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  • Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer

    Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer
    Country singer Kitty Wells had been recording, touring and broadcasting without major success for more than a decade when she accepted an offer in 1952 to record one more song before she planned to turn her attention to staying at home and raising a family.
  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...

    Stagecoach 2012: Some highlights -- Miranda Lambert, Dave Alvin

     
    Highlights from the first two days of the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival include performances by Miranda Lambert, Steve Martin, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. The Mavericks reunion and roots-rock singer-songwriter Dave Alvin also provided...

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, 1970s rock band and soft-rockers set for Mountain Laurel Center

     
    A four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, a classic 1970s rock band and a 1970s soft-rock hit-making duo will headline shows this summer at the revived Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountain Performing Arts Center in Bushkill, the venue just announced....