Whitley’s career in mainstream country music lasted from 1984 till his death in but he continues to influence an entire generation of singers and songwriters. Born in Sandy Hook, KY, died in Tennessee.
Virginia Patterson Hensley aka Patsy Cline - American country music singer as part of the early Nashville sound. Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music. At age she died at the height of her career in a private plane crash
Jerry Reed 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"".