Country music legend and pioneer of the Bakersfield Sound.
First of twenty-one #1 hits, “Act Naturally,” was also covered by The Beatles.
Hee Haw television series co-host from 1969 to 1986.
Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Dwight Yoakam to Mark Lanegan, Johnny Rivers to Cake.