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Jones
Also Known As:
Thumper Jones
Nickname(s):
The Possum
No Show Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Wynette by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Why, Baby Why, I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool, High-Tech Redneck, He Stopped Loving Her Today, We're Gonna Hold On. Nickname "No Show Jones" comes from excessive drinking problems he had - in 1979 he missed more than 50 concerts. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 1992. National Medal of Arts 2002. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

George Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
George Thomas Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Room Full of Roses, Candy Kisses. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Goldie Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Argolda Voncile Hill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Carl Smith, until she died.
Younger than Carl Smith by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes

Grandpa Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Marshall Jones
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Banjo player. On TV show Hee Haw. Found murdered body of Dave Akeman. Country Music Hall of Fame 1978. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.

Hank Locklin

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Hankins Locklin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, Please Help Me I'm Falling, Geisha Girl. Last album By the Grace of God: The Gospel Album

Hank Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Hiram King Williams
(Hiriam on birth certificate)
Also Known As:
Luke the Drifter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audrey Williams by less than 1 year.
husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 9 or 10 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Your Cheatin' Heart, Move It on Over, I Saw the Light, Jambalaya, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Dear John, Cold, Cold Heart, You Win Again, Hey, Good Lookin'. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee April 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2004. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hankshaw Hawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Franklin Hawkins
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Eleven Yards of Personality
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jean Shepard, until he died.
Older than Jean Shepard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Album I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy. Song Lonesome 7-7203. Died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2009.

Jack Anglin

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Anglin
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Johnnie and Jack with Johnnie Wright. Died in a car accident driving alone to the funeral for Patsy Cline. Grand Ole Opry.

Jean Shepard

Real/Birth Name:
Ollie Imogene Shepard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Hankshaw Hawkins, until his earlier death.
Younger than Hankshaw Hawkins by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Song A Dear John Letter. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Jeannie Seely

Real/Birth Name:
Marilyn Jeanne Seely
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Don't Touch Me

Jim Reeves

Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Reeves
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 20 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Four Walls, He'll Have to Go which was written by Joe Allison. Died in a plane crash in a rainstorm. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1967. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Jimmy C. Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Yves Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The "C" middle name stood for "Cajun."Grand Ole Opry. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2009. Cajun Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Johnnie Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Johnnie Wright
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Group Johnnie and Jack with Jack Anglin. Song Hello Vietnam

Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. National Medal of Arts 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Paycheck

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Lytle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Take This Job and Shove It. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2002.

Josh Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Otis Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deep bass voice. Songs Your Man, Would You Go with Me, Firecracker, Long Black Train. Grand Ole Opry. Music City Walk of Fame 2009.

June Carter Cash

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie June Carter
Also Known As:
June Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anita Carter by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Carl Smith by 2 years.
mother of
younger sister of
Younger than Helen Carter by 1 year.
wife of
Johnny Cash, until she died.
Older than Johnny Cash by 2 years.
daughter of
step-mother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. In group Carter Family. Cowrote song Ring of Fire. Movie for television Stagecoach. Christian Music Hall of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Justin Tubb

Real/Birth Name:
Justin Wayne Tubb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Looking Back to See, As Long as There's a Sunday

Keith Urban

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Lionel Urban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Nicole Kidman by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Australian, after birth in New Zealand. Albums Golden Road, Be Here, Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Grand Ole Opry.

Kitty Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Muriel Deason
Nickname(s):
Queen of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. Country Music Hall of Fame 1976. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.

Larry Gatlin

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Wayne Gatlin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Member of The Gatlin Brothers. Songs Broken Lady, All the Gold in California. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2007. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Gatlin Brothers.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Gatlin Brothers.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1990 as a member of The Gatlin Brothers.

Lefty Frizzell

Real/Birth Name:
William Orville Frizzell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Album Look What Thoughts Will Do. Song If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lester Flatt

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Raymond Flatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Earl Scruggs AKA duo Flatt & Scruggs. Member of the Blue Grass Boys in the mid 1940s. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1985. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.

