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Press Releases & News
Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2018 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2017 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2016 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2015 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2014 Announced

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited in 2013

Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2010, 2011, 2012

Hillbilly-Music.com Ends 2012 Reaching 25,000,000 Web Page Views Milestone

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited By Fans for 2008

Hillbilly-Music.com Record Breaking 2008 - 7,000,000 Web Page Views; Affiliation with Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Results of Fan Voting for 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame

Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches Another Milestone - 5,000,000 Web Page Views; Issues The Lists for 2007

Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches 3,000,000 Web Page Milestone; The Lists for 2006

Hillbilly-Music.com Web Site Reaches 2,000,000 Page Views

Hillbilly-Music.com Salutes the Fans for Milestones Reached in 2005; Top Pages Visited in 2005

Hillbilly Music Fans Make Their Voices Known for Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Hillbilly-Music.com In the Spotlight in Country Music Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue

Hillbilly-Music.com Attends Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree

Hillbilly-Music.com Attends the Grand Ole Opry

Press Releases
Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2022 Announced

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2022

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2021 Announced

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2021

CMT To Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of Country Music Titan Charley Pride With 'CMT Giants: CHARLEY PRIDE' Premiering Wednesday, AUGUST 25TH

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2020

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2020 Announced

News & Events
Obituary: Alvadean Coker

Gordon Edwards Burns, known as Country Boy Eddie, dies at 92

Country-TV Singing Star Stan Hitchcock Passes; Co-Founder of CMT

Obituary: Betty Johnson Gray - Last Surviving Member of Johnson Family Singers

Obituary: Don Workman, WRVA Singer

Beloved cowboy singer Don Edwards dies at 83

Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' singer, dead at 87

Nashville Sound Creator Anita Kerr Passes

'Queen of the House' singer Jody Miller dead at 80

Loretta Lynn, country music icon, dead at 90

Obituary: Retired Col. Lt. Col Thomas Eugene Bearden

Joe Bussard, the collector who preserved early American recordings, has died at 86

Nashville A-Team Guitarist Ray Edenton Passes

Wanda Gann Rambo, Opry, Country Singer Who Appeared On Louisiana Hayride, Blue Bonnet Barn Dance, Passed Away at 77

Sunshine Ruby, Star of the KRLD Big D Jamboree, Passes Away at 82

Big John Trimble, Country DJ Hall of Famer, Host of All Night Trucker Show Dead at 84

Mac Martin, Pittsburgh bluegrass legend, dies at 96

Hal Bynum, Hit Songwriter, Dies at 87

Obituary: Joe Morris - Founder of Silver Dew Boys

Leonard T. Zinn, Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and last member of 101 Ranch Boys Dies at 97

Obituary: Libby Horne Burnside

Bobbie Nelson, Willie's Sister, Dies at 91

Nashville’s Famed Ernest Tubb Record Shop to Close This Spring

Obituary: Mary Klick Robinson

Country Music’s Visionary TV Producer Jim Owens Dies

Remembering Slim Andrews – Maine country music icon

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins, Country Music Hall Of Fame Pianist, Dies At 84

Music Industry Veteran Jerry Crutchfield Passes

Dallas Frazier, Country Songwriter Behind Elvira, Beneath Still Waters and More, Dies - He also co-wrote four Number One hits for Charley Pride

Legendary Country Radio and TV Personality, Ralph Emery, Dies

Gordon (Gordy) (Little Man) Brown - Founder of the New England Country Music Historical Society in 1989

Obituary for Betty Amos

Obituary: Nial (Sonny) Davis of Honey and Sonny

Opry Star Stonewall Jackson Passes

Harvey (Cal) Newman; Champion Fiddler; Old Dominion Barn Dance

McDonald Craig, First and Only Black Singer to Win Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Talent Festival in 1978 dies at 90

The Last Maddox Brother, Don Maddox, Dies at 98

Obituary: Famed Fiddler Kenny Sidle Passes Away At 90

Country Star Rose Lee Maphis Dies At Age 98

Nita Lynn, Former Star of Louisiana Hayride Passes Away at 84

Bluegrass Superstar Sonny Osborne Dies

Sad Movies Pop Star (Sue Thompson) Dies At Age 96

Nashville A-Team Musician Bob Moore Dies

Pee Wee Whitewing, Steel Player for Hank Thompson, Dead at 86

Obituary: Flavid (Flannels) Miller; Radio Entertainer and Minister

Ruth A. Williams, of the Miccolis Sisters, 93, Topeka, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017

Don Everly obituary

Tom T. Hall, 'The Storyteller' of country music, dies at 85

Obituary: Razzy Bailey

Obituary: Ira Bridges Allen

Obituary: Milton (Boo Boose) Guilbeau

Kenneth Berryhill passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020 at the age of 90

Iconic Music Industry Leader Connie Bradley Dies

The Station Inn’s J.T. Gray Has Died At 75

Wayne W. Daniel, Author of Pickin' On Peachtree, Dead at 92

George Avak - Fastest Gun Alive, King of the Colt 45 Passes Away at 89

Obituary: Inez Hellman; Recorded as country singer Connie Hall

Obituary: Hugh X. Lewis

Country Star Misty Morgan Dies Aged 75

Ed Bruce, country singer who wrote iconic tune, dies at 81

Obituary: Bill (Cousin Carl) Anderson, Long Time Disc Jockey

News From Past Years


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