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Grammy Winning Engineer + Producer John Hampton Dies at 61

John Hampton, a Grammy-winning engineer and music producer whose influence was felt across many genres, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

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Dawn Sears
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Time Jumpers Vocalist Dawn Sears Dead at 53

Dawn Sears, a vocalist for the Grammy-nominated Western swing group the Time Jumpers, has passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

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Bobby Montgomery
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Songwriter, Producer Bob Montgomery Dead at 77

Noted songwriter, producer and music publisher Bob Montgomery has passed away at the age of 77.

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Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan’s Brother-in-Law Passes Away

Tragedy struck Luke Bryan's family over Thanksgiving weekend. His brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, passed away on Saturday (Nov. 29).

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George Hamilton
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Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2014 [Pictures]

This year, country music -- and music in general -- suffered some big losses. Several great artists passed away, but their mark on music will be remembered forever, whether famous for their vocal talents, songwriting skills or playing abilities.

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Reba McEntire
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Reba McEntire’s Dad Dies

Clark McEntire, Reba McEntire's father, has died.

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Paul Kraft
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Songwriter Paul Craft Dead at 76

Recent Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Paul Craft died on Saturday (Oct. 18) following years of failing health. The famous tunesmith is known for hit songs recorded by Mark Chesnutt, Alison Krauss, the Eagles, Ray Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

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Pee Wee Johnson, George Jones
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Pee Wee Johnson, George Jones’ Right-Hand Man, Dies

Officially, Bertie "Pee Wee" Johnson was George Jones’ road manager for over a decade, but that hardly describes the two men’s unexpected relationship. Johnson, also known for creating hot chicken in Nashville, died last week at his home in Columbia, Tenn.

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George Hamilton IV
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Opry Star George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

George Hamilton IV, the International Ambassador of Country Music, died on Wednesday (Sept. 17) following a heart attack over the weekend. The 77-year-old will be remembered for his songs, his crossover from pop to country and for inspiring what fans know today as the CMA Music Festival.

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Reba McEntire, Robin Williams
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Reba McEntire Shares Precious Memory of Robin Williams

Shortly after the devastating news of Robin Williams' death broke, fans and celebs alike took to social media to mourn. Reba McEntire shared a fond memory of the late actor, remembering an event she and Williams attended together, at which she was the emcee.

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