Johnnie is also well-known as the husband of the great Kitty Wells who is still with us.
Here is a really interesting article on his life and career. It also gives a behind the scenes look at how he convinced Kitty to change her name to such and brought her the now famous song "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels":
Johnnie Wright, country star and husband of Kitty Wells, dies at 97
May he rest in peace.
Here he is with Bill Phillips and his daughter Ruby who passed in 2009: