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Grandpa Jones (and Minnie Pearl) (October 20, 1913-1998) – Banjo player and “old time” country and gospel music singer. Cast member of the TV show Hee Haw. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1978. Born in Niagra, KY, died in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925) is an American comedian, actor, and artist. At age 17, Winters quit high school and joined the United States Marine Corps and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003), singer/songwriter. A member of the famous country music family. Married Johnny Cash.

Alan Jackson - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning? Remembering 9/11 Every time I hear this song I get choked up, there could be no more perfect song. God bless all of the people who perished and those brave brave heroes. Most relevant words to a song ever written.

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedienne who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years. She was an important influence on younger female country music singers and rural humorists such as Jerry Clower, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Carl Hurley, David L Cook, Chonda Pierce, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. In 1992, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

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Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American country music artist.

Born Louis Marshall Jones in Henderson County, Ky., to sharecroppers, Jones was a singer, banjo picker, song writer and later in life television star on “Hee Haw.” Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978. He never retired and died in 1998.