Guess Who This Is

86 Persons in the Country Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Web Site:
Years Active:
1961 to present

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.

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 Sherrill

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Norris Sherrill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of song Stand by Your Man. Worked with Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1995. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984.

Bob Wills

Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Wills
Nickname(s):
The King of Western Swing
Jim Rob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing band The Texas Playboys. Songs San Antonio Rose, Faded Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 1968. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. West Texas Walk of Fame 1990. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Texas Playboys.

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 Braddock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote song I Wanna Talk About Me recorded by Toby Keith. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1981. Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Boudleaux Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low. Composed many songs with his wife including Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Brenda Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Sorry, Big Four Poster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1986.

Buck Owens

Real/Birth Name:
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with Roy Clark of TV show Hee Haw. Movie Murder Can Hurt You. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Song Act Naturally. Died at his home in Bakersfield, California. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. California Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

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.

Cindy Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Cindy Walker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Compositions for many artists, winning awards. Songs Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream), Lone Star Trail, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, You Don't Know Me. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2011. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Cliffie Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Gilpin Snyder
Also Known As:
Cliffie G. Stone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bass player. Radio show The Hollywood Barn Dance. Co-wrote song So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed. The Pioneer award by the Academy of Country Music is called the "Cliffie". Country Music Hall of Fame 1989. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to radio; ceremony: 1 March 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cowboy Jack Clement

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013.

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.

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.

Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

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.

Felice Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

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.

Floyd Cramer

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Cramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, known for his slip note piano style. Songs Last Date, San Antonio Rose. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003.

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.

Gene Autry

Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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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.

Glen Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Glen Travis Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Songs Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix. Albums All the Best, 20 Greatest Hits. Toured briefly with the Beach Boys. Movie True Grit. Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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 Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Harlan Howard. Made popular by Patsy Cline. Songs Make the World Go Away, A Little Bitty Tear. Performed for a while with Eddie Cochran - not related. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1974. Country Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Hank Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Henry William Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Honky tonk Western swing. Country Music Hall of Fame 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Texas Trail of Fame 2006.

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.

Harlan Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Hank Cochran. Songs Heartaches by the Number, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Busted were written by him. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.

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.

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.

Jimmie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Country Music Hall of Fame 1972. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1971. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Jimmie Rodgers

Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style. Songs Blue Yodel, In the Jailhouse Now. Died of tuberculosis. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Jimmy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Ray Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Big Bad John. Movie Diamonds are Forever in role of Willard Whyte. Sold "Jimmy Dean" sausage in ads on television. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. West Texas Walk of Fame 1984.

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.

Kenny Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth David Rogers
(also reported as:) Kenneth Donald Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 2 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Lucille, The Gambler. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Merle Haggard

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Ronald Haggard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde, Okie from Muskogee, Movin' On. California Hall of Fame 2010. Country Music Hall of Fame 1994. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

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.

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.

Patsy Montana

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Rose Blevins
Also Known As:
Rubye Rose Blevins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart first country recording by a female to pass 1 million records sold. Movie Colorado Sunset. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1987. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996.

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.

Pete Drake

Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Record label owner. Songs (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, Behind Closed Doors, Lay Lady Lay, Stand by Your Man. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1987. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

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.

Ralph Emery

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ralph Emery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Late-night country music disc jockey on Nashville's station WSM-AM. Host of TV show Pop! Goes the Country. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. National Radio Hall of Fame 2010.

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.

Roger Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Dean Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Dang Me, King of the Road. Country Music Hall of Fame 1995. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2004. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2013. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2011.

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.

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.

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.

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy. Country Music Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Vernon Dalhart

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Try Slaughter
Also Known As:
Vel Veteran
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Very early recordings done by Thomas A. Edison. First country song to sell one million records: The Wreck of the Old 97. Song Blue Ridge Mountain Home. Country Music Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.

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.

Waylon Jennings

Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. West Texas Walk of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

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.

Whitey Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Charles Ford
Nickname(s):
Whitey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team New York Yankees 1950, 1953-67. Led them to 11 Pennant wins and 6 World Series Championships. During his career, led them in these categories: games pitched, innings pitched, wins, strikeouts and shutouts. Country Music Hall of Fame 1986. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987. Cy Young Award 1961. Babe Ruth Award 1961.

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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