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164 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

A.P. Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sara Carter by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Carter Family patriarch.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 16 April 2010 .

Anita Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Ina Anita Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Helen Carter by 5 years.
younger sister of
Younger than June Carter Cash by 3 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts, Blue Bird Island, I Got You. Group Carter Family

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barbara Mandrell

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Ann Mandrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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:

Had her own TV show.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
James William Anderson III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs City Lights, Walk Out Backwards (So I'll Think You're Coming In). See also Ray Price. Movie Las Vegas Hillbillies

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Nolan

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clarence Nobles
Also Known As:
Robert Clarence Nolan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founding member of Sons of the Pioneers. Songs Cool Water, Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Bare

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

Brief Facts:

Songs 500 Miles, Detroit City, Four Strong Winds, Marie Laveau

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Braddock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song I Wanna Talk About Me recorded by Toby Keith

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bonnie Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Jean Brown
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 15 days before her 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Jim Ed Brown by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Maxine Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Trio The Browns. Song The Three Bells

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a group member of The Browns.
Member of Grand Ole Opry as a group member of The Browns.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Brenda Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

ex-husband of
Older than Bonnie Owens by less than 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with Roy Clark of TV show Hee Haw. Movie Murder Can Hurt You. Song with his son, Let the World Keep on A-Turnin'. Song Act Naturally. Died at his home in Bakersfield, California.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

Carlene Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Carlene Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
daughter of
niece of
step-daughter of
daughter of
granddaughter of
step-sister of
Younger than Rosanne Cash by less than 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Multiple genres of music. With group Carter Family 1987-88. Album Little Acts of Treason. Movie Maverick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charley Pride

Real/Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In the Negro American League for the team Memphis Red Sox. Song Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 21 July 1999 .

Charlie Daniels

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Daniels
Gender:
Male
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:

Vocalist, fiddler, guitarist. Songs The Devil Went Down to Georgia, In America

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to radio, ceremony date: 1 March 1989 .

Conway Twitty

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, Hello Darlin', Danny Boy

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dale Warren

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Henry Warren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 14 June 1984 .

Don Everly

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Donald Everly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Phil Everly by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group The Everly Brothers. Songs All I Have to Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love by Felice Bryant. Song ('Til) I Kissed You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of The Everly Brothers.

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:

Wrote songs I Can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me, Sweet Dreams, Blue Blue Day

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Duane Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 13 February 2003 .

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:

Songs Anytime, Cattle Call, Make the World Go Away

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6775 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio .

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant, ceremony date: 2 February 2016 .
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 27 March 1994 .

Emmylou Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Emmylou Harris
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Song Walking the Floor over You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Country singer/guitarist. Songs Wings of a Dove, Dove, A Dear John Letter

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Garth Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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:

Albums No Fences, Ropin' the Wind. Attended spring training for several baseball teams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 30 June 1995 .

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry .

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:

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Songs Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Room Full of Roses, Candy Kisses

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

Grandpa Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Marshall Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Ramona Jones, until he died.
Older than Ramona Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Banjo player. On TV show Hee Haw. Found murdered body of Dave Akeman

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hank Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jeannie Seely by 4 years.

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.

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Hank Snow

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Eugene Snow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Movin' On. Became an American naturalized citizen in 1958.

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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'

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harold Reid

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Reid
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:

Bass singer, co-founder of group The Statler Brothers. Harold and Don Reid were brothers, others were not. Country and gospel music. Songs Flowers on the Wall, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Bed of Roses

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Helen Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Myrl Carter
Also Known As:
Helen Myrl Carter Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anita Carter by 5 years.
aunt of
older sister of
Older than June Carter Cash by 1 year.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Group Carter Family

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hugh Farr

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hubert Farr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Jack Clement

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Also Known As:
Cowboy Jack Clement
"Cowboy" Jack Clement
Nickname(s):
Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Songs Ballad of a Teenage Queen, Everybody Loves a Nut

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Cook

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey A. Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 16 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of band Alabama

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Alabama.
Music City Walk of Fame 2016 as a group member of Alabama.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of Alabama.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 6 October 1998 as a group member of Alabama.

Jerry Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Reed Hubbard
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:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Amos Moses, She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft), When You're Hot, You're Hot, East Bound and Down, The Bird. Movies Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, Gator, Hot Stuff, High-Ballin'

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Ed Brown

Real/Birth Name:
James Edward Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bonnie Brown by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Maxine Brown by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trio The Browns. Song The Three Bells

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a group member of The Browns.
Member of Grand Ole Opry as a group member of The Browns.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimmy Fortune

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Fortune
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor, vocals with group The Statler Brothers. Songs Elizabeth, Too Much on My Heart, My Only Love, More Than a Name on a Wall

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Bonsall

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Wears a moustache. Group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'all Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Bond

Real/Birth Name:
Cyrus Whitfield Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Duel in the Sun

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. Group The Highwaymen. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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:

In group Carter Family. Cowrote song Ring of Fire. Movie for television Stagecoach

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Karl Farr

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Marx Farr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers. Heart attack while on stage.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Ken Curtis

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Wain Gates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Sons of the Pioneers. Role of Festus on TV series Gunsmoke. Middle name is NOT Wayne.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Kenny Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Ray Rogers
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:

Songs Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Lady, Islands in the Stream

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 7 September 1979 .

