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“Daddy’s Hands” Singer Holly Dunn Ends Battle With Cancer

Country singer Holly Dunn has died at age 59 after battling cancer. A close family friend said that Dunn passed away at a hospice facility in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by friends and family members. Back in March, the singer revealed she was fighting ovarian cancer. Dunn rose to fame in the 80s with hits like “Daddy’s Hands” and “You Really Had Me Going.” Dunn eventually left the music business to pursue a career as a...

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Loretta Lynn Mourns Loss Of Grandson

Loretta Lynn is mourning the passing of her eldest grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn who died unexpectedly on Monday. Jeffrey was 47 and lived and worked on Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Jeffrey was the eldest son of Jack Benny Lynn, Lynn’s second child and eldest son who tragically drowned in 1984. Jeffrey Allen Lynn is survived by three children, Jory, Katie and Cody. Loretta Lynn postponed shows to be with her...

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“From A Jack To A King” songwriter Ned Miller Passes

Ned Miller who wanted to be known as a song writer more than a singer died in Medford, Ore on March 18th.   He was 90. Ned Miller might have been best known for his international 1962 hit “From a Jack to a King,” during the 1960s he had 11 chart hits and made it to the pop charts three times. Miller, born in Raines, Utah, worked several jobs after his discharge from the Marine Corps before moving to California in 1956 to become a full-time songwriter. The following year, singer Gale Storm scored a Top Five hit with...

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The Browns, Oak Ridge Boys And Grady Martin To Be Inducted In Hall Of Fame

Inductees for the 2015 class of the Country Music Hall of Fame include THE OAK RIDGE BOYS; JIM ED, MAXINE, and BONNIE BROWN; and GRADY MARTIN. The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) announced the 2015 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME inductees TODAY (3/25) during a ceremony at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s rotunda. Country legend BRENDA LEE was on hand to announce the inductees. Inductions were made in the following three categories:  Modern Era, Veterans Era, and Recording and/or Touring Musician active prior to 1980. Candidates are considered eligible for induction to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME...

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Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, Now In Its 11th Year

To honor the incredible songwriting of Dolly Parton, her hometown will once again host the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, now in its 11th year. This year’s competition will be sponsored by Sound Biscuit Productions and will feature contestants who are asked to sing a song written by Dolly in the style of his or her own choosing (country, rock, rap, bluegrass, etc.). Contestants may enter in the 13 and up age division or the 12 and under division for this competition. Born Dolly Rebecca Parton on January 19, 1946, in Sevierville, Tenn., Dolly drew much inspiration from her “Tennessee Mountain...

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Real Country History…

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  • 1969 - "A Boy Named Sue," which was recorded at Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash, peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and topped the country charts

     

  • 1991 - "Brand New Man," the debut single by Brooks and Dunn, went to number one

     

  • 2005 - Barbara Mandrell was honored for her qualities of patriotism, love of country, and support of America's service members throughout the years as the first recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary Lifetime Achievement Award

     

  • 2006 - John Michael Montgomery made a deal to resolve a DUI case against him in Lexington, Kentucky. He entered an Alford plea, which means he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. He also agreed to complete an alcohol education program, paid 663-dollars in fines and court costs, and had his driver's license suspended until he completed the program

     

  • 2007 - Wynonna Judd gave a surprise performance in Cheyenne, Wyoming for volunteers who took part in the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" build for a local family

     

  • 2009 - Garth Brooks received the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award along with his longtime producer Allen Reynolds and former record executive Jim Fogelsong, who signed Brooks to Capitol Records at the Leadership Music gala in Nashville

     

  • 2011 - Glen Campbell and his wife Kim Woollen spoke with ABC News in their first TV interview after announcing that Glen was battling Alzheimer's Disease

     

  • 1980 - Eddie Rabbitt parks himself at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Drivin' My Life Away"