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Shestack, Melvin
The country music encyclopedia
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974, 410 p.

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  Acuff, Roy (Claxton) (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, country music singer
  Alan, Buddy (b. 1948)  
  Allen, Rex (Elvey) (b. 1924)   country music singer, piano
  Allen, Rosalie (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Anderson, Bill [James William] (b. 1937)   bass (instrument), singer
  Anderson, Lynn (Rene) (b. 1947)   country music singer
  Anglin, Jack (b. 1916 d. 1963)   country music singer, guitar
  Arnold, Eddy (b. 1918)   country music singer, guitar
  Ashley, Clarence (b. 1895 d. 1967 a. 1920s)   mountain banjoist, singer
  Ashley, Clarence "Tom" (a. 1920s)   mountain banjoist, singer
  Ashworth, Ernie [Ernest Bert] (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Atcher, Bob [Robert Owen] (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, guitar
  Atkins, Chet [Chester Burton] (b. 1924)   guitar, rhthym guitar
  Bailey, DeFord (b. 1899 d. 1982)   harmonica, country music star
  Balsley, Philip E. (b. 1939)   singer
  Bare, Bobby [Robert Joseph] (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Beavers, Clyde (b. 1932)   singer, vocals
  Bee, Molly (b. 1939)   country music singer
  Belew, Carl (b. 1931 d. 1990)   singer, guitar
  Belle, Lulu (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Boggs, Dock (b. 1898 d. 1971)   singer, banjo
  Bond, Johnny (b. 1915 d. 1978)   guitar, singer
  Booth, Tony (b. 1943)  
  Bowman, Don (b. 1937)   comedian, guitar
  Britt, Elton (b. 1912 d. 1972)   country music singer, yodeler
  Brown, Jim Edward (b. 1934)   composer
  Buffett, Jimmy (b. 1946)   country music singer, rock singer
  Bush, Johnny (b. 1935)   honky tonk country singer
  Butler, Carl (Robert) (b. 1927 d. 1992)   singer, guitar
  Butler, Pearl (b. 1927 d. 1988)   singer, guitar
  Campbell, Archie (b. 1914 d. 1987)   singer, vocals
  Campbell, Glen (Travis) (b. 1936)   country music singer, guitar
  Cargill, Henson (b. 1941)   country music singer, vocals
  Carlisle, Bill (b. 1908)   guitar, hillbilly singer
  Carlisle, Cliff [Clifford Raymond] (b. 1904 d. 1983)   blues singer, steel guitar
  Carson, Fiddling John (b. 1868 d. 1949)   pioneer hillbilly fiddle player, recording artist
  Carson, Martha (b. 1921)   singer, guitar
  Carter, A.P. [Alvin Pleasant] (b. 1891 d. 1960)   country music singer
  Carter, Maybelle Addington (b. 1909 d. 1978)   country music singer, guitar
  Carter, Sara (b. 1898 d. 1979)   autoharp, country music singer
  Carter, Wilf [Wilfred Arthur Charles] (b. 1904 d. 1996)   country music singer, vocals
  Carver, Johnny (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Cash, Johnny (b. 1932)   guitar, country music singer
  Cash, Tommy (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Clark, Roy (Linwood) (b. 1933)   bass (instrument), singer
  Cline, Patsy (b. 1932 d. 1963)   country music singer, vocals
  Cochran, Hank (b. 1935)   singer, songwriter
  Cooley, Spade [Donnell Clyde] (b. 1910 d. 1969)   country music singer, fiddle
  Cooper, Stoney (b. 1918 d. 1977)   singer, vocals
  Cooper, Wilma Lee (b. 1921)   country music singer, vocals
  Copas, Cowboy (b. 1913 d. 1963)   singer, guitar
  Craddock, Billy [Crash] (b. 1939)   singer, vocals
  Cramer, Floyd (b. 1933)   piano, singer
  Curless, Dick (b. 1932)   singer, guitar
  Dalhart, Vernon (b. 1883 d. 1948)   kazoo, pioneer country singer
  Davis, Danny (b. 1925)   country music singer, trumpeter
  Davis, Jimmie [James Houston] (b. 1902 a. 1937)   country music singer
  Davis, Mac (b. 1942)   composer, lyricist
  Davis, Skeeter (b. 1931)   country music singer, songwriter
