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Songwriter Don Chapel Dead At 84

Chapel, who was also the second of Wynette's five husbands, died on Sunday (06Dec15), according to the Tennessean. Born Lloyd Franklin Amburgey, Chapel was the brother of rockabilly singer Jean Chapel and...

Tammy Wynette Returning To Nashville Stage As A Hologram

The Stand By Your Man singer passed away in 1998, but starting in early 2016, fans can attend a new stage show featuring performances by Wynette. "It's an honour to celebrate America's...

'Countrypolitan' Creator Billy Sherrill Dead At 78

The Nashville, Tennessee-based music man, who developed a sound known as 'Countrypolitan', passed away after a brief illness. Born in Alabama in 1936, Sherrill fronted a blues band as a teenager and...

George Jones Biopic Launched At Cannes

The singer's widow Nancy teamed up with writer Dennis L. Baxter and bosses at 28 Entertainment to produce a movie about Jones' life just months after he passed away in 2013, aged 81....

George Jones Museum To Open In April

A museum commemorating the life of country legend George Jones is to open in Nashville, Tennessee two days before the second anniversary of his death.The Door hitmaker, who passed away in 2013 at the age...

George Jones' Widow Unveils Moonshine Plans

Fans of late country legend George Jones will soon be able to toast the singer's legacy with his own brand of moonshine.The musician's widow, Nancy Jones, unveiled plans to enter the booze business on Monday...

George Jones Museum Planned For Nashville

Late country singer George Jones is to be honoured with a museum in Nashville, Tennessee.The George Jones Museum will feature a gift shop, restaurant, music venue and event space. A statement from Jones'...

George Jones' Wife Plans Celebration On Anniversary Of His Death

George Jones' wife Nancy is planning to commemorate the anniversary of the country music icon's death with a public celebration in Tennessee.The singing legend passed away on 26 April, 2013, and exactly a year later,...

George Jones Honoured By The Stars Of Country At Nashville Tribute Concert

The great George Jones was honoured by some of the biggest names in country and western music this week, as the stars came out in force to the George Jones Tribute Concert at Nashville's Bridgestone...

Nashville Pays Its Respects To The Late George Jones With Star-studded Concert

The late, great George Jones was honored this Friday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Friday. The night was originally intended to celebrate the country icon’s retirement, but after his death last April, it was held as...

More Than 100 Artists Honour George Jones At Tribute Show

More than 100 artists including Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock, Megadeth and Brad Paisley took to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night (22Nov13) to honour late country legend George Jones.The date at...

George Jones Monument Unveiled In Nashville

A monument dedicated to late country music icon George Jones has been unveiled in Nashville, Tennessee.The ornate memorial has been erected at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Memorial Park, the cemetery in which the singer is buried, and...

Jack Clements, Country Music Icon, Dies Of Cancer Aged 82

Jack Clement, a Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (8th August) at the age of 82. He had been suffering from cancer of the liver and died at his home in Nashville, according to reports...

Despite Doctors' Best Efforts, Randy Travis Remains In Critical Condition

Randy Travis’s struggle to recover after a stroke continues, and there are very few encouraging developments to report. The country star is still in a critical condition at a Nashville Tennessee hospital. His doctors report...

Randy Travis Still Hospitalised In "Critical Condition" Due To Heart Problems

US country singer Randy Travis currently lies in a "critical condition" after being admitted to a Dallas hospital on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. 54 year-old Travis is said be being treated for viral...

Country Star Randy Travis In Critical State After Contracting Virus

American country star Randy Travis is in a critical condition in hospital with a heart condition thought to be caused by a virus. The singer-songwriter - who has won several Grammys and Country Music Association...

George Jones Biopic In The Works

Country star George Jones' widow has signed up to produce a biopic about her late husband.The He Stopped Loving Her Today hitmaker passed away in April (13) at the age of 81, but now his...

Randy Travis Pays Tribute To George Jones With Emotional Song

Country star Randy Travis has paid tribute to late singer George Jones in an emotional new song.The musician teamed up with fellow country artist Joe Nichols to record the heartfelt track, entitled Tonight I'm Playin'...

Naomi Judd Furious At Cmt Music Awards' George Jones Mention

Country star Naomi Judd has taken aim at organisers of the 2013 Cmt Music Awards for failing to stage a proper tribute to the late George Jones during last week's (ends07Jun13) prizegiving.The country industry was...

George Jones Monument Planned For Nashville

Late country icon George Jones is to be remembered with a special monument in Nashville, Tennessee.The singer passed away on April 26 (13) at the age of 81, and now his widow, Nancy Jones, has...

George Jones Tribute Concert To Take Place In Nashville

George Jones final concert was supposed to be on November 22nd of this year, however with the country star sadly now deceased, having passed away last month, the gig that will take place will in...

George Jones' Final Concert To Be A Tribute

George Jones' planned final show will now be a tribute concert in his memory.The country legend passed away aged 81 on April 26 before he could complete his farewell Grand Tour and his widow, Nancy,...

Final George Jones Show To Be A Star-studded Tribute

A concert that was billed as country icon George Jones' last will now be staged as a tribute to the late singer/songwriter.Jones, who died last month (Apr13), had planned to wrap up his final tour...

Brad Paisley Pens Essay Tribute To George Jones

Brad Paisley has penned a lengthy tribute to late country star George Jones for Billboard magazine.The singer/songwriter performed at his old pal's funeral in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (02May13) and has posted tweets about his...

Keith Richards Shares Grief Over George Jones' Death

Rocker Keith Richards has spoken out about the death of his friend George Jones, insisting he "cannot express the emptiness" he feels since the country legend passed away last Friday (26Apr13).The Rolling Stones star released...

Country Stars Flock To George Jones' Funeral In Nashville

Singers Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Kid Rock honoured the memory of country legend George Jones on Thursday (02May13) by gathering to perform at the late star's funeral in Nashville, Tennessee.The doors of...

Country Stars Unite As George Jones Funeral Takes Place At Grand Ole Opry

Country legend George Jones' funeral takes place today. He died on Friday (April 26, 2013), at the age of 81 and a report from CBC news earlier today revealed that the former First Lady Laura...

A Week In News: Tributes Paid To George Jones, Tyler The Creator Finds Controversy, Lily Collins Goes Zombie-hunting

Why Baby Why: The country music world lost a true legend in the shape of George Jones last week. The musician was dubbed No Show George for his unpredictability throughout his touring career though he...

Billy Ray Cyrus Attends George Jones' Private Memorial

Billy Ray Cyrus and Brenda Lee paid their respects to George Jones at a private memorial in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (01May13).The 81-year-old country icon died in hospital on Friday (26Apr13), and his family organised...

Kid Rock And Brad Paisley To Perform At George Jones' Funeral

Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson are among the stars who will perform at George Jones' funeral in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (02May13).The 81-year-old country music icon passed away in hospital on Friday (26Apr13),...

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