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LifeNotes: Former Songwriter Bob Forshee Dies

Musician Bob Forshee passed away peacefully at age 80 on Thursday, May 11, surrounded by his […]

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LifeNotes: Nashville Songwriter Joy Byers Passes

Her official obituary in Gallatin listed her as Joyce Elene Johnston, but as Joy Byers or J. Byers, she […]

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LifeNotes: Guitar Great Corki Casey O’Dell Passes

Musicians Hall of Fame member Corki Casey O’Dell died in Nashville on Thursday, May 11, at age 80. She […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-Songwriter Kelley Sallee Snead Passes

Kelley Sallee Snead, known to many for her years working at Music Row businesses and as a regular at “in-the-round” […]

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LifeNotes: Mega Manager Sandy Gallin Dies

Sandy Gallin, the man who guided Dolly Parton in her transition from country hit maker to multi-media […]

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LifeNotes: Tour Manager Jan Elliott Passes

Jan Elliott, tour manager/lighting director, passed away from cancer on Sunday, April 9, at […]

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LifeNotes: Gospel Legend Ben Speer Dies

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Ben Speer died in Nashville on April 7 at age 86. He was a mainstay […]

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LifeNotes: Country Radio Great Rhubarb Jones Passes

Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member Rhubarb Jones has died at age 65. Warren “Rhubarb” Jones was a legendary broadcasting […]

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LifeNotes: Rock Music Founding Father Chuck Berry Passes

Rock-music founding father and powerful country-music influence Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday, […]

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LifeNotes: Don Warden Passes

Don Warden, a member of Porter Wagoner’s Wagonmasters and longtime manager and confidante of Dolly […]

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LifeNotes: Nashville Edition Singer Hurshel Wiginton Passes

Prominent Nashville session vocalist Hurshel Wiginton has died at age 79. As a member of […]

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