notable GUESTS

John F. Kennedy, President of the United States

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States

Hasil Adkins, Singer, Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist

Eddy Arnold, Actor, Singer and Songwriter

Leon Ashley, Songwriter (Satin Sheets)

Tex Beneke and Orchestra

Michael Berkowitz, Conductor and Drummer

Robert Blake, Actor (Red Rider and Leave It to Beaver)

Ken Bode, Reporter for CNN News

Smiley Burnette, Western Movie Star

Andrew Carnegie, Author and Industrialist

Martha Carson, Gospel and Pop Singer (Grand Ole Opry)

June Carter-Cash, Actress, Singer and Songwriter

Happy Chandler, Kentucky Governor

Billy Dean, Country Singer and Songwriter

John L. Delorean, Automobile Designer

Jack Dempsey, Heavyweight Champion

Little Jimmy Dickens, Grand Ole Opry Star

Donna the Buffalo, Bluegrass/Cajun/Folk Band

Howard Felsher (a.k.a. “Game Show Doctor), Producer of Family Feud

Lester Flatt, Guitarist and Mandolinist

Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Dallas Frasier, Singer and Songwriter

Greer Garson, Movie Star

Ghost Lab, Crew and Production

Goose Creek Symphony

The Hackensaw Boys, Folk/String Band

Harpo Productions, Producers of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Anna Short Harrington, Aunt Jemima Character Actress

Wayne Henderson, Guitarist and Luthier

Harry James and Orchestra

The Kentucky Headhunters, Country/Southern Rock Band

Dorothy Lamour, Movie Star

Lash LaRue, Western Movie Star

Jerry Lee Lewis, Actor, Singer and Songwriter

John L. Lewis, Founder of U.M.W.A.

James Loh, Bureau Chief for the Associated Press of NYC

Loretta Lynn, Country Singer and Songwriter (Coal Miner’s Daughter)

Arnold Miller, President of U.M.W.A.

Arch Moore, West Virginia Governor

George Morgan, Singer and Grand Ole Opry Star

Paul Newman, Actor and Film Director

Charles Osgood, CBS News Anchor

Minnie Pearl, Queen of Country Comedy (Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw)

Tex Ritter, Country Singer and Actor

Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Governor and US Senator

Gilbert Roland, Actor (The Cisco Kid)

Adolph Rupp, UK Basketball Coach

Soupy Sales, Actor and Comedienne

Earl Scruggs, Banjoist

Sammy Shelor, Banjoist (Lonesome River Band)

Sam Sheppard, Professional Wrestler and Sensational Murder Trial

Johnny Tillotson, Pop Singer and TV Star

Merle Travis, Singer and Songwriter (16 Tons)

Conway Twitty, Singer and Songwriter

Clyde Ware, Film Director

Dottie West, Actress, Singer and Songwriter

Mac Wiseman, Bluegrass Star

Jimmy Wolford, Singer and Songwriter