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Press Releases & News—2008
Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2018 Announced

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

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

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

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2017 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 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
The Historic Hank Williams Box Set From Time Life The Unreleased Recordings Scheduled To Street October 28th

WRAS / Gate City Radio Features Author Wayne Daniel Commentary on Country Music in World War II

42nd Annual Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention

Nowhwere But Texas 2 Shares Stories Of Texas Spirit and Texas Past, Including Big D Jamboree

18th Annual Hank Snow Tribute to be held Aug 14-17 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

New Home for America's Largest Traditional Music Event

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2008 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients, Including Mac Wiseman

International Country Music Conference 25th Annual Gathering in Nashville May 22 - 24

Old Town School Of Folk Music Presents The 11th Annual Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

1st Annual Delfest Complete Line-Up Announced! May 23-25, Cumberland, Maryland

Hank Williams Tribute featuring an award winning artist—Jake Penrod

Book Results In Redemption For Once-Forgotten Fiddler And His World-Famous Song

News & Events
Encore! Encore! Come Meet Country Music Legend, Hoyt (Slim) Bryant At Borders (on Rte 19) on January 19 From 1 to 3pm

Danny Dill, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame (Detroit City, Long Black Veil, etc.); of Annie Lou and Danny; Former Member of Grand Ole Opry. Passed Away in October

Christian singer-songwriter Ray Overholt dies at 84

Jack Reno, Famed singer, radio host dies at 72

Merle Haggard recovering after lung surgery at Memorial Hospital

George (Rusty) Bertolero, of Popular Central California Country Group Sagebrush Serenaders, Passes Away at 92

Expressway to be named for Lee Mace, Founder of Ozark Opry

'Grand Ole Opry' member Charlie Walker dies at age 81

Musician, actor Jerry Reed dies at 71

Music Row loses its heartbeat after Buddy Harman dies

Steel player behind Hank Sr. classics, Don Helms, dies at 81

Star singer, media man Chester Smith of Modesto Dies

Jo Stafford, Wistful Voice of WWII Era, Dies at 90

William E. (Cowboy Bill) Newcomb Passes Away at 95

Buster Jenkins Passes Away at 81

Goober Buchanan, Country Music Entertainer, Dies at 100

Pride's sweet baritone prevails

Moonshine Festival kicks off May 22 in Zanesville, Ohio

Walter David (D) Kilpatrick, Manager who gave new life to Grand Ole Opry in 1950s dies

Music man to set market mood; Charley Pride's director highlights event for area farmers

The Late Conway Twitty To Be Honored By 43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards With Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

Gospel great Dottie Rambo dead at 74

Jerry Wallace, who sang 1959 hit 'Primrose Lane,' dead at 79

Country music legend Eddy Arnold dies

Guido D'Amico, The Italian Cowboy

Hee Haw’s Jim Hager dies

Glenn Barber Passes Away at 73

Country legend Merle Haggard plans Modesto show

Country music comedian Jim Nesbitt dies

Carl Kramer; country musician; Country Boy Eddie show

Thelma Holland, 84 / Musician was '40s radio pioneer

Bill Bolick, Original Member of the Blue Sky Boys Dies at 90

Eddy Arnold's wife dies in Williamson hospital

May H. Fulmer, of Miccolis Sisters, Passes Away

Ozarks music legend Speedy Haworth passes away at age 85

Charley Ryan, Writer and Singer of 'Hot Rod Lincoln' Passes Away At 92

Country music singer Bobby Lord dies at 74

Country Music Hall welcomes a new class: Ernest V. (Pop) Stoneman; Statler Brothers; Tom T. Hall; Emmy Lou Harris

Folk legend Smoky Dawson dies

Cliff Japhet, Early Country Music Performer; Prolific Songwriter

Country music manager Jack D. Johnson dies

Bear Hug A U.S. Soldier for Memorial Day

Grande dame of Country Fest dies

Country Music Hall of Famer Ken Nelson dies

Winifred Gleysteen of the Doring Sisters, Passes Away

News From Past Years


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