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Connie Smith’s Guitarist, Rick Wright, Dies in Car Crash

Rick Wright, a guitarist for Connie Smith, has died in a car accident.

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Glenn Frey dead dies
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The Eagles’ Glenn Frey Dead at 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member of and guitarist in the Eagles, has died.

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Red Simpson Dead at 81

Red Simpson, a pioneer of the "Bakersfield sound" and an icon in the sub-genre of country trucking songs, has died unexpectedly. He was 81.

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Country Stars Who Have Died in 2015

Country music has seen a number of its most talented artists pass away this year, from singers who influenced the direction of the genre from its onset to artists who were influential in bringing country to the masses up to the point of their passing.

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Josh Turner Mourns Loss of Fan Club Founder, Former Truck Driver

Josh Turner is mourning the loss of two important figures in his country music career: Both the founder of his fan club, Libby Jurs, and one of his former truck drivers recently lost their battles with cancer.

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Songwriter Don Pfrimmer Dead at 78

Songwriter Don Pfrimmer has died. The writer of hits for artists such as Ronnie Milsap, Lonestar and Tim McGraw, among others, passed away on Monday (Dec. 7) after a battle with leukemia. He was 78 years old.

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Songwriter Don Chapel Dies

Don Chapel, the writer of songs recorded by everyone from George Jones to Lynn Anderson and the second husband of Tammy Wynette, has died.

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Keith Urban dad dies
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Keith Urban’s Father Passes Away

Keith Urban is mourning the loss of his father, Robert Urban, who passed away on Saturday (Dec. 5) after a long battle with cancer.

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Jimi Westbrook’s Sister, Joyce Morgan, Dies

Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook is mourning the loss of his sister, Joyce Marie Westbrook Morgan.

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Songwriter Ted Harris Dead at 78

Hit songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Ted Harris died at his home in Lewisburg, Tenn., on Nov. 22. He was 78.

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