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LifeNotes: Bob Beckham Passes

Beckham discovered singer-songwriter Tony Joe White, among others. He mentored generations of […]

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LifeNotes: Betsy Smittle

Garth Brooks’ half sister, Betsy Smittle, passed away Saturday in Oklahoma; services pending […]

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LifeNotes: Restless Heart’s Dave Innis’ Mother Passes

Betty Eltha Innis died Oct. 9, 2013 at Swedish Medical Center in Denver after suffering a […]

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Lifenotes: Cal Smith

Cal Smith, the singer behind hits including “Country Bumpkin,” “It’s Time to Pay the Fiddler,” […]

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Lifenotes: Hit Songwriter / Sideman X. Lincoln Passes

Aries X. Lincoln, who made his mark as a touring band member and songwriter in Country […]

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Lifenotes: Musician, Author Barry McCloud Passes

McCloud died on Sept. 26. His book Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country […]

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America’s Last Medicine-Show Performer Tommy Scott Dies At 96

Georgia native was a singer, songwriter, ventriloquist, comic, actor, and show business entrepreneur […]

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Percussionist Tommy Wells Dies at 62

A memorial service will be held Oct. 3 at Jay’s Place Recording Studio, located at 1508 […]

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Lifenotes: Country Songwriter Buck Moore Dies

Singer-songwriter Buck Moore died in a tree-cutting accident in Idaho earlier this month […]

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Lifenotes: Country Artist Marvin Rainwater Passes

Marvin Rainwater, a country star of the 1950s, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Minneapolis, MN. He died of […]

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Lifenotes: Musician and Audio Innovator Bill West Passes

Steel guitarist, songwriter and audio innovator Bill West died on Thursday, Sept. 19, at […]

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