Dobie Gray – December 6th
Dobie Gray is best remembered for his 1973 soft rock hit "Drift Away," though he had a handful of other hits during his 40-year career. Gray often said that he could have been more popular had the music industry known how to market a black man performing country music. In 2003 Uncle Kracker recorded a cover of "Drift Away," and recorded Gray to sing the final verse. It once again charted around the globe.