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1. Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Self, The Johnny Cash Show Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully fought his addiction with the help of singer June Carter Cash...
2. George Lindsey George Lindsey Actor, Robin Hood George Lindsey graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He has been promoting the George Lindsey Film Festival there since 1998.
3. Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Actor, Smokey and the Bandit Tall, blond haired country & western singer / songwriter from Atlanta Georgia, who usually appears in films portraying good humored Southern type characters. Reed was already writing and singing music in high school, and was signed by Capitol Records to a three-year contract in 1955. However, in 1958...
4. Fred Dalton Thompson Fred Dalton Thompson Actor, The Hunt for Red October
5. June Carter Cash June Carter Cash Self, The Johnny Cash Show
6. Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Actor, True Grit
7. Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Actor, Trouble in Texas
8. Sheb Wooley Sheb Wooley Actor, Rawhide American character actor in many Westerns, Sheb Wooley was also a figure in country-western music. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he spent his youth as a cowhand. His musical ability led to radio and subsequently film work. He played minor supporting roles for a dozen years starting in 1950, including one of the Frank Miller gang in High Noon...
9. Bill Dana Bill Dana Actor, The Nude Bomb Comedian, author and composer, educated at Emerson College. He served in the US Infantry during World War II. Later, he was part of the team Dana and Wood on television and in supper clubs. As a single, he appeared on television with Martha Raye and Imogene Coca and was a writer for Steve Allen, and he also appeared in night clubs and on records...
10. Minnie Pearl Minnie Pearl Actress, That Tennessee Beat Sarah Colley studied dramatics in Belmont College in Nashville, intending to be a serious actress, but while touring with an Atlanta company, she created the Minnie Pearl character that became her life's work. Her first Grand Old Opry appearance was on the radio show in 1940, followed by 27 years of touring...
11. Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones Actor, Country Boy
12. Marty Robbins Marty Robbins Actor, The Drifter He is known for many styles of music - pure honky-tonk, rockabilly, gospel, straight-ahead pop, blues and Hawaiian. But fans remember Marty Robbins best for his cowboy songs. Songs like "Big Iron", "Running Gun", "The Hanging Tree" and of course "El Paso" established Robbins as the master of the style of country music...
13. Leon Russell Leon Russell Soundtrack, Juno
14. Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette Actress, From Nashville with Music Tammy once said: "I spent 15 minutes writing ["Stand by Your Man"], and a lifetime defending it". She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Tammy picked cotton as a child, and as a young woman worked as a waitress, a doctor's receptionist...
15. George Jones George Jones Soundtrack, Swingers
16. Lester Flatt Lester Flatt Music Department, Finding North
17. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Bonnie and Clyde
18. Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Soundtrack, Pirate Radio Skeeter Davis was one of the first female vocalists to become a top level star in the country music field. Born Mary Frances Penick on December 30, 1931, Davis began performing in her native Kentucky as part of a duet with high school friend Betty Jack Davis in 1949. The teenagers, dubbed The Davis Sisters...
19. Archie Campbell Archie Campbell Actor, The Drifter
20. Doug Dillard Doug Dillard Actor, Popeye Banjoist (The Dillards), composer and musician often seen on television and heard on records. Educated in college, and a member of ASCAP since 1963, he composed the popular songs "Doug's Tune" and "Hickory Holler". His chief musical collaborators have included Dean Webb, Mitchell Jayne, and Rodney Dillard.
21. Faron Young Faron Young Self, Country Style, U.S.A.
22. Jim Hager Jim Hager Self, Hee Haw
23. Eddie Rabbitt Eddie Rabbitt Soundtrack, Black Dog Country singer, songwriter & guitarist Edward Thomas Rabbitt was born on a holiday, of Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 27th, 1941, {the fourth Thursday,of November}, to Irish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Rabbitt was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. Eddie recorded songs for the labels 20th Century Records and Columbia Records in the 1960 decade...
