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Neal McCoy
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Neal McCoy Reacts to Death of Long-Time Bus Driver

Neal McCoy's longtime bus driver David Bledsoe died on Aug. 11.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Jo Dee Messina Cancels Show After Death in Family

Jo Dee Messina has canceled a scheduled appearance for Tuesday (Aug. 12), due to the passing of a family member.

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Reba Robin Williams
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Reba Shares Her Favorite Robin Williams Memory

News of Robin Williams' death on Monday (Aug. 11) stunned his many fans, and tributes poured in via social media. Among others, Reba took time to share a special memory on her Facebook page.

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Robin Williams
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Country Stars React to Robin Williams’ Death

Actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home on Monday (Aug. 11) of an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s department. Country stars took to social media to mourn the loss of a legend.

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Steve Wariner Velma Smith
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Guitarist Velma Smith Dead at 87

Country music has lost one of its pioneers. Guitarist Velma Smith passed away on July 31 in Madison, Tenn.

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Don Lanier
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Songwriter and Label Executive Don Lanier Dead at 78

Songwriter and label executive Don Lanier passed away on Wednesday, July 23. He was 78 years old.

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George Riddle George Jones
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Musician and Songwriter George Riddle Dead at 78

Country singer and songwriter George Riddle died Saturday (July 19) at the age of 78, ending his battle with throat cancer.

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Casey Kasem
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Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem has passed away at the age of 82.

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James Alan Shelton
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Grammy-Winning Guitarist James Alan Shelton Dead at 53

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass guitarist James Alan Shelton, of Dr. Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away on Tuesday (June 3) at the age of 53. He was recently diagnosed with Stage IV liver and pancreatic cancer.

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Keith Whitley
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25 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies

25 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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