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Producer Bob Johnston Dead at 83

Legendary producer Bob Johnston — who produced one of the most highly-regarded albums of Johnny Cash's career — has passed away.

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Producer Billy Sherrill Dead at 78

Country Music Hall of Famer Billy Sherrill has passed away after a brief illness. The legendary producer, arranger and musician died at home Tuesday morning (Aug. 4), his daughter confirms to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. He was 78 years old.

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Lynn Anderson Funeral Arrangements Announced

A public visitation and funeral for singer Lynn Anderson will take place this week in Nashville. The 67-year-old “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” singer died on Thursday (July 30) in Nashville after suffering a heart attack. She'd been battling pneumonia.

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Steel Guitar Legend Buddy Emmons Dead

Modern country fans may not recognize Buddy Emmons’ name, but they have almost certainly heard his work. The legendary steel guitar player passed away Wednesday (July 29) at the age of 78, but his talent lives on in the music of many other country icons, not to mention his influence on country music as a whole.

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‘Rose Garden’ Singer Lynn Anderson Dies Following Heart Attack

"Rose Garden" singer and onetime CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lynn Anderson has passed away.

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Country Singer Daron Norwood Dead at 49

Country singer Daron Norwood, who placed two songs in the Top 40 during his peak in the '90s, has passed away.

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‘Always on My Mind’ Songwriter Wayne Carson Dead at 72

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Wayne Carson, best known for co-writing "Always on My Mind," has passed away at the age of 72.

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Red Dirt Pioneer and Early Garth Brooks Bandmate Tom Skinner Dies

Tom Skinner was part of Garth Brooks’ early band, but to hear those in Oklahoma tell it, Brooks would have been just as happy if it were the other way around. Skinner, a founding father of the Red Dirt music community, died on Sunday (July 12) after years of failing health.

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Producer Jerry Weintraub Dead at 77

Movie producer Jerry Weintraub, who was instrumental in the career of John Denver, has passed away at the age of 77. The legendary entertainment mogul died on Monday (July 6) in California after suffering a heart attack.

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Songwriter Red Lane Dead at 76

Celebrated country songwriter Red Lane has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old.

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