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Stambler, Irwin
Landon, Grelum
Encyclopedia of folk, country and western music
By Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon
London: St. Martin's Press, 1969, 396 p.


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  Ackerman, Paul (b. 1908 d. 1977)   editor of Billboard
  Acuff, Roy (Claxton) (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, country music singer
  Adams, Derroll (b. 1925)   singer, banjo
  Adcock, Eddie (b. 1938)   mandolin
  Allen, Rex (Elvey) (b. 1924)   country music singer, piano
  Allen, Rosalie (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Anderson, Bill [James William] (b. 1937)   bass (instrument), singer
  Anglin, Jack (b. 1916 d. 1963)   country music singer, guitar
  Apo, Pete  
  Arkin, Alan (b. 1934)   cast, composer
  Arnold, Eddy (b. 1918)   country music singer, guitar
  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
  Autry, Gene [Orvon Gene] (b. 1907)   singing cowboy, vocals
  Baez, Joan (Chandos) (b. 1941)   folksinger, vocals
  Balsley, Philip E. (b. 1939)   singer
  Bare, Bobby [Robert Joseph] (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Barker, Horton (b. 1889)   singer
  Beavers, Clyde (b. 1932)   singer, vocals
  Bee, Molly (b. 1939)   country music singer
  Beers, Bob (b. 1920 d. 1972)   folksinger
  Beers, Evelyne Christine Sauer Andresen (b. 1925)   folksinger
  Beers, Martha Christine (b. 1945)  
  Belafonte, Harry [Harold George] (b. 1927)   calypso singer, cast
  Belew, Carl (b. 1931 d. 1990)   singer, guitar
  Belle, Lulu (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Bibb, Leon (b. 1935)   cast, folksinger
  Bikel, Theodore (b. 1924)   cast, singer
  Birchfield, Benny (b. 1937)  
  Boggs, Dock (b. 1898 d. 1971)   singer, banjo
  Bolick, Bill (b. 1917)   singer, mandolin
  Bolick, Earl (b. 1919)   singer, guitar
  Bond, Johnny (b. 1915 d. 1978)   guitar, singer
  Bonnie, Lou (b. 1924)   singer, yodeler
  Bonyun, Bill (b. 1911)   singer, guitar
  Botta, Michael Gene  
  Bowes, Margie (b. 1941)   singer, vocals
  Bowman, Don (b. 1937)   comedian, guitar
  Boyd, Bill (b. 1910 d. 1977)   singer, guitar
  Brand, Oscar (b. 1920)   composer, lyricist
  Britt, Elton (b. 1912 d. 1972)   country music singer, yodeler
  Brown, Bonnie (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Brown, Fleming (b. 1926)   singer, banjo
  Brown, Jim Edward (b. 1934)   composer
  Brown, Maxine (b. 1932)   singer
  Brumley, Tom (b. 1935)   country music singer, steel guitar
  Bryan, Charles Faulkner (b. 1911 d. 1955)   folksinger, composer
  Bryant, Boudleaux (b. 1920 d. 1987)   composer, country music song writer
  Bryant, Felice (b. 1925)   composer, country music song writer
  Buckaroo, Don Rich (b. 1941)  
  Buddy, Cagle (b. 1936)   singer, guitar
  Burton, Robert Jay (b. 1914 d. 1965)   music executive
  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
  Cansler, Loman (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Cantu, Willie (b. 1943)  
  Carawan, Guy (b. 1927)   folk-revival performer, folksong collector
  Carlisle, Bill (b. 1908)   guitar, hillbilly singer
  Carlisle, Cliff [Clifford Raymond] (b. 1904 d. 1983)   blues singer, steel guitar
  Carson, Martha (b. 1921)   singer, guitar
