Boy, it is not a good month for country greats.
The great Hank Thompson has passed on and is now sitting aside the Crystal River.*
Since these types of extinctions tend to come in threes, living legends had better beware!**
Hank Thompson dies
One story I have always liked is that Hank worked at the Grand Ole Opry until he say the size of his first paycheck $9.40) and quit to go back to Waco, TX, where he could earn a decent living through personal appearances.
*(Not the town in Florida, but more in the style of (Rev. 22:1) as in here, a site Undismayed thinks just captures it perfectly).
**Norman Mailer doesn't count, though his obit was interesting.