Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2011: Mel McDaniel
Grand Ole Opry member Mel McDaniel's hits can still be heard on great country radio stations today. His No. 1 tallies include 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On' and 'Louisiana Saturday Night,' but he also recorded hits like 'Big Ole Brew' and 'Stand Up.' McDaniel's career was at its peak in the '80s, but he continued to tour heavily into the mid '90s before an accident at a show in Louisiana slowed him down until his death in April 2011. The Checotah, Okla. native died at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.