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Eddie Rabbitt -- b.11/27/1941 d.5/7/1998 (56)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Edward Thomas

Randy Ragsdale -- b.6/7/1977
Country Drummer
Group Names: Cross Country Ragweed

Richard Raines -- b.4/29/1965
Country Performer

Keech Rainwater -- b.1/24/1963
Country Drummer
Group Names: Lonestar

Marvin Rainwater -- b.7/2/1925 d.9/17/2013 (88)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: LN:Karlton Perry
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

Matthew Ramsey -- b.10/21/1977 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Old Dominion

Jon Randall -- b.2/17/1969
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

Rattlesnake Annie -- b.12/26/1941
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Annie McGowan

Leon Rausch -- b.10/2/1927 N.S. d.5/14/2019 N.S. (91)
Singer, Country Performer
Group Names: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

Eddy Raven -- b.8/19/1944
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Amy Ray -- b.4/12/1964
Folk Performer, Lesbian
Group Names: Indigo Girls

Kelby Ray -- b.10/19/1980 N.S.
Country Bassist
Group Names: The Cadillac Three

Michael (Country) Ray -- b.4/29/1988 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer

Wade Ray -- b.4/13/1913 N.S. d.11/11/1998 N.S. (85)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Marty Raybon -- b.12/8/1959
Country Singer
Group Names: Shenandoah

Tim Raybon -- b.5/11/1963
Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Raybon Brothers

Collin Raye -- b.8/22/1960
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Floyd Elliot Wray
Group Names: The Wrays, soloist

Susan Raye -- b.10/8/1944
TV/Movie Actress, Country Singer

Eddi Reader -- b.8/29/1959
Folk Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Fairground Attraction, soloist

Red Rector -- b.12/15/1929 d.5/31/1990 (60)
Mandolin, Country Performer

Red River Dave -- b.12/15/1914 d.1/15/2002 (87)
Singer, Country Performer

Red Redmond -- b.7/25/1970
Country Drummer
Group Names: Rushlow, Jason Aldean

Jean Redpath -- b.4/28/1937 d.8/21/2014 (77)
Singer, Children's Performer, Folk Performer, Scottish

Terry Ree -- b.7/3/1949
Comedian, Country Performer
Misc: of the (Bruce) Williams and (Terry) Ree comedy duo, aka The Indian and the White Guy.

Jerry Reed -- b.3/20/1937 N.S. d.8/31/2008 N.S. (71)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; RLN:Hubbard
Song Titles: When You're Hot You're Hot, Amos Moses
TV Shows: Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour, Nashville 99
Movie Titles: Smokey & the Bandit

Del Reeves -- b.7/14/1932 d.1/1/2007 (74)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1933 or b. 1934?

Jim Reeves -- b.8/20/1923 d.7/31/1964 (41)
Actor, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Carthage, TX; NN:Gentleman
Misc: some say b. 1924; Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

Ronna Reeves -- b.9/21/1966
Country Performer

Donald "Don" Reid -- b.6/5/1945 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

Harold W. Reid -- b.8/21/1939
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta County, VA
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

Mike Reid -- b.5/24/1947
Country Singer, NFL Player

Rachel Reinert -- b.3/10/1989
Country Singer

Herb Remington -- b.6/9/1926
Country Guitarist
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Jack Reno -- b.11/30/1935 d.11/1/2008 (72)
Country Singer

Allen Reynolds -- b.8/18/1938
Music Producer, Country Music Songwriter

Malvina Reynolds -- b.8/23/1900 d.3/17/1978 (77)
Songwriter, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Song Titles: Little Boxes (songwriter), Morningtown Ride

Michael Reynolds -- b.2/15/1964
Country Singer
Group Names: Pinmonkey

Nick Reynolds -- b.7/27/1933 d.10/1/2008 (75)
Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Group Names: Kingston Trio

Robert Reynolds -- b.4/30/1962
Country Bassist
Group Names: The Mavericks

Thomas Rhett -- b.3/30/1990
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Rhett Atkins' son; RN: Thomas Rhett Akins Jr.

