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Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

Country music has lost one of its most unconventional figures. Tompall Glaser -- one of the leading lights of the Outlaw country movement that swept Nashville in the '70s -- has passed away at the age of 79.

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Longtime Willie Nelson Guitarist Jody Payne Dead at 77

Celebrated country musician Jody Payne has passed away. The guitarist, best known for his three decades playing with Willie Nelson, was 77 years old.

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Cowboy Jack Clement Dead at 82

Legendary country music publisher, producer, writer, artist and mentor Cowboy Jack Clement passed away Thursday morning (Aug. 8) at his Nashville home, after a battle with liver cancer, the Tennessean reports. He was 82 years old.

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Loretta Lynn
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Loretta Lynn’s Oldest Daughter Passes Away

The eldest daughter of country legend Loretta Lynn has passed away. Betty Sue Lynn died at her home in Waverly, Tenn. on Monday (July 29). She was 64.

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Nashville Music Executive Jim Foglesong Dead at 90

Jim Foglesong, a longtime Music City power broker who discovered some of the most important country acts of the past several decades, passed away Tuesday (July 9) in Nashville. He was 90 years old.

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Slim Whitman Dies at 90

Country star Slim Whitman has passed away. Jacksonville.com reports that Whitman, 90, died Wednesday (June 19) of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange County, Fla. His son-in-law, Ro

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George Jones
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Brad Paisley, Kid Rock to Perform at George Jones’ Funeral Today

Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, and other big names in country music are set to perform at today's star-studded memorial service for country legend George Jones, who passed away at 81 last week.

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R.I.P. George Jones: Our Look Back at an Unparalleled Career

On Friday, April 26, 2013, George Jones passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 81 years old. Widely regarded as one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) country singers of all time, no amount of superlatives can properly capture just how influential he has been not just to country music but to American music and popular culture.

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Gordon Stoker Dead: Jordanaires Member Leaves Legend of Country & Rock Royalty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gordon Stoker, a member of The Jordanaires vocal group that backed up Elvis Presley, has died. He was 88.

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Jack Greene Dead: Grand Ole Opry Legend Was First CMA Male Vocalist Winner

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jack Greene, best known for such hits as "There Goes My Everything" and "Statue of a Fool," died Thursday (March 14) at his Nashville home due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

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