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  • Vince Gill, Paul Franklin take 'Bakersfield' album to Bakersfield

    Vince Gill, Paul Franklin take 'Bakersfield' album to Bakersfield
    When I spoke to Vince Gill earlier this year about “Bakersfield,” his album saluting the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, he mentioned that the supporting tour would bring him and his collaborator on the album, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, to the city the collection was named for.
  • Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads

    Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads
    If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot." "Spot," however, was anything but a dog...

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'
    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...

    Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music

    Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music
    Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85. Husky, who was inducted into the...

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'
    John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...