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Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Mel Tillis, one of country music’s most versatile artists, died this morning (Nov. 19) of respiratory failure at age 85. Mel battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. Mel won the CMA Entertainer of the Year award in 1976 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Lonnie…MORE

Don Williams Dead at 78

Don Williams Dead at 78

Don Williams, who parlayed a smooth baritone singing style into country music stardom, died on Sept. 8 following a short illness at age 78. “The Gentle Giant,” as he was often known, was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and won the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award in 1978. Born in…MORE

Luke Bryan Thanks Fans for Prayers After the Passing of His Niece

Luke Bryan Thanks Fans for Prayers After the Passing of His Niece

Our condolences go out to Luke and Caroline Bryan and their family after the passing of their niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, who was the daughter of Bo Boyer (Caroline’s brother) and Ellen Wells Boyer. Brett, as the baby was affectionately known, suffered from a congenital heart defect, according to Ellen’s Facebook page.  Ellen has been…MORE

Alan Jackson’s Mother, Ruth, Passes Away at 86

Alan Jackson’s Mother, Ruth, Passes Away at 86

Our condolences go out to Alan Jackson and his family on the passing of his mother, Ruth. Mrs. Jackson passed away this morning (Jan. 7) at the age of 86 and is survived by her five children. The following press release was posted on Alan’s Facebook page. “It is with heavy hearts that we share…MORE

Country Stars React to the Death of Songwriter Andrew Dorff

Country Stars React to the Death of Songwriter Andrew Dorff

Condolences are pouring in via social media on the death of country music songwriter Andrew Dorff, who was responsible for penning such hits as Kenny Chesney’s “Save It for a Rainy Day,” Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light.” Andrew’s father, Steve Dorff, posted a thank you for the “outpouring of love and prayer”…MORE

Holly Dunn Passes Away at Age 59

Holly Dunn Passes Away at Age 59

Nash Country Daily has learned this morning (Nov. 15) that singer/songwriter Holly Dunn has passed away at the age of 59. According to wsmv.com, Holly passed away at a hospice facility in New Mexico, surrounded by family and friends.  The singer was battling a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer for which she was…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Set for Opry Member Jean Shepard

Funeral Arrangements Set for Opry Member Jean Shepard

Funeral arrangements have been set for Opry star Jean Shepard, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, at the age of 82. Jean— who has been an Opry member since 1955 —became the first and only woman to reach 60 years of Opry membership in 2015. Jean was best known for her hit duet “A Dear…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).