Which Country-Western Star are you most closely connected to?

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This week's Example Profile of the Week is Charley Pride, Country-Western musician and baseball player.

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WikiTree profile: Charley Pride
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (432k points)
reshown by Chris Whitten
19 degrees from Hank Williams
29 from Johnny Cash

28 from Patsy Cline

25 from Gordon Kilpatrick

39 from Ruby Hunter

28 from Reg Lindsay

28 from  Don Messer

32 from Hank Williams

32 from Tammy Ritchie

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I am related to John R. Cash, Country Music Artist.
I am closer to Patsy Cline than any other Country star listed. Crazy.
I am 15 degrees from Johnny Cash
I met Johnny's 3rd cousin, Wayne Cash. He lives in the Locust/Stanfield area. He's married to a friend of mine's daughter.
Genealogically, I am most closely related to Johnny Cash. He was my 7th cousin once removed, and the relationship is confident. In previous weeks, I learned that Jimi Hendrix was my 8th cousin and that Elvis Presley was my 7th cousin. It turns out that we are likely all descendants of William Harris born in Virginia in 1669. Wonder what kind of music those 3 would have made together?
Tammy Wynette- 17th cousins

Hank Williams-15th cousins

John R Cash-15th cousins

Patsy Cline- 14th cousins

Elvis Presley-14th cousins

Ronnie Van Zant- 9th cousins

David Allen Coe- can’t find him on here but I know we are related.
John R. Cash is my 10th Cousin

33 Answers

+11 votes
I am most closely connected to Patsy Cline at 21 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Mach 7 (76.9k points)
+10 votes
The closest to me is Don Messer at 19 degrees.
by David Carlson G2G6 Mach 7 (70.4k points)
+12 votes

My closest connections:

15 degrees to Hank Williams with only one "by marriage" steps. (Not that surprising since we are both Alabamians.) (on my mother's side)

16 degrees to Johnny Cash with two "by marriage" steps. (on my father's side)

My closest genealogical relationship:

Patsy Cline and I are 12th cousins (maybe.) Our most recent common ancestor is Thomas Barham. (on my mother's side)

by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (287k points)
edited by Nelda Spires
Hi Nelda, us Alabamians seem to be close to Hank, I'm 12 degrees. He's on my mother's too.

You might be interested in my connections, see below.

James
+8 votes
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Johnny and I are also 8th cousins twice removed.
+8 votes
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
+7 votes
17 degrees from Johnny Cash, 19 degrees from Hank Williams, Tammy Richie, and Laura DeSpain, 20 degrees from Patsy Cline and Charlie Pride
by Dave Shaffer G2G3 (3.6k points)
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Who knew, I'm connected to Hank Williams by 12 degrees. We are 17th cousins twice removed.

Hank's 18th great grandfather, Sir Ralph Neville K.G. (Knight of the Garter) (1364-1425) is my 16th great grandfather.

Sir Ralph Neville K.G. was "First Earl of Westmoreland, and Fourth Lord of Raby".

As a side bar Sir Ralph's daughter Cecily, Duchess of York, was the mother of King Richard lll, and King Henry lV.
by James Brooks G2G6 Pilot (366k points)
+7 votes
17 degrees from Tammy Richie (16th cousins, 3x removed)
19 degrees from Johnny Cash (16th cousins, 3x removed)
21 degrees from Patsy Cline (9th cousins, 4x removed)
22 degrees from Hank Williams (9th cousins, 3x removed)
23 degrees from Charley Pride
23 degrees from Don Messer
27 degrees from Gordon Kirkpatrick
30 degrees from Reg Lindsay
34 degrees from Ruby Hunter
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 3 (34.4k points)
+10 votes
I'm closely related to [[Owens-4354|Buck Owens]] at 13 degress, but he didn't make the list.
by J. Mancha G2G1 (1.6k points)
+7 votes
14 degrees from Patsy Cline
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
+7 votes
16 degrees from Johnny Cash. 11th cousin once removed. MRCA William Harris (abt 1522 - abt 1559)

18 degrees from Patsy Cline. 10th cousin. MRCA Adam Mott (1596 - bef 1661)

28 degrees from Gordon Kirkpatrick.

34 degrees from Ruby Hunter,

30 degrees from Reg Lindsay.

22 Degrees from Don Messer.

15 degrees from Charley Pride. 6th cousin twice removed. MRCA Ezekiel Fuller (abt 1675 - 1723)

19 degrees from Hank Williams. 10th cousin 4 times removed. MRCA William Basse (abt 1520 - 1616)

17 degrees from Tammy Richie. 14th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA Thomas Roydon (abt 1484 - 1557)
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 1 (18.6k points)
+7 votes
*I am most closely connected to Johnny Cash at 15 degrees he is my 7th cousin twice removed.

*18 degrees from Patsy Cline she is my 11th cousin twice removed.

*28 degrees from Gordon Kirkpatrick

*33 degrees from Ruby Hunter

*31 degrees from Reg Lindsay

*23 degrees from Don Messer

*19 degrees from Charlie Pride

*21 degrees from Hank Williams he is my 11th cousin 3 times removed.

*17 degrees from Tammy Richie she is my 11th cousin
by Vivienne Badgett G2G Crew (960 points)
+6 votes
13 degrees to Gordon Kilpatrick (Slim Dusty)
by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Mach 6 (64.1k points)
+7 votes
I can't compete for the closest connection but probably for the farthest: 45 to Ruby Hunter
by Eef van Hout G2G6 Mach 8 (86.8k points)
+6 votes
I just found out that I am connected to Patsy Cline by 7 degrees and when I checked her ancestry it turns out she is also my third cousin!!  I thought I knew most of my first, second and third cousins, but her side of the family was a big one and I never knew  any of them!!
by Daniel Bly G2G6 Mach 5 (51.9k points)
+4 votes
15 degrees to Gordon Kirkpatrick (Slim Dusty) and 18 to both Reg Lindsay and Ruby Hunter.  Of course, Slim and Reg will almost always be three degrees from one another as they were married to sisters.
by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (157k points)
+4 votes
14 Degrees from Patsy Cline.  15 degrees from Johnny Cash.
by Brenda Perry G2G Crew (700 points)
+4 votes
Connection Finder says I am 17 degrees from Johnny Cash, but through his wife June Carter in my maternal line.  June was born "Valerie" June Carter.  I find this interesting since my first name is "Vallery".  Probably just a coincidence of the name.
by Vallery Dietrich G2G2 (2.1k points)

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