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Last Updated 06-01-2019

Art Garfunkel -- b.11/5/1941
Jewish, Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Folk Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Queens, NY or Newark, NJ; RFN:Arthur
Misc: 1958 grad, unlikely b. in 1942; Not b. Oct 13 (confused with Paul Simon's bday)
Group Names: Simon and Garfunkel, soloist
Song Titles: All I Know, My Little Town, I Only Have Eyes For You, Wonderful World
Album Titles: Angel Clare, Breakaway, Watermark, Fate For Breakfast

Sonny Garrish -- b.5/14/1943
Country Guitarist
Misc: session country steel guitarist

John Gary -- b.11/29/1932 d.1/4/1998 (65)
Inventor, TV Host, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Watertown, N.Y.
Misc: invented the Aqualung

Larry Gatlin -- b.5/2/1948
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. Seminole, TX; aka Rudy
Group Names: The Gatlin Brothers

Rudy Gatlin -- b.8/20/1952
Country Musician
Names/Places: b. in Seminole, Texas
Misc: some say b. 1943
Group Names: The Gatlin Brothers

Steve Gatlin -- b.4/4/1951
Country Singer
Group Names: The Gatlin Brothers

Keith Gattis -- b.5/26/1971
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Connie B. Gay -- b.8/22/1914 d.12/3/1989 (75)
Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: Country Music Association founder

Crystal Gayle -- b.1/9/1951
Protestant, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Paintsville, Ky.; Loretta Lynn's sister; RN:Brenda Gayle Webb
Song Titles: Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Mark Geary -- b.7/27/1963
Songwriter, Drummer, Folk Singer/Guitarist, Irish
Group Names: Dangerous Toys

Wylie Gelber -- b.5/13/1988
Folk Musician, Rock Musician
Group Names: Dawes

Bobbie Gentry -- b.7/27/1944
Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Banjoist, Bassist, Guitarist, Pianist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicksaw County, MS; RN:Roberta Streeter; Jim Stafford's wife
Song Titles: Ode to Billy Joe

Teddy Wayne Gentry -- b.1/22/1952
Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Wayne, AL
Group Names: Alabama

Troy Gentry -- b.4/5/1967 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (50)
Country Singer
Group Names: Montgomery Gentry

Ron Getman -- b.12/13/1948
Country Musician
Group Names: The Tractors

Terri Gibbs -- b.6/15/1954
Pianist, Country Singer
Song Titles: Somebody's Knockin'

Andy Gibson -- b.9/15/1981
Songwriter, Country Singer

Bob Gibson -- b.11/16/1931 d.9/28/1996 (64)
Songwriter, Musician, Folk Singer

Don Gibson -- b.4/3/1928 d.11/17/2003 (75)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: b. in Shelby, NC
Misc: some say b. Mar 3, AP says b. 1932; some say b. 1928; in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Eric Gibson -- b.10/23/1970 N.S.
Bluegrass Musician
Group Names: The Gibson Brothers

Leigh Gibson -- b.10/11/1971 N.S.
Bluegrass Musician
Group Names: The Gibson Brothers

Rhiannon Giddens -- b.2/21/1977 N.S.
Folk Singer
Group Names: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Brantley Gilbert -- b.1/20/1985
Country Singer
Song Titles: Country Must Be Country Wide, You Don't Know Her Like I Do

Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert -- b.9/7/1926 N.S. d.6/6/2015 N.S. (88)
Political Activist, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Weavers

Janis Gill -- b.3/1/1954
Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Janis Oliver Cummins
Group Names: The Sweethearts of the Rodeo

Vince Gill -- b.4/12/1957
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Norman, Oklahoma
Group Names: Pure Prarie League, soloist
Song Titles: I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away, One More Last Chance, Tryin' to Get You (previous titles are some of his singles that hit #1 on the country singles chart)
Album Titles: When I Call Your Name, Pocket Full of Gold, I Still Believe in You, When Love Finds You, High Lonesome Sound, The Key, Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye, Next Big These Days