  Carter, A.P. [Alvin Pleasant] (b. 1891 d. 1960)   country music singer
  Carter, Fred F. (b. 1933)   guitar, singer
  Carter, June (b. 1929)   singer, autoharp
  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
  Cash, Johnny (b. 1932)   guitar, country music singer
  Chandler, Len (b. 1935)   singer, guitar
  Charles, Roosevelt (b. 1919)   singer, songwriter
  Child, Francis James (b. 1825 d. 1896)   ballad collector, scholar
  Clancy, Liam (b. 1936)  
  Clancy, Patrick (b. 1923)   fiddle
  Clancy, Tom (b. 1923 d. 1990)  
  Clark, Roy (Linwood) (b. 1933)   bass (instrument), singer
  Clayton, Paul (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Clements, Vassar (b. 1928)   country, fiddle
  Cline, Patsy (b. 1932 d. 1963)   country music singer, vocals
  Cochran, Hank (b. 1935)   singer, songwriter
  Cohen, John (b. 1932)   singer, guitar
  Collie, Biff (b. 1926)   disc jockey, singer
  Collins, Judy (Marjorie) (b. 1939)   piano, singer
  Collins, Larry (b. 1944)   singer, guitar
  Collins, Lorrie (b. 1942)   singer
  Collins, Tommy (b. 1930)   singer, guitar
  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
  Cowell, Henry (Dixon) (b. 1897 d. 1965)   composer, Komposition
  Cox, Jim (b. 1930)   banjo, bass
  Cramer, Floyd (b. 1933)   piano, singer
  Curless, Dick (b. 1932)   singer, guitar
  Daffan, Ted [Theron Eugene] (b. 1912)   country and western composer, bandleader
  Daily, Pappy (b. 1902)   music executive, record producer
  Dane, Barbara (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Darling, Erik (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Davis, Jimmie [James Houston] (b. 1902 a. 1937)   country music singer
  Davis, Skeeter (b. 1931)   country music singer, songwriter
  De Witt, Lew C. (b. 1938 d. 1990)   singer
  Delmore, Alton (b. 1908 d. 1964)   country music singer, vocals
  Delmore, Rabon (b. 1910 d. 1952)   country music singer, vocals
  Denny, J. William (b. 1935)   publisher
  Denny, James R. (b. 1911 d. 1963)   manager, publisher
  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
  Dolan, Jimmie (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Dollar, Johnny [John Washington] (b. 1933 d. 1986)   country music singer, songwriter
  Donovan (b. 1946)   singer, songwriter
  Drake, Pete (b. 1932 d. 1988)   steel guitar, publisher
  Driftwood, Jimmy (b. 1917)   country music singer, guitar
  Drusky, Roy (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Dudley, Dave (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Duffey, John (b. 1934)   guitar
  Durham, Judith (b. 1943)   lead singer
  Dyer-Bennett, Richard (b. 1913)   guitar, singer
  Dylan, Bob (b. 1941)   composer, folksinger
  Edmondson, Travis (a. 1950)   country music singer
  Edwards, John (b. 1932 d. 1960)  
  Eliran, Ron (b. 1940)   cast, composer
  Elliott, Ramblin Jack (b. 1931)   singer, songwriter
  English, Logan   singer, guitar
  Evans, Dale (b. 1912)   singer, vocals
  Everly, Don [Isaac Donald] (b. 1937)   singer
  Everly, Phil (b. 1939)   composer, guitar
  Flatt, Lester Raymond (b. 1914 d. 1979)   blues singer, vocals
  Flick, Bob (a. 1960-1963)   bass fiddle
  Foley, Betty (b. 1933 d. 1990)   singer, vocals
  Foley, Red [Clyde Julian] (b. 1910 d. 1968)   country music singer
  Foley, Richard (a. 1960-1963)   bongos, cymbals