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:

wife of
Johnnie Wright, until his earlier death.
Younger than Johnnie Wright by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kix Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Eric Brooks III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group Brooks & Dunn. Albums Borderline, Hard Workin' Man

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 as a group member of Brooks & Dunn.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Brooks & Dunn.

Kris Kristofferson

Real/Birth Name:
Kristoffer Kristofferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Rita Coolidge by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Highwaymen. Movies Convoy, Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Millenium, A Star Is Born (1976), Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Album Look What Thoughts Will Do. Song If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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:

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lew DeWitt

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers. Song Flowers on the Wall

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lloyd Perryman

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Wilson Perryman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Loretta Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie Coal Miner's Daughter. Songs Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky Tonk Girl, Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

Luther Nallie

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Anthony Nallie
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

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:

Songs El Paso, A White Sport Coat

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

Maxine Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Brown
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Bonnie Brown by 5 years.
older sister of
Older than Jim Ed Brown by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trio The Browns. Song The Three Bells

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a group member of The Browns.
Member of Grand Ole Opry as a group member of The Browns.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Known for stuttering when speaking, but no effect on performance. Kenny Rogers covered his song Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Bonnie Owens by 7 years.
step-father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde, Okie from Muskogee, Movin' On

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Merle Travis

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Robert Travis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Sixteen Tons

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Comedienne. TV show Hee Haw. Wore hats with a price tag still attached, and her greeting "Howwww-DEE!."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pat Brady

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Patrick Aloysius O'Brady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for group Sons of the Pioneers. Sidekick to Roy Rogers in westerns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

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:

Died in an airplane crash. Also killed - Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, which was written by Willie Nelson

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 3 August 1999 .

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

Phil Everly

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Everly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 16 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Don Everly by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group The Everly Brothers. Songs All I Have to Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love by Felice Bryant. Song ('Til) I Kissed You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of The Everly Brothers.

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:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ralph Emery

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ralph Emery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Randy Owen

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Yeuell Owen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead sing and founder, band Alabama

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Alabama.
Music City Walk of Fame 2016 as a group member of Alabama.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of Alabama.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 6 October 1998 as a group member of Alabama.

Randy Travis

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Bruce Traywick
Also Known As:
Randy Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
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. Movie The Rainmaker

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 29 September 2004 .

Ray Price

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Noble Price
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 27 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Crazy Arms, Heartaches by the Number, Danny Boy, For the Good Times

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Reba McEntire

Real/Birth Name:
Reba Nell McEntire
Also Known As:
Reba
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Reba. Movie Tremors. Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. Grammy Award winner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 18 September 1998 .

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:

Songs Alabama Jubilee, Peace in the Valley, Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry .

Richard Sterban

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deep bass singer. Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ricky Skaggs

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ronnie Dunn

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Gene Dunn
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member of group Brooks & Dunn. Albums Borderline, Hard Workin' Man. Lead singer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 as a group member of Brooks & Dunn.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Brooks & Dunn.

Ronnie Milsap

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Lee Milsap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. Grammy and CMA awards. Album Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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:

Band Smoky Mountain Boys. Song Wabash Cannonball

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

Roy Clark

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

Brief Facts:

Co-host of TV show Hee Haw with Buck Owens. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Movies Matilda, Freeway. Guitarist and banjo and mandolin.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

Roy Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Franklin Slye
Also Known As:
Dick Weston
Len Slye
Nickname(s):
King of the Cowboys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dale Evans, until he died.
Older than Dale Evans by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of group Sons of the Pioneers. Songs Cool Water, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. Movies Under Western Stars, Son of Paleface, Rhythm on the Range, King of the Cowboys. TV series The Roy Rogers Show

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1733 Vine Street for contributions to radio .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry .
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 5 May 2001 .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Sam Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced early rock and roll records. Owned hotels and radio stations.

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Sara Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Sara Elizabeth Dougherty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than A.P. Carter by 6 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Lead singer. Group Carter Family

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Shug Fisher

Real/Birth Name:
George Clinton Fisher Jr.
Nickname(s):
Shug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Shug" is short for "sugar". Member of Sons of the Pioneers. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, Gunsmoke. Movie Mister Roberts

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

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

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6630 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

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:

Often sang with George Jones. Songs Stand by Your Man, I Don't Wanna Play House, D-I-V-O-R-C-E

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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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry .
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio .

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry .

Tim Spencer

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Tom T. Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas T. Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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

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Tommy Doss

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Thomas Doss
Nickname(s):
Spike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of Sons of the Pioneers.

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:

Banjo. Songs The Arkansas Traveler, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

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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

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Vince Gill

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
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:

Songs I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. Movie Maverick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 6 September 2012 .

Waylon Jennings

Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
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:

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. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Movie Maverick

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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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry .

William L. Golden

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Golden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

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Willie Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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 The Electric Horseman, 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.

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