MOTHER MAYBELL CARTER

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Maybelle Carter was born Maybelle Addington on May 10, 1909, in Nickelsville, Virginia . She was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth (née Kilgore; 1879 – 1960) and Hugh Jackson Addington (1877 – 1929). According to family lore, the Addington family of Virginia is descended from former British prime minister Henry Addington,1st Viscount Sidmouth .

On March 13, 1926, Maybelle married Ezra Carter . They had three daughters, Helen,June and Anita .

She was a member of the original Carter Family , which was formed in 1927 by her brother-in-law A.P.Carter , who was married to her cousin Sara , also a part of the trio. The Carter Family was one of the first commercial rural country music groups...

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VINCE GILL

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Vince Gill

American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and  multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved

Vince Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His mother had a son, Bob Coen, from a previous marriage. He was Gill’s half-brother, but was considered a full brother by Gill.

Gill has been a member of the  Grand Ole Opry since August 10, 1991. He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary with a tribute show on August 13, 2016.

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American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Vince Gill was born in Norman , Oklahoma...

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HI-LO BROWN

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Hylo Brown (April 20, 1922 – January 17, 2003) was an American bluegrass and country music, singer, guitarist and bass player.

Frank “Hylo” Brown, Jr. was born in  Johnson County , Kentucky and began his career as a performer on radio station WCMI in Ashland , Kentucky in 1939. Soon, he moved to WLOG in Logan , West Virginia and their “Saturday Jamboree”. Six months later, he moved with his family to Springfield , Ohio. He began composing songs and performing on local radio stations in Ohio. During an appearance at WPFB in Middletown , Ohio he received his nickname “Hylo” because Smoky Ward, who was on the show, couldn’t remember his name and started calling him “Hi-Lo”...

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JOHN CONLEE

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John Wayne Conlee (born August 11, 1946) is an American country music singer. Between 1978 and 2004 Conlee charted a total of 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded 11  studio ablums. His singles include seven #1 hits: “Lady Lay Down,” Backside of Thirty,” ” Common Man,: ; Im Only in it for the Love,” ‘In My Eyes,” ” As Long As I;m Rockin with You” and Got My Heart Set On You.” In addition to these, Conlee sent 14 other songs into the Top Ten

Conlee was born on a tobacco farm in Versailles, Kentucky. By age 10, Conlee had begun singing and playing guitar , and later sang tenor in a barbershop quartet...

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NARVEL FELTS

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Narvel Felts

Narvel Felts (born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas ) is an  American Country music, rockabilly singer. Known for his soaring tenor and high falsetto, Felts enjoyed his greatest success during the 1970s, most famously 1975’s Reconsi “Contents       

Raised in Berine, missouri where he attended Bernie High School, Felts was discovered during a talent show at the school. He had been encouraged to participate in the show by some of his classmates, and it just so happened that a talent agent was attending the performance at the time.

Felts recorded his first single “Kiss-a Me Baby” at the age of 18, and his career skyrocketed with the help of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash ...

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TANYA TUCKER

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Tanya Tucker

Music Artist
Tanya Denise Tucker is an American country music artist who had her first hit, “Delta Dawn”, in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of top-10 and top-40 hits. She has had several successful albums, several Country Music Association award nominations, and hit songs such as 1973’s “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” and “Blood Red and Goin’ Down”, 1975’s “Lizzie and the Rainman”, and 1988’s “Strong Enough to Bend”.
  • Born: Oct 10, 1958 (age 60) ·
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Net worth: $60 million USD (2017)
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CHARLEY PRIDE

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The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has had countless hits over the years since his very first single, “The Snakes Crawl at Night,” and though he is now in his 80s he continues to release music. Here are 9 things you might have not known about the country music legend.

CHARLEY PRIDE

1. His name wasn’t supposed to be Charley

Originally born “Charl Frank Pride,” there was an error on his birth certificate which made the singer’s legal name Charley.

2. He had a huge family

He grew up one of 11 siblings to sharecropper parents in the delta town of Sledge, Mississippi. Parents Mack and Tessie B. Stewart Pride raised their children in a three-room house and taught them to be grateful for what they had.

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