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RIP George Jones: Country Music Community Mourns

Following the passing of country legend George Jones this morning (April 26), the country music community has taken to Twitter to share condolences and memories of the singer. Everyone from Faith Hill and Blake Shelton, […]

04/26/2013

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Country Legend George Jones Dead At 81

George Jones passed away today (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, after being hospitalized on April 18th with a fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones was 81. The Country Music Hall […]

04/26/2013

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Family And Friends Remember Mindy McCready At Nashville Memorial

The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville was a solemn place on Wednesday (March 6), as a couple hundred mourners gathered shortly after 1pm to honor the late country star Mindy McCready. Less than a month ago, the […]

03/07/2013

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RIP ‘Chevy Van’ Singer And Country Hitmaker Sammy Johns

Sammy Johns, who among other achievements wrote and recorded “Chevy Van”–one of the most iconic songs of the 1970s–has died. He was 66. You may not know Sammy by name, but likely you’ve heard the song “Chevy […]

01/09/2013

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RIP ‘Tennessee Waltz’ Singer Patti Page

“The Tennessee Waltz” has finally come to an end. Patti Page, who turned that song into a monster pop hit in 1950, died on Jan. 1, 2013 at age 85. Though she wasn’t terribly familiar to contemporary music […]

01/02/2013

RIP Joe South

RIP Joe South, Singer And Songwriter Behind ‘Rose Garden,’ ‘Games People Play’

Singer-songwriter Joe South, who penned hits like “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden,” “Games People Play,” “These Are Not My People,” and “Down in the Boondocks” in the 1960s and ’70s, has died. He was 72.

09/06/2012

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Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist Stuart Swanlund Passes Away

Swanlund joined the band in 1989, around the time when the band were moving from their jam based roots to a more traditional country sound. He played on singles including “Driving You Out Of My Mind” and “Walk Outside The Lines.”

08/06/2012

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Country Artists Reacting To ‘Queen Of Country Music’ Legend Kitty Wells Death

Kitty Wells, country music’s first female superstar has passed away at the age of 92. Country music artists react.

07/16/2012

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‘Easy From Now On’ Songwriter And Painter Susanna Clark Dies At 73

The wife of Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, Susanna wrote songs for Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, and others and painted Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ album cover.

06/29/2012

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Elvis Is Alive…In Hologram Form

The hologram trend started with a deceased rap star and now it’s getting a visit from The King. Digital Domain Media Group, who created a shockingly realistic Tupac Shakur hologram for a Coachella “performance” back […]

06/07/2012

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