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Folk Queen Jean Ritchie Dies At 92

Appalachian music icon Jean Ritchie, who influenced generations of folk and country stars, passed away […]

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LifeNotes: Veteran Country Artist Bob Stegall, Father of Keith

Former Abbott Records artist and Louisiana Hayride performer Bob Stegall […]

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Lifenotes: Publicist Mike Hyland Passes

Longtime Nashville publicist Mike Hyland passed away following a two-year battle with cancer […]

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Mountain Music Champion Passes Away

Folk-festival organizer Joe Wilson died on Sunday, May 17, at age 77. Wilson was a passionate […]

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

Blues legend B.B. King died last night (May 14). He was 89. Riley B. King spent […]

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LifeNotes: Former UMGN Exec Michael Deputato Passes

Industry executive Michael Deputato passed away early Saturday morning, May 9, at home surrounded by […]

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LifeNotes: Songwriter Herb McCullough Dies

Veteran Nashville songwriter Herb McCullough died at home in Florida on Tuesday, May 5, at […]

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LifeNotes: Floyd Brown, Father of Sony’s Allen Brown

Floyd David Brown, father of Sony Music Nashville’s Vice President, Media & Corporate […]

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LifeNotes: ‘Nashville Sound’ Pioneer Dottie Dillard Dies

Singer Dottie Dillard, one of the cornerstone figures of The Nashville Sound of the 1950s and […]

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Instrumental Virtuoso Johnny Gimble Passes

Country music lost one of its finest instrumental talents when Johnny Gimble died on Saturday […]

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LifeNotes: Publisher, Songwriter Dan Wilson, Jr. Dies

Songwriter and publisher Dan Burton Wilson, Jr., died April 21, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional […]

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