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Jimmie Fadden -- b.3/9/1948
Guitarist, Country Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Long Beach, CA
Group Names: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, sessionist

Richard Fagan -- b.4/24/1947 N.S. d.8/5/2016 N.S. (69)
Murderer, Songwriter, Pop Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist, Rock Singer/Guitarist
Misc: his songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others; charged in the death of his best friend Tom Oteri (Cheri's father)

John Fahey -- b.2/28/1939 d.2/22/2001 (61)
Songwriter, Banjoist, Folk Guitarist
Misc: Acoustic innovator; John Fahey and Dr. Demento studied Folk Music Studies together at UCLA under Prof. D.K. Wilgus, and were good friends.

Barbara Fairchild -- b.11/12/1950
Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Song Titles: The Teddy Bear Song

Karen Fairchild -- b.9/28/1969
Country Singer
Group Names: Little Big Town

Shelly Fairchild -- b.8/23/1977
Country Singer

Donna Fargo -- b.11/10/1945
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Airy, NC; RN:Yvonne Vaughan
Misc: sources gave ages anywhere from b. in 1939 to 1949
Song Titles: The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA

Mimi Farina -- b.4/30/1945 d.7/18/2001 (56)
Political Activist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Baez; wife of the late Richard Farina, sister of Joan Baez
Misc: founded the Bread & Roses Foundation
Group Names: Richard and Mimi

Richard Farina -- b.3/8/1937 d.4/30/1966 (29)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Folk Singer
Group Names: Richard & Mimi

Shan Farmer -- b.3/6/1974
Country Musician
Group Names: Ricochet

Hugh Farr -- b.12/6/1903 d.3/17/1980 (76)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Hubert Farr
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Karl Farr -- b.4/25/1909 d.9/20/1961 (52)
Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Marx
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Tyler Farr -- b.2/5/1984
Country Singer
Song Titles: Redneck Crazy, Damn Good Friends
Album Titles: Redneck Crazy

Newton Faulkner -- b.1/11/1985 N.S.
Songwriter, Folk Singer, English

Joey Feek -- b.9/9/1975 N.S. d.3/4/2016 N.S. (40)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Joey Marie Martin Feek or Joey Martin; born: Joey Marie Martin
Misc: some sources say b. Septemner 10
Group Names: Joey + Rory

Rory Feek -- b.4/25/1965
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: Joey + Rory

Julie Felix -- b.6/14/1938
Folk Singer

Dick Feller -- b.1/2/1943 N.S.
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer
Song Titles: The Credit Card Song

Narvel Felts -- b.11/11/1938
Songwriter, Falsetto, Country Singer/Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: b. Jan?

Freddie Fender -- b.6/4/1937 d.10/14/2006 (69)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Benito, TX; RN:Baldemar G. Huerta
Group Names: Texas Tornados, soloist
Song Titles: Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Bob Ferguson -- b.12/30/1927 d.7/22/2001 (73)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer

Kathleen Ferrier -- b.4/22/1912 d.10/8/1953 (41)
Opera Singer, Folk Singer, English

Geoff Firebaugh -- b.8/30/1968
Country Musician
Group Names: BR549

Leslie Fish -- b.3/11/???? N.S.
Novelty Singer, Folk Singer
Misc: Novelty + Folk = Filk Singer; b. c. late 1940s to early 1950s
Song Titles: Carmen Miranda's Ghost, Banned From Argo

Eddie Fisher -- b.8/10/1928 d.9/22/2010 (82)
Jewish, Actor, TV Host, Pop Crooner, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; Debbie Reynolds, then Liz Taylor, then Connie Stevens's ex-, Carrie's dad; RFN:Edwin Jack
TV Shows: Coke Time, The George Gobel Show, The Eddie Fisher Show

Shug Fisher -- b.9/26/1907 d.3/16/1994 (86)
Comedian, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:George Clinton Fisher
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Lester Raymond Flatt -- b.6/19/1914 d.5/11/1979 (64)
Mandolin, Country Singer/Guitarist, Bluegrass Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Overton County, TN
Misc: b. June 14 or 28?
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett (with Earl Scruggs)

Bernard "Berni" Flint -- b.5/26/1952 N.S.
Songwriter, Folk Singer, English

Chet Flippo -- b.10/21/1943 d.6/19/2013 (69)
Author, Journalist, Country Singer
Misc: music journalist for Rolling Stone, Billboard, and CMT.

