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Press Releases & News

News Stories — Current Year
May 1, 2024 40th Annual International Country Music Conference Offers Virtual Attendance Option
February 27, 2024 Banjo Great & ‘Hee Haw’ Star Roni Stoneman Passes
February 12, 2024 Obituary for Joe Price; Starday Artist; Saturday Night Shindig
January 31, 2024 Country Star Margo Smith Passes
December 25, 2023 Lola Dee Valentino Obituary; early WLS National Barn Dance singer
October 27, 2023 Merv Shiner Passes Away at 102 - Made Peter Cottontail a Classic
October 13, 2023 Banjo Master Buck Trent Passes
July 28, 2023 Obituary: Charles (Charlie) Richard Chisholm (91) of the Chisholm Brothers
July 22, 2023 Legendary singer Tony Bennett dead at 96
July 17, 2023 Country Music Hall Of Famer Jerry Bradley Passes
June 28, 2023 Bluegrass Superstar Bobby Osborne Dies At Age 91
June 26, 2023 Bluegrass Great Jesse McReynolds Passes Away
May 30, 2023 Joy McKean, Australian Country Music Trailblazer, Dies at 93
May 19, 2023 39th Annual International Country Music Conference Offers Virtual Attendance Option
May 19, 2023 Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum Reissues Definitive Biography On Deford Bailey
May 19, 2023 Nashville to name street after ‘Harmonica Wizard,’ Opry founder DeFord Bailey
May 2, 2023 Obituary: Claude Gray (The Tall Texan) Jr.
April 6, 2023 Obituary: Ivan M. Tribe, Author
March 29, 2023 Opry Crooner Ray Pillow Passes
March 5, 2023 Obituary: Alvadean Coker
January 13, 2023 Gordon Edwards Burns, known as Country Boy Eddie, dies at 92
January 11, 2023 Country-TV Singing Star Stan Hitchcock Passes; Co-Founder of CMT

Hillbilly-News Press Releases
December 31, 2023 Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2023
January 1, 2023 Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2022 Announced

Press Releases
April 14, 2023 Charley Pride Statue Added To Ryman Auditorium's Icon Walk
July 16, 2021 CMT To Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of Country Music Titan Charley Pride With 'CMT Giants: CHARLEY PRIDE' Premiering Wednesday, AUGUST 25TH

News From Over 20 Past Years


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