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COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER ED BRUCE DIES AT AGE OF 81

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Ed Bruce, singer/songwriter, died Friday, January 8, 2021, in Clarksville, Tennessee, of natural causes at age 81. In 1957, at the age of 17, he went to see Jack Clement, a recording engineer for Sun Records. Bruce caught the attention of Sun owner Sam Phillips, for whom he wrote and recorded "Rock Boppin' Baby" (as "Edwin Bruce"). In 1962, he wrote "Save Your Kisses" for pop star […]

todayJanuary 8, 2021

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RICKY SKAGGS REACTS TO PASSING OF BLUEGRASS GREAT TONY RICE

Nashville, Tenn. (December 26, 2020) — Country and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs is mourning the loss of his fellow IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member, Tony Rice. The awarded guitar virtuoso passed away yesterday, December 25, at age 69. Today, Skaggs released the following statement:   "Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice passed from this life and made his swift […]

todayDecember 28, 2020

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COUNTRY MUSIC STARS REMEMBER K.T. OSLIN

Nashville, Tenn. (December 21, 2020) — Country artists are reacting to the passing of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter K.T. Oslin. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member died today at the age of 78.   “She was one of the most unique, talented songwriters and singers in music. She will be missed. Rest in Peace, K.T.” -Randy Owen / ALABAMA (Country Music Hall of Fame & Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member) […]

todayDecember 22, 2020

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K.T. OSLIN, TWO-TIME CMA AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY SINGER-SONGWRITER, PASSES AWAY AT 78  

K.T. Oslin, one of the most iconic and defining voices in Country Music, passed away today, Dec. 21, 2020. She was 78. Oslin came to notoriety in the 1980s with her female anthem “80's Ladies,” earning her two CMA Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year in 1988. In addition to multiple Grammys and ACM Awards, Oslin was inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of […]

todayDecember 21, 2020

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The Highwomen, John Prine, Black Pumas and Brittany Haas Crowned as Winners of the Americana Music Association’s 19th Annual Americana Honors & Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2020) - Today, The Americana Music Association has revealed the winners of the 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards via their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). This year’s group of musical innovators include The Highwomen (Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year), the late John Prine (Artist of the Year), Black Pumas (Emerging Act of the Year) and […]

todayDecember 15, 2020

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ARTISTS REFLECT ON PASSING OF CHARLEY PRIDE

“He opened the door for so many, including me. He took down walls and barriers meant to divide. He became a bridge of music for music lovers who found they had way more in common than they had different. And rules and stereotypes meant to separate were taken down and opened up to the free will of the artist and fan to become one in harmony and song." -Billy Ray […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY FRIENDS REFLECT ON PASSING OF CHARLEY PRIDE

"My friendship with Charley goes back to his very first tour with Willie Nelson that I was privileged to be a part of also. As big as his voice was, his personality was even bigger... and his heart was even bigger than that. He loved jokes, loved stories, loved to laugh.... and loved us. I will miss all of this. He’s leaving us some wonderful memories. My heart goes out […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Country Music Pioneer Charley Pride

"My friend Charley Pride passed away today. He was a man I very much admired because he took the road less traveled by becoming not just a country singer but a driving force in county music. More than 50 of his songs have been in the top 10 AND his music has hit #1 30 times. I wanted Charley to be recognized by the Kennedy Center because as a black […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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COUNTRY MUSIC STARS REMEMBER CHARLEY PRIDE

Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2020) — The country music community is mourning the loss of the legendary Charley Pride. The influential music icon passed away yesterday, December 12, due to complications of COVID-19. He was 86. “Charley has been a longtime friend and over the years I have always enjoyed laughing and exchanging jokes with him. We will miss you.” -Jeff Cook /  ALABAMA (Country Music Hall of Fame member) […]

todayDecember 14, 2020

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