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Dr. Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend, Dead at 89

Dr. Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend, Dead at 89

Ralph Stanley, one of the stalwarts of bluegrass music and an important figure on the scene since starting the Clinch Mountain Boys band in 1946, died Thursday night, June 23, from complications with skin cancer. He was 89. Born in southwest Virginia in 1927, Ralph gained his earliest fame in the Stanley Brothers duo, which…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