Mickey Gilley -- b.3/9/1936
Pianist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Natchez, MS
Misc: had many top selling singles on the U.S. and Canadian Country charts.; Owner of Gilley's nightclub in Texas
Song Titles: Stand by Me
Album Titles: Room Full of Roses, City Lights, Overnight Sensation, Smokin', First Class

Frank Gilligan -- b.11/2/1955
Country Singer

Billy Gilman -- b.5/24/1988
Country Singer

Jimmie Dale Gilmore -- b.5/6/1945
Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer

Johnny Gimble -- b.5/30/1926 N.S. d.5/9/2015 N.S. (88)
Country Fiddler
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Andy Ginn -- b.2/15/1963
Country Performer

Bruce Gist -- b.2/6/1939 N.S. d.4/13/2010 N.S. (71)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Willie Bruce Gist
Group Names: Bruce Gist and The Invaders

Charles "Chuck" Glaser -- b.2/27/1936
Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933
Group Names: Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, soloist

Jim Glaser -- b.12/16/1937 N.S. d.4/6/2019 N.S. (81)
Musician, Country Singer
Names/Places: RFN:James
Group Names: Tompall & the Glaser Brothers

Tompall Glaser -- b.9/3/1933 d.8/13/2013 (79)
Country Singer
Group Names: Tompall & the Glaser Brothers

Tom Glazer -- b.9/2/1914 N.S. d.2/21/2003 N.S. (88)
Lyricist, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus, soloist
Song Titles: On Top Of Spaghetti

George Gobel -- b.5/20/1919 d.2/24/1991 (71)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Panelist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; NN:Little Georgie Gobel then Lonesome George
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (producer); George Gobel Show, Harper Valley PTA (as Mayor Otis Harper Jr.), Hollywood Squares

Steve Goetzman -- b.9/1/1950
Country Drummer
Group Names: Exile

Danny Gokey -- b.4/24/1980
Country Singer
Album Titles: My Best Days

William Lee Golden -- b.1/12/1939
Baritone, Country Singer
Group Names: Oak Ridge Boys

Will Goleman -- b.11/16/1963
Country Performer
Group Names: Cactus Brothers

Dorothy Laverne "Dolly" Good -- b.12/11/1915 d.11/12/1967 (51)
Country Singer
Group Names: Girls Of The Golden West

Mildred Fern "Millie" Good -- b.4/11/1913 N.S. d.5/3/1993 N.S. (80)
Country Singer
Group Names: Girls of the Golden West

Steve Goodman -- b.7/25/1948 N.S. d.9/20/1984 N.S. (36)
Satirist, Songwriter, Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist

Carly Goodwin -- b.7/28/1981
Country Singer

Ashley Gorley -- b.4/29/1977
Songwriter, Country Musician

Vern Gosdin -- b.8/5/1934 d.4/28/2009 (74)
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Woodland, AL

Mike Gossin -- b.11/26/1984
Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Gloriana Rock

Tom Gossin -- b.9/4/1981
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Gloriana

Louis Gottlieb -- b.10/10/1923 d.7/11/1996 (72)
Bassist, Folk Musician
Group Names: The Limeliters

Joshua Gracin -- b.10/18/1980
Country Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (Finalist #4 2003)

Davy Graham -- b.11/26/1940 d.12/15/2008 (68)
Folk Guitarist, English

Josh Graham -- b.6/3/1973
Country Performer

Tammy Graham -- b.2/7/1968
Country Performer

Billy Grammer -- b.8/28/1925 d.8/10/2011 (85)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: Grammer flat-top guitar manufacturer; one of the first great sessionists in Nashville

Gary Grantham -- b.6/24/????
Country Performer

Blake Gray -- b.9/28/1986 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: of unBRAKEable

