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Pete Seeger
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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Dead at 94

Pete Seeger says he lost his heart to the banjo when he was just a teenager. It happened at a mountain dance festival in North Carolina. It was the mid '30s, and he was with his father. “There was a kind of honesty in country music that I didn't find in pop music,” he would say later. The moment inspired Seeger, who died on Monday (Jan. 27) at the age of 94, to become one of the most influential voices of the century.

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Songwriter Steve Fromholz Killed in Freak Hunting Accident

Steve Fromholz -- a singer-songwriter who penned songs recorded by Willie Nelson, John Denver, Lyle Lovett and others -- was killed in a freak hunting accident over the weekend. He was an admired Texas artist, named the official poet laureate of the Lone Star State back in 2007.

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Ronnie Gant, Publisher Responsible for ‘Elvira’ + More, Dead at 69

Ronnie Gant is another man who quietly helped shape the careers of many famous country stars while receiving little public attention. The Oak Ridge Boys and Garth Brooks are two acts that owe him a tip of the hat this week. Gant died on Saturday (Jan. 4) in Nashville.

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Phil Everly
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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers Dead at 74

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers has died. The music icon passed away Friday (Jan. 3) in Burbank, Calif. He was 74.

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George Jones, Mindy McCready
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Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2013

Country music lost one of the all-time greats in 2013 when George Jones died in April. His death, while not a total shock, was still tragic. Fans, friends and many who called the Possum an influence continued to grieve into the summer for one of the greatest voices ever. Over 20 well-known singers, songwriters and music professionals joined Jones this year, leaving behind important songs and legacies for the younger generations to carry forward. Here is a list of all country artists we've lost in 2013.

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Ray Price
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Ray Price Dead at 87

Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price has died. The singer succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on Monday (Dec. 16), four days after issuing a goodbye letter to his fans and entering home hospice. 

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Wayne Mills
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Singer Wayne Mills Shot Dead in Nashville Bar

Wayne Mills, leader of the outlaw-country Wayne Mills Band, was killed during an altercation with a bar owner in Nashville early Saturday morning (Nov. 23). Police say Pit and Barrel owner Chris Ferrell shot the 44-year-old. Ferrell said the 5AM shooting was in self-defense.

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Nelson Larkin
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Producer and Songwriter Nelson Larkin Dead at 70

Veteran country music producer and songwriter Nelson Larkin died in his home in Brentwood, Tenn. on Monday (Nov. 18). The 70-year-old is best known as the man behind many of Earl Thomas Conley's most memorable albums. He also penned hits for Tracy Lawrence and Billy Joe Royal.

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Trisha Yearwood Saddened by Loss of Uncle Wilson

Trisha Yearwood shared some emotional family news with her fans this week. The star singer is currently dealing with the loss of her Uncle Wilson, who passed on Monday (Nov. 11).

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Sarah Darling
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Sarah Darling Mourns the Death of Her Grandfather

Singer Sarah Darling lost the man she thinks of as "greatest man I've ever known." Her grandfather, Richard Eugene Dicks, died this week following a long illness. He was 79.

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