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News in Photos as of January 21, 2020
By John Gavin, Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Remembering MAXINE BROWN of the

legend music group, THE BROWNS

who passed away on January 21, 2019

at age 87

LAURA SMITH, folk singer from Nova Scotia has been diagnosed

with cancer and is in palliative care in hospital. Laura is known

for her outstanding voice and is well-known across Canada

and has won many awards. Fans are rallying across the country

to raise funds for her cause. To date $25,000 has been raised

and fans can go to Go Fund Me Campaign to support Laura.

Remembering legend country music artist CHARLIE LOUVIN,

other half of the Louvin Brothers

who passed away on January 26,2011

at age 83

Remembering Canadian Music Legend TOMMY BANKS who passed away on January 25, 2018 at age 81Ben Chase Country Music Artist from PEI/Alberta won Fans Choice Award at The Alberta Country Music Awards in Red Deer AB on Jan 26, 2020BEN CHASE with Alberta Fans Choice Awards Jan 26 2020
Country Music Legend WILLIE NELSON at age 86, won a GRAMMY 2020 on January 26, 2020 for Best Country Solo Performance for his 2019 Album, RIDE ME BACK HOMELegend Country Music Artist TANYA TUCKER at age 62 won 2- 2020 Grammy Awards Jan 27, 2020 for Best Country Song and Album (WHILE I'M LIVIN)BOB SHANE, third member of the famous folk trio,

THE KINGSTON TRIO of the 1950's & 1960's

passed away on January 26, 2020 at age 85.

He was the last living member of the trio.

The trio performed for 43 years

and at one time they were the most popular

folk band in the world. They released 23 albums

throughout their career and the song TOM DOOLEY

reached #1 in 1958 and their career

skyrocketed thereafter.

Randy Martin Music Promoter in Alberta is seen here with BEN CHASE, Music Alberta 2020 Fans Choice Winner at Alberta Awards in Red Deer on Jan 26, 2020. Both Randy and Ben are originally from Tignish, PEI.Remembering Legend Accordion player, RAY WALSH from Newfoundland who passed away on January 27, 2019 at age 75Remembering famous guitar player from Nashville HAROLD BRADLEY who died January 31, 2019 at age 93. He founded the Nashville Recording Industry.
Remembering Music Legend from PEI, GENE MACLELLAN, who passed away on January 19, 1995 at age 56. He was well known for writing the famous song, SNOWBIRDRemembering Harry Lecky, fiddler from Milburn, PEI who passed away on January 28, 2020 at age 90. Harry played fiddle for 35-40 musicians and friends over the years.