  Ford, Whitey [Benjamin Francis] (b. 1901 d. 1986)   comedian, instrumentalist
  Frank, J.L. (b. 1900 d. 1952)   songwriter, promoter
  Frazier, Dallas (b. 1939)   country music singer, vocals
  Frizzell, Lefty [William Orville] (b. 1928 d. 1975)   country music singer, songwriter
  Fuller, Jesse "Lone Cat" (b. 1896 d. 1976)   guitar, trombone
  Garfunkel, Art (b. 1942)   singer, actor
  Gentry, Bobbie (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Gerlach, Fred (b. 1925)   singer, guitar
  Gibson, Bob (b. 1931)   singer, guitar
  Gibson, Don (b. 1928)   singer, vocals
  Gilkyson, Terry [Hamilton Henry] (b. 1919)   singer, vocals
  Glaser, Chuck [Charles Vernon] (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Glaser, Jim [James William] (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Glaser, Tompall [Thomas Paul] (b. 1933)   country music singer, vocals
  Glazer, Tom [Thomas Zachariah] (b. 1914)   singer, vocals
  Gooding, Cynthia (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Gottlieg, Louis (b. 1923)  
  Grammer, Billy [William Wayne] (b. 1925)   guitar, singer
  Gray, Claude (b. 1932)   singer, vocals
  Greene, Jack (Henry) (b. 1930)   drums, singer
  Greenway, John   singer, guitar
  Grimes, Anne Laylin (b. 1912)   singer, instrumentalist
  Groom, Dewey (b. 1918)   singer, vocals
  Gunning, Sarah Ogan (b. 1910 d. 1983)   singer, songwriter
  Guthrie, Arlo (b. 1947)   folksinger
  Guthrie, Woody [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1912 d. 1967)   cast, composer
  Guy, Athol (b. 1940)   double bass, singer
  Haggard, Merle (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Hall, Connie (b. 1929)   singer, vocals
  Hall, Vera (b. 1905 d. 1964)   singer
  Hamblen, Stuart (b. 1908 d. 1989)   country music singer, guitar
  Hamilton, George (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  Hammond, John Paul (b. 1942)   guitar, harmonica
  Harden, Arleen (b. 1945)   country music singer
  Harden, Bobby  
  Harden, Robbie   songwriter
  Hartford, John (b. 1937)   country and bluegrass performer, songwriter
  Hassilev, Alex (b. 1932)   banjo, keyboard
  Hawes, Bess Lomax (b. 1921)   lyricist, singer
  Hawes, Butch (b. 1919)   singer, guitar
  Hawkins, Harold F. (b. 1921 d. 1963)   singer, guitar
  Hawkins, Hoyt (a. 1972)   baritone, piano
  Hay, George Dewey (b. 1895 d. 1968)   editor, reporter
  Hays, Lee (b. 1914 d. 1981)   arranger, singer
  Hell, Goldie (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Hellerman, Fred (b. 1927)   composer, singer
  Helms, Bobby (b. 1933)   singer, vocals
  Hester, Carolyn (b. 1937)   folksinger, guitar
  Hinton, Sam (b. 1917)   singer, vocals
  Holcomb, Roscoe (b. 1913)   singer, banjo
  Holly, Doyle (b. 1936)   country music singer
  Homer (b. 1918 d. 1971)   country music singer
  Hooker, John Lee (b. 1917)   blues singer, vocals
  Hopkins, Lightnin' (b. 1912 d. 1982)   blues singer, guitar
  Horton, George Vaughn (b. 1911 d. 1988)   composer, lyricist
  Horton, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1960)   saga folk song singer, vocals
  House, Son [Eddie James] (b. 1902 d. 1988)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Houston, Cisco [Gilbert Vandine] (b. 1918 d. 1961)   folksinger, vocals
  Houston, David (b. 1938 d. 1993)   country music singer
