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Bakersfield Sound Pioneer Red Simpson Dies

Simpson, 81, passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, California, weeks after suffering a heart attack while on tour in December (15). Born Joseph Simpson in Arizona, his family moved to Bakersfield...

Pedal Steel Guitarist Jerry Brightman Dies

The musician passed away on 9 March (15) at his home in his native Ohio. Born Gerald Warner Brightman, he rose to fame as a child star with a gift for the...

Buck Owens Autobiography Crafted From Lost Tapes

Buck Owens' official autobiography has been brought to life using audio tapes left behind by the late country superstar.The singer, who died in 2006, spent several years working on an outline for a book of...

The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

Yoakam Pays Tribute To Owens On New Album

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM is to pay tribute to his late hero BUCK OWENS on a new album of covers. Dwight Sings Buck features all of Owens' top five country hits, including Act Naturally and...

Country Star Holly Dead At 70

Country star DOYLE HOLLY, who doubled as BUCK OWENS' bass player, lost his battle with prostate cancer on Saturday (13JAN07). He was 70. Born in Oklahoma, he became a big name on the live country...

Paisley Re-records 20-Year-old Tune For Festive Album

Country star BRAD PAISLEY is going back to his childhood to release a Christmas tune he wrote when he was just 13. The ALCOHOL singer penned BORN ON CHRISTMAS and performed it on JAMBOREE USA...

Chesney Takes Top Acm Award For Second Year

Singer KENNY CHESNEY took home the top prize at last night's (23MAY06) 41st annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second year in a row. The HOW FOREVER FEELS star was named Entertainer...

Paisley + Yoakam To Lead Buck Owens Tribute

BRAD PAISLEY and DWIGHT YOAKAM will lead a tribute to late country icon BUCK OWENS at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada next week (beg29MAY06). ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS and...

Buck Owens Gave Corbett A Country Boost

Actor JOHN CORBETT owes his new music career to late country great BUCK OWENS because the Grand Ole Opry favourite gave him the encouragement to press on with his Nashville, Tennessee, dream. The MY BIG...

Bonnie Owens Dies

Country singer BONNIE OWENS died on Monday (24APR06) following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 76. The Oklahoma-born star was best known for the work she did with her ex-husbands, country music legend...

Stars Bid Owens Farewell

TRACE ADKINS, DWIGHT YOAKAM and GARTH BROOKS were among the celebrity fans who paid tribute to country great BUCK OWENS in Bakersfield, California, at the weekend (01APR06). The stars joined family and friends at the...

Buck Owens Dies

Country legend BUCK OWENS died of heart failure at his home in Bakersfield, California yesterday (25MAR06). He was 76. The TOGETHER AGAIN star, who sold more than 16 million albums and had 15 consecutive US...

Garth Plans Comeback For 2014

Retired country superstar GARTH BROOKS plans to return to the limelight - after his oldest daughter turns 18 in a decade. The singer thrilled legend BUCK OWENS by calling into his 75th birthday party...

Paycheck Honour

Outspoken country star JOHNNY PAYCHECK is to be honoured on a new tribute album. Today's country greats are lining up to pay tribute to the maverick singer, who died last year (03). HANK...

Reba Mcentire To Receive Career Achievement Award

Singer REBA McENTIRE will be presented with the COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS' career achievement award during the COUNTRY MUSIC DJ HALL OF FAME ceremonies next month (JUN03). The award is given to the artist or...

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