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News Roundup – Country Stars React to James Gandolfini’s Death, Luke Bryan on the Today Show

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Still hungry for even more country music news? Here are some of today's top stories from our friends at Taste of Country.

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George Jones Biopic Announced

The life of legendary country singer George Jones will be the subject of an upcoming feature film. Los Angeles-based 28 Entertainment announced Tuesday (June 18) that it has acquired the rights to Jones' life story for an as-yet-untitled film project, for which Nancy Jones, the singer's wife of 30 years, will serve as a consultant and executive producer.

The film is written by Dennis L. Baxter, who will p

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Randy Travis Releases New Song in Tribute to George Jones

Randy Travis was among the friends and peers who gathered at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to pay pay tribute to the life and legacy of George Jones at his funeral, and now he's taking it a step further. On Wednesday (June 12) the singer released a song in honor of Jones titled 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum.'

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Naomi Judd Blasts CMT Music Awards for ‘Disservice’ to George Jones’ Legacy

Naomi Judd was very unhappy with the way the 2013 CMT Music Awards handled their tribute to departed country legend George Jones last week, and she's not afraid to say so in public. In a letter to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper, Judd takes the awards show to task for not only their s

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George Jones’ Grave Site to Feature New Monument

The Nashville grave site of George Jones will soon feature a monument in memory of the iconic singer, his widow has announced. Nancy Jones shared the news with Jones' fans in a post to his official website.

The iconic singer passed away on April 26

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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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George Jones Dies: Stars React to Losing a Legend

Country music is forever changed by the passing of George Jones. That's the sentiment of the icon's fellow musicians, most of whom idolized the legendary singer, while also calling him friend. "The world may have lost the greatest country singer that ever lived," Merle Haggard posted on Facebook today (April 26). Other reactions range from sadness and loss to appreciation and celebration of the Possum's life.

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George Jones Hospitalized

George Jones was admitted to a Nashville hospital Thursday (April 18) for observation. His publicist released a statement reporting that during a routine checkup, the country legend was "running a slight fever with irregular blood pressure."

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Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes ‘Nashville’; Kevin Bacon Drives With Lee Brice + More: Country News Roundup

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The Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.

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Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’ Video Has Dynamic Cameos; Tortuga Fest Adds Grace Potter + More: Country News Roundup

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The Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.

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