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Cole Swindell’s Dad Dies

Country newcomer Cole Swindell's father died unexpectedly over Labor Day weekend. The 'Chillin' It' singer shared the news on his Twitter page, including a sweet photo of the two of them from his youth.

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Tompall Glaser
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‘Outlaw’ Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

Singer-songwriter Tompall Glaser helped define the Outlaw movement in country music, but also kept a cult following as a solo artist and found success as a member of a vocal trio. The 'Put Another Log on the Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem)' singer died on Tuesday (Aug. 13) at the age of 79.

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Jody Payne Willie Nelson
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Jody Payne, Longtime Willie Nelson Guitarist, Dead at 77

A longtime member of Willie Nelson's band died over the weekend. Jody Payne, Nelson's guitarist until 2008, woke up feeling ill on Saturday (Aug. 10) and died from cardiac problems at 5:12AM.

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Jack Clement
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Cowboy Jack Clement Dead at 82

Cowboy Jack Clement shaped the careers of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, U2 and many, many other superstars across multiple genres during a multi-decade career as a songwriter, record label head and -- most importantly -- producer. The influential "catalyst" died Thursday (Aug. 8) after a long battle with cancer.

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Loretta Lynn
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Loretta Lynn’s Oldest Daughter Dies

Country legend Loretta Lynn's oldest daughter has died.

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Jim Foglesong
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Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Foglesong Dead at 90

Reba McEntire, George Strait, Garth Brooks, the Oak Ridge Boys … these four acts and many, many more found their big break when they met Jim Foglesong. The longtime music executive and record label head died on Tuesday (July 9) at the age of 90.

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Johnny MacRae
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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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