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Margaret Whiting

Margaret Whiting About Pop and country singer of the 1940s and 1950s who had #1 hits with “A Tree in the Meadow” and “Slippin’ Around.” Life Before Becoming Famous She began performing with popular contemporary orchestras before releasing solo albums. Other Informations She was a regular on television variety shows well into the 1970s, including […]

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Christie Lamb

Christie Lamb About Country singer known for her energetic performance style and distinct hybridization of the country and rock genres. She won a Golden Guitar Award in 2016 for New Talent of the Year and also won the CMC Award for New Oz Artist of the Year in 2015. Life Before Becoming Famous She studied […]

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David Kersh

David Kersh About Singer whose debut album was Goodnight Sweetheart and produced four singles from that album, including “Day In, Day Out.” Life Before Becoming Famous He was a sanitation expert and went on to work around Texas in dance halls while pursuing his musical career. Other Informations His second album was titled If I […]

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Hannah Mulholland

Hannah Mulholland About Singer and mandolin picker who rose to fame as a member of the Country band trio Runaway June. They are popular for their debut single “Lipstick.” Life Before Becoming Famous She was raised as a nature-loving hippie chick and began writing her own music by the age of six. Other Informations She […]

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Rachel Reinert

Rachel Reinert About Vocalist first known as a member of the country band Gloriana. Present virtually since the group’s inception, she announced her departure from the band in 2016 in order to pursue her solo career. Life Before Becoming Famous She joined a performing arts school at the age of seven and not long after […]

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Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette About Known as the First Lady of Country Music, she sang “Stand by Your Man” and collaborated with many popular artists, including Loretta Lynn. Life Before Becoming Famous She grew up on a farm owned by her grandparents and picked cotton as a child with the hired fieldhands. Other Informations She is associated […]

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Steven Lee Olsen

Steven Lee Olsen About Canadian country music singer whose song “Never Done it Like This” reached #17 on the Canadian Country charts. Life Before Becoming Famous He was involved with music from a young age, thus leading to the release of his debut album in 2009. Other Informations He worked as a songwriter and wrote […]

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DeFord Bailey

DeFord Bailey About Harmonica player in the early twentieth century who became the Grand Ole Opry’s first major star. Life Before Becoming Famous He learned the harmonica at the age of three, developing his unique sound while in bed afflicted with polio. Other Informations He joined the Grande Ole Opry when it was still the […]

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Ashlee Hewitt

Ashlee Hewitt About Country singer and actress most well known for starring in the 2010 film Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale. She is also recognized for being one third of the country singing trio Post Monroe. Life Before Becoming Famous She was a contestant on USA Network’s spin on American Idol called Nashville Star hosted […]

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Ned LeDoux

Ned LeDoux About Country music performer whose 2017 debut album Sagebrush landed at the number 38 position on Billboard’s Country Music Chart. The album spawned two radio singles “Brother Highway” and “Some People Do.” Life Before Becoming Famous He played drums for a band called Western Underground.  Other Informations He recorded his first solo works in 2015. […]

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Johnny Paycheck

Johnny Paycheck About Country singer and Grand Ole Opry member who sang “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Miracle of Love.” He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Life Before Becoming Famous He started playing music in talent shows when he was nine years old and later learned to play steel guitar […]

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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson About Country singer whose debut was “Here in the Real World” and who blended honky tonk and pop country genres. He has won awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, among others. Life Before Becoming Famous As a child, Jackson sang in church and listened to gospel music. […]

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Roger Miller

Roger Miller About Country singer-songwriter who sang “King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” and “England Swings.” He has won more than ten Grammy Awards for his music. Life Before Becoming Famous He worked on a farm in his youth, plowing and picking weeds and cotton. In high school, he listened to the Grand Ole Opry […]

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Holly Figueroa

Holly Figueroa About American country singer and songwriter who became known for songs such as “Lay Them Down,” “Dream in Red” and “Top of the Mountain.” She is also the founder of the nonprofit political organization Blue Wave Crowdsource. Life Before Becoming Famous She began writing op-eds for The Washington Post and The Guardian. Other Informations […]

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Summer Overstreet

Summer Overstreet About Country singer and guitarist who was featured on MTV’s Big Tips Texas television series. She is known for songs like “You Remain,” “Feel That Way” and “Southern Swagger.” Life Before Becoming Famous She first picked up a guitar at age 12 and wrote her first song at age 14. Other Informations She […]