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"Country music," Harlan Howard once said, "is three chords and the truth." The death of a country legend can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed – not to mention leave a few tears in our beer. This memorial site was created to honor and remember country musicians, singers, songwriters and others who've contributed to this truly American music.
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4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016

Country Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Merle Haggard

Country giant Merle Haggard, the influential artist known best for hits including "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," has died. He was 79. Haggard died Wednesday, on his birthday, of pneumonia, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press. Haggard was one of the greats of outlaw country, the rough-and-ready genre spawned in opposition to the smooth "Nashville sound" that dominated country music in the 1950s and '60s. Haggard and his outlaw peers –...
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Joey Feek Obituary (AP News)

Joey Feek, a member of the hit country and...

Sonny James Obituary (AP News)

Sonny James, a country music singer and Country...

Ramona Jones Obituary (AP News)

Ramona Jones, a traditional country music...

Allen Toussaint Obituary (AP News)

Legendary New Orleans musician, songwriter and...

Billy Joe Royal Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop...

Billy Sherrill Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country record producer...

Lynn Anderson Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose...

Red Lane Obituary (AP News)

Red Lane, a country music singer-songwriter who...

Jim Ed Brown Obituary (AP News)

Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member...

Johnny Gimble Obituary (AP News)

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Renowned fiddler...

Terry Dorsey Obituary (dfw)

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Jimmy Dickens Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens,...

George Hamilton IV Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grand Ole Opry Member...

Kevin Sharp Obituary (AP News)

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country...

Arthur Smith Obituary (charlotte)

The kid from Kershaw, S.C. picked a guitar like...

Phil Everly Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is no more beautiful...

Ray Price Obituary (AP News)

DALLAS (AP) — Ray Price, one of country music's...

Jack Clement Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — "Cowboy" Jack...

Jim Foglesong Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Foglesong, a record...

Slim Whitman Obituary (AP News)

MIAMI (AP) - Country singer Slim Whitman, the...

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