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George Strait Mourns the Passing of Songwriter and Friend Kent Finlay

George Strait is mourning the loss of one of his close friends. Kent Finlay, a Texas-based songwriter and club owner who helped Strait land his first gig, passed away on Monday (March 2), at his home in Martindale, Texas. He was 77 years old.

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Ray + Janie Price — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

On June 11, 1970, Ray Price married Janie Phillips, and thus began one of country's greatest love stories. Theirs was a love story that lasted 43 and a half years, before the country singer passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.

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28 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris Release ‘Trio’

Twenty-eight years ago today (March 2, 1987) was a great day for fans of three of country music's strongest female voices. It was on this day that the Trio album, a collaboration between Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, was released, uniting three of the most angelic voices of all time on one 11-track record.

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47 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Marries June Carter in Franklin, Ky.

Forty-seven years ago today (March 1, 1968) was a day of celebration for Johnny Cash and June Carter. It was on this day that the couple wed in Franklin, Ky.

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Garth Brooks Breaks Sacramento Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks is unstoppable. The Oklahahoma native has broken yet another of his ticket sales records, this time in Sacramento, Calif.

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Listen to Leonard Nimoy Cover Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk the Line’

Director and actor Leonard Nimoy passed away Friday morning (Feb. 27). He was best known for playing Mr. Spock in Star Trek, but during his lifetime, Nimoy also recorded five albums, one of which included a Johnny Cash cover.

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Story Behind the Song: Alan Jackson, ‘Sissy’s Song’

A tragic event inspired a Top 10 hit for Alan Jackson. The country hitmaker released "Sissy's Song" in March of 2009, as the fourth single from his Good Time album. Below, Jackson tells The Boot more about the song.

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25 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Releases Debut Album, ‘Here in the Real World’

Twenty-five years ago today (Feb. 27, 1990) was a life-changing day for Alan Jackson. It was on this day that the singer's debut album, Here in the Real World, was released on Arista Records.

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Garth Brooks Gives Fans a Taste of His World Tour at CRS Secret Show

Garth Brooks gave his Nashville fans something to talk about on Wednesday night (Feb. 25), when he played an intimate secret show at Marathon Music Works, treating the audience to a 12-song set and a whole lot of memories.

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‘Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me’ Documentary to Air on CNN

Country icon Glen Campbell's documentary will soon touch the lives of many more individuals, as Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me is set to air on CNN.

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