50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame to Honor 50th Anniversary of Patsy Cline’s Passing

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes and Jack Anglin with a special panel discussion, Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy on Saturday, March 2. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs, the panel will feature Charlie Dick, Kathy [...] Read More

Grand Ole Opry member Billy Grammer Dies at 85

Grand Ole Opry member Billy Grammer passed away yesterday from natural causes at his home in Illinois. He was 85 years old and had been a member of the Opry since 1959. He was recognized as one of country music’s greatest guitar players. Born one of 13 children to a coal mining family in Illinois, [...] Read More