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COUNTRY MUSIC DEAN HAS DIED AT 88

Ralph Emery — CRS

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88 | The  Spokesman-Review
Walter Ralph Emery (March 10, 1933 – January 15, 2022

Walter was an country music disc jockey and television host
from
Nashville, Tennessee. He gained national fame hosting
the
syndicated television
music series, Pop! Goes the Country, 
from 1974 to 1980 and the nightly Nashville Network
television
program.

Ralph Emery at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee

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In 1966, Tex Ritter (right) joined Ralph Emery as co-host of
the all-night Opry Star Spotlight radio show on Nashville’s
WSM. Ritter would co-host the program for sixteen months.

Memories: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery | Ralph Emery, Tom Carter | 1st  Edition

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COUNTRY SINGER HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED

Kris Kristofferson, country singer-songwriter, actor, turns 83

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(Fox News) – Kris Kristofferson’s official departure from music was
subtly mentioned in a release shared with Fox News on Thursday,
which reads: “The legendary country singer/songwriter and actor
quietly retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead
the family’s businesses.” The musician will turn 85 June 22.

 

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MEMBER DIES

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Morris Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)

 

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis
Presley hits like A Little Less Conversation and “In the Ghetto”
has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook
that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery
and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer,
singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

 

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REMEMBERING A COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

 

Country singer who recorded “I Fall To Pieces” in 1961, as well as hits
like “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Sweet Dreams.” She was the first
female solo artist to become part of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Her mother Hilda introduced her to music and they sang together in
church. Cline had perfect pitch but could never read music.

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Patsy Cline Museum set to open in Nashville

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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