  Howard, Harlan (b. 1929)   songwriter, singer
  Howard, Jan (b. 1932)   cast, country music singer
  Hurt, Mississippi John [John Smith] (b. 1893 d. 1966)   blues singer
  Husky, Ferlin (b. 1927)   singer, guitar
  Ives, Burl (b. 1909)   cast, folksinger
  Jackson, Aunt Molly (b. 1880 d. 1960)   folksinger
  Jackson, Stonewall (b. 1932)   singer, guitar
  Jackson, Wanda (Lavonne) (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  James, Skip (b. 1902 d. 1969)   blues singer, vocals
  James, Sonny (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Jayne, Mitch (b. 1930)  
  Jean, Norma (b. 1938)   singer, guitar
  Jennings, Waylon (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Jethro (b. 1920 d. 1989)   country music singer
  Jones, George Glen (b. 1931)   alto saxophone, cast
  Jones, Grandpa (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Kazee, Buell (Hilton) (b. 1900 d. 1976)   singer, vocals
  Kerr, Anita (b. 1927 a. 1960)   singer, vocals
  Kilgore, Merle [Wyatt] (b. 1934)   singer, vocals
  Kincaid, Bradley (b. 1895 d. 1989)   country music singer, vocals
  King, Claude (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  King, Pee Wee (b. 1914)   composer, country-music bandleader
  Kirk, Eddie (b. 1919)   singer, composer
  Kirkland, Michael  
  La Farge, Peter (b. 1931 d. 1965)   singer, guitar
  Ledbetter, Huddie (b. 1885 d. 1949)   songster, vocals
  Lehrer, Tom [Thomas Andrew] (b. 1928)   composer, lyricist
  Lewis, Jerry Lee (b. 1935)   drums, piano
  Locklin, Hank (b. 1918)   country music singer, vocals
  Lomax, Alan (b. 1915)   folklorist
  Lomax, John Avery (b. 1875 d. 1948)   folklorist, folk music collector
  Long, Hubert (b. 1923 d. 1972)   talent manager
  Lord, Bobby (b. 1934)   singer, guitar
  Loudermilk, John D. (b. 1934)   guitar, writer
  Louvin, Charlie (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Louvin, Ira (b. 1924 d. 1965)   country music singer, vocals
  Luman, Bob [Robert Glyn] (b. 1937 d. 1978)   country music singer, vocals
  Lunsford, Bascom Lamar (b. 1882 d. 1973)   singer, vocals
  Lynn, Judy (b. 1936)   cast, singer
  Lynn, Loretta (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Macarthur, Margaret Crowl (b. 1928)   singer, autoharp
  MacColl, Ewan (b. 1915 d. 1989)   singer, songwriter
  Mack, Warner (b. 1938)   country music singer, guitar
  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
  Makebe, Miriam [Zenzile] (b. 1932)   folksinger, vocals
  Makem, Tommy (b. 1932)   singer, songwriter
  Maphis, Joe [Otis W.] (b. 1921 d. 1986)   country music guitar
  Maphis, Rose Lee (b. 1922)   country music guitar
  Marais, Josef (b. 1905 d. 1978)   folksinger, vocals
  Marais, Miranda (b. 1912)   singer, piano
  Martin, Troy L. (b. 1911)   singer, music executive
  Matthews, Neal (a. 1972)   tenor, vocals
  McAuliffe, Leon [William Leon] (b. 1917 d. 1988)   steel guitar, vocals
  McCurdy, Ed [Edward Potts] (b. 1919)   folksinger, songwriter
  McDonald, Skeets (b. 1915 d. 1968)   singer, guitar
  McGee, Kirk (b. 1899 d. 1983)   banjo, country music fiddler
  McGee, Sam (b. 1894 d. 1975)   country music guitar, guitar
  McGhee, Brownie (b. 1915)   banjo, cast
  McHan, Alfred Donald (b. 1933)  
  McKenzie, Scott (b. 1944)   singer, songwriter
  McKuen, Rod (b. 1933)   author, cast
