1. 'Blanket on the Ground' Singer Billie Jo Spears Dies

    December 15, 2011 9:10 AM EST Billie Jo Spears , the husky-voiced singer who became one of the most respected female artists of the 1960s and 1970s in country music, died of cancer Wednesday (Dec. 14) at her home in Texas. The age of the singer, who is best known for her 1975 hit "Blanket on the Ground," has…