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1. Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Soundtrack, Django Unchained Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. 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. Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Soundtrack, 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...
3. George Lindsey George Lindsey Actor, Robin Hood George Lindsey quickly became an icon on television in the 1960's playing the part of 'Goober Pyle" on the "Andy Griffith Show". He replaced Jim Nabors who portrayed "Gomer Pyle" who ran the "fillin station" on "The Andy Griffith Show". As Jim Nabors was tapped for his own show "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C."...
4. June Carter Cash June Carter Cash Soundtrack, Walk the Line
5. Sheb Wooley Sheb Wooley Actor, Hoosiers 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...
6. Minnie Pearl Minnie Pearl Self, Minnie Pearl 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...
7. George Jones George Jones Soundtrack, Crazy Heart
8. Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones Self, Hee Haw
9. 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.
10. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Soundtrack, Surf's Up
11. Jim Hager Jim Hager Self, Episode #1.1
12. Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette Soundtrack, Sleepless in Seattle 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...
13. Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Soundtrack, High Noon Singing-cowboy star of "B" westerns during the 30's and 40's and later country-music recording star.
14. Archie Campbell Archie Campbell Self, Episode #5.21
15. Jon Hager Jon Hager Self, Episode #1.1
16. Marty Robbins Marty Robbins Soundtrack, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 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...
17. Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Soundtrack, Girl, Interrupted 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...
18. Eddie Rabbitt Eddie Rabbitt Self, Body and Soul Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edward Thomas Rabbitt was born on November 27, 1941 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's. In 1968 Rabbitt moved to Nashville...
19. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
20. Lester Flatt Lester Flatt Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
21. 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...
22. Charles Watts Charles Watts Actor, An Affair to Remember
23. Porter Wagoner Porter Wagoner Soundtrack, Nebraska
24. Dottie West Dottie West Self, Dottie West 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...
25. Eddy Arnold Eddy Arnold Soundtrack, Ray
26. Tommy Boyce Tommy Boyce Soundtrack, Days of Our Lives 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" (1956)_ (av) and hits for guys like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals and Del Shannon in addition to scores and songs for television and films...
27. John Furlong John Furlong Actor, Vampires
28. Faron Young Faron Young Soundtrack, Walk the Line
29. Johnny PayCheck Johnny PayCheck Self, Episode #4.18 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...
30. Mack Magaha Mack Magaha Self, Skeeter Davis
31. Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Soundtrack, Michael 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...
32. 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...
33. John Hartford John Hartford Soundtrack, Beautiful Thing
34. Dobie Gray Dobie Gray Soundtrack, Casino Dobie Gray was born on July 26, 1940, to a family of sharecroppers in Simonton, Texas (some sources cite Brookshire, Texas, as Gray's place of birth, but he claimed on his official website that he hails from Simonton. Moreover, his birth name has been variously cited as either Lawrence Victor Ainsworth or Laurence Darrow Brown)...
35. Joe Heathcock Joe Heathcock Actor, The Last Picture Show
36. Ernest Tubb Ernest Tubb Soundtrack, Walk the Line
37. 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...
38. Don Gibson Don Gibson Soundtrack, The Departed
39. Marcia Lewis Marcia Lewis Actress, Night Warning
40. Vic Ames Vic Ames Self, The Ames Brothers Show
41. Bob Welch Bob Welch Soundtrack, About Schmidt Bob Welch, a native of Los Angeles, California, was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976 and scored his biggest hit with "Sentimental Lady", which reached No. 8 on the Billboard chart in 1977 and his second biggest was "Ebony Eyes" in 1978...
42. Jimmy Riddle Jimmy Riddle Self, Episode #2.13
43. Steve McNair Steve McNair Self, The Justice Nobody Knows/What Killed Rebecca Riley?/Invincible
44. James Earl Ray James Earl Ray Self, Who Killed Martin Luther King?
45. Dan Seals Dan Seals Soundtrack, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
46. Merle Kilgore Merle Kilgore Soundtrack, Man of Steel
47. Tootsie Tootsie Self, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
48. Webb Pierce Webb Pierce Soundtrack, The Help
49. Snooky Lanson Snooky Lanson Self, Episode dated 12 May 1961
50. Audrey Williams Audrey Williams Composer, Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
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