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Press Releases & News

News Stories — 2009
December 3, 2009 Obituary: Mack Curtis, Country Musician For Elvis, Conway Twitty and George Jones Among Others
December 3, 2009 Obituary: Big Bill Lister, Country Entertainer and Former Member of Drifting Cowboys
November 10, 2009 Obituary: Riley Shepard
October 13, 2009 Bob Bone: Professional fiddler was devoted to his family
October 11, 2009 Kitty Wells' daughter Ruby Wright dies at age 69
October 8, 2009 Shelby Singleton, famed producer, record executive and promoter, dies at 77
September 4, 2009 Obituary: Tennessee Smith, Original Member of Sunshine Boys Quartet
August 14, 2009 Guitar, studio wizard Les Paul dies at 94
August 11, 2009 Obituaries: Margaret Johnson (Peggy Neville), Canadian Country Singer
August 11, 2009 Early bluegrass musician and radio DJ Bill Reid dies
July 13, 2009 Paul Hemphill, Author and Journalist
May 10, 2009 Herman G. (Jiggs) Lemley, Former Steel Guitar Player for Hawkshaw Hawkins
April 30, 2009 Country music stars remember Vern Gosdin's golden voice
April 1, 2009 Funeral services pending for singing cowboy, Monte Hale
March 31, 2009 Hal Durham, manager and announcer who revitalized 'Opry,' dies
March 29, 2009 Jean Perron, Former WWVA Jamboree Performer, Passes Away at 70
March 28, 2009 Jimmy Stephens, New England Country Gentleman and Star of WWVA Jamboree, Died in 2006
March 27, 2009 Country discovery is reel find
March 26, 2009 Obituary: Carolyn DeZurik Gill
March 26, 2009 Obituary (2008): Rusty Gill
March 10, 2009 Jimmy Boyd, Actor and Child Singer, Dies at 70
March 9, 2009 Grand Ole Opry great Hank Locklin dies at 91
March 3, 2009 Miss Avian, Country Music Entertainer, Wife of Uncle George Featherstone for 60 Years Passed Away at 79
March 2, 2009 Grand Ole Opry star Ernie Ashworth dies at age of 80
February 22, 2009 Buck Griffin Has Died
February 20, 2009 Alma (Jerry) Whitman, Wife of Country Singer Slim Whitman; Married 67 Years
February 19, 2009 Odey Crabtree, Radio and Television Country Star From West Virginia Dies at 72
February 10, 2009 Russ Garner To Be Honored At Crawford Eagle Club
February 10, 2009 Molly Bee dies at 69; country singer
February 6, 2009 Tony Booth Birthday Bash at the Thirsty Parrot in Monaville, TX
February 5, 2009 Steel guitarist and Branson fixture Tom Brumley dies at 73
January 24, 2009 Ray Layman, 86, WIBW Entertainer in 1940s and 1950s; Part of Ray and Elda Duet Act
January 23, 2009 Country music pioneer Clyde Joy dies at 92
January 3, 2009 Country music star Reg Lindsay dies
January 1, 2009 Steel guitarist, writer, producer Walter Haynes dies at 80

Hillbilly-News Press Releases — 2009
January 4, 2009 Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited By Fans for 2008
January 4, 2009 Hillbilly-Music.com Record Breaking 2008 - 7,000,000 Web Page Views; Affiliation with Ernest Tubb Record Shop
January 4, 2009 Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Results of Fan Voting for 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame

Press Releases ‐ 2009
October 12, 2009 New 3-CD Box Set From Hank Williams' Mother's Best Recordings Due November 3rd On Time Life
September 5, 2009 Ray Price Concert October 2 At Acuff Theatre In Nashville
September 4, 2009 Canadian Country Music Week and Awards At-A-Glance
August 7, 2009 Indiana Unversity Press Announces 'The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers' by Jocelyn R. Neal
July 14, 2009 Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity
February 6, 2009 CMA Announces Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell, And Charlie Mccoy As Newest Members Of Country Music Hall Of Fame

News From Over 20 Past Years


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