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Country and Western (genre)

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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...

    Chris Ethridge dies at 65; bassist in 1960s band Flying Burrito Brothers

    Chris Ethridge dies at 65; bassist in 1960s band Flying Burrito Brothers
    Members of the International Submarine Band chose a name for their new group that practically ensured it would never rise above cult status, and sure enough, that band disappeared with barely a trace after making a handful of recordings in the mid-1960s....

    An appreciation: Doug Dillard was 'my mentor,' John McEuen says

     
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen praises banjo player Doug Dillard as "my mentor." Doug Dillard helped inspire many young fans, including McEuen and Steve Martin, to take up the banjo.