Musical artists similar to or like Floyd Tillman

American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Wikipedia

  • Hank Thompson (musician)

    American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades. Mixture of fiddles, electric guitar, and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, smooth baritone vocals. Wikipedia

  • Johnny Horton

    American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single "The Battle of New Orleans", which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. Awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". Wikipedia

  • Lefty Frizzell

    American country music singer-songwriter and honky-tonk singer. Very popular country performer. Wikipedia

  • Rex Griffin

    American country musician and songwriter. Born in Gadsden, Alabama as the second of seven children to Marion and Selma Griffin. Wikipedia

  • Webb Pierce

    American honky-tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade. His biggest hit was "In the Jailhouse Now," which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at number one. Wikipedia

  • Ferlin Husky

    Early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes. He had two dozen top-20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelled a seven-decade entertainment career. Wikipedia

  • Bob Wills

    American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Known widely as the King of Western Swing . Wikipedia

  • Jean Shepard

    American honky-tonk singer-songwriter who pioneered for women in country music. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the number-one spot. Wikipedia

  • Country music performer, known for his honky tonk and traditional country musical style at the height of his career in the 1960s, and his return to popularity during the Outlaw country era in the late 1970s. Born and raised in New Jasper Township, Greene County, Ohio. Wikipedia

  • Johnny Gimble

    American country musician associated with Western swing. Considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre. Wikipedia

  • Roger Miller

    American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as "Billy Bayou" and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues" for Ray Price. Wikipedia

  • American country music singer, with a honky tonk Bakersfield sound. Born in Riverside, California, United States, where her parents bred and trained horses for racing. Wikipedia

  • Johnny Bond

    American country music entertainer of the 1940s through the 1960s. Born in Enville, Oklahoma, and grew up on several small farms in Oklahoma. Wikipedia

  • Cal Smith

    American country musician, most famous for his 1974 hits "Country Bumpkin" and "It's Time to Pay the Fiddler". Born on April 7, 1932, in Gans, Oklahoma, as the youngest of three sons of James "Otto" and Ethel Shofner. Wikipedia

  • Honky-tonk

    Both a bar that provides country music for the entertainment of its patrons and the style of music played in such establishments. It can also refer to the type of piano (tack piano) used to play such music. Wikipedia

  • Mark Chesnutt

    American country music singer and songwriter. Between 1990 and 1999, he had his greatest chart success recording for Universal Music Group Nashville's MCA and Decca branches, with a total of eight albums between those two labels. Wikipedia

  • American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist. Associated with the hillbilly boogie style which greatly influenced rockabilly. Wikipedia

  • American country music group, consisting of Roger Brown and ten other musicians. The band released one western swing EP on Decca Records (Decca/MCA #55203) on July 16, 1996. Wikipedia

  • American country music singer. Popular performer on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Wikipedia

  • Texas Ruby

    American pioneering country music female vocalist and musician of the late 1930s through to the early 1960s. Famous as Tex Owens, the writer of Cattle Call. Wikipedia

  • Merle Travis

    American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky, United States. His songs' lyrics often discussed both the lives and the economic exploitation of American coal miners. Wikipedia

  • American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. His most noted examples are "Giddyup Go" (1965) and "Teddy Bear" (1976), both of which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Wikipedia

  • Honky Tonk Confidential

    Retro/alt country band from the Washington, D.C. area. Result of a collaboration with CBS News chief Washington correspondent and Face the Nation anchor, Bob Schieffer. Wikipedia

  • American independent record label operating in the 1940s and 1950s from Memphis, Tennessee releasing records mostly in western swing and country music style. Founded by Ed Bloodworth and operated from two offices, one from 4949 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California and the head office on Union Avenue in Memphis . Wikipedia

  • Al Dexter

    American country musician and songwriter. Best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War II years and later became a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters. Wikipedia

  • Swing music

    Form of jazz that developed in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. The name came from the emphasis on the off–beat, or weaker pulse. Wikipedia

  • Dave Stogner

    American musician, who was one of the premier Western swing musicians playing on the West Coast. Known as the "West Coast King of Western Swing", Stogner moved to California to pursue a musical career with the encouragement from fellow Texan, Milton Brown. Wikipedia

  • Red Steagall

    American actor, musician, poet, and stage performer who focuses on American Western and country music genres. He has performed for heads of state, including a special party for President Reagan at the White House in 1983, and has completed three overseas tours for the United States Information Agency to the Middle East, the Far East, and South America. Wikipedia

  • Merl Lindsay

    One of the premier American Western swing musicians from the 1930s to the mid-1960s and founder of Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Clarence Earl and Louella Salathiel, early pioneers of the Oklahoma Territory. Wikipedia


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