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Ted Daffan -- b.9/21/1912 d.10/6/1996 (84)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist

Jamie Dailey -- b.6/9/1975
Singer/Musician, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: Dailey and Vincent

Vernon Dalhart -- b.4/6/1883 d.9/14/1948 (65)
Vaudevillan, Tenor, Opera Singer, Country Singer
Misc: or died Sep 15 or Sep 18?

Lacy J. Dalton -- b.10/13/1946
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bloomsburg, PA

Barbara Dane -- b.5/12/1927
Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Folk Singer

Davis Daniel -- b.3/1/1961
Country Singer/Guitarist

Charlie Daniels -- b.10/28/1936
Songwriter, Fiddler, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Charlie Daniels Band
Song Titles: Robot Romp, Uneasy Rider, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Mississippi, In America, The Legend of Wooley Swamp, Still in Saigon, Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye, Uneasy Rider '88, Simple Man, This Ain't No Rag It's a Flag

Jack Daniels -- b.10/27/1949
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Highway 101

Bill Danoff -- b.5/7/1946
Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Starland Vocal Band

Caroline Dare -- b.4/4/2001 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer

Erik Darling -- b.9/25/1933 d.8/10/2008 (74)
Music Producer, Tenor, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Rooftop Singers, Tarriers, The Weavers

Helen Darling -- b.5/1/1965
Country Performer

Johnny Darrell -- b.7/23/1940 d.10/7/1997 (57)
Country Singer

Clay Davidson -- b.4/4/1971
Country Singer/Guitarist

Gail Davies -- b.6/5/1948 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Broken Bow, OK
Misc: not b. April 4th

Art Davis -- b.5/31/1913 d.1/12/1987 (73)
Country Performer

Betty Jack Davis -- b.3/4/1932 d.8/2/1953 (21)
Country Singer
Group Names: Davis Sisters, Skeeter Davis

Danny Davis -- b.5/29/1925 d.6/12/2008 (83)
Music Producer, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Country Singer
Group Names: The Nashville Brass

Jeff Davis -- b.12/19/1952
Country Musician
Group Names: Amazing Rhythm Aces

Jimmie Davis -- b.9/11/1899 d.11/5/2000 (101)
Governor, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: Governor or Louisiana 1944-48 and 60-64; may have been born as late as 1902

Linda Davis -- b.11/26/1962
Country Singer

Mac Davis -- b.1/21/1942
Movie/Stage Actor, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Lubbock, Texas; FN:Morris
Song Titles: Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me, Stop and Smell the Roses, It's Hard to Be Humble, Hooked on Music, Why Don't We All Get Stoned
Album Titles: Stop and Smell the Roses, All the Love in the World, Burnin' Thing, It's Hard to Be Humble
TV Shows: The Mac Davis Show
Movie Titles: North Dallas Forty, The Sting II

Paul Davis -- b.4/21/1948 d.4/22/2008 (60)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Meridan, Ms.
Misc: his hit, "I Go Crazy," was crazy enough to stay on the Hot 100 chart for almost a year in 1977-78
Song Titles: I Go Crazy, Cool Nights, '65 Love Affair

Skeeter Davis -- b.12/30/1931 d.9/19/2004 (72)
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dry Ridge, Ky.; RN:Mary Frances Penick

Jimmy Day -- b.1/9/1934 d.1/22/1999 (65)
Country Guitarist
Misc: a steel guitarist who performed with Willie Nelson and became one of the most in-demand musicians in Nashville

Paul Deakin -- b.9/2/1959
Country Drummer
Group Names: The Mavericks

Billy Dean -- b.4/2/1962
Country Singer/Guitarist

Ira Dean -- b.8/23/1969 N.S.
Singer, Country Bassist
Group Names: Trick Pony

Jimmy Dean -- b.8/10/1928 d.6/13/2010 (81)
Businessperson, Actor, Composer, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Plainview, TX; RN:Seth Ward
Misc: Sausage King
Song Titles: Big Bad John
TV Shows: Daniel Boone (as Josh Clements), Jimmy Dean Show (as host)

Joe Dean Jr. -- b.7/18/1989
Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: Dailey and Vincent

Jessie James Decker -- b.4/12/1988 N.S.
Country Singer, Italian
Song Titles: Wanted

Brett Deenen -- b.10/28/1979
Songwriter, Folk Singer

Cole Deggs -- b.4/30/1976
Country Singer
Group Names: Cole Deggs and the Lonesome

Shade Deggs -- b.6/9/1974
Country Musician
Group Names: Cole Deggs and the Lonesome

Penny De Haven -- b.5/17/1948 d.2/23/2014 N.S. (65)
Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Penny Starr

Alton Delmore -- b.12/25/1908 d.6/9/1964 (55)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

Rabon Delmore -- b.12/3/1916 d.12/4/1952 (36)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

Graham DeLoach -- b.6/23/1988 N.S.
Country Bassist
Group Names: A Thousand Horses

Martin Delray -- b.9/26/1949
Songwriter, Country Singer

Jay DeMarcus -- b.4/26/1971
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer
Group Names: Rascal Flatts

Jimmy De Martini -- b.8/3/1976
Violinist, Country Fiddler
Group Names: Zac Brown Band

Iris DeMent -- b.1/5/1961
Songwriter, Country Singer

Kevin Denney -- b.1/27/1978
Country Singer

Wesley Dennis -- b.4/22/1963
Country Performer

Sandy Denny -- b.1/6/1941 d.4/21/1978 (37)
Songwriter, Folk Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Alexandra Elaine MacLean Denny
Misc: some say b. Jan 16
Group Names: Fairport Convention

