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.
2 January 2015 - James Cecil Dickens ( 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", & his rhinestone-studded outfits. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 & became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Toward the end of his life, Dickens made appearances in a number of music videos by fellow country musician & West Virginia native Brad Paisley.
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
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…