Taylor Swift Named Tennessean of the Year

Taylor Swift has been named Tennessean of the Year, reports The Tennessean. She moved to Nashville from Pennsylvania at the age of 14 and, only 10 years later, has become an international superstar. Taylor broke onto the music scene at only 16 with her hit “Tim McGraw” and has made what The Tennessean called “the [...] Read More

Stars Remember GRAMMY-Winning Musician JJ Cale

JJ Cale is best-known for writing classic songs including “After Midnight” and “Call Me The Breeze,” covered by Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, respectively. But the influence of the GRAMMY-winning musician and songwriter, who died at age 74 on July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California, crossed over into country as well. The [...] Read More

Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires Dies at 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor singer for vocal group The Jordanaires, passed away March 27 at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee, reports the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He was 88. Born August 3, 1924 in Gleason, Tennessee, Gordon grew up in a musical family and by eight was playing piano in church. He was [...] Read More

“Wolverton Mountain” Singer-Songwriter Claude King Dies at 90

Singer-songwriter Claude King, an original member of the Louisiana Hayride, has died, reports The Tennessean. According to his oldest son, Claude was found unresponsive in his bed the morning of Thursday, March 7 at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was 90. Best known for the 1962 hit “Wolverton Mountain,” Claude celebrated his birthday and [...] Read More

“Tennessee Waltz” Singer Patti Page Dies at 85

Music icon Patti Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, California. She was 85 years old. The best-selling female artist of the 1950s, she was best known for her signature song, “Tennessee Waltz.” Other hits included “The Doggie in the Window,” “All My Love” and “I Went to Your Wedding.” “I was a kid from [...] Read More