  McMichen, Clayton (b. 1900 d. 1970)   fiddle, country musician
  McReynolds, Jesse (b. 1929)   mandolin, singer
  McReynolds, Jim (b. 1927)   guitar, singer
  Miller, Jody (b. 1941)   singer, ukelele
  Miller, Roger (b. 1936 d. 1992)   singer, instrumentalist
  Mitchell, Priscilla (b. 1941)   singer, vocals
  Mize, Billy (b. 1932)   bandleader, vocals
  Moeller, W.E. (b. 1912)   music executive
  Monroe, Bill (Smith) (b. 1911)   country music singer, mandolin
  Monroe, Charlie (b. 1903 d. 1975)   bluegrass guitar, vocals
  Montana, Patsy (b. 1914)   composer, vocals
  Montgomery, Melba (b. 1938)   singer, songwriter
  Morgan, George (Thomas) (b. 1925 d. 1975)   country music singer, guitar
  Morrison, Harold (b. 1931)   singer, instrumentalist
  Moser, Artus   singer, guitar
  Muddy Waters (b. 1915 d. 1983)   blues singer, vocals
  Mullican, Moon [Aubrey Wilson] (b. 1909 d. 1967)   piano, singer
  Neal, Bob (b. 1917)   drums, performer
  Nelson, Ken (b. 1911)   singer, banjo
  Nelson, Willie (Hugh) (b. 1933)   country music singer, trumpet
  Newman, Jimmy [Jimmy Yves] (b. 1927)   country music singer, songwriter
  Niles, John Jacob (b. 1892 d. 1980)   folksinger, folksong collector
  Nye, Hermes (b. 1908)   singer, guitar
  O'Bryant, Joan (b. 1923 d. 1964)   singer, guitar
  O'Daniel, Wilbert Lee (b. 1890)   country music singer
  Ochs, Phil [Philip David] (b. 1940 d. 1976)   folksinger, songwriter
  Odetta (b. 1930)   folksinger, guitar
  Ohrlin, Glenn (b. 1926)   singer, guitar
  Okun, Milt [Milton Theodore] (b. 1923)   arranger, singer
  Orbison, Roy (Kelton) (b. 1936 d. 1988)   composer, guitar
  Osborne, Hyden (b. 1931)  
  Osborne, Sonny (b. 1937)   banjo, baritone
  Owens, Bonnie (b. 1933)   country music singer, guitar
  Owens, Buck [Alvis Edgar jr] (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  Oyama, Charles  
  Paine, John  
  Paley, Tom (b. 1928)   banjo, singer
  Patterson, Joe (b. 1898)   singer, instrumentalist
  Paxton, Tom [Thomas Richard] (b. 1937)   folksinger, songwriter
  Paycheck, Johnny (b. 1941)   country music singer, guitar
  Payne, Jimmy (b. 1936)   singer, guitar
  Payne, Leon (Roger) (b. 1917 d. 1969)   composer, lyricist
  Pearl, Minnie (b. 1912)   country music singer, vocals
  Peer, Ralph Sylvester (b. 1892 d. 1960)   publisher, record company executive
  Pennington, Ray (b. 1933)   singer, bandleader
  Perkins, Carl (Lee) (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Phillips, Bill (b. 1936)   singer, guitar
  Phillips, John (Edmund Andrew) (b. 1935)   composer, flute
  Pierce, Don (b. 1915)   producer, record company executive
  Pierce, Webb (b. 1926 d. 1991)   country music singer, vocals
  Pillow, Ray (b. 1937)   country music singer, guitar
  Potger, Keith (b. 1941)   singer, guitar
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Price, Kenny (b. 1931 d. 1987)   country music singer
  Price, Ray (Noble) (b. 1926)   country music singer, guitar
  Pride, Charley (b. 1938)   country music singer
  Proffitt, Frank (Noah) (b. 1913 d. 1965)   banjo maker, singer
  Rainwater, Marvin (b. 1925)   country music singer, vocals
  Rausch, Leon (b. 1927)   singer, guitar
  Ray, Wade (b. 1913 a. 1932)   singer, violin
  Reed, Susan (b. 1927)   folksinger
  Reeves, Del [Franklin Delano] (b. 1933)   country music singer, guitar
