Music Legend Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers Dead at 74

Great American Country extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Phil Everly, who died January 3 at the age of 74 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Recording with his brother Don as the Everly Brothers, the duo topped the country, pop and R&B charts in their decades-long career. Their hits include “Bye Bye [...] Read More

2013 Rewind Bonus: Country Legend Ray Price Passes

Country music lost another legend when Ray Price passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer on December 16. He was 87. Country stars remember Ray Price >> Ray was admitted to the hospital in early December due to complications from the cancer. Diagnosed in 2011, the cancer had spread to Ray’s liver, intestines and [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 1 – George Jones Dead at 81

Country music mourned the loss of a legend when George Jones passed away April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. George was 81 years old. George’s Life in Pictures >> George is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Jones, his sister [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 3 – Mindy McCready Commits Suicide

The country music community mourned the loss of Mindy McCready, who died February 17, 2013 from an apparent suicide. She is survived by two sons, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months old. Mindy first appeared on the country music scene in 1996 when her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, featuring the Top 10 title track [...] Read More

Country Stars Remember Ray Price

As news of Ray Price’s death spread on Monday, country stars offered their condolences and memories of the country legend. Willie Nelson, who counted Ray among his closest friends, issued this statement about his passing: We are sad beyond words at the passing of our good friend, the legendary Ray Price. Our prayers are for [...] Read More