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Country singer Slim Whitman dead at 90

MIDDLEBURG, Fla., June 19 (UPI) -- Country music star Slim Whitman died Wednesday of heart failure in a Florida hospital, his family said. He was 90.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By United Press International

George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

Singer-songwriter Joe South dies at 72

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Joe South, a singer-songwriter whose hits included "Games People Play," has died of an apparent heart attack in Georgia, a longtime friend said. He was 72.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
By United Press International

Singer Arnold target of paternity claim

NASHVILLE, June 15 (UPI) -- A 47-year-old man claims he is the illegitimate son of the late country music singer Eddy Arnold, a court petition in Tennessee reveals.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2008.
By United Press International

Country singer Eddy Arnold dead at 89

NASHVILLE, May 8 (UPI) -- Singer Eddy Arnold died Thursday at a care facility near Nashville, said the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. He was 89.

Sax great Boots Randolph dies

NASHVILLE, July 3 (UPI) -- Saxophonist Boots Randolph, a major player in developing the Nashville Sound, died Tuesday at age 80 in Nashville after suffering a subdural hematoma.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
By United Press International

George Strait set to release 34th album

NASHVILLE, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- George Strait is set to release the MCA Nashville album "It Just Comes Natural" later this year, marking the 34th album from the U.S. country singer.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2006 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Grammys to honor Led Zeppelin, Eddy Arnold

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Next month's Grammy Awards will declare Lifetime Achievement status for Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin,"Entertainment Tonight" reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Mickey Newbury born in Houston, 1940. Eddy Arnold debuts at Carnegie Hall, 1966.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold born near Henderson, Tenn., 1918. K.T. Oslin born in Crossett, Ark., 1941.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 85); pianist Erroll Garner, in 1921 (age 82); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 66); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 56)...
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Roy Orbison born in Vernon, Texas, 1936. Roland White born in Lewiston, Maine, 1938.
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Country Music News

Reba McEntire born in Chockie, Okla., 1955. Eddy Arnold's "The Best Of Eddy Arnold" album is certified gold, 1968.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, March 13 (UPI) -- At times, the task must have seemed insurmountable: Pick the top 500 singles in country music history and defend your choices.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

People

Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Razzy Bailey born in Lafayette, La., 1939. Wendy Holcombe dies, 1987.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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