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Ralph Stanley Bowing Out Of Touring With 80-Date Tour

27th June 2013

Country music legend Ralph Stanley is to bow out of touring with a 14-month-long final trek, beginning in October (13).The 86-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member will play his final show in December, 2014....

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Fascinating Fact 8100

6th October 2009

STEVE MARTIN gave U.S. TV audiences a shocking preview on of his forthcoming bluegrass show at New York's Carnegie Hall during an appearance on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on Monday night (05Oct09) by...

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Bluegrass Star Injured

27th April 2009

Bluegrass great RALPH STANLEY was sporting a black eye at the Stagecoach country music festival in California on Sunday (26Apr09) after taking a nasty fall at his home in West Virginia the day before. The 82-year-old...

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Stanley To Play For The Queen

2nd May 2007

Bluegrass stalwart RALPH STANLEY will sing for THE QUEEN and her husband, Prince Philip, when they visit Richmond, Virginia on Thursday (03May07) to address the state's General Assembly. The Queen is in the state to...

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Stanley Honoured With Medal Of Arts

10th November 2006

Bluegrass legend RALPH STANLEY was honoured with the US National Medal of Arts by PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH in the White House's Oval Office yesterday (09NOV06). The 79-year-old country great joined stars like actress CYD...

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Bluegrass Star Fighting For Life After Accident

1st May 2006

Bluegrass legend ERNIE THACKER is fighting for his life in a Virginia hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a traffic accident. Thacker's family has been keen to keep the news of the mandolin player's condition...

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Country Stars To Shine At Opry's Birthday Bash

25th September 2005

Retired country star GARTH BROOKS will join TRAVIS TRITT and RALPH STANLEY among others to wish music mecca the Grand Ole Opry a happy 80th birthday next month (11OCT05). The Friday and Saturday shows...

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Stanley Brothers Honoured In New Musical

26th August 2005

Bluegrass legends THE STANLEY BROTHERS are being honoured with a new stage musical all about their career. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: THE STORY OF THE STANLEY BROTHERS opened last night (25AUG05) in Abingdon, Virginia....

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Stanley Recovering After Heart Surgery

29th June 2005

LATEST: Bluegrass legend RALPH STANLEY is recovering in a Tennessee hospital after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old singer/songwriter underwent the surgery on Monday (27JUN05) after a routine physical reveal clogged arteries....

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