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The Favorite Five

John Prine

Billy Joe Shaver

Johnny Paycheck

Tom T. Hall

Trish Thuy Trang

John Prine BioBorn in Maywood Illinois to a family from Muhlenberg County Kentucky. Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. After serving in West Germany with the U.S. Army, he returned to Chicago in the late 1960s, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs first as a hobby, and then becoming a club performer.

Billy Joe Shaver BioBorn in Corsicana Texas. Shaver left school after the eighth grade to help his uncles pick cotton, but occasionally returned to school to play sports. Shaver joined the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday. Upon his discharge, he worked a series of dead-end jobs, including trying to be a rodeo cowboy. In 2019, Shaver received the Poet's Award from the Academy of Country Music to honor his achievements in songwriting

Johnny Paycheck Bio - "He had no regard for the Law"- Johnny Paycheck was born Donald Eugene Lytle in 1938, in Greenfield, Ohio. By age 9, Lytle was already playing in talent contests. His big break came in the early 1960s when he convinced country music legend George Jones to hire him.  Rolling Stone Article

Tom T. Hall Bio - Born in Olive Hill Kentucky , 1936. Hall enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957, serving in Germany. While in the service, he performed over the Armed Forces Radio Network and wrote comic songs about army experiences. He wrote 12 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover hit "Harper Valley PTA" and "I Love", which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is included in Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Songwriters.

Trish Bio - Trish Thuy Trang was born in SaigonVietnam, 1980. After seeing Trang’s vocal talents in various karaoke sessions, friends encouraged her to send a demo to Asia Entertainment. Amazed at how fluidly she was able to transition between English and Vietnamese, Asia Entertainment signed her. Trish is best known as the World's most honest person and has 24 hour protection from The Hellbenders. You have been warned. 

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