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Ronnie Milsap - 100% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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Ronnie Lee Millsaps, 16 January 1943, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. Milsap’s mother had already experienced a stillbirth and the prospect of raising a blind child made her mentally unstable. Milsap’s father took him to live with his grandparents and divorced his mother. What little vision young Ronnie had was lost after receiving a vicious punch from a schoolm Read more

Steve Wariner - 79% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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25 December 1954, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Wariner played in his father’s country group from the age of 10. One night he had a residency at a club near Indianapolis and the starring attraction, Dottie West, went on stage to harmonize with him. He then played bass for West and after that, for Bob Luman. Luman recorded several of Wariner’s songs, while Wariner revi Read more

Lorrie Morgan - 70% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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Loretta Lynn Morgan, 27 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest daughter of country crooner and Grand Ole Opry star George Morgan, she followed in her father’s footsteps. She naturally began singing with her father and made her own Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 13 at the old Ryman Auditorium, where her rendition of ‘Paper Roses’ gained her a st Read more

Billy Dean - 62% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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William Harold Dean Jnr., 2 April 1962, Quincy, Florida, USA. Dean was raised in a farming community and played in his father’s part-time country band. He accumulated many influences, including James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg, and he sang ‘My Way’ at his graduation ceremony. He won the Wrangler Star Search competition and settled in Nashville where he was given Read more

Clint Black

Clint Black - 58% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Television Westerns Comedy
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4 February 1962, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Black was born in New Jersey when his father was working there, but the family soon headed back to their home of Houston, Texas. Black was playing the harmonica at the age of 13 and the guitar at 15. He spent several years playing country music in Houston clubs, and his career took off when he met local musician Hayden Nicholas. Read more

Earl Thomas Conley - 58% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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17 October 1941, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. The son of a railway worker, Conley left home at 14 when his father lost his job. His influences were the Grand Ole Opry, followed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and then the Beatles. He originally planned to be a painter, but developed his love for country music while in the US Army. After his military service, Conley had a suc Read more

Mark Chesnutt - 57% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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6 September 1963, Beaumont, Texas, USA. His father, Bob Chesnutt, was a singer who, although failing to find success in Nashville in the mid-60s, was popular in Texas; however, he quit music in favour of the used-car business, because he wanted to be with his family. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that, with strong parental encouragement, Mark followed in his fathe Read more

Gene Watson - 54% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
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Gary Gene Watson, 11 October 1943, Palestine, Texas, USA. Raised in Paris, Texas, in a musical family, he first worked as a professional at the age of 13. In 1963, he moved to Houston, where he found daytime employment in car engine and bodywork repairs. During the evenings, his vocal style, with its slight nasal sound in the best country tradition, made him a very popular h Read more

Doug Stone

Doug Stone - 50% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Television
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Douglas Jackson Brooks 19 June 1956, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Stone, the product of a broken home, was encouraged to become a musician by his mother, although he lived with his father following the break up. She taught him to play guitar and had put him onstage by the age of 7, supporting Loretta Lynn. Stone, in addition to possessing a rich country voice, plays guitar, keyboar Read more

Patty Loveless - 50% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Tracy Lawrence - 50% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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27 January 1968, Atlanta, Texas, USA. The son of a banker, Lawrence was raised in Foreman, Arkansas, and sang in the church choir. He started working in honky tonks when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album and the future looked bright until, on May 31 1991, he and his girlfriend were accosted by four thugs in a hotel parking lot. H Read more

Daryle Singletary - 48% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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10 March 1971, Cairo, Georgia, USA. With his roots in the farming communities of rural Georgia, Singletary’s first musical influence came from his parents and grandparents who all performed in a gospel quartet. However, he was converted to the cause of country music by the voice of George Jones on local radio and by the late 80s he elected to pursue a professional caree Read more

Shenandoah - 48% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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The founding members of Shenandoah, formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in the mid-80s were Marty Raybon (8 December 1959, Greenville, Alabama, USA; lead vocals), who started out as a bricklayer before joining American Bluegrass Express, where he stayed for nine years before leaving to join Heartbreak Mountain, Jim Seales (b. 20 March 1954, Hamilton, Alabama, USA; guitar) Read more

Sammy Kershaw - 47% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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b 24 February 1958, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA. This singer-songwriter is related to Doug Kershaw, which goes some way to explaining the strong Cajun feel to his work. Kershaw started playing country clubs when he was 12 years old, working with local musician J.B. Perry. During his eight years with Perry, they opened for George Jones and Ray Charles (years later he would duet with Read more

Aaron Tippin - 46% match to Ricky Van Shelton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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3 July 1958, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Tippin was raised in South Carolina and was granted a pilot’s licence when he was 15. At that time he wanted to be an airline pilot but circumstances changed when he lost his job in the aircraft industry and his marriage broke up, and when he was 28 Tippin found himself working in Nashville as a songwriter. Charley Pride recorded &# Read more

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