WATCH: Garth Brooks Pays Tribute to B.J. Thomas at the Oscars
B.J. Thomas scored the biggest hit of his career with "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" in 1969, and Garth Brooks paid tribute to the timeless, classic song with a performance at the Academy Awards in 2003, more than three decades later.
Garth Brooks on 'Friends in Low Places' Writer Dewayne Blackwell
Hours after the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, D.C., a man whose song was instrumental in getting Brooks there died.
'Friends in Low Places' Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell Dead at 84
He scored a string of country hits.
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings Songwriter Patsy Bruce Dead at 81
Patsy Bruce co-wrote "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," among other hits.
Dolly Parton Mourns 'Steel Magnolias' Co-Star Olympia Dukakis
"She has been one of my favorite people that I have ever known or worked with," Parton wrote.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Charlie Black Dead at 71
He wrote hits for Reba McEntire, Anne Murray, Earl Thomas Conley and more.
Dolly Parton Mourns Death of Uncle Who Helped Launch Her Career
He played such a big role in her life.