Country singer BILLY WALKER died in an automobile accident on I-65 south of Montgomery, Alabama, on May 21. He was 77. Also killed in the wreck were his wife Bettie and band members CHARLES LILLY and DANNY PATTON. “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” became Walker’s top charting hit, reaching #2 in 1958. He was also among the first to record and support Willie Nelson.