Famous British Country Musicians

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 1 Keith Richards

Keith Richards
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Keith Richards is a musician and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones. Also a guitarist, he was ranked fourth on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 best guitarists list in 2011. Richards' look and characterization inspired the character of Captain Teague who appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

 2 Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, United Kingdom

English musician, singer, and songwriter, Ringo Starr, gained international fame as the drummer for the rock band, the Beatles. Raised by a single mother, he had a difficult childhood. He sought solace in music and it became his vocation. After finding success with the Beatles, he embarked on a solo career as well.

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 3 Jimmy Nail

Jimmy Nail
Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter, Autobiographer, Singer, Composer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne

Jimmy Nail is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and TV writer. He is best known for playing the role of Leonard "Oz" Osborne in the TV show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. As a singer, he recorded the single, Ain't No Doubt, which became a  successful hit worldwide. He is also active in theater and has performed in many musicals. 

 4 Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton, Nottingham, England

Jake Bugg is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. His self-titled debut studio album peaked at number one on the Official Albums Chart in the UK and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Jake Bugg has also won many prestigious awards like the Silver Clef Award, NME Award, Japan Gold Disc Award, and Q Award.  

 5 Julia Lennon

Julia Lennon
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 15, 1958

Julia Lennon was a British woman and the mother of popular singer-songwriter John Lennon. Julia helped John learn musical instruments like the ukulele and banjo. She also played an important role in his life and was the inspiration behind some of John's popular songs like Mother and Julia. She was played by Christine Kavanagh in John's biopic In His Life.

 6 Sally Timms

Sally Timms
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds

Sally Timms is an English lyricist and singer best known for her association with the popular and one of the longest-running punk rock bands, The Mekons, where she is a vocalist. In addition to her singing career, Sally Timms also works as a paralegal in Chicago, Illinois.

 7 Albert Lee

Albert Lee
Famous As: Musician, Pianist, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leominster

Albert Lee is an English guitarist best known for his hybrid picking and fingerstyle technique. Renowned for his technical virtuosity and his speed of playing, Lee was named the Best Country Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine on five consecutive occasions. At the 2017 UK Americana Awards, Albert Lee was awarded the prestigious Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 8 Troy Donockley

Troy Donockley
Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Workington

Troy Donockley is an English composer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in playing the uilleann pipes. He is best known as a member of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. The son of musicians, he grew up listening to classical, rock, country, and traditional music. He began his career as a teenager and played with numerous bands before joining Nightwish.