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 1995

Haislop, Neil
Lathrop, Tad
Sumrall, Harry
Giants of country music : classic sounds and stars, from the heart of Nashville to the top of the charts
By Neil Haislop, Tad Lathrop, Harry Sumrall
New York: Billboard Books, 1995, 258 p.
      (Series: Billboard Hit Makers Series)


The above item has biographical information on:

  Acuff, Roy (Claxton) (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, country music singer
  Anderson, Bill [James William] (b. 1937)   bass (instrument), singer
  Anderson, John (b. 1955)   country music singer, rock singer
  Anderson, Lynn (Rene) (b. 1947)   country music singer
  Arnold, Eddy (b. 1918)   country music singer, guitar
  Atkins, Chet [Chester Burton] (b. 1924)   guitar, rhthym guitar
  Autry, Gene [Orvon Gene] (b. 1907)   singing cowboy, vocals
  Axton, Hoyt (b. 1938)   composer, lyricist
  Bailey, Razzy (b. 1939)   country music singer
  Bandy, Moe (b. 1944)   honky tonk country singer
  Bare, Bobby [Robert Joseph] (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Black, Clint (b. 1962 a. 1987)   country music singer
  Bogguss, Suzy [Suzy Kay] (b. 1956)   country music singer
  Brooks, Garth (b. 1962)   country music singer
  Byrd, Tracy (b. 1966)   country music singer
  Campbell, Glen (Travis) (b. 1936)   country music singer, guitar
  Carpenter, Mary-Chapin (b. 1958)   country music singer
  Carter, Carlene (b. 1955)   country music singer, songwriter
  Cash, Johnny (b. 1932)   guitar, country music singer
  Cash, Rosanne (b. 1955 a. 1980)   country music singer, songwriter
  Chesnutt, Mark (b. 1963)   honky-tonk singer-guitarist
  Clark, Roy (Linwood) (b. 1933)   bass (instrument), singer
  Cline, Patsy (b. 1932 d. 1963)   country music singer, vocals
  Colter, Jessi (b. 1947)   country music singer, songwriter
  Conlee, John (b. 1946)   country music singer
  Conley, Earl Thomas (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Craddock, Billy [Crash] (b. 1939)   singer, vocals
  Crowell, Rod [Rodney] (b. 1950)   country music singer, songwriter
  Cyrus, Billy Ray (b. 1961)   guitar, singer
  Dalton, Lacy J. (b. 1948)   country music singer, rock singer
  Daniels, Charlie (b. 1936)   guitar, fiddle
  Dean, Billy (b. 1962)   singer
  Denver, John (b. 1943)   guitar, singer
  Diffie, Joe (b. 1958)   country music singer, songwriter
  Dunn, Holly (Suzette) (b. 1957 a. 1975)   country music singer
  Everly, Don [Isaac Donald] (b. 1937)   singer
  Everly, Phil (b. 1939)   composer, guitar
  Fargo, Donna (b. 1949)   country music singer
  Fender, Freddie (b. 1937)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Flatt, Lester Raymond (b. 1914 d. 1979)   blues singer, vocals
  Foley, Red [Clyde Julian] (b. 1910 d. 1968)   country music singer
  Ford, Tennessee Ernie (b. 1919 d. 1991)   singer
  Foster, Radney (b. 1959 a. 1987)   country music singer
  Fricke, Janie (b. 1952)   country music singer
  Frizzell, David (b. 1941)   country music singer
  Frizzell, Lefty [William Orville] (b. 1928 d. 1975)   country music singer, songwriter
  Gatlin, Larry (b. 1948)   country music singer
  Gayle, Crystal (b. 1951)   country music singer, vocals
  Gibson, Don (b. 1928)   singer, vocals
  Gill, Vince [Vincent Grant] (b. 1957)   country music singer
  Gilley, Mickey (b. 1937)   honky tonk country singer
  Gosdin, Vern (b. 1934)   country music singer
  Greene, Jack (Henry) (b. 1930)   drums, singer
  Greenwood, Lee (b. 1942)   country music singer
  Haggard, Merle (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Hall, Tom T. (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Hamilton, George (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  Harris, Emmylou (b. 1947)   country music singer, bandleader
  Hart, Freddie (b. 1933)   country music singer
  Hill, Faith (b. 1967)   country music singer
  Horton, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1960)   saga folk song singer, vocals
  Houston, David (b. 1938 d. 1993)   country music singer
  Husky, Ferlin (b. 1927)   singer, guitar
  Jackson, Alan (b. 1958)   country music singer
  Jackson, Stonewall (b. 1932)   singer, guitar
  James, Sonny (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Jennings, Waylon (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Jones, George Glen (b. 1931)   alto saxophone, cast
  Judd, Wynonna (b. 1964 a. 1983)   country music singer, songwriter
  Keith, Toby (b. 1961)   country music singer
  Kershaw, Sammy (b. 1958)   country music singer
  Ketchum, Hal (b. 1953)   drummer, songwriter
  Kristofferson, Kris (b. 1936)   cast, composer
  Lang, k.d. (b. 1961)   singer
  Lawrence, Tracy (b. 1968)   country music singer
  Lee, Brenda (b. 1944)   composer, country music singer
  Lee, Johnny (b. 1946)   arranger, trumpeter
  Lewis, Jerry Lee (b. 1935)   drums, piano