  De Witt, Lew C. (b. 1938 d. 1990)   singer
  Dean, Jimmy (b. 1928)   country music singer, vocals
  Delmore, Alton (b. 1908 d. 1964)   country music singer, vocals
  Delmore, Rabon (b. 1910 d. 1952)   country music singer, vocals
  Dexter, Al (b. 1905 d. 1984)   country music singer, songwriter
  Dickens, Little Jimmy [James C.] (b. 1925)   country music singer, guitar
  Dillard, Doug [Douglas Flint] (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Dillard, Rodney Adean (b. 1942)   country music singer
  Dixon, Dorsey (b. 1897 d. 1968)   singer, guitar
  Dollar, Johnny [John Washington] (b. 1933 d. 1986)   country music singer, songwriter
  Driftwood, Jimmy (b. 1917)   country music singer, guitar
  Drusky, Roy (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Dudley, Dave (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Duncan, Johnny (b. 1938)   country music singer
  Edmondson, Travis (a. 1950)   country music singer
  Edmonson, Dian  
  Edwards, Jonathan  
  Edwards, Stoney (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Evans, Dale (b. 1912)   singer, vocals
  Everly, Don [Isaac Donald] (b. 1937)   singer
  Everly, Phil (b. 1939)   composer, guitar
  Fadden, Jimmie (b. 1948)   guitar, singer
  Fargo, Donna (b. 1949)   country music singer
  Felts, Narvel (b. 1938)   country music 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
  Ford, Whitey [Benjamin Francis] (b. 1901 d. 1986)   comedian, instrumentalist
  Frazier, Dallas (b. 1939)   country music singer, vocals
  Friedman, Kinky [Richard] (b. 1944)   country music singer
  Frizzell, Lefty [William Orville] (b. 1928 d. 1975)   country music singer, songwriter
  Gentry, Bobbie (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Grammer, Billy [William Wayne] (b. 1925)   guitar, singer
  Gray, Claude (b. 1932)   singer, vocals
  Gray, Otto (b. 1890 d. 1967)   singing cowboy
  Greene, Jack (Henry) (b. 1930)   drums, singer
  Guthrie, Woody [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1912 d. 1967)   cast, composer
  Hager, Jim  
  Haggard, Merle (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Hall, Connie (b. 1929)   singer, vocals
  Hall, Tom T. (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Hamblen, Stuart (b. 1908 d. 1989)   country music singer, guitar
  Hamilton, George (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  Hanna, Jef  
  Harden, Arleen (b. 1945)   country music singer
  Harden, Bobby  
  Harden, Robbie   songwriter
  Harris, Emmylou (b. 1947)   country music singer, bandleader
  Hart, Freddie (b. 1933)   country music singer
  Hawkins, Hawkshaw (b. 1921 d. 1963)   country music singer, songwriter
  Herald, John  
  Hill, Goldie (b. 1933)   country music singer, vocals
  Holly, Doyle (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Ibbotson, Jim (b. 1947)  
  Ives, Burl (b. 1909)   cast, folksinger
  James, Sonny (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Jones, Grandpa (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Kershaw, Doug (b. 1936)   country music singer, fiddle
  Kincaid, Bradley (b. 1895 d. 1989)   country music singer, vocals
  King, Pee Wee (b. 1914)   composer, country-music bandleader
  Lee, Brenda (b. 1944)   composer, country music singer
  Lindsey, La Wanda (b. 1953)   country music singer
  Louvin, Charlie (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Louvin, Ira (b. 1924 d. 1965)   country music singer, vocals
  Macon, Uncle Dave (b. 1870 d. 1952)   banjo, country music singer
  Maddox, Rose (b. 1926)   country music singer, vocals
  Mainer, J.E. (b. 1898 d. 1971)   country music singer
  McEuen, John (b. 1945)   guitar, banjo
  Montana, Patsy (b. 1914)   composer, vocals
  Nelson, Rick [Eric Hilliard] (b. 1940 d. 1985)   cast, rock & roll singer
