Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85.
Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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1989 - Winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by George Strait, K.T. Oslin and Patrick Duffy included: Pioneer Award - Buck Owens, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - K.T. Oslin, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - George Strait, Top Vocal Group - Highway 101 and Song of the Year went to Kathy Mattea for "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses"
Turn it on, turn it up, Dwight Yoakam is headed to town.
The honky tonk singer, whose hits have included “Turn it On, Turn it Up, Turn Me Loose,” will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Mayo Civic Center ‘s Presentation Hall.
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1943 - Born on this day in Corinth, Mississippi was Bobby Emmons who as a songwriter wrote hits for George Strait ("So Much Like My Dad"), Waylon Jennings ("Luckenbach, Texas," "Women Do Know How to Carry On" and "Wurlitzer Prize") and Tanya Tucker ("Love Me Like You Used To"). Emmons who was a member of Bill Black's Combo from 1960-63 died on February 23rd 2015
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1964 – Buck Owens nets a #1 single in Billboard with “My Heart Skips a Beat”
1969 – Roger Miller recorded a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee”. His version peaked at #12 on the Country charts in August of this year
1987 – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris score a #1 country single with “To Know Him Is To Love Him”
1989 – "Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits" becomes the singer's first platinum album
COLUMN: Buck Owens, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and the prospect of divorce
What do Buck Owens and the Fulton County Stadium have to do with the deterioration of a marriage? Their absence could spell dark days for a couple I know.
My buddy Josh and his new bride, Nikki, had been living out in West Rome until a couple weeks ago when they moved to North Carolina.
ZZ Top returned Tuesday to RodeoHouston after a five-year absence. And it was as if the little ol' band from Texas never left.
The guitars wailed. The drums pounded. The beards flew proudly. It was quintessential ZZ Top, complete with sunglasses and sparkling blazers, for a crowd of 59,142.
Willie Nelson cancels 3 California shows because of illness
BAKERSFIELD, California (AP) — Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.
Publicist Elaine Schock tells The Associated Press that Nelson will have to miss his three-night stint that had been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield.
Schock gave no details on Nelson's sickness, but she says he plans to be back on the road again for a Feb. 16 concert at a San Antonio rodeo.