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Songwriter Johnny MacRae Dead at 84

Johnny MacRae, who penned several hit country songs that you know and love, such as Conway Twitty's No. 1 track 'I'd Just Love to Lay You Down' and Reba McEntire's '(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven,' as well as Doug Stone's 'I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),' died on Wednesday, July 3.

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Chet Flippo
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Esteemed Country Music Journalist Chet Flippo Dies

Chet Flippo, a respected music writer who worked for Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMT and others during a four-decade-long career, has died. Flippo didn't write the book on country music, but he did write the book on one of country music's pioneers before adapting to digital media in the late '90s and '00s.

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Slim Whitman
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Singer, TV Pitchman and Cinematic Hero Slim Whitman Dead at 90

Slim Whitman, a country singer who found new, inventive ways to gain fame in five different decades, has died.

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Lorene Mann
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Songwriter and NSAI Co-Founder Lorene Mann Dead at 76

Lorene Mann, a celebrated songwriter who wrote hits for some of the biggest stars of the 1960s, has died.

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George Jones
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George Jones Fans Share Their Favorite Memories of the Singer

George Jones' death has sent millions of country music fans searching through old photographs and memories to revisit a time when they fell under the spell of the Possum.

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Family, Friends and Fans Come Together for George Jones’ Funeral – Pictures

George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday (May 2). After a nearly three-hour-long celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry, the country legend was buried during a service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. It was an emotional day, but not one without a few smiles -- and even bursts of laughter -- as friends, family and fans shared memories of the Possum. 

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George Jones Laid to Rest in Nashville

Friends, family and fans of the late George Jones gathered at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville Thursday (May 2) to celebrate the life of the iconic singer, who passed away last Friday at the age of 81.

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Tim Hensley
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Beloved Nashville Musician Tim Hensley Dead at 50

Nashville-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Hensley -- who recorded and performed with Kenny Chesney, Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs, among others -- passed away on Monday (April 30). The musician, who also released a solo album in 2008, was 50 years old.

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George Jones’ Funeral to Be Televised, Streamed Online

The funeral for legendary country singer George Jones will be televised, streamed online and aired on radio.

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Braxton Schuffert
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Original Drifting Cowboys Member Braxton Schuffert Dead at 97

Braxton Schuffert, who was an original member of Hank Williams' backing band the Drifting Cowboys, has died.

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