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Songwriter Kenny Beard Dies

Nashville songwriter Kenny Beard, affectionately known as “KB,” died of natural causes on Sunday […]

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Rocker Tom Petty Dies In California

Tom Petty, lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, has died at the age of 66 at […]

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Former Judds Manager Ken Stilts Dies

Ken Stilts, a prominent country-music artist manager and record-label executive of the 1980s […]

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Singer-Songwriter Mark Selby Dies

Nashville-based recording artist and songwriter Mark Selby died Monday (Sept. 18) after a […]

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Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Dies In Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash today […]

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Country Music Hall Of Fame Great Don Williams Passes

Don Williams, known for his mellow, laid-back delivery of more than 30 top-10 country hits during a […]

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Jerry Esposito, Brother Of WMN Chairman/CEO John Esposito, Passes

Jerry Esposito, brother of Warner Music Nashville Chairman and CEO John Esposito, passed away Thursday […]

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Bluegrass Great Pete Kuykendall Passes

Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Pete Kuykendall has died in Virginia at age 79. It would be hard to overstate […]

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Former RCA Exec Dave Wheeler Passes

Longtime RCA Records sales executive Dave Wheeler died Saturday, Aug. 19, at age 83. He helped shape […]

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Nashville R&B, Gospel Mainstay Jesse Boyce Dies

Singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, bandleader, businessman and entertainer […]

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Rockabilly Pioneer Sonny Burgess Dies

Sun Records artist Sonny Burgess, one of the last of the original rockabilly stylists, has died at age 88. Burgess passed […]

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