Tag Archives: Obituaries 2015

Hee Haw’s Ramona Jones Passes Away at 91

Hee Haw’s Ramona Jones Passes Away at 91

Award-winning fiddler, radio and television star, and former wife of Hee Haw mainstay Grandpa Jones, Ramona Jones passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 17) at the age of 91 in Goodlettsville, Tenn. Born Ramona Riggins of Raglesville, Ind., the multi-instrumentalist frequently appeared on Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry as Grandpa’s duet partner, and together…MORE

Country Hitmaker Tommy Overstreet Dies at 78

Country Hitmaker Tommy Overstreet Dies at 78

Tommy Overstreet, one of country’s consistent hitmakers of the 1970s, died Nov. 2 at his home in Oregon at age 78 following a series of health issues. Tommy scored 19 Top 20 hits during his recording career, which spanned the years 1969 through 1986. Tommy was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Oklahoma City and took…MORE

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

Legendary Record Producer Bob Johnston Dies

Legendary Record Producer Bob Johnston Dies

Bob Johnston, who produced landmark albums for such stars as Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, died Friday, Aug. 14, at a Nashville hospice facility at age 83. Bob produced the albums At San Quentin and At Folsom Prison for Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? for Willie…MORE

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Hall of Fame Producer Billy Sherrill Dies at 78

Producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, best known for his work with George Jones and Tammy Wynette, died Tuesday (Aug. 4) at age 78 following a brief illness. Billy was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, elected in 2010. The native of Alabama produced Tammy Wynette’s signature hit “Stand by Your Man” and also had…MORE

“Rose Garden” Singer Lynn Anderson Dies at 67

“Rose Garden” Singer Lynn Anderson Dies at 67

Lynn Anderson, best known for her classic hit “Rose Garden,” died at age 67, Thursday (July 30), at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The cause of death was reported as a heart attack by Nashville newspaper The Tennessean. Lynn won the Country Music Association award for Female vocalist of the Year in 1971. The daughter…MORE

Daron Norwood Found Dead in Texas Apartment

Daron Norwood Found Dead in Texas Apartment

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of country singer Daron Norwood. According to Lubbock’s NBC affiliate, KCBD, Daron was found dead in his Hereford, Texas, apartment Wednesday night (July 22) at the age of 49. No cause of death is known at this time, but there is no reason to suspect…MORE

“Always on My Mind” Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies at 72

“Always on My Mind” Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies at 72

Wayne Carson, a prolific songwriter best known for his award-winning “Always on My Mind,” died Monday (July 20) at age 72 from congestive heart failure and other ailments. Wayne was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Born in Denver, Wayne moved to Nashville in 1962 and found his first major songwriting success…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Jim Ed Brown Dies

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Jim Ed Brown Dies

Just one week after revealing that his cancer had returned, Grand Ole Opry star and newly elected Country Music Hall of Fame member Jim Ed Brown died Thursday, June 11, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn. He was 81. Born April 1, 1934, in Sparkman, Ark., Jim Ed enjoyed success as both a solo…MORE

Songwriter Dixie Hall, Wife of Tom T. Hall, Dies

Songwriter Dixie Hall, Wife of Tom T. Hall, Dies

Dixie Hall, noted bluegrass songwriter and wife of Tom T. Hall, died Friday, Jan. 16, at her home in Nashville following a lengthy illness. She was 80. Known as Miss Dixie to family and friends, she was born Iris Violet May Lawrence in England and moved to Nashville in 1961 for a job in the music industry.…MORE

Little Jimmy Dickens, Grand Ole Opry Legend, Dies at 94

Little Jimmy Dickens, Grand Ole Opry Legend, Dies at 94

Little Jimmy Dickens, one of the most beloved members of the Grand Ole Opry, died on Friday (Jan. 2), at age 94 of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke. The Grand Ole Opry star was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital this past Christmas Day. Little Jimmy, who stood only 4 feet 11 inches, became a mainstay…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).