Chase Rice -- b.9/19/1986 N.S.
Country Singer

Damien Rice -- b.12/7/1973 N.S.
Folk Singer, Irish

Tony Rice -- b.6/8/1951
Guitarist, Country Performer, Blues-Rock Performer

Charlie Rich -- b.12/14/1932 d.7/25/1995 (62)
Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Forest City, AR; NN:The Silver Fox
Song Titles: Behind Closed Doors

Don Rich -- b.8/15/1941 d.7/17/1974 (32)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Buckaroos (Buck Owens' backup band)
TV Shows: Hee Haw

John Rich -- b.1/7/1974
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: Lonestar

Kim Richey -- b.12/1/1956
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: AP says 1956; some say b. 1957

Jonathan Richman -- b.5/16/1951
Lyricist, Songwriter, Singer, Folk Singer/Guitarist, New Wave Performer
Group Names: Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers

Walt Richmond -- b.4/18/1947
Country Keyboardist
Group Names: The Tractors

Jimmie Riddle -- b.9/3/1918 d.12/10/1982 (64)
Multi-instrumentalist, Country Musician

Maisey Rika -- b.5/10/1983 N.S.
Folk Singer, New Zealand

Jeanne C. Riley -- b.10/19/1945
Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Anson, TX; RMLN:Carolyn Stephenson
Song Titles: Harper Valley PTA

LeAnn Rimes -- b.8/28/1982 N.S.
Country Singer

Jason Ringenberg -- b.11/22/1959 N.S.
Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: Farmer Jason
Group Names: Jason & the Scorchers

Steve Ripley -- b.1/1/1950 N.S. d.1/3/2019 N.S. (69)
Country Singer
Group Names: The Tractors

Jean Ritchie -- b.12/8/1922 d.6/1/2015 (92)
Author, Singer, Folk Performer

"Tex" Ritter -- b.1/12/1905 d.1/2/1974 (68)
TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Murvaul, TX; RFMN:Woodward Maurice; John's father; NN:The Voice of the Western
Misc: starred with his horse White Flash; star in over 80 Hollywood westerns; some say b. 1907; Hall of Fame in Cowboy & Country Music

Jerry Rivers -- b.8/25/1928 d.10/4/1996 (68)
Fiddler, Country Performer
Group Names: Drifting Cowboys

Dave Robbins -- b.5/26/1959
Songwriter, Country Keyboardist
Group Names: Blackhawk

Harqus "Pig" Robbins -- b.1/18/1938
Keyboardist, Country Musician

Kent Robbins -- b.4/23/1947 d.12/27/1997 (50)
Songwriter, Country Musician

Marty Robbins -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

Ronny Robbins -- b.7/14/1949
Country Performer

Danny Roberts -- b.7/30/1963
Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: The Grascals

Julie (B. 1979) Roberts -- b.2/1/1979
Actress, Country Singer
Misc: NOT to be confused with Julia
Song Titles: Break Down Here

Kenny Roberts -- b.10/14/1927 d.4/29/2012 (84)
Yodeler, Country Singer

Don Robertson -- b.12/5/1922 d.3/16/2015 (92)
Composer/Songwriter, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer, Chinese
Names/Places: RFN:Donald Irwin
Misc: wrote several Elvis Presley hits

Floyd (Country Singer) Robinson -- b.8/10/1932 N.S. d.5/28/2016 N.S. (83)
Composer, Guitarist, Country Singer

Bruce Robison -- b.6/11/1966
Songwriter, Country Singer

Carson Robison -- b.8/4/1890 d.3/24/1957 (66)
Arranger, Songwriter, Country Singer

Charlie Robison -- b.9/1/1964
Songwriter, Country Singer

Emily Robison -- b.8/16/1972
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Emily Burns Erwin
Group Names: Dixie Chicks

Jimmie Rodgers -- b.9/18/1933
Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Pop Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Camas, WA; RFN:James Frederick
Song Titles: Honey Comb
TV Shows: Jimmie Rodgers Show

