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Country Stars Who Stand Up Against Cancer

There are many -- too many -- country stars who have had cancer or have been personally affected by it in some way. The truth is, almost everyone knows someone who's battling against the horrific disease, and it does not discriminate based on age, fame, fortune or even good health.

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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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Steve Wariner Recalls Fond Memories of Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Jim Ed Brown, the Oak Ridge Boys

Steve Wariner has plenty of respect for the artists who came before him -- and has enjoyed getting to know some of them. The singer was on hand at the 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductions to help honor to the 2015 class of inductees -- Grady Martin, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns and the Oak Ridge Boys -- and recalled some fond memories involving the country music legends.

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The Browns ‘So Thankful’ for Country Music Hall of Fame Induction

The Browns -- siblings Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie Brown -- were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a special ceremony held on Sunday (Oct. 25). Although Jim Ed Brown passed away in June, Maxine Brown and Bonnie Brown were on hand to accept the honor -- and thrilled to finally have the opportunity to do so.

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The Oak Ridge Boys, the Browns and Grady Martin Officially Inducted Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Grady Martin, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns and the Oak Ridge Boys were all officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held on Sunday night (Oct. 25) in Nashville.

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The Browns Call Induction Into Country Music Hall of Fame ‘the Biggest Thrill’

Jim Ed Brown passed away in June, only a few months before he was to be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with his sisters Maxine Brown and Bonnie Brown, as part of the group the Browns. But although Jim Ed Brown didn't live long enough to enjoy the official celebration, Maxine Brown says that he was thrilled to receive the nomination before his death -- even if he was a bit concerned about his siblings accepting the honor on his behalf.

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5 Biggest Country Music Moments of 2015 (So Far)

So far, 2015 has not been a quiet year in the realm of country music. Happy moments, including new babies, gorgeous weddings, exciting tours and major accomplishments, have filled the calendar to date, along with a few devastating losses -- and the year is only about halfway over!

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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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