Little Jimmy Dickens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cecil Dickens
Nickname(s):
Tater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4'11". Songs A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait), I'm Little But I'm Loud, Raggedy Ann (You've Been Quite a Doll), May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose. Country Music Hall of Fame 1983. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Loretta Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Crystal Gayle by 18 years.
older sister of
Older than Peggy Sue by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Subject of movie Coal Miner's Daughter. Songs Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky Tonk Girl, Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man. Country Music Hall of Fame 1988. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006. Music City Walk of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Martina McBride

Real/Birth Name:
Martina Mariea Schiff
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. From Kansas. Albums The Time Has Come, The Way That I Am, Wild Angels, Emotion. Some songs are crossover hits, both country and contemporary. Songs This One's for the Girls, I Love You, Independence Day, Safe in the Arms of Love. Music City Walk of Fame 2008.

Marty Robbins

Real/Birth Name:
Martin David Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs El Paso, A White Sport Coat. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marty Stuart

Real/Birth Name:
John Marty Stuart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Played with Lester Flatt. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Maybelle Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Maybelle Addington
Nickname(s):
Mother Maybelle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Three Carter Sisters. Grand Ole Opry. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Mel McDaniel

Real/Birth Name:
Mel McDaniel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2006.

Mel Tillis

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie Melvin Tillis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Known for stuttering when speaking, but no effect on performance. Kenny Rogers covered his song Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976. National Medal of Arts 2011.

Minnie Pearl

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Ophelia Colley
Also Known As:
Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Comedienne. TV show Hee Haw. Wore hats with a price tag still attached, and her greeting "Howwww-DEE!". Country Music Hall of Fame 1975. National Medal of Arts 1992.

Mississippi Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Carbel Lee Ausborn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
88 or 89
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Station WELO in Tupelo, Mississippi during the later 1940s. Hillbilly singer. See also Mississippi Slim (blues)

Moon Mullican

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Piano player. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Norma Jean

Real/Birth Name:
Norma Jean Beasler
Also Known As:
Pretty Miss Norma Jean
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. TV show The Porter Wagoner Show. Songs The Game of Triangles, Go Cat Go, Heaven Help the Working Girl

Pam Tillis

Real/Birth Name:
Pamela Yvonne Tillis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Albums Pam Tillis - Greatest Hits, Homeward Looking Angel, Sweetheart's Dance

Patsy Cline

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nickname(s):
Ginny
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Died in an airplane crash. Also killed - Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, which was written by Willie Nelson. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 August 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Patty Loveless

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Ramey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song How Can I Help You Say Goodbye. Album The Trouble with the Truth. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2011. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2005.

Pee Wee King

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski
Also Known As:
Frank "Pee Wee" King
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. In the Gene Autry movie Gold Mine in the Sky. Wrote song Tennessee Waltz with Redd Stewart, chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song - sung by Patti Page. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Country Music Hall of Fame 1974. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Porter Wagoner

Real/Birth Name:
Porter Wayne Wagoner
Nickname(s):
Mr. Grand Ole Opry
The Thin Man From West Plains
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Guitarist. Known for wearing rhinestone suits. Movie Honkytonk Man. TV show The Porter Wagoner Show. Often sang duets with Dolly Parton. Songs Satisfied Mind, Misery Loves Company, I've Enjoyed as Much of This as I Can Stand, Sorrow on the Rocks, Green, Green Grass of Home, Skid Row Joe, The Cold Hard Facts of Life, The Carroll County Accident. Missouri Wall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 2002.

Randy Travis

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Bruce Traywick
Also Known As:
Randy Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Always and Forever, Heroes and Friends. Songs Forever and Ever, Amen, Point of Light. TV series Touched by an Angel. Suffered a stroke in 2013, unable to speak or sing. Grand Ole Opry. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Movie The Rainmaker. Country Music Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 September 2004.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Price

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Noble Price
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Crazy Arms, Heartaches by the Number, Danny Boy, For the Good Times. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Reba McEntire

Real/Birth Name:
Reba Nell McEntire
Also Known As:
Reba
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. TV series Reba. Movie Tremors. Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. Grammy Award winner. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Red Foley

