Today, Porter Wagoner would be 86 years old today 8-12-13. He was born in 1927. Known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner charted 81 singles from 1954–1983 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Porter Wagoner introduce his 'new girl singer,' Dolly Parton to the world on the Grand Ole Opry.
Darius Rucker, musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he helped found. As a solo country music artist, with the single, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, he became the 2nd African American to chart a #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts. He also became the 1st African American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the 2nd African American to win any award from the association.
The Judds-One of the most successful acts in country music history, The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart.
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
Charlie Pride - Born in Sledge, Mississippi, currently lives in Dallas, Texas. American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early-to-mid 1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In total, he has garnered 39 #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a celebrated Canadian country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket" and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.