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NANCY JONES INVITES FANS TO GEORGE JONES REMEMBRANCE

To mark the one-year anniversary of her husband’s passing, Nancy Jones is inviting friends and fans of George Jones to join her for a special remembrance at Nashville’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, at…Read full article…

WILLIE NELSON EARNS BLACK BELT

Willie Nelson will receive his Fifth Degree Black Belt in gong kwon yu sul, a modern Korean martial arts system. On Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm, Grand Master Sam Um will promote Nelson at his…Read full article…

OTIS HEAD, 1919-2014

Otis Head, a harmonica virtuoso, a boxer, a music promoter, a record producer, an entrepreneur and a radio personality who clocked nearly 60 years on the air, died April 8 at Heritage Health Care in…Read full article…

IN MEMORIAM: BOBETTE DUDLEY

A beloved, respected, and admired 30-year veteran of the Country Music industry, Bobette Dudley passed away at midnight Sunday (March 9) from injuries sustained in a single car accident Friday in her hometown of Lobelville,…Read full article…

PENNY DEHAVEN (1946-2014)

Born Charlotte Belle DeHaven in Winchester, Va., this upbeat and engaging Country singer rose to national prominence in the late 1960s under the stage name Penny DeHaven. She succumbed to cancer on Feb. 23 at age…Read full article…

RAY PRICE (1926-2013)

One night back in 2007, as gossip about the paternity of Anna Nicole Smith’s newborn daughter buzzed throughout the media, listeners filled the Grand Ole Opry House, hoping to escape for a few hours of…Read full article…

WAYNE MILLS (1969-2013)

Jerald Wayne Mills was born in Arab, a small Northern Alabama town perched atop Brindlee Mountain. Raised, as his official bio states, “in the Southern vernacular of God, Guns and Football,” he also grew up…Read full article…

COWBOY JACK CLEMENT (1931-2013)

The passing of beloved Country Music icon “Cowboy” Jack Clement, 82, robs the world of a unique and beloved spirit. Through his works, he nurtured some of the greatest talents of our time and piloted…Read full article…

2013: Bobby Bare’s Big Year

Though founded in large part to honor the legacy of the late Eddy Arnold, Plowboy Records did issue one album before the June 4 release of You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold. The three…Read full article…

A Life Well Lived: The Jim Foglesong Interview

When Jim Foglesong passed away on July 9, Nashville lost one of its most beloved citizens, and the music industry bade farewell to a unique witness to its history. In his 90 years, Foglesong left…Read full article…

BOBBY DENTON (1941-2014

Celebrated for more than 40 as the voice of Knoxville’s Tennessee Vols, Bobby Denton was also a successful Country radio station GM and a member of the CMA Board of Directors from 1987 to 1992.…Read full article…

ARTHUR “GUITAR BOOGIE” SMITH (1921-2014)

One of the most powerful moments in the classic film “Deliverance” might have lacked much of its impact if not for Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. It happens during the scene in which actor Ronnie Cox,…Read full article…

LARRY MOELLER (1938-2014)

CMA lifetime Member Larry Allen Moeller enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Country Music, during which he earned a reputation as one of Nashville’s most respected talent agents. He also played an important role…Read full article…

PHIL EVERLY (1939-2014)

The tradition of sibling singers is embedded within the body of Country Music. Maybe it has something to do with its Appalachian roots, in families that weathered hard times and found escape through singing songs…Read full article…

JO WALKER-MEADOR RECEIVES VISIONARY HONOR

Former CMA executive director and Country Music Hall of Fame member Jo Walker-Meador received The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award on Friday, Nov. 22 at a private ceremony inside CMA’s Atrium in Nashville. As reported by Music…Read full article…

CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes Bobby Bare, Cowboy Jack Clement and Kenny Rogers

Every Medallion Ceremony at CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame is memorable. This annual event draws friends, families, associates and distinguished artists to welcome new members to this most exclusive of Country Music’s organizations. Each…Read full article…

CAL SMITH (1932-2013)

Country singer Cal Smith, whose real name was Calvin Grant Shofner, died on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Branson, Mo. He was 81. Born in Gans, Okla., Shofner migrated with his family and many other Depression-era…Read full article…

Tompall Glaser (1933-2013)

Tompall Glaser, one of Country’s famous “outlaws” and a 1970 CMA Award-winning artist, died Aug. 13 from an undisclosed illness. He was 79. Though less heralded by mainstream audiences than Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson,…Read full article…

Jim Foglesong (1922-2013)

  Jim Foglesong, one of the most beloved and influential Music Row executives of all time, died today in Nashville. He was 90. Born in West Virginia, Foglesong was a Country Music Hall of Fame…Read full article…