Claude Gray -- b.1/26/1932
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

David Gray -- b.6/13/1968
Songwriter, Folk Singer, English

Del Gray -- b.5/8/1968
Country Drummer
Group Names: Little Texas

Dobie Gray -- b.7/26/1940 d.12/6/2011 (71)
Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brookshire, TX; RN:Leonard Victor Ainsworth
Misc: AP says b. 1942

Doug Gray -- b.5/22/1948
Country Singer
Group Names: Marshall Tucker Band

Mark Gray -- b.10/24/1952 d.12/2/2016 N.S. (64)
Country Performer
Group Names: Exile, soloist

Shakey Grazves -- b.6/4/1987 N.S.
Actor, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Misc: Americana singer

Dallas (Musician) Green -- b.9/29/1980 N.S.
Folk Singer, Canadian

Lloyd Green -- b.10/4/1937
Country Guitarist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: a top steel guitar sessionist in Nashville

Pat Green -- b.4/5/1972
Country Singer
Song Titles: Wave on Wave
Album Titles: Wave on Wave

Ranger Doug Green -- b.3/20/1946
Arranger, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka Douglas B. Green
Group Names: Riders in the Sky, The Time Jumpers
TV Shows: Riders in the Sky

Jack Greene -- b.1/7/1930 d.3/14/2013 (83)
Drummer, Country Singer
Misc: The Jolly Giant in Ernest Tubb's band

Lee Greenwood -- b.10/27/1942
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles

Paul Gregg -- b.12/3/1954
Country Singer
Group Names: Restless Heart

Ricky Lynn Gregg -- b.8/22/1959
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Clinton Gregory -- b.3/1/1966
Violinist, Country Singer

Clive Gregson -- b.1/4/1955
Music Producer, Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist, English

Kevin Griffin -- b.3/23/1965
Country Performer
Group Names: Yankee Grey

Patty Griffin -- b.3/16/1964
Songwriter, Musician, Folk Singer

Nanci Griffith -- b.7/6/1953
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Misc: b. 1954?

Andy Griggs -- b.8/13/1973
Country Singer

Steve Grisaffe -- b.11/26/1965
Country Singer
Group Names: River Road

David Grisman -- b.3/23/1945
Composer, Bandleader, Country Mandolin

Rich Grisson -- b.1/28/1946 N.S.
Songwriter, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: Oklahoma Grass

Larry Groce -- b.4/22/1948
Songwriter, Folk Singer
Misc: host of radio's "Mountain Stage" on public stations
Song Titles: Junk Food Junkie

Stefan Grossman -- b.4/16/1945
Music Producer, Blues Guitarist, Folk Guitarist
Group Names: the Fugs, soloist

Karen Grotberg -- b.3/18/1959 N.S.
Country Musician
Names/Places: Alt-Country Musician
Group Names: The Jayhawks

Dave Guard -- b.10/19/1934 d.3/22/1991 (56)
Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Misc: some say b. Nov 19
Group Names: Kingston Trio (original member)

David Guion -- b.12/15/1892 d.10/17/1981 (88)
Author, Composer, Country Musician

Bonnie Guitar -- b.3/25/1923 N.S. d.1/13/2019 N.S. (95)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RLN:Buckingham

Eric Gunderson -- b.12/21/1984
Songwriter, Country Singer

Arlo Guthrie -- b.7/10/1947
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; Woody's son
Song Titles: Alice's Restaraunt and Massacre Revisited singer, City of New Orleans

Jack Guthrie -- b.11/13/1915 d.1/15/1948 (32)
Country Singer

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie -- b.7/14/1912 N.S. d.10/3/1967 N.S. (55)
Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Okemah, OK; Arlo's dad
Song Titles: This Land is Your Land

Athol Guy -- b.1/5/1940 N.S.
Bassist, Folk Performer, Australian
Group Names: The Seekers

Mickey Guyton -- b.6/17/1983 N.S.
Country Singer

Gary Guzzardo -- b.3/13/1956
Country Performer
Group Names: Marshall Tucker Band

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