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Press Releases & News
Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2018 Announced

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2018

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2016 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2015 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2017 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2014 Announced

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2017

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2016

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2015

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2014

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited in 2013

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2013

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2012

Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2010, 2011, 2012

Hillbilly-Music.com Ends 2012 Reaching 25,000,000 Web Page Views Milestone

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2011

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Results of Fan Voting for 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame

Hillbilly-Music.com Record Breaking 2008 - 7,000,000 Web Page Views; Affiliation with Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited By Fans for 2008

Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches Another Milestone - 5,000,000 Web Page Views; Issues The Lists for 2007

Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches 3,000,000 Web Page Milestone; The Lists for 2006

Hillbilly-Music.com Web Site Reaches 2,000,000 Page Views

Hillbilly-Music.com Salutes the Fans for Milestones Reached in 2005; Top Pages Visited in 2005

Hillbilly Music Fans Make Their Voices Known for Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Hillbilly-Music.com In the Spotlight in Country Music Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue

Hillbilly-Music.com Attends Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree

Hillbilly-Music.com Attends the Grand Ole Opry

Press Releases
CMT To Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of Country Music Titan Charley Pride With 'CMT Giants: CHARLEY PRIDE' Premiering Wednesday, AUGUST 25TH

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2020

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2020 Announced

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2019 Announced

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2019

News & Events
Harvey (Cal) Newman; Champion Fiddler; Old Dominion Barn Dance

McDonald Craig, First and Only Black Singer to Win Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Talent Festival in 1978 dies at 90

The Last Maddox Brother, Don Maddox, Dies at 98

Obituary: Famed Fiddler Kenny Sidle Passes Away At 90

Country Star Rose Lee Maphis Dies At Age 98

Nita Lynn, Former Star of Louisiana Hayride Passes Away at 84

Bluegrass Superstar Sonny Osborne Dies

Sad Movies Pop Star (Sue Thompson) Dies At Age 96

Nashville A-Team Musician Bob Moore Dies

Pee Wee Whitewing, Steel Player for Hank Thompson, Dead at 86

Obituary: Flavid (Flannels) Miller; Radio Entertainer and Minister

Don Everly obituary

Ruth A. Williams, of the Miccolis Sisters, 93, Topeka, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017

Tom T. Hall, 'The Storyteller' of country music, dies at 85

Obituary: Ira Bridges Allen

Obituary: Milton (Boo Boose) Guilbeau

Obituary: Razzy Bailey

Kenneth Berryhill passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020 at the age of 90

Iconic Music Industry Leader Connie Bradley Dies

The Station Inn’s J.T. Gray Has Died At 75

Wayne W. Daniel, Author of Pickin' On Peachtree, Dead at 92

George Avak - Fastest Gun Alive, King of the Colt 45 Passes Away at 89

Obituary: Inez Hellman; Recorded as country singer Connie Hall

Obituary: Hugh X. Lewis

Country Star Misty Morgan Dies Aged 75

Ed Bruce, country singer who wrote iconic tune, dies at 81

Obituary: Bill (Cousin Carl) Anderson, Long Time Disc Jocky

Trailblazing country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86

Obituary: Joseph (Little Joe) Tyree - Hearse Driver for Hank Williams from Oak Hill to Montgomery in 1953

Johnny Bush, songwriter who penned Willie Nelson's 'Whiskey River,' dead at 85

Charles Lawton Jiles, longtime Upland resident and singer/songwriter, dies at 90

CMA Announces Dean Dillon, Marty Stuart And Hank Williams Jr. As The Country Music Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

Former WBAP Country Cowboy, Bill Mack, Dead at 88

Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at 83

Ronnie (The Country Boy) James Passes at 83

George McCormick, Opry Musician - Vocalist, Died in Feb 2018

Nolan Porterfield, Author of - Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America’s Blue Yodeler - Dies at 84

Jimmy Capps, longtime Opry guitarist and Musicians Hall of Fame member, dies at 81

Harold Reid (aka Lester Roadhog Moran), founding member of Statler Brothers, dies at 80

Rockabilly Veteran Sleepy LaBeef Dead at 84

Al Rogers, age 93, of Belton died Friday, December 6

Remembering Sonny Curtis, sideman to George Jones, Tammy Wynette and more

Country music radio legend Bob Kingsley dies at 80

Obituary: Jim Glaser

The Glaser Brothers’ Chuck Glaser Dies At 83

Top Country Songwriter Glenn Martin Dies

Longtime Texas Playboys vocalist Leon Rausch dies

Obituary: Sleepy Willis

Louisiana Hayride music icon Maggie Warwick dies

Howard Vokes, the ‘King of Pennsylvania Country,’ dies at 86

Mac Wiseman, country and bluegrass great, dead at 93

Fred Foster, country music producer who launched Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison, dies at 87

Harold Bradley, Country Music Hall of Fame Guitarist, Dead at 93

Maxine Brown Russell of country trio The Browns dead at 87

Country-Pop Star Bonnie Guitar Dies At 95

Maine Bluegrass Legend Al Hawkes Dies At 88

Ray Crisp, Played With Country Music Greats

Roy Clark, country music legend and 'Hee Haw' star, dead at 85

Dave Rowland of Dave & Sugar Dead at 74

Herb Remington, steel guitarist with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, dies

Freddie Hart (Mr. Easy Lovin') Passes Away

Lorrie Collins, teen '50s rockabilly star of the Collins Kids with brother Larry, dies at 76

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents

Henry D (Hank) Decato, 88, New England's Gene Autry

Local country music icon, radio station owner Len Ellis dies at 89

Radio trailblazer Tom Perryman dies

Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

Kentucky music legend Linda Lou Martin passes away

Don Williams, country music's Gentle Giant, dead at 78

Donna Darlene Jackson, WWVA Jamboree Star

Kayton Roberts - Steel Guitar Hall of Famer for Hank Snow for over 30 years

Obit: Clark George Edward Hinkley (Carl Kent)

Obituary: Allen (Slim) Roberts

Gordie Tapp of ’Hee Haw’ and CBC fame dead at 94

Obituary: Marcella Isaac, known as Marcia Hall, Minnesota lead guitarist

Grand Ole Opry Star Jean Shepard Dies at 82

RIP Judy Perkins, Last Of The 'Midwestern Hayride' Stars

Obituary: Jim McCoy

Melvin Goins remembered for contributions to bluegrass music

Ralph Stanley, bluegrass legend, dead at 89

Johnny Seay, Grammy nominee killed in Central Texas plane crash

Kitty Withrow, Singer with Rhythm Rascals, Radio Entertainer, 93

Legendary Calgary 'country gentleman' Ray Griff dies at the age of 75

Merle Haggard, poet of common man, is dead at 79

Cliff Warren, 1940s Country and Western Singer Passes at 94

Country singer Sonny James dies at age 87

Judy Arthur, of Judy and Jen and WOWO Hoosier Hop

Curtis Potter, Country Music Entertainer Passes

Ramblin' Lou Schriver, soul of country music in WNY, has died

Red Simpson dies at 81; musician's trucker songs helped drive the Bakersfield sound

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