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Julian Foley
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Pauline Foley, until her earlier death.
Older than Pauline Foley by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Alabama Jubilee, Peace in the Valley, Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy. Country Music Hall of Fame 1967. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Red Sovine

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Sovine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Recorded songs Giddy-Up Go, Teddy Bear. Trucking songs, often spoken rather than sung. Duet with Webb Pierce - song Why Baby Why. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Ricky Skaggs

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin (his primary instrument), banjo. Mostly bluegrass music. Played mandolin at age 6 with Bill Monroe. Groups Kentucky Thunder, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Albums Highways and Heartaches, Don't Cheat in Our Hometown. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Ronnie Milsap

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Lee Milsap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Blind. Grammy and CMA awards. Album Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Roy Acuff

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Claxton Acuff
Nickname(s):
King of Country Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Band Smoky Mountain Boys. Song Wabash Cannonball. Country Music Hall of Fame 1962. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. National Medal of Arts 1991. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roy Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Linwood Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Co-host of TV show Hee Haw with Buck Owens. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Movies Matilda, Freeway. Guitarist and banjo and mandolin player. Country Music Hall of Fame 2009. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2000. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roy Drusky

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Frank Drusky Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Great Speckled Bird

Skeeter Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Frances Pennick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

Sonny James

Real/Birth Name:
James Loden
Nickname(s):
The Southern Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Young Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 2006. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Grand Ole Opry. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6630 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steve Wariner

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Noel Wariner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby I'm Yours, Some Fools Never Learn, Small Town Girl. Grand Ole Opry. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2011. Music City Walk of Fame 2008.

Stonewall Jackson (musician)

Real/Birth Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Also Known As:
Wade Jackson
David Waymond Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for the Confederate soldier,. Songs Waterloo, B.J. the D.J., Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2003.

Stoney Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Troy Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddler and guitarist.

Tammy Wynette

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 29 days before her 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Often sang with George Jones. Songs Stand by Your Man, I Don't Wanna Play House, D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.

Terri Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Terri Lynne Clark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Canadian. Albums Fearless, Pain to Kill, How I Feel

Tex Ritter

Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dorothy Fay, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Fay by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ridin' the Cherokee Trail, Bullets for Bandits. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1964. Hall of Great Western Performers 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Trail of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Texas Ruby

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Agnes Owens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Curly Fox, until she died.
Older than Curly Fox by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Don't Let That Man Get You Down, Ain't You Sorry That You Lied, You've Been Cheating on Me. Died in a house fire in her mobile home when she fell asleep while smoking.

Tom T. Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Harper Valley P.T.A., (Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine, I Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978. Grand Ole Opry.

Trace Adkins

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Darrell Adkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Album Comin' on Strong. TV show Celebrity Apprentice. Music City Walk of Fame 2008.

Travis Tritt

Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Tritt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Help Me Hold On, Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Foolish Pride, Best of Intentions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Trisha Yearwood

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Lynn Yearwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 31 days before her 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Garth Brooks by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs How Do I Live, She's in Love with the Boy. Recurring part on TV series JAG. TV show Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the channel Food Network. Cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. Album Thinkin' About You. Active with Habitat for Humanity and Make a Wish Foundation. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.

Uncle Dave Macon

Real/Birth Name:
David Harrison Macon
Nickname(s):
The Dixie Dewdrop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Banjo. Songs The Arkansas Traveler, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.

Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
83 or 84
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Old time fiddler. Drank whiskey from a jug before performing, "to loosen up my arm."

Vince Gill

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Hall of Great Western Performers 1997. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Webb Pierce

Real/Birth Name:
Webb Michael Pierce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Why Baby Why, Slowly, In the Jailhouse Now, Wondering. 13 No. 1 singles in his career. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Grand Ole Opry. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Willie Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Composed songs Crazy, Hello Walls. Songs Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Always on My Mind. Member of group The Highwaymen. Movies Stagecoach, Wag the Dog, Electric Horseman, Barbarossa, The Dukes of Hazzard. Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station KVAN and in Fort Worth, Texas. Developed a bio-diesel business. Originated Farm Aid concerts in 1985. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 1993. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. National Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2012.
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