Tag Archives: Obituaries 2016

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

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Member Jean Shepard Dead at 82

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Member Jean Shepard Dead at 82

According to the press release from the Grand Ole Opry, Jean Shepard passed away this morning (Sep. 25) at age 82 after entering hospice care late last week. Jean became a member of the Opry on November 21, 1955 and last appeared on November 21, 2015 when she became the only female to reach 60 years…MORE

Country Music Hall of Famer Bonnie Brown Dies at 77

Country Music Hall of Famer Bonnie Brown Dies at 77

Bonnie Brown Ring, one-third of the Hall of Fame group The Browns, passed away on Saturday, July 16, following complications from lung cancer. The Arkansas native was 77 years old. Bonnie’s love for music was evident at a young age and she began singing in school and at church functions. Her older siblings, Maxine and…MORE

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

Merle Haggard Dead at 79

Merle Haggard Dead at 79

Originally published on the Nash Country Weekly website.  Merle Haggard, one of the legendary figures of country music, died Wednesday (April 6) on his birthday, at age 79 from complications of pneumonia. Merle scored 38 Billboard No. 1 hits, won the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year honor in 1970 and was inducted into the Country…MORE

Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek Dies at the Age of 40

Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek Dies at the Age of 40

Originally published on the Nash Country Weekly website.  Nash Country Weekly is saddened to learn of the passing of Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek. Joey died March 4, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in hospice in her hometown of Alexandria, Ind., after a two-year battle with cancer. Joey’s husband and duet partner, Rory, made the announcement on…MORE

Sonny James, Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Dies at Age 87

Sonny James, Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Dies at Age 87

Sonny James, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Monday, Feb. 22, at age 86. The cause of death was not given. Sonny scored the first of his 23 No. 1 singles in 1957 with “Young Love,” which hit the top on both the country and pop charts. Sonny reached No. 1…MORE

Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland Found Dead

Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland Found Dead

After a week of searching, Backroad Anthem’s Craig Strickland was reportedly found dead Monday morning (Jan. 4). According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Craig’s body was recovered along the shoreline of Kaw Lake in an area known as Bear Creek Cove, near where his boat was found capsized one week ago. Craig, 29, and friend Chase Morland, 22,…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.