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Patti Page -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

Brad Paisley -- b.10/28/1972
Country Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: He Didn't Have to Be, We Danced, I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song), Mud on the Tires, When I Get Where I'm Going, The World, She's Everything, Ticks, Online, Letter to Me, I'm Still a Guy, Waitin' on a Woman, Start a Band, Then, Water, Anything Like Me, Old Alabama
Album Titles: Mud on the Tires, Time Well Wasted, 5th Gear, Play, American Saturday Night, This is Country Music, Wheelhouse, Moonshine in the Trunk

Tom Paley -- b.3/19/1928 d.9/30/2017 N.S. (89)
Banjoist, Fiddler, Guitarist, Folk Performer
Group Names: New Lost City Ramblers

Rissi Palmer -- b.8/19/1981
Country Singer

Jon Pardi -- b.5/20/1985
Songwriter, Country Singer

Cary Park -- b.3/15/1956
Country Performer

Johnny Park -- b.10/30/1957
Country Performer

Larry Park -- b.6/3/1959
Country Performer

Fess Parker -- b.8/16/1924 d.3/18/2010 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX
Misc: some say b. '25, '26, or '27
TV Shows: Davy Crockett (star and singer), Daniel Boone (star and singer), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (as Senator Eugene Smith)
Movie Titles: Old Yeller

Jeff Parker -- b.4/15/1961
Bluegrass Performer

Van Dyke Parks -- b.1/3/1943
Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Folk Singer
Misc: 60s-70s; connected as producer with Beach Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Randy Newman, and others; his keyboard work on the Byrds hit "Eight Miles High" was notable.

Lee Roy Parnell -- b.12/21/1956
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist

Bill Parsons -- b.9/8/1934
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka:Bobby Bare

Gram Parsons -- b.11/5/1946 d.9/19/1973 (26)
Songwriter, Banjoist, Keyboardist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Cecil Ingram Connor
Group Names: The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros

Dolly Parton -- b.1/19/1946
Baptist, Humanitarian, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Composer/Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Locust Ridge, Tenn.; MN:Rebecca
Song Titles: Mule Skinner Blues, Joshua, I Will Always Love You, The Bargain Store, The Seeker, Here You Come Again, 9 to Five, Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers)
TV Shows: The Dolly Parton Show (1976 and 1987)
Movie Titles: 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas

Stella Parton -- b.5/4/1949
Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Country Performer
Names/Places: Dolly's sister

Eric Paslay -- b.1/29/1983 N.S.
Country Singer

Passenger -- b.5/17/1984
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Michael David Rosenberg

Kenneth Pattengale -- b.4/6/1982
Composer, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Group Names: Milk Carton Kids

Jeremy Patterson -- b.7/19/1970
Country Musician
Group Names: Flynnville Train

Henry Paul -- b.8/25/1949
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Blackhawk, The Outlaws

Woody Paul -- b.8/23/1949
Composer, Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Paul Chrisman; billed as Woody Paul --King of the Cowboy Fiddlers
Group Names: Ryders in the Sky

Tom Paxton -- b.10/31/1937
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Folk Performer
Song Titles: The Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues

Johnny Paycheck -- b.5/31/1941 d.2/18/2003 (61)
Singer, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Greenfield, OH; RN:Don Lytle
Misc: some say b. May 24; AP says b. 1938
Song Titles: Take This Job and Shove It

Leon Payne -- b.6/15/1917 d.9/11/1969 (52)
Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Performer
Names/Places: NN:The Bline Balladeer
Group Names: Texas Playboys

Carly Pearce -- b.4/24/1990 N.S.
Country Singer

Minnie Pearl -- b.10/25/1912 d.3/4/1996 (83)
Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Centerville, TN; RN:Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Misc: HOW-DEEEEE!; Grand Ole Opry regular
TV Shows: Hee Haw

Danielle Peck -- b.9/14/1968
Country Singer

Herb Pedersen -- b.4/27/1944
Songwriter, Singer, Singer, Banjoist, Guitarist, Country Performer
Group Names: Dillards, Desert Rose Band

Neyla Pekarek -- b.9/4/1986
Multi-instrumentalist, Folk Performer
Misc: Folk-Rock style
Group Names: The Lumineers

James P. Pennington -- b.1/22/1949
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Exile (lead), soloist

Hank Penny -- b.9/18/1918 d.4/17/1992 (73)
Bandleader, Country Singer, Country Guitarist

Guy Penrod -- b.7/2/1963
Gospel Singer, Country Singer

Eddie Perez -- b.6/26/1968
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Mavericks

Luther Perkins -- b.1/8/1928 d.8/5/1968 (40)
Country Singer
Misc: played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955

Marc Perlman -- b.7/28/1961
Bassist, Country Musician
Misc: Alt-country-rock style
Group Names: The Jayhawks

Kimberly Perry -- b.7/12/1983
Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: Neil and Reid's sister; no relation to Luke or Matthew Perry, who are also not related to each other
Group Names: The Band Perry (lead)

Neil (Country Music) Perry -- b.7/23/1990
Accordionist, Mandolin, Country Drummer
Group Names: The Band Perry

