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Press Releases & News

News Stories — 2006
December 15, 2006 Walt Riddle, Longtime Indiana Country Music Radio Host Dies
November 22, 2006 100 Tons of Care Packages Shipped by Operation: Care and Comfort
November 4, 2006 Joe Ridings, Lead guitarist for Tammy Wynette dies
October 28, 2006 Nashville songwriter and publisher Marijohn Wilkin dies
October 27, 2006 Tillman Franks, entertainment legend, dies
October 19, 2006 Ed Bullard, Bluegrass and Gospel Singer; DJ at KEOR
October 14, 2006 Singer Freddy Fender dies at age 69
October 2, 2006 Musician Josh Graves, master of Dobro, dies
September 25, 2006 Eddie Spradley, 72, Left Handed-Fiddle Player
September 16, 2006 Curt Gibson, 80, Veteran Grand Ole Opry guitarist and sideman for three different members of the Country Music Hall of Fame
September 16, 2006 Earl Heywood, Country Music Personality, Wrote Over 350 Songs; Died Sunday
September 9, 2006 Linda Manning, Country Music Singer and Recording Artist, Died December 2005
August 25, 2006 Ray Barnard, 73, of Ray and Kay, the Banjo Kids; WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
August 15, 2006 31st National Old Time Music Festival Begins In Missouri Valley, Iowa
August 14, 2006 Country singer Johnny Duncan dies
July 31, 2006 Obituary, Betty Waller, 73 (Betty Lou Lobb)
July 25, 2006 Jack Day, Toured with Santa Fe Rangers
July 10, 2006 Gene Bradley, Country Music Singer; Appeared on Louisiana Hayride
July 9, 2006 Cliff Carl, Spokane Radio Star and Country Singer
June 12, 2006 Cy Coben -- hit songs spanned genres
June 9, 2006 Helen Stewart, of the Puffenbarger Kids, WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance and More
May 21, 2006 Country legend Billy Walker dies in car crash
May 12, 2006 Milt Dickey, Country Singer and Kansas City Radio Personality
May 7, 2006 Virgil Cox, Former Country & Western Singer, Passes Away at 82
April 24, 2006 Bonnie Owens, singer married to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, dies at 76
April 17, 2006 Emory Martin, World's Only One-Armed Banjo Player
April 9, 2006 Gordon Terry Dies at 74
April 2, 2006 Bakersfield Pays Tribute To Buck Owens
April 2, 2006 Hurhsul Clothier Passes Away at 84; founder of Oklahoma Travelers, Hosted Bob Wills Weekends
March 31, 2006 'Little Miss Helen,' who grew up to write hits, dies
March 25, 2006 Buck Owens, Flamboyant Country Music Star Famed For 'Act Naturally,' Dies at 76
March 24, 2006 Country music legend Cindy Walker dead at 87
February 21, 2006 Ray Francis (Tex) Cherry, fomer Houston Hometown Jamboree Star
February 10, 2006 Charles K. Wolfe, Famed Country Music Author, Journalist & Historian
February 1, 2006 Naomi (Crawford) Keller, Former Star of Shady Valley Gang
January 22, 2006 Janette Carter dies

Hillbilly-News Press Releases — 2006
October 15, 2006 Hillbilly-Music.com Web Site Reaches 2,000,000 Page Views
January 29, 2006 Hillbilly-Music.com Salutes the Fans for Milestones Reached in 2005; Top Pages Visited in 2005

Press Releases ‐ 2006
November 11, 2006 Foy Willing Biography Now Available
October 13, 2006 11-Year Old Cassidy Rose Graves - First CD (Cowgirl's Jukebox)
September 30, 2006 Academy of Country Music Honors Bill Monroe With Pioneer Award
September 29, 2006 Joe Paul Nichols Records Seventh Country Gospel CD – The Tree of Life
September 24, 2006 Silver Star Families of America awards Music artist TOMMY RIDDLE with the Silver Star Banner
September 21, 2006 On The Occasion of his 92nd Birthday, Publishes a New Book Titled -- A Country Music Legend, Doc Williams, Looking Back
September 4, 2006 Eddie Cletro Compilation CD Issued by Bear Family Records
August 30, 2006 CMA Announces 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees - Harold Bradley, Sonny James and George Strait
August 15, 2006 TroopFest 2006 on September 30 - USS Hornet
May 1, 2006 60th Anniversary Show at Indian Ranch
March 31, 2006 23rd Annual International Country Music Conference, May 25-27, 2006
March 31, 2006 Craven Country Jamboree And Canadian Country Music Association Bring Country Music To Saskatchewan
March 22, 2006 Mike Johnson Featured in Yodel Compilation and More
January 30, 2006 Upcoming Operation: Care and Comfort Events- mark your calendars!
January 25, 2006 Hometown Jamborees at Los Rios Rancho
January 23, 2006 Court Rules on Owners of Hank Williams Sr's Peformances On "Mother's Best Flour" Radio Shows
January 2, 2006 New Carolina Cotton CD Released - Yodeling Blonde Bombshell

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