Kitty Wells, country music’s first female superstar has passed away at the age of 92. Country music artists react.
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.
The skies were friendly for Dierks Bentley last weekend when he piloted himself into Detroit for the annual Downtown Hoedown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]