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Billy Joe Royal Dies at Age 73

Billy Joe Royal Dies at Age 73

Billy Joe Royal, who went from early pop stardom to a successful country career, died suddenly in his sleep at age 73 at his home in North Carolina on Tuesday (Oct.¬†6). According to reports, Billy Joe was set to resume his tour with Ronnie McDowell in¬†November. Billy Joe, born and raised in Georgia, achieved instant…MORE

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Still Rings True

Still Rings True

Keith Whitley’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame will open on May 3. Photo courtesy Jim Shea/CMHOF