Jimmy Rodgers -- b.9/8/1897 d.5/26/1933 (35)
Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Meridan, MS; RFMN:James Charles; NN:Father of Country Music; NN:America's Blue Yodeler

Judy Rodman -- b.5/23/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Until I Met You

Johnny Rodríguez -- b.12/10/1951 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Sabinal, TX
Misc: some say b. 1952

Marty Roe -- b.12/28/1960
Country Singer
Group Names: Diamond Rio

David Rogers -- b.3/27/1936 d.8/10/1993 (57)
Country Performer

Kenny Rogers -- b.8/21/1938
Protestant, Actor, Variety Show Host, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; RN:Kenneth Ray Donald Rogers
Group Names: The New Christy Minstrels, First Edition (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Lucille, She Believes in Me, You Decorated My Life, Lady, The Gambler, Coward of the Country, Islands in the Stream (duet with Dolly Parton), Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kim Carnes), Love the World Away, I Don't Need You, We've Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton)
Album Titles: Kenny Rogers, Daytime Friends, Love or Something Like It, The Gambler, Kenny, Gideon, Share Your Love, Love Will Turn You Around, We've Got Tonight, Eyes That See in the Dark
TV Shows: Rollin' on the River (host)
Movie Titles: Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (TV movie series), The Coward of the County (TV movie), Six Pack, MacShayne (TV movie series)

Maggie Rogers -- b.8/16/1995 N.S.
Folk Singer, Alternative Rock Singer

Matt Rogers -- b.9/16/1978
TV Host, Country Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (Finalist #11 in 2004)

Roy Rogers -- b.11/5/1911 d.7/6/1998 (86)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Duck Run, OH; RN:Leonard Slye; NN:King of the Legendary Cowboys; Dale Evan's hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1912
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers, soloist
TV Shows: The Roy Rogers Show (as himself with horse Trigger)

Joe Don Rooney -- b.9/13/1975
Country Guitarist
Group Names: Rascal Flats

Fred Rose -- b.8/24/1897 d.12/1/1954 (57)
Songwriter, Music Publisher, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. 1898

Tim Rose -- b.9/23/1940 d.9/24/2002 (62)
Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: Big Three, soloist

Wesley H. Rose -- b.2/11/1918 d.4/26/1990 (72)
Music Executive, Country Singer

Trevor Rosen -- b.2/18/1975 N.S.
Keyboardist, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Old Dominion

Leon Rosselson -- b.6/22/1934
Children's Author, Songwriter, Singer, Folk Performer, English

Brent Rowan -- b.5/28/1956
Country Guitarist

Peter Rowan -- b.7/4/1942
Composer, Yodeler, Mandolin, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist, American

Dave Rowland -- b.1/26/1944 N.S. d.11/1/2018 N.S. (74)
Actor, Producer, Country Singer
Group Names: Dave & Sugar

Billy Joe Royal -- b.4/3/1942 d.10/6/2015 N.S. (73)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Cherry Hill Park, Burned Like a Rocket, Down in the Boondocks

Texas Ruby -- b.6/4/1908 d.3/29/1963 (54)
Country Performer

Adam Rupp -- b.8/23/1982 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Home Free

Chris Rupp -- b.10/12/1979 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Home Free

Tom Rush -- b.2/8/1941
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Performer
Misc: made several superb records that were too good for commercial success.

Tim Rushlow -- b.10/6/1966
Country Performer
Group Names: Little Texas, soloist

Johnny Russell -- b.1/23/1940 d.7/3/2001 (61)
Country Singer
Song Titles: Act Naturally (wrote for The Beatles and Buck Owens)

Rick Russell -- b.7/5/1970
Country Performer

Charlie Ryan -- b.12/19/1915 d.2/16/2008 (92)
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Graceville, MN
Song Titles: Hot Rod Lincoln

Joey Ryan -- b.2/8/1982
Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Milk Carton Kids

Pat "Taco" Ryan -- b.7/14/1953 N.S.
Reeds, Country Musician
Group Names: Asleep at the Wheel

Tim Ryan -- b.2/4/1964
Country Performer

John Wesley Ryles -- b.12/2/1950
Country Singer

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