  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
  Reynolds, Malvina (b. 1900 d. 1978)   writer of political songs
  Rinzler, Ralph (b. 1934)   singer, mandolin
  Ritchie, Jean (b. 1922)   singer, dulcimer
  Ritter, Tex [Maurice Woodward] (b. 1906 d. 1974)   singing cowboy, country music singer
  Robbins, Marty (b. 1925 d. 1982)   country music singer, vocals
  Robertson, Walt (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Robinson, Earl Hawley (b. 1910 d. 1991)   songwriter, conductor
  Robison, Carson Jay (b. 1890 d. 1957)   country and western singer, guitar
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Charles] (b. 1897 d. 1933)   country music guitar, vocals
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Frederick] (b. 1933)   singer
  Rogers, Roy (b. 1911)   country music singer, guitar
  Ronald, Joseph Lamanno  
  Rose, Fred (b. 1897 d. 1954)   composer, country music song writer
  Rose, Wesley (b. 1918 d. 1990)   music publishing executive, record producer
  Rubin, Harry (b. 1906)   singer, piano
  Rush, Tom (b. 1941)   folksinger, guitar
  Sainte-Marie, Buffy [Beverly]   singer, guitar
  Sandburg, Carl August (b. 1878 d. 1967)   author, composer
  Schwarz, Tracy (b. 1938)  
  Scruggs, Earl (b. 1924)   banjo, country and western singer
  Seeger, Charles (Louis) (b. 1886 d. 1979)   musicologist, composer
  Seeger, Mike [Michael] (b. 1933)   folksinger, violin
  Seeger, Peggy [Margaret] (b. 1935)   folksinger, guitar
  Seeger, Pete [Peter R.] (b. 1919)   Dirigent, folksinger
  Sheldon, Ernie (a. 1959)   bass guitar, vocals
  Shepard, Jean (b. 1933)   singer, string bass
  Sholes, Steve [Stephen H.] (b. 1911 d. 1968)   record company executive
  Silber, Irwin (b. 1925)   editor, author
  Siman, E.E. (b. 1921)   music publisher, talent scout
  Simon, Paul (b. 1942)   composer, lyricist
  Singleton, Shelby (b. 1931)   producer, publisher
  Skinner, Jimmie (b. 1909 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Sky, Pat [Patrick] (b. 1940)   singer, instrumentalist
  Smith, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" (b. 1921)   singer, guitar
  Smith, Carl (b. 1927)   composer, guitar
  Smith, Connie (b. 1941)   singer
  Smith, Fiddlin' Arthur (b. 1898 d. 1971 a. 1930s)   singer, fiddle
  Smith, Hobart (b. 1897 d. 1965)   singer, banjo
  Smothers, Richard (b. 1938)   actor, singer
  Smothers, Thomas (b. 1937)   actor, singer
  Snow, Hank (b. 1914)   country music singer, guitar
  Sovine, Red [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1918 d. 1980)   country music singer, vocals
  Sparks, Randy (b. 1933)   singer, vocals
  Stanley, Carter Glen (b. 1925 d. 1966)   bluegrass singer
  Stanley, Ralph Edmond (b. 1927)   bluegrass singer
  Stewart, Redd (b. 1927)   guitar, piano
  Stewart, Wynn [Wynnford Lindsey] (b. 1934 d. 1985)   singer, guitar
  Stoker, Gordon (a. 1948)   tenor
  Stone, Cliffie (b. 1917 d. 1985)   bass (instrument), singer
  Stoneman, Ernest V. (b. 1893 d. 1968)   country music pioneer
  Stookey, Noel Paul (b. 1937)   folksinger
  Stovall, Vern (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Stracke, Win (b. 1908)   singer, guitar
  Stringbean (b. 1915 d. 1973)   banjo, singer
  Sullivan, John Lonzo (b. 1917 d. 1967)   comedian, country music singer
