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Press Releases & News

News Stories — 2013
December 26, 2013 Steel guitar master John Sibert dies
December 16, 2013 Influential country singer Ray Price dead at 87
December 16, 2013 Leon Ashley Passes Away At 77
October 13, 2013 Johnnie White, leader of Sons of the West and owner of The Little Nashville Club in North Hollywood
October 11, 2013 America's Last Medicine-Show Performer Tommy Scott Dies At 96
October 11, 2013 Cal Smith, voice of 'Country Bumpkin' and other hits, dies at age 81
September 20, 2013 Marvin Rainwater, country crooner behind 'Gonna Find Me a Bluebird,' dead at 88
August 14, 2013 Tompall Glaser, outlaw country artist, dies at 79
August 8, 2013 Country star 'Cowboy Jack' Clement dies at age 82 after battling liver cancer
July 21, 2013 Darlene M. Adam, The Hi Neighbor Girl
July 13, 2013 Ruth Hewitt, Of Johnson Sisters and WGN Barn Dance, Passes Away At 89
July 8, 2013 Charles Carr dies at 79 (driver on Hank Williams Sr.'s final trip)
July 7, 2013 Tommy Wiggins, Hank Williams and Others Announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 48th Annucal Academy of Country Music Awards
June 21, 2013 Tom Tall, Passes Away at 75
June 20, 2013 Chet Flippo, veteran music journalist, dead at 69
June 19, 2013 Slim Whitman, Yodeling Country Singer With a Regular-Guy Image, Dies at 90
June 19, 2013 Cora Houpt, Country Singer With Tumbleweed Caravan and The Lone Rangers
April 26, 2013 George Jones, Country Music Legend Dead At 81
April 6, 2013 Hardrock Gunter obituary
March 31, 2013 Gordon Stoker, leader of Elvis Presley's Jordanaires, dies, bringing legendary group to end
March 19, 2013 Sammy Masters, 50s Country and Western, Rockabilly Star for Five Decades
March 15, 2013 Jack Greene, Grand Ole Opry star and first CMA male vocalist, dies at age 83
March 10, 2013 Patricia Macnab, Original Smile Sisters Duo
March 7, 2013 Country singer Claude King dies at 90
February 27, 2013 Peggy Clark (Nellie Brown) KCMO Cowtown Jubilee Star
February 27, 2013 Bartow Henry, Star of WSB Crossroads Follies
February 3, 2013 Somber day in 'Boomtown' with death of TV cowboy Rex Trailer
February 3, 2013 Gerry Robichaud, New England famed Fiddler
February 3, 2013 Tex Stone, Led the Sundowners; Lonestar Ranch
February 3, 2013 John Penny, Founder The John Penny Band
January 29, 2013 Obituary: James Renfro of the Renfro Brothers Duo
January 23, 2013 Obituary: Eddie Burns
January 16, 2013 Obituary: Frank Page
January 9, 2013 Obituary: Vern Stovall
January 3, 2013 Patti Page, 'Tennessee Waltz' singer, dies at 85
January 2, 2013 Obituary: Shorty Holloway

Hillbilly-News Press Releases — 2013
January 1, 2013 Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2010, 2011, 2012
January 1, 2013 Hillbilly-Music.com Ends 2012 Reaching 25,000,000 Web Page Views Milestone
January 1, 2013 Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2012

Press Releases — 2013
October 9, 2013 The legendary K.C. (Don Juan) Maddox to Receive Lifetime Music Award in Modesto, California
March 7, 2013 The Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago Hosts 89th Anniversary of the WLS National Barn Dance, The Birth Place of American Country Music
February 18, 2013 Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: A Centennial Celebration

News From Over 20 Past Years


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