John Denver -- b.12/31/1943 d.10/12/1997 (53)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Roswell, N.M.; RN:Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Misc: once sang a song about Spiro Agnew
Group Names: Chad Mitchell Trio, soloist
Song Titles: Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Annie's Song, Back Home Again, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, I'm Sorry, Calypso
Album Titles: Rocky Mountain Hugh, Back Home Again, Windsong, Spirit

Jackie DeShannon -- b.8/21/1941
Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hazel, KY; RN:Sharon Myers
Song Titles: Needles and Pins, What The World Needs Now is Love, Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Lew C. DeWitt -- b.3/8/1938 d.8/15/1990 (52)
Songwriter, Tenor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

Al Dexter -- b.5/4/1902 d.1/28/1984 (81)
Songwriter, Violinist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1905 or b.Apr 4

Little Jimmy Dickens -- b.12/19/1920 d.1/2/2015 (94)
Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Bolt, WV
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait), Country Boy, Hillbilly Fever, A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Album Titles: May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

Joe Diffie -- b.12/28/1958
Country Singer/Guitarist

Ani DiFranco -- b.9/23/1970
Poet, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Folk Singer

Douglas Flint Dillard -- b.3/6/1937 d.5/16/2012 (75)
Musician, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: The Dillards

Rodney Adean Dillard -- b.5/18/1942 N.S.
Musician, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: The Dillards

Dean Dillon -- b.3/26/1955
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Jessie Jo's father
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

John Dittrich -- b.4/7/1951
Country Drummer
Group Names: Restless Heart

Gabe Dixon -- b.12/7/1977
Pop Singer, Country Singer
Group Names: Six Shooters

Richard Dobson -- b.3/19/1942 d.12/16/2017 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer

Deryl Dodd -- b.4/12/1964
Country Performer

Ray Dodds -- b.7/11/1958
Folk Musician, British
Group Names: Fairground Attraction

Johnny Dollar -- b.3/8/1922 d.4/13/1986 (64)
Country Singer

Floyd Domino -- b.7/7/1952
Country Performer

Jerry Donahue -- b.9/24/1946
Music Producer, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer/Guitarist, American
Group Names: The Hellcasters, Fairport Convention

Jimmy Dormire -- b.3/8/1960
Country Musician
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

Lloyd Tommy "Spike" Doss -- b.9/26/1920 N.S. d.10/25/2011 N.S. (91)
Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Dottsy -- b.4/6/1954
Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Dorothy Brodt

Donna Douglas -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

Jerry Douglas -- b.5/28/1956
Music Producer, Country Guitarist
Misc: Dobro player
Group Names: Alison Krauss and Union Station

Kevin Douglas -- b.1/29/????
Country Performer

"Big" Al Downing -- b.1/9/1940 d.7/4/2005 (65)
Soul Singer, Country Performer

Dusty Drake -- b.2/23/1964
Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Dean Buffalini

Nick Drake -- b.6/19/1948 d.11/25/1974 (26)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Jazz Singer, Folk Singer, British
Misc: Jazz-Folk-Rock sound

Rusty Draper -- b.1/25/1923 d.3/28/2003 (80)
Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Farrell H. Draper

Jimmy Driftwood -- b.6/20/1907 d.7/12/1998 (91)
Author, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Song Titles: The Battle of New Orleans (songwriter)

George Ducas -- b.8/1/1966
Country Singer

Cameron Duddy -- b.12/6/1985 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Midland

Dave Dudley -- b.5/3/1928 d.12/22/2003 (75)
Author, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RLN:Pedruska
Misc: Trucking song pioneer

John Duffey -- b.3/4/1934 d.12/10/1996 (62)
Guitarist, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: Country Gentlemen

Mark Dufresne -- b.8/6/1953
Country Performer
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

Glenn Duncan -- b.10/21/1921
Country Performer

Johnny Duncan -- b.10/5/1938 d.8/14/2006 (67)
Songwriter, Country Singer

Stuart Duncan -- b.4/14/1964
Country Fiddler
Group Names: The Nashville Bluegrass Band

Tommy Duncan -- b.1/11/1911 d.7/25/1967 (56)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: country swing vocalist
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Whitney Duncan -- b.8/3/1984
Songwriter, Country Singer

Holly Dunn -- b.8/22/1957 d.11/14/2016 N.S. (59)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Ronnie Dunn -- b.6/1/1953
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Brooks & Dunn

Danick Dupelle -- b.9/29/1973
Country Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Emerson Drive

Dwayne Dupuy -- b.2/1/1965
Country Singer
Group Names: Ricochet

Judith Durham -- b.7/3/1943
Jazz Singer, Folk Singer, Australian
Group Names: The Seekers (lead)

Judy Dyble -- b.2/13/1949
Songwriter, Folk Singer, English
Group Names: Fairport Convention

Taylor Dye -- b.9/18/1995 N.S.
Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Tae Dye
Group Names: Maddie and Tae (with Madison Marlow)

Richard Dyer-Bennet -- b.10/6/1913 d.12/14/1991 (78)
Folk Singer
Misc: Balladeer

Bob Dylan -- b.5/24/1941
Christianity convert, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Duluth, MN; RN:Robert Allan Zimmerman
Group Names: The Traveling Wilburys (as Otis/Boo), soloist
Song Titles: Like a Rolling Stone, Positively 4th Street, Rainy Day Women #12 and 35, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Gotta Serve Somebody
Album Titles: Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin', Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, New Morning, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Dylan, Planet Waves, Blood on the Tracks, The Basement Tapes, Desire, Street-Legal, Slow Train Coming, Saved, Shot of Love, Infidels, Empire Burlesque, Knocked Out Loaded, Down in the Groove, Oh Mercy, Under the Red Sky, Good as I Been to You, World Gone Wrong, Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, Modern Times, Together Through Life, Christmas in the Heart, Tempest

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