Male Country Musicians

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 1 
Keith Richards
(Musician)
Keith Richards
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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 
Vince Gill
(Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Vince Gill
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Birthdate: April 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Vince Gill is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He currently holds the record for the most number of Grammy Awards won by a male country music artist with 22 awards under his belt. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Vince Gill also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

 3 
Jerry Reed
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Jerry Reed
9
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: September 1, 2008

Jerry Reed was an American guitarist, country music singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He won three Grammy Awards and two Country Music Association awards during his illustrious career. In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Reed was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

 4 
Michael Nesmith
(Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Michael Nesmith
11
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston
 5 
Lyle Lovett
(Singer-songwriter)
Lyle Lovett
11
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 6 
John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)
John Prine
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Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2020
 7 
David Allan Coe
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)
David Allan Coe
7
Birthdate: September 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron

David Allan Coe is a singer-songwriter who played a major role in the prosperity of the '1970s' outlaw country scene. Coe, who initially gained prominence for busking, had spent his early life in prisons and reform schools. He then came up with hit songs like Take This Job and Shove It, which inspired the 1981 film of the same name.

 8 
GG Allin
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)
GG Allin
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Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: June 28, 1993
Punk rock artist and drummer GG Allin is best remembered for his controversial live performances, which involved acts like self-mutilation, and his themes of violence. He was also arrested for assaulting his audience members. He vowed to commit suicide on stage, multiple times, but eventually died of a drug overdose. 
 9 
Josh Kelley
(Famous for His Pop-Rock Hit Singles “Amazing” and “Only You”)
Josh Kelley
5
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
 10 
Keith Whitley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter.)
Keith Whitley
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9, 1989

Keith Whitley was an American singer whose career was cut short by his sudden death at the age of 34. Before his death, due to alcohol intoxication, Whitley recorded two albums, which spawned 12 chart-busting singles. His third and final studio album was released posthumously.

 11 
Burl Ives
(American Musician, Actor and Folk Singer Known for His Hit 'A Little Bitty Tear')
Burl Ives
3
Birthdate: June 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hunt City, Illinois, United States
Died: April 14, 1995
 12 
Gram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Gram Parsons
10
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: September 19, 1973
 13 
Sam Hunt
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Hunt
7
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cedartown, Georgia, United States
 14 
Roy Clark
(Singer)
Roy Clark
11
Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meherrin, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15, 2018
 15 
Randy Meisner
(Retired American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles)
Randy Meisner
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States
 16 
Steve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)
Steve Earle
9
Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia United States

Rock, country, and folk singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, developed an early interest in music and started his career when he was a teenager. Rebellious as a young man, he went through his share of struggles before he was able to establish himself successfully as a singer. Also a political activist, he is a vocal opponent of capital punishment. 

 17 
Eric Church
(Singer-songwriter)
Eric Church
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Birthdate: May 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
 18 
Dierks Bentley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Dierks Bentley
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Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Dierks Bentley is a country music singer and songwriter who has won many prestigious awards, such as the Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. Over the years, he has also headlined many tours, including the Riser Tour, Sounds of Summer Tour, and Somewhere on a Beach Tour. 

 19 
Gene Autry
(Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions)
Gene Autry
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States
Died: October 2, 1998
 20 
Clint Black
(Country Music Singer)
Clint Black
8
Birthdate: February 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Clint Black is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, musician, country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with founding a record label named Equity Music Group in 2003. Over the years, he has won many awards, including five Academy of Country Music awards and two Country Music Association awards.

 21 
Buck Owens
(Musician)
Buck Owens
3
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: March 25, 2006
 22 
Don Williams
(Singer-Songwriter)
Don Williams
3
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Floydada, Texas, United States
Died: September 8, 2017
 23 
Jimmie Allen
(Singer)
Jimmie Allen
6
Birthdate: June 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Delaware, United States
 24 
Johnny Van Zant
3
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
 25 
Jim Reeves
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jim Reeves
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galloway, Texas, United States
Died: July 31, 1964
 26 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
2
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30, 2001
 27 
Rhett Akins
(Country singer and musician who released the 1996 #1 single "Don't Get Me Started.")
Rhett Akins
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States
 28 
Jason Isbell
(Singer)
Jason Isbell
11
Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Green Hill, Alabama, United States
 29 
Bernie Leadon
(Composer, Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Surfer, Mandolinist, Guitarist)
Bernie Leadon
5
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis
 30 
Chris Young
(American Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Chris Young
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Birthdate: June 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Chris Young is an American singer and songwriter who achieved popularity after winning the fourth season of the popular reality TV singing competition show Nashville Star. In 2017, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Chris Young is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported several non-profit organizations like Little Kids Rock and Stars For Stripes.

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Mac Davis
(Musician, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Stage actor)
Mac Davis
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Birthdate: January 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Johnny Rebel
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Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moss Bluff

Johnny Rebel was an American singer and songwriter who promoted white supremacy through his music. He claimed that he came up with racist songs only for money. Despite his claims, his music inspired the formation of several hate rock bands. According to Anti-Defamation League, over 500 such bands have been formed since the release of his song Nigger Hatin' Me.

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Jimmy Nail
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Autobiographer, Singer, Composer, Screenwriter)
Jimmy Nail
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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. 

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Freddy Fender
(Texas-based Tejano country singer who sang the 1970s singles "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.")
Freddy Fender
2
Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, United States
Died: October 14, 2006
 35 
Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Songwriter)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
2
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 17, 1991
 36 
Ryan Hurd
(American Country Music Singer and Songwriter)
Ryan Hurd
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 37 
Mickey Gilley
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Birthdate: March 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA
 38 
Jake Owen
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Jake Owen
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Birthdate: August 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vero Beach
 39 
Mel Tillis
(Country Singer)
Mel Tillis
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: November 19, 2017
 40 
Ricky Skaggs
(Singer)
Ricky Skaggs
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cordell, Kentucky, United States
 41 
Jimmy Webb
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Film score composer)
Jimmy Webb
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Birthdate: August 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elk City
 42 
Charles Kelley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Charles Kelley
2
Birthdate: September 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta
 43 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
4
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colt, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 25, 1995
 44 
Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Johnny Horton
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Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5, 1960
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Gregg Henry
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lakewood, Colorado, USA
 46 
Tyler Hubbard
(Musician)
Tyler Hubbard
6
Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Georgia
Tyler Hubbard is best known as part of the country music duo Florida Georgia Line, which also consists of music artist Brian Kelley. He has also released solo tracks. He and Kelley own the music publishing company Tree Vibez Music and the independent label Round Here Records.
 47 
Lee Greenwood
(Country music artist.)
Lee Greenwood
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Birthdate: October 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
 48 
Bill Monroe
(Singer-songwriter)
Bill Monroe
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rosine, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 9, 1996
 49 
Dan Seals
(Famous for His Hits 'I'd Really Love to See You Tonight', 'Nights Are Forever Without You')
Dan Seals
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: McCamey, Texas, United States
Died: March 25, 2009
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Roy Acuff
(Known as the 'King of Country Music' and a Member of the 'Grand Ole Opry')
Roy Acuff
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maynardville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 23, 1992

Popularly known as The King of Country Music, Roy Acuff was also a talented fiddler. Initially a budding baseball player, he ditched his sports career due to repeated injuries and focused on music instead. He was part of the radio broadcast Grand Ole Opry and later won a Grammy Lifetime Award.