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He Had a Huge
and So Did
May 8, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
He Had a Huge Country Career, and So Did His Bar
Mickey Gilley, whose club inspired the John Travolta movie 'Urban Cowboy,' is dead at 86
- Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film
and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died at 86. Gilley died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre, per the AP . He had been performing as recently...
Hall of Fame Ceremony Is
Emotional After Judd's Death
May 1, 2022 9:19 PM CDT
Hall of Fame Ceremony Is Emotional After Judd's Death
Naomi Judd's daughters Wynonna and Ashley accept her induction
- Ray Charles and the Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music, and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly . The loss of Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre's singers...
Naomi Judd's Family Asks
That Induction Ceremony Go On
May 1, 2022 1:40 PM CDT
Naomi Judd's Family Asks That Induction Ceremony Go On
Ray Charles, a pair of innovative musicians also will be honored by Country Music Hall of Fame
- The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, a day after the death of co-founder Naomi Judd . Her family asked that the hall go ahead with the previously planned ceremony, CNN reports. "We will do so, with heavy hearts," CEO Kyle Young...
After Eric Church's
'Selfish' Move, a Concession
Apr 3, 2022 7:20 AM CDT
After Eric Church's 'Selfish' Move, a Concession
Country star canceled Saturday night concert so he could watch UNC play Duke
Country superstar Eric Church got his wish. His beloved Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils on Saturday night, and he got to watch them do so, having cancelled a San Antonio, Texas, concert in order to attend the Final Four game. The
New York Post
reports he is attempting...
Singer Retired to Join Police
Mar 27, 2022 1:10 PM CDT
Singer Retired to Join Police
Jeff Carson's hits include 'Not On Your Love' and 'The Car'
- Country music singer and songwriter Jeff Carson, who had a No. 1 hit with "Not On Your Love" before becoming a police officer, has died. He was 58 and died of a heart attack at a hospital in Franklin, Tenn., his publicist said. Carson was born Jeffrey Lee Herndon...
Sep 28, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Alan Jackson: Here's Why I Stumble Onstage
Country music star reveals he has a degenerative nerve disease
- Alan Jackson has known for a decade that he has a degenerative nerve disease. Now that its effects are becoming more obvious, he decided to tell his fans,
reports. "I know I'm stumbling around onstage and now I'm having a little trouble balancing even in...
Aug 24, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Reba Offers Unusual COVID Update
Country star clarifies that she never had the virus after all
- Reba McEntire gave her fans a surprise COVID update on Monday—turns out, she didn't have the virus after all. The 66-year-old, who announced earlier this month that she and her boyfriend had contracted COVID despite being vaccinated, apparently received a false positive on a test, reports Page Six...
Country Music Hall of Famer
Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies
Aug 21, 2021 11:30 AM CDT
Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies
The songwriter behind Harper Valley P.T.A. had a string of hits
- Country music legend Tom T. Hall has died. He was 85. Hall, a fixture in Nashville since the ‘60s and a Grand Ole Opry cast member since 1971, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Hall, who was born Thomas Hall and added the T...
Country Music Hall of Fame
to Induct an R&B Legend
Aug 16, 2021 3:24 PM CDT
Country Music Hall of Fame to Induct an R&B Legend
Ray Charles helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era
- R&B legend Ray Charles, who helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era, and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced its new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022,...
Singer to Pay for Funerals
of 3 Young Country Fans
Jul 23, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Singer to Pay for Funerals of 3 Young Country Fans
Luke Combs makes the gesture after carbon monoxide is blamed in deaths of 3 men
- Country star Luke Combs, one of the headliners of the Faster Horses Festival, is paying for three fans’ funerals. Three men were found dead in a camping trailer at the Michigan country music festival last weekend, and two more were found in the trailer alive but suffering from carbon monoxide...
to His Fans:
Don't Try to
Feb 11, 2021 5:10 AM CST
Morgan Wallen to His Fans: Don't Try to Defend Me
Country star issued video apology for use of slur
- In a video apology posted on Instagram on Wednesday night, country star Morgan Wallen asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught using on camera and said that he accepted the punishments he faced. In the five-minute video, Wallen said he had let so many people down,...
Morgan Wallen’s Sales
Skyrocket After Racial Slur
Feb 6, 2021 3:45 PM CST
Morgan Wallen’s Sales Skyrocket After Racial Slur
While the industry sanctions singer, fans download his music
- After Morgan Wallen was caught on video using a racial slur, the country music star's professional world seemed to come crashing down. Radio stations quit playing his music , his recording contract was suspended, and the Academy of Country Music announced he won't be part of this year's...
One More Blow for
Morgan Wallen After Slur
Feb 4, 2021 4:28 AM CST
One More Blow for Morgan Wallen After Slur
He'll miss out on the 2021 ACM Awards
- Days ago, country star Morgan Wallen was on course for some big wins at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Now, after being caught on camera using a racial slur , he's not even eligible. The academy said Wednesday that Wallen—whose album
has been the Billboard...
The Blows Are Coming Fast for
Morgan Wallen After Racial Slur
Feb 3, 2021 1:29 PM CST
The Blows Are Coming Fast for Morgan Wallen After Racial Slur
Morgan Wallen recorded using racial slur over the weekend
- Hundreds of radio stations have dropped one of country music's biggest stars after he was recorded using a racial slur over the weekend, and now his label has suspended him. TMZ has the video, filmed by one of Morgan Wallen's Nashville neighbors, in which the singer arrives home...
Hangs Up Guitar
Jan 29, 2021 12:19 PM CST
Country Singer Kris Kristofferson Hangs Up Guitar for Good
Country Hall of Famer, Golden Globe-winning actor, 84, has officially retired
- Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has announced his retirement after five decades and named a manager for his estate. A press release said the 84-year-old actor and singer actually retired last year, and that his son, John, stepped in to oversee his father's business, including special projects and his record...
Dec 21, 2020 7:20 PM CST
KT Oslin Wasn't Wild About Country
Singer was 45 when she launched her career with '80's Ladies'
- Country singer KT Oslin, who hit it big with the nostalgic ballad "80's Ladies" and won three Grammy awards, has died. She was 78. Oslin's friend Robert K. Oermann said she died Monday in suburban Nashville, the AP reports. The cause of death was not released. Oermann...
Dec 12, 2020 3:10 PM CST
COVID Kills Country's First Black Superstar
Charley Pride was 86
- Charley Pride, country music’s first Black star whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86, the AP reports. Pride died...
Nov 25, 2020 12:10 PM CST
Country Music Legend With Dementia Dies
Hal Ketchum, known for hit 'Small Town Saturday Night,' has died at the age of 67
- A country music legend is gone. "With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia," Andrea Ketchum, wife of Hal Ketchum, posted on Facebook and his website Tuesday, per CNN . The 67-year-old, who put out his...
'Mr. Bojangles' Has Died
Oct 24, 2020 11:30 AM CDT
Songwriter Behind 'Mr. Bojangles' Has Died
Jerry Jeff Walker was 78
- Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told the AP . "He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,...
Country Music Star
Charlie Daniels Is Dead
Jul 6, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Country Music Star Charlie Daniels Is Dead
'Devil Went Down to Georgia' was his big hit
- Sad news in the world of music: Charlie Daniels has died at age 83 of a stroke, reports the
. Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is best known for his smash hit of 1979, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." But well before...
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