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Press Releases & News

News Stories — 2007
December 31, 2007 Sophia Germanich McElwaine, WLS 1930s Singing Star
December 16, 2007 Margie Lane, Long-time Country Music Singer; Married to Sundown Pete Kobal, Passes Away
December 13, 2007 Deal Wilson Eacker, 91 (Former WIBW star, played with Spade Cooley band and Sons of the Pioneers)
November 21, 2007 Jamboree Legend Chickie Williams Dies at 88
November 19, 2007 Famed steel guitar player John Hughey dies
November 6, 2007 Hall of Famer Hank Thompson dies at 82
November 2, 2007 Singer Hank Thompson, 82, to Retire
October 29, 2007 Country Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner dies at 80
October 20, 2007 Bluegrass stalwart 'Tater' Tate dies at 76
September 7, 2007 Rockabilly Pioneer, Janis Martin, Dies At 67; Known as 'Female Elvis' in 1950s
September 5, 2007 Country music pioneer Harry Weger dies at age 80
July 26, 2007 Songwriter Lawton Williams, 85, dies
July 4, 2007 Boots Randolph, 80; versatile musician recorded 'Yakety Sax'
June 23, 2007 James Roberts - Many of minister's songs became gospel standards
May 13, 2007 Evan Kemp: Yodelling Prowess Made B.C. Country Singer Popular
May 7, 2007 Obituary: Daniel (Zag) L. Pennel Sr.
April 27, 2007 Patricia Mims, Singer (Wife of Slim Mims)
April 23, 2007 Obituary: Jack Morrow
April 18, 2007 Hit songwriter Glenn Sutton, 69, dies
April 5, 2007 Traditional Country Entertainer J. K. Coltrain to Host The Country Caravan
April 5, 2007 Curley Myers Exhibit Opens April 14, 2007
March 11, 2007 Quanah Talmadge Tubb, Nephew of Ernest Tubb; Wrote 'Waltz Across Texas'
February 9, 2007 Minnis Taylor of the Taylor Brothers, Passes Away in Detroit, Michigan
February 2, 2007 Tom Morrell: 1938-2007; Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
January 27, 2007 Mack Rains, Former Country Singer, Disc Jockey
January 16, 2007 Doyle Holly, bass player for Buck Owens, dies
January 2, 2007 Longtime 'Opry' star Del Reeves dies at age 73

Hillbilly-News Press Releases — 2007
February 10, 2007 Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches 3,000,000 Web Page Milestone; The Lists for 2006

Press Releases — 2007
August 16, 2007 Live Performances From The Legendary Grand Ole Opry To Be Released In New Cd Series Legends Of The Grand Ole Opry
August 7, 2007 CMA Announces Ralph Emery, Vince Gill and Mel Tillis as Newest Members of Country Music Hall of Fame
July 10, 2007 Les Paul: Chasing Sound; The Life and Times of a Legend
July 8, 2007 Bluegrass In The Smokies 2007
March 25, 2007 Canada's Cowboy Troubadour, Stu Davis, Dies at 85
February 24, 2007 Modesto Gospel Opry - Chester Smith
February 24, 2007 Memorial Jam Session Honoring Lou Marin and Dave Austin and Cougar Cubs Child Center
February 7, 2007 Legendary Bluegrass Musician Releases First Solo Album of His 40 Year Career
February 1, 2007 Legendary Bassist Bob Moore To Be Saluted In February As Next Nashville Cat At The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum
January 27, 2007 The Bluegrass in the Smokies festival - August 2007
January 27, 2007 The Stanley Brothers - The Definitive Collection Box - Set Coming Soon!
January 5, 2007 Bluegrass Legends Concert - January 13, 2007 - Evanston, Illinois

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