Hank Williams (/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant country music artists, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. A2
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)
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"".
Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country music songwriter, singer, guitarist, fiddler, & instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard & his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster & the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He died on his 79th…