Carl Smith

Carl Smith, ‘The Country Gentleman,’ Dies at 82
Carl Smith, one of the most successful and distinctive country artists to emerge in the 1950s, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home in Franklin, Tenn., south of Nashville. He was 82.
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame (inducted in 2003), from 1951 to 1955 he placed a uninterrupted string of 21…