Guess Who This Is

93 Persons in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Location:
(web site only)
Web Site:
Years Active:
1970 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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Alan Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 22 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Albert Brumley

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote Southern and shape note gospel songs I'll Fly Away, I'm Bound for the Land of Canaan, Turn Your Radio On. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005.

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 Dylan

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As:
Lucky Wilbury
Boo Wilbury
Robert Dylan
Rob Dylan
Elston Gunnn
Blind Boy Grunt
Bob Landy
Robert Milkwood Thomas
Tedham Porterhouse
Jack Frost
Sergei Petrov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin', Mr. Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone. Album Time Out of Mind. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. National Medal of Arts 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

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. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1993. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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 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.

Bradley Kincaid

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

Brief Facts:

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

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.

Buddy Holly

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper". Formed early rock group The Crickets. Songs Oh Boy!, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1979. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carl Belew

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Robert Belew
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Lonely Street recorded by Elvis Presley. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976.

Carl Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
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:

Song Blue Suede Shoes. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music). Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Chuck Berry

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the Rock and Roll style for guitar playing. Also the "duck walk". Songs Johnny B. Goode, Nadine, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music, Maybellene. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Kennedy Center Honors 2000. Guitar Center RockWalk 1986. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

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.

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 Everly

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Donald Everly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Everly Brothers for contributions to the recording industry.
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.

Dottie Rambo

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Eddie Rabbitt

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Thomas Rabbitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Suspicions, Kentucky Rain. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.

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.

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.

Freddie Hart

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Segrest
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Song Easy Lovin'. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2001. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

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.
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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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Glenn Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Royce Glenn Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 3 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lynn Anderson by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Almost Persuaded. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

Hal David

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lane David
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist with Burt Bacharach on songs Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, What the World Needs Now Is Love, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 October 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

Hank Williams Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Randall Hank Williams
Nickname(s):
Bocephus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
son of
half-brother of
Older than Jett Williams by 3 years.
grandson of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs A Country Boy Can Survive, All for the Love of Sunshine, Eleven Roses, Family Tradition. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007.

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.

Hoagy Carmichael

Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Stardust, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Georgia on My Mind, Heart and Soul. Movie Johnny Angel. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jenny Lou Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Lucille Overstake
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Song Let Me Go, Lover. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

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 Buffett

Real/Birth Name:
James William Buffett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday. Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville. Book (novel) A Salty Piece of Land. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.

Jimmy Wakely

Real/Birth Name:
James Clarence Wakeley
Nickname(s):
The Singing Cowboy
The Melody Kid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Beautiful Brown Eyes. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmy Webb

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Up, Up and Away, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, MacArthur Park. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.

Joe Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song He'll Have to Go recorded by Jim Reeves. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978. Disc Jockey Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Lou Groza Award 1992.

Joe South

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1987.

John Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
John David Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Straight Tequila Night, Black Sheep, Money in the Bank. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.

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.

Lead Belly

Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

Mac Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. West Texas Walk of Fame 1983. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marijohn Wilkin

Real/Birth Name:
Marijohn Melson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song P. T. 109 performed by Jimmy Dean. Song I Just Don't Understand recorded by the Beatles. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.

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.

Mickey Newbury

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Sims Newbury Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings, Sweet Memories. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Mike Reid

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Barry Reid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle, teams Pennsylvania State University, Cincinnati Bengals. Song Stranger in My House. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1987. Maxwell Award 1969. Outland Trophy 1969. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1969. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 1987.

Moon Mullican

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

Brief Facts:

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

Norro Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Norris D. Wilson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote song The Most Beautiful Girl recorded by
Charlie Rich
. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.

Otis Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Great Balls of Fire, Breathless, Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Fever, Return to Sender, Handy Man. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.

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.

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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Everly Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Everly Brothers for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Ray Ragsdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Humorous songs. Song Ahab the Arab. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Redd Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ellis Stewart
Also Known As:
Henry Redd Stewart
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote words to song Tennessee Waltz (composed by Pee Wee King, sung by Patti Page), made the Tennessee state song in 1965. Song Bonaparte's Retreat with King. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

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.

Roy Orbison

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
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:

Songs Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1989. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Scotty Wiseman

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lulu Belle, until he died.
Older than Lulu Belle by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Lulu Belle and Scotty. Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame. Song Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Shel Silverstein

Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Nickname(s):
Uncle Shelby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Children's books A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies. Song A Boy Named Sue. Death date uncertain, could be May 8 or May 9. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.

Smiley Burnette

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Alvin Burnett
Nickname(s):
Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 30 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Gene Autry. TV series Petticoat Junction. Songs On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar, Fetch Me Down My Trusty .45. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Cowtown Society of Western Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sonny Throckmorton

Real/Birth Name:
James Fron Throckmorton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Why Not Me recorded by group The Judds. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2006.

Steve Cropper

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 26 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Soul Man, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Stuart Hamblen

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Stuart Hamblen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Won't Go Huntin' with Ya, Jake, But I'll Go Chasin' Women, It Is No Secret, This Ole House. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1999. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2013. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994.

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.

Ted Daffan

Real/Birth Name:
Theron Eugene Daffan
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Born to Lose recorded by Ray Charles. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

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.

Thomas A. Dorsey

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982.

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. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Sons of the Pioneers 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.

Tommy Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Raymond Sipes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote many songs recorded by Merle Haggard. Sonf If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

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.

W.C. Handy

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

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.

Wayne Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Carson Thompson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Song Always on My Mind recorded by Willie Nelson. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.

Wilf Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter
Also Known As:
Montana Slim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 13 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also a yodeller. Song You Are My Sunshine. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1991. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1984. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1985. Juno Awards Hall of Fame 1985.

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.

Woody Guthrie

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Nickname(s):
Dust Bowl Troubadour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs. Songs This Land Is Your Land, So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, Reuben James. Social protest songs and actions. Inspired other writers of urban folk music. Died of Huntington's disease. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
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