Keith Whitley (July 1, 1954-1989) – American country music singer. Whitley’s career in mainstream country music lasted from 1984 till his death in 1989, but he continues to influence an entire generation of singers and songwriters. Born in Sandy Hook, KY, died in Tennessee.
Tanya Tucker (Solo country vocalist. Had her first country hit at the age of 13 and never lost her audience as she matured. Winner of 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 2 CMT Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, & ranked 20 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music. Nominated for 9 Grammys)
Jerry Reed (1937-2008) 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"".