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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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.”
Kitty Wells, country music’s first female superstar has passed away at the age of 92. Country music artists react.
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.
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 […]
As many country fans know by now, Leon Bentley, father of singer Dierks Bentley, passed away this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. He was age 88. my dad died yesterday. it was an honor to comfort […]
The music world lost another key player yesterday. Chris Ethridge, songwriter and bassist with country-rock pioneers the Flying Burrito Brothers, longtime session musician, and a member of Willie Nelson‘s band, passed away. He was 65. […]
The late Dick Clark was best known for championing pop and rock acts on his groundbreaking TV show American Bandstand. But at the same time, he wasn’t shy about featuring some country artists — and […]