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Sad Loss For Eddie Montgomery

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Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry, lost his son Hunter today after an accident that had the 19-year-old on life support in a Kentucky hospital.

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Country Stars React to Passing of Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensThe country music industry is in mourning following the death of the iconic and beloved Little Jimmy Dickens.  Dickens passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

 

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Dolly Parton Reacts to the Passing of Little Jimmy Dickens

imageI often perform one of Little Jimmy’s best known songs “I’m Little But I’m Loud.”  I’ve always related to him and loved him as a person, as a friend, and as an entertainer.  He will always be loved and remembered.”  — Dolly Parton

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The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Robin Williams

robin-williams Five time GRAMMY® winner Robin Williams was a prolific actor and stand-up comedian who literally did it all: television, film, theater, and live performances. After gaining fame in his breakout role of Mork in the television show “Mork & Mindy,” Williams became a household name. His improvisational skills and comedic timing were unmatched, and he quickly established himself as a larger-than-life presence on screen and on stage. His roles in classic movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, and Jumanji showcased his comedic chops, while his versatility was reflected in dramatic films such as Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, and Good Will Hunting, which earned him an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor. Although Williams is most recognized for his film and television work, he has received GRAMMYs for Best Comedy Recording three times, Best Recording for Children, and Best Spoken Comedy Album.  Additionally, his heart matched his expansive talent, as he often gave generously — both financially and personally — to a number of worthwhile causes throughout his life. Our entertainment community has lost an immense talent, a true inspiration, and a creative genius, and his remarkable legacy will forever be immortalized in his vast and impressive body of work. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and his countless fans around the world who will continue to honor his memory through laughter.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

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Reactions From The Country Music Community And Beyond About The Passing Of George Jones

“My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. My heart goes out to Nancy and all his family and friends.”
Dolly Parton

“The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.”
Merle Haggard

“Today is a sad day in Country music. We have lost another piece of history. George Jones was not only a good singer, but was a good friend. He will be missed by many.”
Hank Williams Jr.

“I am very thankful I got to know George, he’s one of the greatest singers that ever lived. I actually loved the man and really enjoyed the time I got to spend with he and Nancy.”
Randy Travis

“George Jones will always be one of the most amazing singers who ever lived. He was a true Country Music legend who made music very personal to the listener – I think more than anyone else. He will be dearly missed, but always remembered.”
Kenny Rogers

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Country Music Singer Mindy McCready Has Passed Away at Age 37

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Tonight our thoughts are with the friends and family of Mindy McCreedy who died of apparent suicide, several reports have confirmed.

McCready was born on Nov. 30, 1975. She recorded five studio albums and had twelve singles on the Billboard country singles chart. Her debut in 1996, Ten Thousand Angels, sold over 2 million copies and garnered four charting singles, including the #1 hit, “Guys Do It All the Time.”

Only weeks ago McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, also died at the age of 34. His cause of death has has not been released, however, and the investigation is still open. McCready leaves behind two children, 6-year-old Zander and 9-month-old Zayne.

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