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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
  • John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'
    John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...
  • Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs

    Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs
    Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat

    PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat
    Bernard G. Sarnat Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
  • PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon

    PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon
    Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
  • Scotty McCreery: 'American Idol' champ is headed to college

     
    Scotty McCreery ain't no dummy:The 18-year-old "American Idol" champ known for his folksy, squeaky-clean demeanor is heading to college come fall. Scotty McCreery will attend his father's alma mater....
  • The Bakersfield Sound gets its due in Nashville

     
    Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and other pioneers of West Coast country music are getting a much-deserved salute in Nashville with an expansive new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum....
  • Swift, Lambert big winners at Academy of Country Music Awards

     
    The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards became a mini-reality show of its own on Sunday in Las Vegas: There was a bona fide onstage wedding, the surreal meeting of cartoonish hard rock band KISS and country trio Lady Antebellum, and Toby Keith singing...
  • ACM Awards: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw team up

     
    Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new single, "Feel Like a Rock Star" Sunday night during the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will appear together this summer on their...
  • 'The Voice's' Gwen Sebastian to join Blake Shelton on tour

     
    Gwen Sebastian’s time on “The Voice” might have come to an end on Monday’s “Battle Round” episode, but the country songstress has already landed her next gig. The singer has been added to her “Voice”...
  • Garth Brooks, 2 others chosen for Country Music Hall of Fame

     
    Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins have been chosen as 2012 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Garth Brooks said he is not only "astounded" but also "guilty" about the honor bestowed on him....