Country music fans sometimes see the end of an era, when cornerstone musicians, producers and songwriters from the industry die. Sadly, there are a few well-known names who have passed away in the first half of 2019.

From famed producer Fred Foster to prolific musician Harold Bradley, the country music world has bid adieu to trendsetters and traditionalists alike this year. Scroll through the photo gallery below for to learn more about the great country talents who has left this world this year.