Dick Flood -- b.11/13/1932
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Group Names: The Country Lads (lead)

Rosie Flores -- b.9/10/1950 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer, Rockabilly Singer

Brent Flynn -- b.7/5/1969
Country Musician
Group Names: Flynnville Train

Brian Flynn -- b.1/1/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Flynnville Train

Pat Flynn -- b.5/17/1952
Country Guitarist

Jim Foglesong -- b.7/26/1922 d.7/9/2013 (90)
Music Executive, Country Musician
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

"Red" Foley -- b.6/17/1910 d.9/19/1968 (58)
Actor, TV Host, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Gospel Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: The Founding Father of Country Music, RFN:Clyde Julian
Misc: Radio Host
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

Colt Ford -- b.8/27/1969
Country Singer, Golfer
Names/Places: RN:Jason Brown

Mary Ford -- b.7/7/1924 d.9/30/1977 (53)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA; RN:Colleen Summers; duo with Les Paul (hubby)
Group Names: Les Paul and Mary Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford -- b.2/13/1919 d.10/17/1991 (72)
Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, TN; aka The Ol' peapicker and Ol' Ern; RFMN:Ernest Jennings
Misc: made 80+ albums
Song Titles: Mule Train, Shotgun Boogie, Mr. and Mississippi, Sixteen Tons, The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Album Titles: Hymns, Spirituals, Nearer The Cross, Star Carol
TV Shows: The Ford Show

Whitey Ford -- b.5/12/1901 d.6/20/1986 (85)
Country Musician
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Francis Ford; NN:The Duke Of Paducah
Misc: not to be confused with baseball legend Whitey Ford; country entertainer

Christy Forester -- b.12/21/1962
Country Singer
Group Names: Forester Sisters

Kathy Forester -- b.1/4/1955
Country Singer
Group Names: Forester Sisters

June Forrester -- b.9/23/1956
Country Performer
Group Names: Forrester Sisters

Kim Forrester -- b.11/4/1960
Singer, Country Performer
Group Names: Forrester Sisters

Jimmy Fortune -- b.3/11/1955 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Statler Brothers
Song Titles: Flowers on the Wall, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Elizabeth, My Only Love, Too Much on My Heart
Album Titles: Flowers on the Wall, Bed of Roses, Country Music Then and Now, Entertainers On and Off the Record, The Originals, Years Ago, Atlanta Blue, Pardners in Rhyme, Four for the Snow, Maple Street Memories

Eric Foster -- b.3/12/????
Country Performer

Fred Foster -- b.7/26/1931 N.S. d.2/20/2019 N.S. (87)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: founder of Monument Records
Song Titles: Me and Bobby McGee (co-writer)

Radney Foster -- b.7/20/1959
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: Foster and Lloyd, soloist

Tim Foust -- b.7/19/1982 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Home Free (bass singer), soloist
Album Titles: The Best Thing I Could Do (solo)

Arnim LeRoy "Curly" Fox -- b.11/9/1910 d.11/12/1995 (85)
Country Performer

George Fox -- b.3/23/1960
Country Singer, Canadian

Lynn Fox -- b.9/28/????
Country Performer

Randy Fox -- b.3/2/????
Country Performer

Jeremiah Fraites -- b.1/17/1986
Folk Performer, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: The Lumineers

Cleve Francis -- b.4/22/1945
Country Singer

J. L. (Joe) Frank -- b.4/15/1900 d.5/4/1952 (52)
Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: Promoter

Jackson C. Frank -- b.3/2/1943 d.3/3/1999 (56)
Songwriter, Folk Singer

Paul Franklin -- b.5/31/1954 N.S.
Country Musician
Misc: Steel player

Dallas June Frazier -- b.10/27/1939
Songwriter, Country Singer

Dennis Frazier -- b.10/27/1939 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Alley-Oop, There Goes My Everything (written for Jack Greene)

Janie Fricke -- b.12/19/1947
Country Singer, Country Musician
Misc: some say b. Dec 18 1950, or b. 1952
Song Titles: Always Have Always Will

Dean Friedman -- b.5/23/1955
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist, American

"Kinky" Friedman -- b.10/31/1944
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Richard, NN:Frank Zappa of Country Music

David Frizzell -- b.9/26/1941
Country Singer
Misc: he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West

William "Lefty" Frizzell -- b.3/31/1928 N.S. d.7/19/1975 N.S. (47)
Composer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Orville

Chris Fryar -- b.11/22/1970
Country Drummer
Group Names: Zac Brown Band

Val Fuentes -- b.11/25/1947 N.S.
Drummer, Folk Musician
Group Names: It's A Beautiful Day

Lowell Fulson -- b.3/31/1921 d.3/7/1999 (77)
Guitarist, Blues Singer, Country Singer
Misc: linking figure between classic blues and R&B

Eddie Furey -- b.12/24/1944
Folk Performer, Irish
Names/Places: Finbar's brother
Group Names: Fureys

Finbar Furey -- b.9/28/1948
Folk Singer, Irish

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