Tag Archives: Obituaries 2013

“Country Bumpkin” Singer Cal Smith Dies

“Country Bumpkin” Singer Cal Smith Dies

“Country Bumpkin” singer Cal Smith has passed away at the age of 81 in Branson, Mo., according to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper. Born Calvin Grant Shofner in Oklahoma, Cal was actually raised in San Jose, Calif. As an adult he performed in nightclubs and worked as a disc jockey before Ernest Tubb hired him to play…MORE

Cowboy Jack Clement Dies at Age 82

Cowboy Jack Clement, legendary record producer and songwriter, died Thursday (Aug. 8) in Nashville at age 82 following a lengthy illness. He had been named as a new member of the Country Music Hall of Fame this past year and was scheduled for official induction in October. Cowboy Jack was best known as a prolific record…MORE

George Jones Dead at 81

George Jones Dead at 81

George Jones, widely regarded as the greatest vocalist in country music history, died today (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at age 81. George had been hospitalized last week after tests showed a fever and irregular blood pressure. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, along with four children and several grandchildren.…MORE

Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide

Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide

Mindy McCready, a once-promising singer who suffered a series of legal and personal setbacks, has died of an apparent suicide, according to Nashville TV station WZTV and other reports. She was 37 years old. Mindy, a Florida native, made an impressive debut in 1996 with her album Ten Thousand Angels, which produced the hit title…MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.