Guitarist And Producer John Jennings Has Lost His Battle With Kidney Cancer.
The country music artist passed away in Maryland on Saturday (17Oct15), aged 61.
He rose to fame in the late 1980s through his work with Mary Chapin Carpenter on her debut album Hometown Girl in 1987, and their collaborations helped the singer twice earn the Female Vocalist of the Year title at the Country Music Association Awards.
Jennings went on to co-produce her other records Shooting Straight in the Dark, Stones in the Road, and Come On, Come On, while he also worked with Janis Ian, Bill Morrissey and BeauSoleil and hit the studio as a musician for George Jones, Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice.
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Tony Arata and Larry Henley were also celebrated at the Tennessee ceremony, and Yearwood was full of praise for her pal Carpenter.
Carpenter, who is only the 14th female inductee of all 188 members, was overwhelmed by the tribute, and declared, "I know that I stand on a lot of shoulders just to get to this place. I'm just so happy."
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Droves of country music's biggest names have been dropped by music giant SONY - following the appointment of a new company president.
Since JOHN GRADY took over as President at SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE last month (MAY03), artists signed to the company's four labels - EPIC, COLUMBIA, MONUMENT and LUCKY DOG - have been dropped.
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