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Rock/Country Showman Roy Head Dies At 79

Rocker Roy Head, who later forged a long career in country music, died Monday morning […]

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Songwriter Troy Jones Dies

Songwriter Troy Jones, known for penning songs including Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy” and […]

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Music Row Piano Great William Pursell Dies At 94

Belmont University professor William “Bill” Pursell was known for his Music Row session […]

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Canadian Country Queen Lucille Starr Dies

Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour member Lucille Starr died in Las Vegas on Friday […]

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Radio Promo Veteran Buddy King Dies at 79

Radio promotion veteran Buddy King of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away Friday, Aug. 21. […]

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Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle Dies At 38

Americana music star Justin Townes Earle died yesterday (Aug. 23) at age 38. Earle was a singer, songwriter, […]

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Americana Music Association’s Harriette Dew Dies

Harriette Dew, the Americana Music Association’s accounting manager, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 16, […]

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Bluegrass Star Steve Gulley Dies

Award-winning bluegrass guitarist, songwriter and tenor vocalist Steve Gulley died on Tuesday […]

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Songwriter/Music Producer Edward “Felix” McTeigue Dies At 48

Edward “Felix” McTeigue, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and music producer with chart-topping […]

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Former BMI Exec Tom Annastas Dies

Tom Annastas, who served for 39 years as an executive at BMI, died Thursday, Aug. 13. He joined BMI in […]

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Country Radio Legend Bill Mack Dies At 91

The voice of the long-haul trucking industry and a Grammy-winning songwriter, Bill Mack was one of the greats […]

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