24. J. Karen Thomas J. Karen Thomas Actress, Itty Bitty Titty Committee
25. Jon Hager Jon Hager Self, Hee Haw
26. Audrey Williams Audrey Williams Composer, Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
27. Keith Whitley Keith Whitley Soundtrack, The Blob Jessie Keith Whitley was born July 1, 1955, in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Learning to play guitar at age 6, he appeared on Buddy Starcher's regional TV show at age 8 and formed a bluegrass band with his friend Ricky Skaggs a few years later. When they were 15, Skaggs and Whitley were asked to play a local show when Ralph Stanley's entourage was running late...
28. John Hartford John Hartford Thanks, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
29. Tug McGraw Tug McGraw Actor, Baseball Funny Side Up
30. Johnny PayCheck Johnny PayCheck Soundtrack, Double Take To many of his fans, country music singer Johnny PayCheck was the epitome of the hell-raising outlaw singer. He was known as much for his string of classic country hits as he was for his scrapes with the law. Born Donald Eugene Lytle on May 31, 1938, in Greenfield, Ohio, PayCheck began his career playing in backing bands for George Jones...
31. Mother Maybelle Carter Mother Maybelle Carter Soundtrack, Walk the Line Maybelle married Ezra Carter when she was 16. The following year, in 1927, her brother-in-law, A.P. Carter, convinced his wife Sara and Maybelle (pregnant at the time) to make the journey from Virginia to Tennessee to audition for record producer Ralph Peer, who was seeking talent for the new recording industry...
32. Ann Rork Ann Rork Actress, Old Loves and New
33. Eddy Arnold Eddy Arnold Soundtrack, Groundhog Day
34. Charles Watts Charles Watts Actor, Giant
35. Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Composer, Stroszek Chet Atkins was an A&R (artist and repertoire) executive for RCA Victor Records from 1958 until 1974, producing recordings for such artists as Elvis Presley, Bobby Bare, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Waylon Jennings, Duane Eddy, The Browns, Charley Pride, Hank Snow and The Everly Brothers...
36. Tommy Boyce Tommy Boyce Music Department, The Monkees It's estimated that Tommy Boyce's solo compositions and collaborative efforts have produced record sales over and above 85 million. Tommy and his partner Bobby Hart wrote the theme to Days of Our Lives and hits for guys like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals and Del Shannon in addition to scores and songs for television and films...
37. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Actor, Night Train to Memphis
38. Lynn Anderson Lynn Anderson Soundtrack, Zodiac Lynn Rene Anderson was a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her country-pop, worldwide mega-hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden". She had charted 11 No. 1, 18 Top-10, and more than 50 Top-40 hits. Anderson's...
39. Porter Wagoner Porter Wagoner Self, The Porter Wagoner Show
40. Glenn Yarbrough Glenn Yarbrough Soundtrack, Baby the Rain Must Fall
41. Judy Parker Judy Parker Soundtrack, Sleepers
42. Dottie West Dottie West Actress, The Aurora Encounter Dottie West was one of country music's greatest female stars for 30 years. Her career began in 1959 when she made her first recording for Starday Records. She first made the national charts in 1963 and the following year had a blockbuster country hit with "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" which would earn her the Best Country Female Vocal Grammy Award...
43. Alvin C. York Alvin C. York Writer, Sergeant York Alvin Cullum York was born in rural Pall Mall, Tennessee. Raised in the mountains, he learned to shoot guns when he was just a boy, becoming an expert with both a pistol and rifle before his teens. Under the influence of his high school girlfriend--and his future wife--Gracie Williams, he also became a devout born-again Christian and gave up the drinking...
44. Sonny James Sonny James Soundtrack, Slap Shot
45. Ernest Tubb Ernest Tubb Actor, Hollywood Barn Dance
46. John Furlong John Furlong Actor, Vampires
47. Ron Ormond Ron Ormond Producer, Untamed Mistress
48. George Richey George Richey Music Department, Trackdown
49. Andrew Dorff Andrew Dorff Music Department, Jake's Corner
50. Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph Self, Olympic Games 1956 Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 - November 12, 1994) was an American track and field sprinter, who competed in the 100 and 200 meters dash. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome...
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