  Sullivan, Rollin Oscar (b. 1919)   comedian, country music singer
  Summers, Andrew Rowan (b. 1912)   singer, dulcimer
  Tanner, Gid [James Gideon] (b. 1885 d. 1960)   country music pioneer
  Tarleton, Jimmie (b. 1892 d. 1979)   singer, guitar
  Tayson, Ian (b. 1933)  
  Terry, Sonny (b. 1911 d. 1986)   book seller, cast
  Thompson, Hank [Henry William] (b. 1925)   singer, guitar
  Thompson, Robert Clark (b. 1937)   composer
  Thompson, Sue (b. 1926)   country music singer, guitar
  Tillis, Mel (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Tillman, Floyd (b. 1914)   guitar, honky-tonk musician
  Travers, Mary Allin (b. 1937)   folksinger
  Travis, Merle (Robert) (b. 1917 d. 1983)   country music singer, guitar
  Tubb, Ernest (b. 1914 d. 1984)   country music singer, vocals
  Tubb, Justin (Wayne) (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Tubert, Bob (b. 1932)   songwriter
  Twitty, Conway (b. 1933 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Tyler, T. Texas (b. 1916 d. 1972)   country music singer, vocals
  Tyson, Sylvia (b. 1940)   composer, singer
  Van Dyke, Leroy (b. 1929 a. 1950)   singer, guitar
  Van Ronk, Dave (b. 1936)   singer, guitar
  Wagoner, Porter (b. 1930)   singer, guitar
  Wakely, Jimmy [Clarence] (b. 1914 d. 1982)   country music singer, vocals
  Walker, Billy Marvin (b. 1929)   singer, guitar
  Walker, Charlie (b. 1926)   singer, vocals
  Walker, Cindy (b. 1920)   composer, country music singer
  Walker, Frank Buckley (b. 1889 d. 1963)   recording manager, record company executive
  Walker, Jo (b. 1924)   executive director, country Music Association
  Walker, Ray   bass
  Walker, Wayne P. (b. 1925)   songwriter
  Waller, Charlie (b. 1935)  
  Walter, Jerome   country music singer
  Warner, Frank (b. 1903)   singer, guitar
  Watson, Doc (b. 1923)   country music singer, guitar
  Webb, Deane (b. 1937)  
  Wein, George (Theodore) (b. 1925)   piano, singer
  Weissman, Dick [Richard] (b. 1935 a. 1961)   folksinger
  Wells, Kitty (b. 1919)   country music singer, vocals
  West, Dottie (b. 1932 d. 1991)   singer, songwriter
  West, Hedy (b. 1938)   singer, banjo
  Wheeler, Billy Edd (b. 1932)   librettist, lyricist
  White, Josh [Joshua Daniel] (b. 1915 d. 1969)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Whitman, Slim (b. 1924)   country balladeer, vocals
  Wilburn, Leslie Floyd (b. 1925)   country music singer
  Wilburn, Lester Lloyd (b. 1924)  
  Wilburn, Thursman Theodore (b. 1931)  
  Wilburn, Vinita Geraldine (b. 1927)  
  Wilburn, Virgil Doyle (b. 1930 d. 1982)   country music singer
  Williams, Charlie (b. 1929)   singer, actor
  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
  Wilson, Kitty (b. 1927)   singer, string bass
  Wilson, Smiley (b. 1922)   singer, guitar
  Wiseman, Scotty (b. 1909 d. 1981)   singer, guitar
  Wood, Ronnie (b. 1947)   rock guitar
  Woodley, Bruce (b. 1942)   guitar
  Wooley, Sheb [Selby F.] (b. 1921)   country music singer, lyricist
  Worth, Marion (b. 1933)   singer, vocals
  Wright, Johnny [John Robert] (b. 1914)   singer, guitar
  Wynette, Tammy (b. 1942)   country music singer, songwriter
  Yarbrough, Glenn (b. 1930)   singer
  Yarrow, Peter (b. 1938)   guitar, singer
  Young, Faron (b. 1932)   singer, vocals

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