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‘Easy From Now On’ Songwriter And Painter Susanna Clark Dies At 73

The wife of Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, Susanna wrote songs for Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, and others and painted Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ album cover.

06/29/2012

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Dierks Bentley Says Performing Again Was ‘Well-Needed Medicine’ After His Father’s Death

The skies were friendly for Dierks Bentley last weekend when he piloted himself into Detroit for the annual Downtown Hoedown.

06/14/2012

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley Loses His Father, Cancels Nashville Show, But Hoedown Appearance Still On

As many country fans know by now, Leon Bentley, father of singer Dierks Bentley, passed away this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. He was age 88.

06/04/2012

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Remembering Folk-Country Guitar Legend Doc Watson

A masterful flatpicker, warm vocalist, and a genius at interpreting old-time folk and bluegrass (as well as contemporary) material, Arthel ‘Doc’ Watson was a solid link in the musical chain between the worlds of traditional mountain music and contemporary audiences.

05/31/2012

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Donna Summer Remembered By Country Musicians And Other Artists

Following the news today of Donna Summer’s passing, celebrities from all genres and generations took to Twitter to share their feelings with their fans and the world.

05/17/2012

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RIP Chris Ethridge, Bassist With Flying Burrito Brothers, Willie Nelson

The music world lost another key player yesterday. Chris Ethridge, songwriter and bassist with country-rock pioneers the Flying Burrito Brothers, longtime session musician, and a member of Willie Nelson’s band, passed away. He was 65.

04/24/2012

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RIP Levon Helm of The Band

Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist of country-rooted rock group The Band and occasional actor (Coal Miner’s Daughter), lost his decade-long battle with cancer today at the age of 71.

04/19/2012

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Kenny Rogers Remembers Dick Clark & American Bandstand

The late Dick Clark was best known for championing pop and rock acts on his groundbreaking TV show American Bandstand. But at the same time, he wasn’t shy about featuring some country artists — and standing up for those he truly believed in.

04/19/2012

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Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass Legend And Banjo Pioneer, Dies At 88

One of the most legendary performers in all of bluegrass, banjoist Earl Scruggs, died yesterday. He was 88. NPR reports that he died of natural causes at a Nashville hospital. Born in North Carolina in […]

03/29/2012

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Top Five Monkees Songs [VIDEOS]

With the sudden passing of Davy Jones, we decided what better way to honor the iconic singer than with the Top Five Monkees songs of all time.

02/29/2012

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