Country music performer and comedic actor Smiley Burnette would be 110 today. He appeared in movies with, among others, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and was a regular on the CBS sitcom Petticoat Junction during the first four seasons of its run. He wrote over 400 songs and was said to be able to play a hundred instruments, sometimes more than one at a time. He wrote and recorded "Chuggin’ On Down ’66’" in 1954. It describes a ride down US Route 66, which back in the days before the Interstates was the way to get from Chicago to Los Angeles.