  Loveless, Patty (b. 1957)   country music singer
  Lovett, Lyle (b. 1957)   country music singer, songwriter
  Lynn, Loretta (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Maddox, Rose (b. 1926)   country music singer, vocals
  Mandrell, Barbara (b. 1948)   country music singer, bandleader
  Mattea, Kathy (b. 1959)   country-pop singer
  McClain, Charly [Charlotte Denise] (b. 1956)   country music singer
  McCoy, Neal (b. 1958 a. 1995)   country music singer
  McEntire, Reba [Reba Nell] (b. 1955)   country music singer, vocals
  McGraw, Tim (b. 1967)   country music singer
  Miller, Roger (b. 1936 d. 1992)   singer, instrumentalist
  Milsap, Ronnie (b. 1949)   singer, songwriter
  Monroe, Bill (Smith) (b. 1911)   country music singer, mandolin
  Montgomery, John Michael (b. 1965)   country music balladeer
  Montgomery, Melba (b. 1938)   singer, songwriter
  Morgan, George (Thomas) (b. 1925 d. 1975)   country music singer, guitar
  Morgan, Lorrie (b. 1960)   rockabilly pianist
  Morris, Gary (b. 1948)   country music singer
  Murphey, Michael Martin (b. 1942)   progressive country singer
  Murray, Anne (b. 1945)   singer
  Nelson, Willie (Hugh) (b. 1933)   country music singer, trumpet
  Newton, Juice (b. 1952)   country music singer
  O'Connor, Mark (b. 1962)   guitar
  Oslin, K.T. [Kay Toinette] (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Owens, Buck [Alvis Edgar jr] (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Parton, Dolly (Rebecca) (b. 1946)   country music singer, vocals
  Paycheck, Johnny (b. 1941)   country music singer, guitar
  Perkins, Carl (Lee) (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Pierce, Webb (b. 1926 d. 1991)   country music singer, vocals
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Price, Ray (Noble) (b. 1926)   country music singer, guitar
  Pride, Charley (b. 1938)   country music singer
  Rabbitt, Eddie (b. 1944)   country music singer, songwriter
  Raven, Eddie (b. 1944)   country music singer, songwriter
  Raye, Collin (b. 1959)   singer
  Reed, Jerry (b. 1937)   country music guitar, singer
  Reeves, Jim [James Travis] (b. 1924 d. 1964)   country music singer, rhthym guitar
  Rich, Charlie [Charles Allen] (b. 1932)   composer, country music singer
  Robbins, Marty (b. 1925 d. 1982)   country music singer, vocals
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Charles] (b. 1897 d. 1933)   country music guitar, vocals
  Rodriguez, Johnny [John Raul Davis] (b. 1951)   conga, country music singer
  Rogers, Kenny (b. 1938)   alto sax, country music singer
  Ronstadt, Linda [Maria Linda] (b. 1946)   cast, singer
  Scruggs, Earl (b. 1924)   banjo, country and western singer
  Seals, Dan (b. 1950)   country music singer
  Sheppard, T.G. (b. 1944)   country music singer
  Skaggs, Ricky (b. 1954)   country music singer, guitar
  Smith, Cal (b. 1932)   country music singer
  Smith, Carl (b. 1927)   composer, guitar
  Smith, Connie (b. 1941)   singer
  Smith, Sammi (b. 1943)   country music singer
  Snow, Hank (b. 1914)   country music singer, guitar
  Stampley, Joe (b. 1943)   country music singer
  Stevens, Ray (b. 1941)   country music singer, vocals
  Stone, Doug (b. 1956)   country crooner
  Strait, George (b. 1952)   honky tonk country singer
  Stuart, Marty (b. 1958)   singer, guitar
  Supernaw, Doug (b. 1960)   singer, songwriter
  Thompson, Hank [Henry William] (b. 1925)   singer, guitar
  Tillis, Mel (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Tillis, Pam (b. 1957)   country music singer
  Tippin, Aaron (b. 1958)   singer
  Travis, Merle (Robert) (b. 1917 d. 1983)   country music singer, guitar
  Travis, Randy (b. 1959)   country music singer
  Tritt, Travis (b. 1963 a. 1981)   country rocker
  Tubb, Ernest (b. 1914 d. 1984)   country music singer, vocals
  Tucker, Tanya (Denise) (b. 1958)   singer
  Twitty, Conway (b. 1933 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Van Shelton, Ricky (b. 1952)   country music singer
  Wagoner, Porter (b. 1930)   singer, guitar
  Walker, Clay (b. 1969)   country music singer
  Wariner, Steve (b. 1954)   country music singer, rock singer
  Watson, Gene [Gary Gene] (b. 1943)   country music singer
  Wells, Kitty (b. 1919)   country music singer, vocals
  West, Dottie (b. 1932 d. 1991)   singer, songwriter
  Whitley, Keith (b. 1955 d. 1989)   bluegrass musician
  Williams, Don (b. 1947)   country music singer
  Williams, Hank (b. 1923 d. 1953)   country music singer, guitar
  Williams, Hank Jr. [Randall Hank] (b. 1949)   country music singer, guitar
  Wills, Bob [James Robert] (b. 1905 d. 1975)   composer, violin
  Wynette, Tammy (b. 1942)   country music singer, songwriter
  Yearwood, Trisha (b. 1964)   country music singer
  Yoakam, Dwight (b. 1954 a. 1986)   country music singer
  Young, Faron (b. 1932)   singer, vocals

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