Songwriter Joe South Dead at 72

Songwriter Joe South died September 5 at his home in Atlanta at the age of 72, reports the Tennessean. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Joe is known for hits such as “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden,” “Games People Play,” “Down in the Boondocks” and “Don’t It Make You Want [...] Read More

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris: Hall of Fame News Abounds

Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney: several halls of fame are bursting with news about their programs or their members. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame have new inductees on the way, the Country Music Hall of Fame has a couple of fundraisers on the docket in Nashville and Los Angeles, and one Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member invoked the names of two Country Hall of Famers when he played next door to Nashville’s best-known museum. Here’s a bundle of Hall of Fame-related music news: Read More