One of the most revered and awarded fiddlers in the history of country music is dead. Johnny Gimble passed away Saturday near his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. He was 88-years-old. Gimble is well known for having been a member of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys western swing band, even though it only occupied two-years of his career. Between 1975 and 1990, Gimble won five musician of the year awards from the Country Music Association and nine from the Academy of Country Music. He also won two Grammys for best country instrumental performance while recording with Ray Benson and his band Asleep at the Wheel.