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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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LifeNotes: R&B Musician DeFord Bailey Jr. Passes

DeFord Bailey Jr. died last Sunday, Sept. 15, in his hometown of Nashville. He was 81 years […]

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Singer-Songwriter Vikki Sallee Dillard Passes

The singer-songwriter billed herself as the “Queen of Hillbilly Hollywood” and maintained the […]

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Founder and Director Emeritus of Dolby Laboratories Dies at Age 80

Dr. Ray Dolby, American inventor of groundbreaking audio technologies, died Sept. 12 at his home in […]

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Outlaw Movement’s Tompall Glaser Dies at 79

Outlaw movement leader left indelible mark on industry […]

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Jody Payne, Guitarist For Willie Nelson, Dies

Jody Payne, a guitarist who toured with Willie Nelson from 1973 until […]

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Houston Music Exec Don Daily Dies at 81

Producer of early George Strait singles passes away […]

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Cowboy Jack Clement Dies at 82

Cowboy Jack Clement died Thursday morning (Aug. 8) at his home in Nashville after a […]

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Radio Promotions Veteran Chuck Thagard Passes

Thagard was a part of the startup of BNA Records in […]

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Influential Stylist J.J. Cale Passes

Cale achieved his greatest successes while living in Nashville. Among his best-known songs are “After Midnight,” “Call Me the Breeze” and “Cocaine” […]

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