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Press Releases & News
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Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited in 2013

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

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

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

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

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
New 3-CD Box Set From Hank Williams' Mother's Best Recordings Due November 3rd On Time Life

Ray Price Concert October 2 At Acuff Theatre In Nashville

Canadian Country Music Week and Awards At-A-Glance

Indiana Unversity Press Announces 'The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers' by Jocelyn R. Neal

Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity

CMA Announces Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell, And Charlie Mccoy As Newest Members Of Country Music Hall Of Fame

News & Events
Obituary: Mack Curtis, Country Musician For Elvis, Conway Twitty and George Jones Among Others

Obituary: Big Bill Lister, Country Entertainer and Former Member of Drifting Cowboys

Obituary: Riley Shepard

Bob Bone: Professional fiddler was devoted to his family

Kitty Wells' daughter Ruby Wright dies at age 69

Shelby Singleton, famed producer, record executive and promoter, dies at 77

Obituary: Tennessee Smith, Original Member of Sunshine Boys Quartet

Guitar, studio wizard Les Paul dies at 94

Early bluegrass musician and radio DJ Bill Reid dies

Obituaries: Margaret Johnson (Peggy Neville), Canadian Country Singer

Paul Hemphill, Author and Journalist

Herman G. (Jiggs) Lemley, Former Steel Guitar Player for Hawkshaw Hawkins

Country music stars remember Vern Gosdin's golden voice

Funeral services pending for singing cowboy, Monte Hale

Hal Durham, manager and announcer who revitalized 'Opry,' dies

Jean Perron, Former WWVA Jamboree Performer, Passes Away at 70

Jimmy Stephens, New England Country Gentleman and Star of WWVA Jamboree, Died in 2006

Country discovery is reel find

Obituary (2008): Rusty Gill

Obituary: Carolyn DeZurik Gill

Jimmy Boyd, Actor and Child Singer, Dies at 70

Grand Ole Opry great Hank Locklin dies at 91

Miss Avian, Country Music Entertainer, Wife of Uncle George Featherstone for 60 Years Passed Away at 79

Grand Ole Opry star Ernie Ashworth dies at age of 80

Buck Griffin Has Died

Alma (Jerry) Whitman, Wife of Country Singer Slim Whitman; Married 67 Years

Odey Crabtree, Radio and Television Country Star From West Virginia Dies at 72

Russ Garner To Be Honored At Crawford Eagle Club

Molly Bee dies at 69; country singer

Tony Booth Birthday Bash at the Thirsty Parrot in Monaville, TX

Steel guitarist and Branson fixture Tom Brumley dies at 73

Ray Layman, 86, WIBW Entertainer in 1940s and 1950s; Part of Ray and Elda Duet Act

Country music pioneer Clyde Joy dies at 92

Country music star Reg Lindsay dies

Steel guitarist, writer, producer Walter Haynes dies at 80

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