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Press Releases & News—2013
Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2018 Announced

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

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 2014 Announced

Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Top Pages Visited in 2013

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

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

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

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
The legendary K.C. (Don Juan) Maddox to Receive Lifetime Music Award in Modesto, California

The Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago Hosts 89th Anniversary of the WLS National Barn Dance, The Birth Place of American Country Music

Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: A Centennial Celebration

Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call - 2012

News & Events 2013
Steel guitar master John Sibert dies

Influential country singer Ray Price dead at 87

Leon Ashley Passes Away At 77

Johnnie White, leader of Sons of the West and owner of The Little Nashville Club in North Hollywood

Cal Smith, voice of ‘Country Bumpkin’ and other hits, dies at age 81

America’s Last Medicine-Show Performer Tommy Scott Dies At 96

Marvin Rainwater, country crooner behind 'Gonna Find Me a Bluebird,' dead at 88

Tompall Glaser, outlaw country artist, dies at 79

Country star 'Cowboy Jack' Clement dies at age 82 after battling liver cancer

Darlene M. Adam, The Hi Neighbor Girl

Ruth Hewitt, Of Johnson Sisters and WGN Barn Dance, Passes Away At 89

Charles Carr dies at 79 (driver on Hank Williams Sr.'s final trip)

Tommy Wiggins, Hank Williams and Others Announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 48th Annucal Academy of Country Music Awards

Tom Tall, Passes Away at 75

Chet Flippo, veteran music journalist, dead at 69

Cora Houpt, Country Singer With Tumbleweed Caravan and The Lone Rangers

Slim Whitman, Yodeling Country Singer With a Regular-Guy Image, Dies at 90

George Jones, Country Music Legend Dead At 81

Hardrock Gunter obituary

Gordon Stoker, leader of Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, dies, bringing legendary group to end

Sammy Masters, 50s Country and Western, Rockabilly Star for Five Decades

Jack Greene, Grand Ole Opry star and first CMA male vocalist, dies at age 83

Patricia Macnab, Original Smile Sisters Duo

Country singer Claude King dies at 90

Bartow Henry, Star of WSB Crossroads Follies

Peggy Clark (Nellie Brown) KCMO Cowtown Jubilee Star

John Penny, Founder The John Penny Band

Somber day in 'Boomtown' with death of TV cowboy Rex Trailer

Gerry Robichaud, New England famed Fiddler

Tex Stone, Led the Sundowners; Lonestar Ranch

Obituary: James Renfro of the Renfro Brothers Duo

Obituary: Eddie Burns

Obituary: Frank Page

Obituary: Vern Stovall

Patti Page, ‘Tennessee Waltz’ singer, dies at 85

Obituary: Shorty Holloway

News From Past Years


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