  Newbury, Mickey [Milton S.] (b. 1940)   singer, vocals
  Newman, Jimmy [Jimmy Yves] (b. 1927)   country music singer, songwriter
  Orbison, Roy (Kelton) (b. 1936 d. 1988)   composer, guitar
  Osborne, Bob (b. 1931)   mandolin, tenor
  Owens, Bonnie (b. 1933)   country music singer, guitar
  Owens, Buck [Alvis Edgar jr] (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Parsons, Gram (b. 1946 d. 1973)   singer, songwriter
  Parton, Dolly (Rebecca) (b. 1946)   country music singer, vocals
  Pearl, Minnie (b. 1912)   country music singer, vocals
  Perkins, Carl (Lee) (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Pierce, Webb (b. 1926 d. 1991)   country music singer, vocals
  Pillow, Ray (b. 1937)   country music singer, guitar
  Posey, Sandy (b. 1945)   singer
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Randolph, Boots [Homer Louis Randolph III] (b. 1925)   saxophone
  Raye, Susan (b. 1944)   country music singer
  Reeves, Jim [James Travis] (b. 1924 d. 1964)   country music singer, rhthym guitar
  Reid, Don S. (b. 1945)   country music singer
  Reid, Harold W. (b. 1939)   singer
  Rice, Bobby G. (b. 1944)   country music singer, singer
  Rich, Charlie [Charles Allen] (b. 1932)   composer, country music singer
  Rinzler, Ralph (b. 1934)   singer, mandolin
  Ritter, Tex [Maurice Woodward] (b. 1906 d. 1974)   singing cowboy, country music singer
  Robbins, Marty (b. 1925 d. 1982)   country music singer, vocals
  Robison, Carson Jay (b. 1890 d. 1957)   country and western singer, guitar
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Charles] (b. 1897 d. 1933)   country music guitar, vocals
  Rodriguez, Johnny [John Raul Davis] (b. 1951)   conga, country music singer
  Rogers, David (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Rogers, Roy (b. 1911)   country music singer, guitar
  Scruggs, Earl (b. 1924)   banjo, country and western singer
  Seals, Troy (b. 1938)   country music song writer, guitar
  Seely, Jeannie [Marilyn Jeanne] (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Shaver, Billy Joe (b. 1939)   country music singer
  Shepard, Jean (b. 1933)   singer, string bass
  Simpson, Red (b. 1934)   singer, songwriter
  Snow, Hank (b. 1914)   country music singer, guitar
  South, Joe (b. 1942)   singer, vocals
  Sovine, Red [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1918 d. 1980)   country music singer, vocals
  Steagall, Red [Russell] (b. 1937 a. 1967)   country music singer
  Thompson, Les  
  Trask, Diana (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Travis, Merle (Robert) (b. 1917 d. 1983)   country music singer, guitar
  Tubb, Ernest (b. 1914 d. 1984)   country music singer, vocals
  Twitty, Conway (b. 1933 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Tyler, T. Texas (b. 1916 d. 1972)   country music singer, vocals
  Wakefield, Frank (b. 1934)   librettist, mandolin
  Walter, Jerome   country music singer
  Weissberg, Eric (b. 1939 a. 1958)   banjo, guitar
  Wells, Kitty (b. 1919)   country music singer, vocals
  Whitman, Slim (b. 1924)   country balladeer, vocals
  Williams, Hank (b. 1923 d. 1953)   country music singer, guitar
  Williams, Hank Jr. [Randall Hank] (b. 1949)   country music singer, guitar
  Williams, Tex (b. 1917 d. 1985)   country music singer, vocals
  Willis, Guy (b. 1915 d. 1981)   country music singer
  Willis, Skeeter (b. 1907 d. 1976)   country music singer
  Willis, Vic (b. 1922)   conductor, country music singer
  Wills, Bob [James Robert] (b. 1905 d. 1975)   composer, violin
  Wiseman, Mac (b. 1925)   country music singer, guitar
  Wiseman, Scotty (b. 1909 d. 1981)   singer, guitar
  Wynette, Tammy (b. 1942)   country music singer, songwriter
  Yellen, Bob  

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