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

“Queen of Country Music” Kitty Wells Dies at 92

GAC sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kitty Wells. Nashville’s WKRN reports Wells, known as the “Queen of Country Music”, died today at the age of 92 following complications from a stroke. The site says Wells “passed peacefully with family by her side at her home.” Born Ellen Muriel Deason Wright, Wells [...] Read More

Country Star Johnnie Wright Dies at Age 97

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Johnnie Wright, who passed away at his home in Madison, Tennessee on Tuesday morning, reports the Tennessean. Johnnie was known as both a solo artist and as a member of the innovative duo Johnnie & Jack. He was married to country music legend Kitty Wells [...] Read More