Jerry Reed (1937-2008) Died of Emphysema. He was a Country Music singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor. Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit" which he wrote and sang the theme song, "East Bound and Down"".
Dolly Parton (Solo country vocalist & multi-instrumentalist. She has won 8 Grammys, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Choice Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, & Country Music's Entertainer of the Year. She has penned over 3,000 songs & has 46 Grammy nominations. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, & starred in musical films 9 to 5, Joyful Noise, & The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
Patsy Cline (1932-1963) aged 30 In 2002, country music artists and industry members voted her Number One on CMT's The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music and ranked 46th in the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" issue of Rolling Stone magazine. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity."
Glen Campbell (aka Glen Travis Campbell) (1936 - ) American country music singer, guitarist, television host, actor - Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame 2005 - Known for "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights: 1970s - In June 2011, Campbell announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier.