Ferlin Husky

The entertainer who came out of Bakersfield helped open doors for a California strain of country music. He charted more than 50 country hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. He created the template for the Nashville Sound, according to one music historian. He was 85. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ferlin-husky-20110318,0,955567.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2010notables-gallery,0,7041480.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable deaths of 2010</span></a>

( File photo / March 13, 2014 )

The entertainer who came out of Bakersfield helped open doors for a California strain of country music. He charted more than 50 country hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. He created the template for the Nashville Sound, according to one music historian. He was 85. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2010

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