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News in Photos as of October 14, 2019
By John Gavin, Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Remembering Kenny Dixon, drummer (on left) for popular country music artist Kane Brown who died in a tragic car crash on October 12, 2019. He was 27 and leaves his girlfriend Sarah Hedrick and son Levi James age 3. He was to be married Nov 30/19Remembering Sonny Curtis, steel guitar player (second from left) in the 1960's, has recently passed away in October 2019 at age 83. He died of alzheimers. He was a band member of The George Jones Band in the early years also played with Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and Minnie Pearl.
Happy 81st Birthday On October 14/19 to one of the top Country singer/songwriters MELBA MONTGOMERY in Nashville. She has written countless successful songs sung by many top Country artists. Her written song, We Must have been out of our minds, a duet with legend George Jones in 1963, reached No 3 on Billboard and remained on the charts for 30 weeks. She continues to write songs. Over the years, she released 29 albums,11 compilation albums and had released 62 singles.Country Music Legend, LORETTA LYNN made her debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on October 15, 1960, 59 years ago. She sang I'M A HONKY TONK GIRL and the rest of her career is history.
The Original OSMOND BROTHERS have performed for the last time together on October 13, 2019 on sister MARIE'S 60th Birthday. Thru the years the group sold 100 million records and had 59 platinum and gold records.Country Music Artist GEORGE STRAIT, is the first ever to Chart 100 songs on the Billboard Country Air Play Charts as of October 16, 2019
Bob Kingsley, legend DJ of American Country Countdown has passed away on October 17, 2019 at age 80 of bladder cancer. His show has been heard on 300 stations across USA and Canada. His voice was one of a kind and fans will miss his incredible voice and radio countdown. Through the years he received many awards including, ACM, CMA and CRB. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame some years ago. A celebration of his life will be held at the Country Hall of Fame in Nashville on November 24, 2019.Happy 61st Birthday to country music superstar ALAN JACKSON on October 17, 2019
South Mountain with Fiddler Scott Woods performing in The Netherlands in October 2019Doreen Brown from Ontario recently became a Member of the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2019. Earlier she was awarded the International Old Time Country Music CD of the Year in USA.
The Hee Haw Cast performing at St. Anthony's Legion in Bloomfield, PEI on October 20, 2019Alyssa Harper popular singer from West Prince PEI (center) was special guest at the Hee Haw show on October 20, 2019,
Dolly Parton recently celebrated her 50th Anniversary appearing on The Grand Ole Opry. A NBC TV Special of this event and other information regarding Dolly's life will be seen NBC TV in the 2 hour special on November 26, 2019 at 9 pmRemembering country music legend artist, MEL STREET who passed away on October 21, 1998 at age 45. He recorded his famous song, BORROWED ANGEL on his 37th birthday. He took his own life battling depression and had a alcohol problem. In 2019, Mo Pitney from Nashville recorded the song and it is a major hit for Mo.