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93 Persons in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Location:
(web site only)
Web Site:
Years Active:
1970 to present

A.P. Carter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter
Nickname(s):
Doc
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs: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.

Albert Brumley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James William Anderson III
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:See also:Movie:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.
Music City Walk of Fame 2011.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Bill Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
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:Song: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billy Norris Sherrill
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:Worked with:and: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

Gender:
Male
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
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 29 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Group: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.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Nolan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clarence Nobles
Also Known As:
Robert Clarence Nolan
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:Songs: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.
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.
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 Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.

Bob Wills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Wills
Nickname(s):
The King of Western Swing
Jim Rob
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:Songs: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1981.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Boudleaux Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
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: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.

Bradley Kincaid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Kincaid
Nickname(s):
The Kentucky Mountain Boy
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:Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2009.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Grand Ole Opry.

Buck Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
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
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with:of TV show:Movie:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1996.
Song:Died at his home in Bakersfield, California.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Buddy Holly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
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:aka "Big Bopper".
Formed early rock group:Songs: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.

Carl Belew

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Robert Belew

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976.

Carl Perkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
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: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.

Chuck Berry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
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: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

Cindy Walker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cindy Walker
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 20 days after his birthday
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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
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 Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Movie:Movie:Songs:Composer for Broadway musical:Tony Award nomination.
Subject of television movie: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.

Don Everly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Donald Everly
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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:Songs:by: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.
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 The Everly Brothers for contributions to the recording industry.

Don Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Gibson
Nickname(s):
The Sad Poet
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:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Dottie Rambo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
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: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.

Eddie Rabbitt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Thomas Rabbitt
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:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.

Ernest Tubb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Dale Tubb
Nickname(s):
the Texas Troubadour
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:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Song: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.

Felice Bryant

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
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:with husband:- 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.

Freddie Hart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Segrest

Brief Facts:

Song:Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2001.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

Garth Brooks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
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: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.

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
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:Was owner of the baseball team: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.
Anaheim / OC 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.
A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

Glenn Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Royce Glenn Sutton
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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:Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

Hal David

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lane David
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:on songs: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.

Hank Cochran

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran

Relationships:

ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song:with:Made popular by:Songs:Performed for a while with:- not related.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1974.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Hank Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry William Thompson
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hiram King Williams
(Hiriam on birth certificate)
Also Known As:
Luke the Drifter
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: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.

Hank Williams Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall Hank Williams
Nickname(s):
Bocephus
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 33 days before his 68th birthday
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:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007.

Harlan Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
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:with:Songs:were written by him.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Hoagy Carmichael

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
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:Movie: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.

Jenny Lou Carson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Lucille Overstake

Brief Facts:

Song:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Jimmie Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James William Buffett
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Book (novel):Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.

Jimmy Wakely

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Clarence Wakeley
Nickname(s):
The Singing Cowboy
The Melody Kid
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: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.

Jimmy Webb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.

Joe Allison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
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:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978.
Disc Jockey Hall of Fame 1976.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Joe South

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
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:for:Songs:Guitarist for famous artists.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979.

John Anderson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John David Anderson
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.

Johnny Cash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
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:TV series:Movie for television: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
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:which became a folk hit for the group: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Orville Frizzell
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:Song: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.

Loretta Lynn

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 11 days after her birthday
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:Songs: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.

Mac Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: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.

Marijohn Wilkin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marijohn Melson
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:performed by:Song:recorded by the Beatles.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.

Marty Robbins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Martin David Robinson
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: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.

Mel Tillis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie Melvin Tillis
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Known for stuttering when speaking, but no effect on performance.:covered his song: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Merle Ronald Haggard
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: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.

Mickey Newbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Milton Sims Newbury Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 24 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Mike Reid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Barry Reid
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle, teams:Song:College Football Hall of Fame 1987.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1987.
Maxwell Award 1969.
Outland Trophy 1969.

Moon Mullican

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
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

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:recorded by
Charlie Rich
.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.

Otis Blackwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
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:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.

Pee Wee King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski
Also Known As:
Frank "Pee Wee" King
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
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:movie:Wrote song:with:chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song - sung by: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.

Phil Everly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Everly
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:Songs:by: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.
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 The Everly Brothers for contributions to the recording industry.

Ray Stevens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Ray Ragsdale
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Humorous songs.
Song:Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.

Redd Stewart

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote words to song:(composed by:sung by:), made the Tennessee state song in 1965.
Song:with King.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Roger Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Dean Miller
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
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:Group: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.
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.

Scotty Wiseman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
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:Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame.
Song:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Shel Silverstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Nickname(s):
Uncle Shelby
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:Song:Death date uncertain, could be May 8 or May 9.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.

Smiley Burnette

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester Alvin Burnett
Nickname(s):
Smiley
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:TV series:Songs: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.

Sonny Throckmorton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Fron Throckmorton
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:recorded by group:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2006.

Steve Cropper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist.
Band:Movie:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Stuart Hamblen
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: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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Country Music
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:Songs: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theron Eugene Daffan

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Tex Ritter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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.

Thomas A. Dorsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer
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:Hall of Great Western Performers 1995.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994.
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.
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 Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.

Tom T. Hall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hall
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 30 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978.
Grand Ole Opry.

Tommy Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Raymond Sipes

Brief Facts:

Wrote many songs recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

Vernon Dalhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Try Slaughter
Also Known As:
Vel Veteran
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:First country song to sell one million records::Song:Country Music Hall of Fame 1981.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.

Vince Gill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 13 days after his birthday
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: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.

W.C. Handy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
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: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.

Waylon Jennings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
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:and the theme song for the TV show:Muppet movie:Guitarist.
Member of the:band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to:Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.
Member of groups: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Carson Thompson

Brief Facts:

Song:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.

Wilf Carter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter
Also Known As:
Montana Slim
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 5 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Composed songs:Songs:Member of group:Movies:Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station: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

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

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs.
Songs: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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