Reid Perry -- b.11/17/1988
Country Bassist
Group Names: The Band Perry

Lloyd Perryman -- b.1/29/1917 d.5/31/1977 (60)
Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Gretchen Peters -- b.11/14/1957
Songwriter, Country Performer, Folk Singer

Patty Petersen -- b.12/2/1954
Teacher, Actress, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Paul's sister; now known as Patti Petersen Mirkovich
Misc: retired from acting in 1966
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Trisha Stone)

Colleen Peterson -- b.11/14/1950 d.10/9/1996 N.S. (45)
Singer, Country-Folk Performer, Canadian
Group Names: Quartette, soloist

Michael Peterson -- b.8/7/1959
Country Performer

Doug Phelps -- b.12/15/1960
Country Singer
Group Names: Kentucky Headhunters

Ricky Lee Phelps -- b.10/8/1953
Country Singer
Group Names: Kentucky Headhunters

Bill Phillips -- b.1/28/1936 d.8/23/2010 (74)
Country Singer

Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips -- b.5/15/1935 N.S. d.5/23/2008 N.S. (73)
Folk Singer
Song Titles: Moose Turd Pie

Henry Phillips -- b.11/14/1969
Actor, Director, Folk Singer
Album Titles: On the Shoulders of Freaks, Number 2
TV Shows: You and Your F$#@ing Coffee (as Henry), Silicon Valley (as John)
Movie Titles: Punching the Clown, Punching Henry, Sleepwalk with Me

Ray Phillips -- b.1/16/1944 N.S.
Country Singer, English
Group Names: The Nashville Teens

Shawn Phillips -- b.2/3/1943
Folk Performer

Stu Phillips -- b.1/19/1933
Country Singer, Canadian

David Pichette -- b.7/23/1977
Country Fiddler
Group Names: Emerson Drive

Kellie Pickler -- b.6/28/1986 N.S.
TV Talk Show Hostess, Country Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (contestant)

Ray Pillow -- b.7/4/1937
Country Singer

Sandy Pinkard -- b.1/16/1947
Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Pinkard and Bowden

Bobby Pinson -- b.8/10/1972
Songwriter, Country Singer

Mary Kay Place -- b.9/23/1947
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actress, Director, Country Singer
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Loretta Haggers), Big Love (as Adaleen Grant), Lady Dynamite (as Marilyn Bamford)
Movie Titles: Being John Malkovich, Sweet Home Alabama, City of Ember, The Rainmaker, The Big Chill

Jeremy Plato -- b.2/13/1976
Country Bassist
Group Names: Cross Canadian Ragweed

Larry Poindexter -- b.12/16/1959
Actor, Country Singer

Charlie Poole -- b.3/22/1892 d.5/21/1931 (39)
Banjoist, Country Singer

Jim Post -- b.10/28/1939
Playwright, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: Friend & Lover

Keith Potger -- b.3/21/1941
Guitarist, Folk Performer, Australian
Group Names: The Seekers, The New Seekers

Curtis Potter -- b.4/18/1940
Country Performer

Sean Potts -- b.10/5/1930 d.2/11/2014 (83)
Folk Singer, Irish
Group Names: Chieftains

Angaleena Presley -- b.9/1/1976
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: pron: anj-ah-LEE'-nah
Group Names: Pistol Annies

Frances Preston -- b.8/27/1928 d.6/13/2012 (83)
Country Performer
Misc: some say b. in 1934; one of the most successful executives in the history of the music industry

Kenny Price -- b.5/27/1931 d.8/4/1987 (56)
Comedian, Country Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Round Mound of Sound
TV Shows: Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw (regular)

Ray Price -- b.1/12/1926 d.12/16/2013 (87)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Perryville, TX; NN:The Cherokee Cowboy; MN:Nobel
Misc: had over 80 Top 40 hits on the Country Charts

Charlie Pride -- b.3/18/1934
Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Sledge, Miss.
Misc: the first black country superstar with 39 #1 country hits
Song Titles: Just Between You and Me, All I Have To Offer You (Is Me), (I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again, I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me, I'd Rather Love You, Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone, Wonder Could I Live There Anymore?, I'm Just Me, Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
Album Titles: Country, The Country Way, Charley Pride in Person, The Sensational Charley Pride, Just Plain Charley, Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me to You, Charlie Pride Sings Heart Songs

John Prine -- b.10/10/1946
Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
TV Shows: The Texas Wheelers (theme song singer)

Maddy Prior -- b.8/14/1947
Folk Singer, English
Group Names: Steeleye Span

Duane Propes -- b.12/17/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Little Texas

Brian Prout -- b.12/4/1955
Drummer, Country Singer
Group Names: Diamond Rio

Nancy Given Prout -- b.9/25/1960
Country Performer

Jeanne Pruett -- b.1/30/1937
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Norma Jean Bowman

Marc Pruett -- b.8/19/1951 N.S.
Bluegrass Musician
Group Names: Balsam Range

Riley Puckett -- b.5/7/1894 d.7/13/1946 (52)
Yodeler, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:George Riley Puckett
Misc: as a member of the SkilletLickers, he was the first to yodel on a hillbilly record...in 1924; some say b. 1884.
Group Names: The Skilletlickers

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