Kitty Wells did almost as much for country music as the guitar and fiddle. The Queen of Country died on Monday at the age of 92 after complications from a recent stroke. Wells was not only a major hitmaker in the ’50s and ’60s, but she was the first female country singer with a voice that the mostly male-dominated industry stepped aside and respected.
Despite the rumors, Garth Brooks is not dead — so fans frantic to get a refund for tickets to his Las Vegas show can breathe a sigh of relief! Though word spread the country superstar passed in a tragic jet ski accident in the Turks and Caicos Islands today (July 16), the reports are completely fabricated.
Kitty Wells, a woman who paved a trail for legends like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, has died. Nashville’s WTVF television reports that the ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ singer passed away in her home on Monday morning (July 16).
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Ray Bradbury, noted author of many science fiction and suspense novels and stories, has been reported dead at the age of 91. I thought I'd take a second to talk about my favorite Bradbury reads, or at least what was important to me.
A man every bit as important to country radio as country music’s biggest stars has died. Rusty Walker — a Country Radio Hall of Famer and industry veteran admired by everyone he helped — passed away in a Tupelo, Miss. hospital on Monday morning after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
With all the outpouring of love and mourning over the death of Donna Summer, no country artist has expressed the true loss of such an iconic artist as eloquently as Dolly Parton. The ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer issued an official statement about the death of her fellow singer and songwriter on Thursday.
Doug Dillard, an accomplished banjo player who gained notoriety with his appearances on the ‘The Andy Griffth Show,’ passed away last night (May 16) after a trip to a Nashville emergency room, according to the Boot. The IBMA’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame member was 75-years-old.
More details have surfaced surrounding the fatal accident that occurred over the weekend (May 12) involving one of Justin Moore‘s tour buses and an automobile. Chicago resident Joseph Taylor was driving his vehicle around 6AM on Saturday when he struck the back side of the Moore’s band and crew bus at Interstate 57 and Route 16 in Illinois.
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