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14 Years Ago: Chet Atkins Dies

Fourteen years ago today (June 30, 2001) was a sad day for country music. It was on this day that guitarist, singer, producer and music industry executive Chet Atkins passed away. He was 77 years old at the time of his death.

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Jim Ed Brown’s Memorial Service Draws Stars and Fans to Celebrate Extraordinary Life

Family, friends, country stars and fans paid their final respects to country music legend Jim Ed Brown at his public memorial, held Monday (June 15) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Jim Ed Brown’s Funeral Arrangements Announced

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown, who passed away on Thursday (June 11).

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Jim Ed Brown Loses His Battle With Lung Cancer

Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown died Thursday (June 11) at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., after battling lung cancer. He was 81 years old.

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Outlaw Country Singer Randy Howard Dies in Shootout With Bounty Hunter

Randy Howard was killed on Tuesday (June 9) during a shootout with a bounty hunter in his home in Lynchburg, Tenn.

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Randy Rogers’ Baby Daughter Rumer Passes Away

Randy Rogers and his family have suffered a devastating loss: Newborn daughter Rumer Rain has passed away.

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‘Mother of Folk’ Jean Ritchie Dead at 92

Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born singer known as the "Mother of Folk," died Monday evening (June 1) in her home in Berea, Ky., surrounded by those she loved. She was 92.

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26 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies

Twenty-six years ago today (May 9, 1989) was one of the saddest days in the history of country music. It was on this day that Keith Whitley passed away. He was 34 years old.

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Grand Ole Opry Member Ruth Poe Weir Dies

Former Grand Ole Opry cast member Ruth Poe Weir has passed away. Weir died on April 26; she was 90 years old.

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Sid Tepper, Songwriter for Elvis Presley, Dies at 96

Sid Tepper, the legendary songwriter who penned some of Elvis Presley's biggest hits, including "G.I. Blues" and "Stay Away," has died.

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