David Akeman, aka Stringbean, was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role Hee Haw. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He & his wife were murdered by burglars Tennessee home in 1973.The bodies were discovered the following morning by their neighbor, Grandpa Jones. A police investigation resulted in the convictions of cousins John A. Brown and Marvin Douglas Brown, both 23 years old. They had ransacked the cabin & killed Stringbean and his wife.
Today, Porter Wagoner would be 86 years old today 8-12-13. He was born in 1927. Known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner charted 81 singles from 1954–1983 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Porter Wagoner introduce his 'new girl singer,' Dolly Parton to the world on the Grand Ole Opry.